Something fishy on the bow

For the first two days, we trolled a rubbery squid on a line behind the boat in an attempt to catch a pelagic monster but landed nothing. And after deploying the water generator on day three, the short line we are left with has probably killed off any chance of tuna....

Seasickness. Cured.

The 30th October 2017 is a date to celebrate, for the crew of Lady Jane. It’s the day Maria stopped being seasick. The cure isn’t anything to do with drugs, hypnosis, sickness bands, or anything that you plonk on your head to simulate a horizon. It is simply the...

Free Power!

The photograph below shows Maria performing the three-times-a-day solar panel tilting ritual to extract the maximum amount of power from the sun at any given time of day. On their own, the panels produce an average of 15 amps of power per hour. This is augmented by...

Maria on living the dream

When I told family and friends that we were going to live on our boat and sail across the Atlantic, they said things like “wow, you’re going to have an amazing time” , “you’ll be living the dream”, I thought, yes but living on a 42ft yacht boat and sailing isn’t all G...

Entertainment all round

Images can be deceptive. The impression you might get from the photograph is that Chris can play the flute. He can’t. So bad is he that it’s an affront to the instrument Maria paid one Euro for in some tat shop in Spain. But it was entertainment. And the discordant...