I generally like to do what I feel like doing. Unfortunately, sailing and living on a sailboat is not always a matter of liberty and being able to choose your own way – even if it looks like it.
Already after nearly 2 weeks on our way through the Mediterranean I had to learn this bitterly. I expressed the wish ” I like to swim one more time before we get stuck in the harbour basin in Lefkas…”. Bad decision – we almost lost the boat (see here the blog from Greece in 2015). Since then, I’ve been thinking twice before taking decisions the weather god might disagree with…
Continue reading Sailing is Freedom, right?
Never ending Lockdown in beautiful Telaga bay, Langkawi
Already for a total of 3 months we are sitting in the Bay of Telaga. A few times we have considered whether a change of scenery is worthwhile, and since 2 weeks we are officially allowed to move by ship in the Langkawi area. Since the alternatives are basically the muddy basin in Kuah, the “city anchorage” or a completely uninhabited island, we prefer to stay here nevertheless.
Continue reading Madness continues and the swiss embassy – our friend and helping hand?
What a frustration, we can hardly believe it. The day before yesterday we have received the information that the finance minister stated that the country already lost RM 63 Billion due to the lockdown measures here in Malaysia and an additional month would cost up to RM 100 billion. The measures will be gradually eased from May 4th, shops and restaurants opening.
Continue reading Frustration and Yacht stranding during the never ending Lockdown