Michael Forbes Smith's blog

7 months 1 week ago

Above: Leaving Korcula

7 months 2 weeks ago

I forgot to say that the "Maresca" traditional sword fight dance we were due to see on Monday evening was mysteriously cancelled - as Michael Unsworth said, this is Dalmatia!  But the pontoon

7 months 2 weeks ago

Well, what a wonderful two days we have had. The passage from Hvar to Korcula was made without the assistance of wind - except for half an hour as we approached the Korcuka Channel.

7 months 2 weeks ago

Yesterday was a busy day for all the Little Shippers taking part in the Historic Croatia Rally.

7 months 2 weeks ago

I last reported our stay in the Marina at Marina - the small town at the western, opposite, end of the sound of Trogir from that wonderful medieval UNESCO Heritage city.  So on Thursday, with the w

7 months 2 weeks ago

Today - hard to remember it's only Wednesday - we awoke to the Bura's continuing fiendish howls.  But the forecast suggested it would finally blow itself out by midday.

7 months 3 weeks ago

We arrived in Vinisce yesterday afternoon wet and tired. Today has been a welcome and delightful interlude. All the more so because the "Bura" did finally arrive.

7 months 3 weeks ago

It was such a delight to get back onboard the old "Dream of Osprey" on Saturday evening.

7 months 3 weeks ago

Well, I'm finally on the bus to Sukosan at Trogir bus station after an hour's wait in the hot sun: bits of the Croat bureaucracy never change!

4 years 10 months ago

Lymington Timed Passage – from the perspective of the organiser!