Santa Lucia Marina life

Life in Santa Lucia Marina while preparing for our Med sailing trip

The world had been still for so long. The once bustling Santa Lucia Marina lay silent, boats tethered to their moorings, waiting for the winds of change. But as the calendar flipped to June 1, International Children’s Day, a sense of childlike wonder and anticipation bubbled within us. The lockdown had been a cage, but the open sea? That was freedom! With the sun casting golden hues across the marina, we felt the day’s significance not just as a global celebration for children, but as a rebirth of our own adventurous spirits. The sails, which had been dormant for what …

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lockdown in france sailing restrictions

Overcoming the lockdown in France & French sailing restrictions

As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a warm glow over the tranquil waters of the Mediterranean, we sat aboard our beloved sailboat, Puzzle, anchored in the serene harbor of Santa Lucia. The gentle lapping of the waves against the hull was a soothing melody, a stark contrast to the whirlwind of emotions we were experiencing. The date was March 16th, 2020, a day that would forever be etched in our memories. It was the day before the unexpected lockdown in France, a day that marked the end of our freedom to sail and the beginning of an unprecedented …

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best waterfalls in Iceland

Exploring the best waterfalls in Iceland

For anyone planning a scenic trip to Iceland to take in the stunning sights and sounds, they’ll be pleased to hear that this beautiful region has an incredible assortment of natural landmarks and environments. Some of the most appealing are the waterfalls in Iceland and in this post, we’ll be telling you about 3 of the most captivating, all of which can be easily traveled to by car and then explored on foot for your enjoyment. The different types of waterfalls in Iceland Iceland is home to a variety of waterfall types, from plunging falls that drop straight down from …

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maiden voyage sailing lessons

Puzzle’s maiden voyage: a memorable sail amidst the pandemic

Picture the salty sea air filling your lungs, the gentle sway of a ship beneath your feet, and the endless expanse of the Mediterranean Sea stretching out before you. This was the exhilarating scene as we embarked on our maiden voyage aboard our beloved sailing ship, Puzzle. A maiden voyage, for those unfamiliar with the term, is a ship’s very first adventure on open waters. It’s a significant event, a baptism of sorts, marking the transition from a vessel being merely a vessel to becoming a seasoned sea traveler. For us, this maiden trip was more than just a nautical …

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london attractions for students

London attractions for students: where education meets adventure

Travel is not just about recreation. For students, it’s a dynamic learning platform that can inspire, educate, and mold their perspectives on life. The real-world experiences they gain often significantly enhance their learning capabilities. Every city has its stories, architecture, culture, and a unique way of living. Delving into these elements can inspire students in several ways. However, the bustling metropolis of London is the only city that offers a more diverse array of experiences. Within its city boundaries lie innumerable sights that can spark curiosity, expand knowledge, inspire creativity, and instill a more profound sense of global awareness in …

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