Category Archives: Inland Travel Logs

Spain: Ronda, Seville and Cádiz

In the village of Ronda With Moonshadow snug in the Queensway Quay Marina in Gibraltar, the Windies and us set off in a hire car to see a bit of inland Spain.  After getting our LPG bottle filled by Dirk … Continue reading

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Cappadocia, Turkey

With Moonshadow tucked away in Cesme Marina, we organized an early morning flight from Izmir, an hour away by car, to the city of Kayseri in the central Turkish region of Cappadocia. To avoid a very early wake-up call, … Continue reading

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Egypt, Red Sea, the Nile and Cairo

28 April We had enough light at 0700 to see our way out of the pass into Elba Reef, and we spent the day motor sailing northward, finishing at Shab Abu Fendera (Fendera Reef), just across the border into Egypt, … Continue reading

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Salalah Stopover

We arrived at the port of Mina Salalah in the Sultanate of Oman on the morning of 19 March after an easy and uneventful eight day passage from the Maldives. Big thanks to our crew Kurt and Tim for joining … Continue reading

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Cambodia

November 9 We checked out of Vietnam, boarded another boat, went a few hundred meters upstream, disembarked again, presumably at the other side of the border, handled the formalities and were welcomed into Cambodia without any further drama. Boarding the … Continue reading

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Cambodia: Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat

November 9, 2007 We checked out of Vietnam, boarded another boat, went a few hundred meters upstream, disembarked again presumably at the other side of the border, handled the formalities, and were welcomed into Cambodia without any further drama. … Continue reading

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Vietnam From Top to Bottom

October 8 One of the great things about being based in Langkawi is that the airport is just a 10-15 minute hop from the marina, and there are regular connections via Malaysia Airlines to Kuala Lumpur or “K-L”. From … Continue reading

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Sydney to Hobart

The 600 odd mile passage from Sydney to Hobart on the Isle of Tasmania can be one of the most rugged of any sailor’s career. In particular, crossing Bass Strait, with its huge seas born from strong westerly winds and … Continue reading

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Road Trip to Canberra and Melbourne

When my good friend and old Chico State fraternity brother Rob Salisbury asked me to join him on a business trip to Canberra and Melbourne, I jumped on the opportunity. I had wanted to see both cities and just hadn’t … Continue reading

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Autumn Update From Auckland

As the summer “down under” is edging into autumn, I have been spending a bit of time over the last week reflecting upon my last few months in New Zealand. It has been, as they say here, “full on.”

I have … Continue reading

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