Aeneas can swim!

Today was an amazing day: Aeneas can swim! After many days of messing around in the swimming pool, he decided that today was the day to start swimming. We are such proud parents! He didn’t just manage a few metres but managed the entire length of the 25 m pool, all by himself. Pretty impressive for a four year old! His technique still needs improving but it is a huge relief that he can manage to stay afloat after he jumps in! So all those swimming lessons back in London paid off after all! Meanwhile, Tyrii has been improving his forward somersault jumps and his diving into the pool, which is pretty amazing too! You can see both of them in action on our vimeo channel. Just click on the link below:


It’s hot!

It’s hot in Turkey! 40 degrees celsius in the middle of the day … Crazy! Luckily there is lovely swimming pool in the marina complex where we go and cool down around lunchtime. We also have some airconditioning on board which is soooo nice! Nighttime is ok as there is a lovely breeze coming through the boat. We try and make the most of the mornings and evenings to get through our long list of things we need to do before we can set sail. First of all, we had to sort out lots of paperwork to transfer the ownership of the boat and register it in our names. We still have to change the name on the boat but that is also in progress now. Once all paperwork is received we can leave Turkey and hopefully find some cooler weather! And then there are lots of jobs around the boat that need to happen (replacing fly screens, cleaning and checking the rigging, fixing the airconditioning in the main saloon, servicing the watermaker, etc etc). The kids are keen to get sailing too but are being great in keeping busy playing games, swimming and helping with little jobs (if they feel like it…). We are slowly getting unpacked and organising the boat but it all takes time! Loving every minute of it!



We’re in Turkey! Finally! After months of packing, organising, farewell parties and many goodbyes, we got here! Our adventure can begin! We flew here yesterday from Glasgow and were worried we would get hit with extra bills for all our excess luggage but the check-in staff were great and very accommodating! It’s very hot and we already made good use of the swimming pool in the marina complex. The kids are very happy and we decided to chill this weekend before we start organising everything. We have a few weeks of work to get everything sorted out before we are ready to leave. Can’t wait to get going … We are all very excited and very happy to have made it here!