Learning by experience

In October 1999, I bought a boat for the first time in my life. I had just taken early retirement and so had the opportunity to do something more than just sail the south coast of England. I decided I would take off and head for Greece. These pages chronicle the journey that took place over the summer of the year 2000.

There are two versions: the emails I sent on the course of the trip and the journal I kept. The journal was to help me learn about sailing, so be warned -- it's long!

Trip Log


from  Audierne, Brittany 29 June
from Carcassonne, S. France 25 July
from Cap D'Agde 29 July
from Calvi, Corsica 13 Aug
from Corfu 9 Sep
from Athens 26 Sep
from London 8 Nov

Journal (long!)

Chichester to Poole
February to June
Poole to Concarneau
June 29-July 1
Concarneau to Bordeaux
July 2 - July 9
Bordeaux to Cap D'Agde
July 10 - July 30
Cap D'Agde to Bandol
July 31 - August 9
Bandol to Civitavecchia
August 10 - August 22
Civitavecchia to Corfu
August 23 - September 7
Corfu to Athens
September 8 - September 25
Cyclades, Saronikos, Argolikos
September 26 - November 22

Chris Moss
Copyright 2001