Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sail-away #1

We survived the first two weeks! 

Sail-away number one started on a Monday evening. Our first group was amazing. We had two Americans, five Canadians, and two Germans. Paul and I learned how to sail the Encounter along with everyone else. It was a tough but interesting time and by the end we had it figured out pretty well.

Here is the group with us on the boat.... 

The boat in a little island cove....

The gib and the staysail...

The beautiful spinnaker sail...

We had Chris Thomas on board to lead the morning devotions...

A chair for the skipper....

He loved it!

Paul and Kenton gathering seating for the fire...

A monastery on top of one of the Greek islands...

Mariana (the cook) and me at the monastery

Our feet

The group out for dinner one night....

We leave this Monday for Sail-away #2. I will post again when we return in two weeks. 

Until next time....

Friday, June 29, 2012


So....we have been in Greece for over two weeks now. We pretty much have been busy every day since we arrived. Its been hard to get any time to update the blog. I have a few minutes this evening to get some pictures up and try to give you an idea of what we have been up to.

(I will update with more recent pictures later this weekend!)

Here is where we are.....Skopelos Island off the coast of Greece.

While waiting for the ferry to take us to the island we had "dinner".

On the ferry...

First glimpse of Skopelos town

We made it!!

The first few days we spent mowing Theo and Sandra's lawn. It was about 2 acres of an olive grove that was badly overgrown. We worked for hours each day and it turned out pretty nice!

A big ferry that came into port while we were there...

This one is for Anna!

We swam out to this rock and explored it...

This one is for Sarah R. :)

Monday, June 11, 2012


Just a quick update. Travled from England to Athen yesterday and now catching our ferry to Skopelos Island. 

I'll update more when I can.

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Paul had done a lot of filming while here in Bosham. 

Luke Whitaker took these pictures. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Short on Time

Its been pretty busy here in Bosham, England today. I am a bit short on time tonight so I will just post two pictures of Paul and I together. The first one is at Wittering Beach not far from where we are staying and the second one is across the bay from our house. 

Hope you all are well!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Petworth House

Yesterday we went to explore the Petworth House and Park. It was a massive place! We only were allowed to tour a few rooms of the house because the family still resides there. What we did see was quite impressive.

 Here are some of the pictures we got.