Nautical Phrases that are used in Everyday Language

Nautical Phrases that are used in Everyday Language

Delving into the world of nautical phrases its enlightening how many historical phrases have moved into the day to day language. Not that I am suggesting that we willl be “Shivering timbers” and “delivering broadsides” on a regular occassion but its quite interesting...
Nautical Superstitions – Good and Bad

Nautical Superstitions – Good and Bad

Throughout history sailors have been a highly superstitious bunch and whether it’s something you stick to or laugh into the face I have delved into the interesting world of Nautical superstitions both good and bad.  Rabbits  Long, floppy eared animals with Fluffy...

Covid-19 Update in regards to our sailing season

We have been following the developing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic and regretfully have made the decision to cancel our voyages on Agnes and Pellew up until Saturday 16th May. The current government’s advice  to ‘avoid all unnecessary travel’ and the ambiguous...
A Beginners Guide to Knot Tying for Sailors

A Beginners Guide to Knot Tying for Sailors

 As people who spend time on boats we are in the business of tying lots of knots. Knots to secure boats to buoys and pontoons, knots to pull sails up and also knots to ensure we can adjust sails when they are up. Their uses are endless! There is no wizardry in being...