The sound of silence…

The holy grail of Mediterranean sailing is finding a deserted anchorage in paradise – azure sea, unspoiled island in the background, cocktail-in-hand, and the setting sun pouring out its gold onto the water.

What a lot of photos can’t tell you is that the noise of the ship’s generator is echoing back to you from the rocky shore, and no one can hear themselves think! Not so with the Gulet Stella MarisContinue reading

World Vision Romania – A brighter Future

Christian humanitarian organisation World Vision is committed to helping parents and their children who are disadvantaged by poverty and offering them a brighter future.

Rising to that challenge in Romania, Lucian Popescu who runs ProWatt – the Bucharest-based Victron Energy distributor – began in 2015 to provide off-grid domestic electricity, free of charge, to impoverished rural families with the intention that their children could study effectively and comfortably …rather than by candlelight.Continue reading

Cool in the Sun!

Young Solar Challenge – Final Results!

A fantastic action-packed final was enjoyed by all the Young Solar Challengers during the weekend 30 June to 1 July at Appelscha, Netherlands.

Twenty teams of students aged between 14 and 17 earned their place to take part in the series by building their own solar powered boats! Even the sometimes wet weather wasn’t enough to damp the spirit and enthusiasm of all competitors.Continue reading