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This section shows posts specifically about life on-board Lady Roslyn as well as posts about interesting places and experiences on-land.

January 13, 2020

Cruisers around the world are being urged to join the Trash Tuesday initiative to try and tackle ocean pollution.

Catherine helps clean up the beach at Astypalea in the Cyclades, Greece. Credit: Nic Hodgson

Cruising couple Nic and Catherine Hodgson are encouraging fello...

October 22, 2019

A few days ago we found a lovely unnamed anchorage along the southern coastline of Pserimos. The bottom is sand with good holding and there is only the sound of goat bells for company and the twinkling of the lights across the channel to Kos at night.

Our good friends,...

October 9, 2019

For a number of years before buying Lady Roslyn, we chartered catamarans in various locations around the Mediterranean. The man we used to find the right boat, at the right time, in the right location and at the right price was almost always Roger Garnett from Tenrag Y...

September 10, 2019

If you read our Trash Tuesday post from 23rd July you may remember that on a 4km stretch of one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, I picked up 668 plastic bottle caps while out running one day.

After leaving Sani Marina we travelled north to Thessaloniki where we...

August 3, 2019

This is the first properly edited video we have ever posted. It is in the format we hope to use for all videos going forward which will be themed "Lady Roslyn in under 3 minutes".

I'm not going to preempt the narrative, but the day that the story relates to was certain...

July 30, 2019

I can't speak for other areas of the world, but if you have sailed in the Mediterranean Sea, I am sure that you will have noticed white polystyrene containers floating on the surface of the water.

Human beings have evolved to find pattern in chaos and to visually identi...

July 23, 2019

We have just berthed for 3 nights at the absolutely beautiful Sani Marina and Resort on the Kassandra Peninsula in northern Greece. It is by far and away the most luxurious marina we have ever stayed in and the adjoining hotels, restaurants and facilities are absolutel...

July 12, 2019

We are currently anchored for a few days in the most sublime, secluded, deep V shaped cove on the uninhabited island of Nisos Kira Panayia in the Northern Sporades of Greece.

As I sit here typing this, the only sounds I hear are of thousands of cicadas rubbing their le...

June 18, 2019

This anchorage gets very busy during the day with tripper boats but empties out considerably in the evening. If you arrive and there are lots of craft anchored there already, it's best to anchor further out and wait until sunset. You should be able to manoeuvre right i...

May 27, 2019

Last year, on May 12th 2018, as our plane took off from Cape Town, taking Catherine and me back to Athens to begin our summer season on Lady Roslyn, I decided to try an experiment on myself.

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