No Problem

Guess what? Another one of our stanchions is gone. It is beyond a joke now. It has entered a strange, surreal place beyond humour, where every time anyone speaks to me, I half expect them to say that one of our stanchions needs replacing. Luckily, Slava (one of the two chaps from Rolt’s) doesn’t seem … Continue reading No Problem


Cowboys, and priorities

This week has continued in much the same vein. The guys from Rolt’s Classic Boatbuilders have continued to work on the planking. It is a relief to see some of the holes begin to be patched up. We are half way through our time in the boatyard now, and the majority of the work which … Continue reading Cowboys, and priorities

German Bombers and Romanian Folk Music

There has been so much going on, despite the rain, that I have decided to write an extra instalment for you lucky people this week. We have been visited by helpful people again! Honestly guys, if you are reading this, thank you so much! Paul came over, and had a little look at the engine … Continue reading German Bombers and Romanian Folk Music


We have had yet another busy week. Luckily the weather seems to have turned for the better, on the whole. Apart from the brief, but apocalyptic looking storm a couple of nights ago. It might sound strange, but there is something about rushing around on deck and below, stowing things and shutting portholes, because you … Continue reading Romanticism

I Never Really Liked Horses

We have had another busy week. It started off fantastically well. One of the primary reasons for bringing Teka ashore (other than the survey) is to re-do the antifoul on her hull. This is a task of many stages, the first of which was to sand the hull. We, luckily, didn’t need to take all … Continue reading I Never Really Liked Horses

Spring is, apparently, springing

After a bit of a hiatus over the winter, the marina is coming back to life, and so is our blog. During the winter months, those who live aboard their vessels are largely interested in keeping warm, dry, and safe, whilst those who have homes to go to, do so. And what a winter this … Continue reading Spring is, apparently, springing

Heads Up

We have had a very productive week. It stated with a bit of a disaster though: the heads (toilet) broke down. It wouldn't flush. We initially assumed that it was blocked, and I set about trying to unblock it. Given the nature of our system hardcore unblocking liquids of the sort available in shops are … Continue reading Heads Up

Bucket List: Gibraltar

I have been researching Teka's history. I think I am really starting to get somewhere, which is quite exciting., although there are still gaps. Decades long gaps. You can see what I've come up with so far by clicking here or navigating your way to the 'About: Teka' page. I will update that page as I find … Continue reading Bucket List: Gibraltar