Lotty and Hector Live on Good Morning Britain

We’ve been in the Northumberland Gazette three times now with articles covering our adventures with Yves. The last article was picked up by a press organisation and syndicated across the UK with articles appearing in the Sun, Daily Mail and then a live interview this morning with ITV’s Good Morning Britain. Lotty was putting the positive case for following ones dream and changing your life. Here are some screen shots.

A Big Catch Up

We’ve kept our Facebook page, sailingyves, up to date but we’ve been horribly lax with our website blog. We promise to do better but here is a big summary to bring us up to date.

Since leaving Sao Jacinto we sailed down the coast of Portugal and then Spain to Gibraltar. We then sailed into the Mediterranean up the coast of Spain then crossing to Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca, Sardinia and now we are wintering in Siciliy. A picture paints a thousand words, so here are a few.

Hector and Phoebe in a brilliant park in Cascais, Portugal

Hector and Phoebe in a park in Cascais, Portugal

Lighthouse on the coast as we sailed

Leaving Lagos in Portugal with extra family on board

At anchor near Cadiz (Puerto Sherry)

In the Marina at La Linda, right next to Gibraltar

At anchor and play in Ibiza

Sailing with our friends Steph, Mark and Alexander who came to see us in Majorca

View from Yves when we were stuck in Alcudia in Majorca for five weeks – There are worse places to be stuck…

Nana Vi came to visit for a week in Majorca

Stuck in a wonderful place for five weeks was a blessing is disguise because it made us relax rather than continue on our relentless sail

Escaped to Mahon, Menorca where we had a wonderful time, back on the journey once more

A montage from Sardinia, a very quiet anchorage and the first signs that the holiday season was over. Most of the town was closed.

And then to Marina di Ragusa in Sicily at the end of October for the winter. Yves is fourth from bottom right. Below are some of the things we’ve seen and done so far.

And lastly and most lately, our new ship’s cat, Pickle. She is named after HMS Pickle, the ship that brought home news of Trafalgar and the demise of Nelson. She’s a wonderful addition to the crew.