Ionian Greece

Lefkas, Nydri, Ithaca, Cephalonia, Zakynthos, Katakolo (Olympia), Kalamata, BWA Yacht Service, Olive Route Tours, and so long Kim, Steve and Missy…. After only a short 6 weeks in Greece, we have all fallen in love. It isn’t hard to see why, given that just mentioning the country evokes feelings of old-world charm, azure seas andContinue reading “Ionian Greece”

Victron update, Ionian Greece, Boat School

A mere 2 weeks into our cruising season and so much is happening, I’m all ready to make a short post. This is going to have more photos than words but will include a bit of an update on our Victron/Solar upgrade, Jacks school (big changes), and our stops thus far. We left Montenegro onContinue reading “Victron update, Ionian Greece, Boat School”

Victron Battery/Solar Power Upgrade

VICTRON AND SOLAR POWER UPGRADE “Above all, do no harm.” This has been my motto since I began the blog. I am a big follower of reviews, but I have become pretty good at weeding out the weirdos and kooks – especially when there are 200 reviews and only a handful of bad ones orContinue reading “Victron Battery/Solar Power Upgrade”

Montenegro – Wrap up

Montenegro – Season Wrap Up As we approach the end of our winter and prepare to depart for Greece, it is a good time to acknowledge some of the businesses we have used who have truly made our life so much easier in our home away from home. The best way to do that isContinue reading “Montenegro – Wrap up”

Montenegro – Winter projects, The War in Ukraine and … life

OMGosh Laurie, are you following what is happening in Ukraine? Montenegro This was the comment I received on a social media post I recently made. One which, by the way, had nothing at all to do with Ukraine. It made me remember the early days of the Covid pandemic when concerned friends and family, certainContinue reading “Montenegro – Winter projects, The War in Ukraine and … life”

Montenegro (for winter)

We arrived for the first time back in May and we loved it so much, we stayed for a month (when only planning a week). For those of you who know us, you are thinking “nothing new there”. And you would be right – we often change our plans when we arrive somewhere new, andContinue reading “Montenegro (for winter)”

“Are you ok”? No post for 4 months!?

“Is Everything OK? We haven’t read a post from you for 4 months?!?!” I received this text just a couple of days ago and it has been on my mind and heart to update the blog for weeks. But this text really drove home how long it has been. I will attempt to begin theContinue reading ““Are you ok”? No post for 4 months!?”

Venice (with road trip to Piacenza, Verona, Lake Garda)

Italy – Venice, Road trip to Piacenza, Verona, Lake Garda and Milan Ok, so housekeeping first, if you follow us on Instagram (@gratitudelaurie) or you have seen us in Slovenia or Montenegro, you may be wondering why I’m talking about Venice. Well, the answer my dear friends: we are swamped. Which is to say, ourContinue reading “Venice (with road trip to Piacenza, Verona, Lake Garda)”