Isla Graciosa

As you make your way to the Canary Islands, you may well find yourself embroiled in serious discussions with other cruisers about how on Earth to get to Graciosa. The…

Pyefleet Creek

Mention the River Colne, in Essex, and two names will pop up: Brightlingsea and the Pyefleet. The entrance to Brightlingsea Creek and the port of Brightlingsea (where there are shops…

Flensburg Fjord

All of a sudden we are between the two small islands and the water is very still and very clear. Somewhere ashore, a mule cries, but I have no time…

Gighay and Hellisay

To the north-east of Barra and a couple of miles out in the Sound lie the rock-and-heather islands of Gighay and Hellisay. With a combined area of less than 500…

Babbacombe Bay

On Devon’s eastern flank there is a degree of protection from the prevailing winds and Tor Bay served as an excellent anchorage for the Channel Fleet during the Napoleonic wars.…

Anchored off Wangerooge

Navigation The Frisian Islands are in an area of rapid and constant change, so it is essential to use up-to-date charts. German chart pack 3015 is updated annually and comprises…

Santa Luzia

In the tropics, it won’t be long until your swinging circle of personal space is encroached upon as others crowd into your secret idyll. Remote and isolated anchorages abound in…

Round Britain

Your first sail round Britain will probably become simply a maritime reconaissance mission for the many magical places that you will want to explore, says Ken Endean

Anchorages

Whilst cruising the Dorset coast Tom Cunliffe was intrigued by the sight of boats anchored behind some rocks so decided to investigate. He wasn’t disappointed by what he found in…