The Adina blog started in 2012 shortly after we took ownership and wanted a simple way to log our travels/experiences as we slowly sail our way around the globe. Since then, we’ve been very honoured to win the odd award and be published. Saying that, we will remain loyal to how we set out, telling our story ‘warts and all’. Most days it is indeed gorgeous clear waters and palm trees, some days it’s poo too!


“Their blog is one of the best – full of the excitement of discovery that cruising offers.”
Will Brutton,

“Tom’s inspiring, entertaining and compellingly readable account of an adventurous cruise along the almost never sailed Algerian coast is a clear winner. If he had offered me this for Yachting Monthly, I’d have snapped it up and begged him for more!”
Kieran Flatt, Editor, Yachting Monthly

“Thank you for your excellent blog of crossing the Pacific. It’s by far the best written and most informative I’ve read.”
Patrick Whetter,

“What a great blog and insight into so many things…witty, interesting, philosophical”
Malcolm Keenor, Friend

The fish that was never going to get away

2013 ARC winner of ‘Life on board’ photograph competition


2015 Ocean Cruising Club Award of Merit
2015 Nominated for Sailing Today’s Sailor of the Year Award
2013 Cruising Association Love Cup for ‘the best log for a cruise of fewer than 30 days’
2013 ARC Award for ‘best accounts of life at sea’
2013 Parasailor ARC photograph winner
2013 ARC winner of ‘Life On Board’ photograph competition


Bay of Islands Anchorage, Fiji – Yachting Monthly, August 2017

The Great Ninigo Islands Canoe Race – Yachting Monthly, Summer 2017

Telemedicine for cruisers – Yachting World, December 2016

Kelefesia article imageKelefesia Anchorage, Tonga – Yachting Monthly, May 2016

Sat nav page 1How to use satellite images for navigation – Yachting Monthly, March 2016

How to anchor like an expertHow to anchor like an expert – Yachting Monthly, January 2016

South Pacific ImageA season of South Pacific memories – Berthon Lifestyle, September 2015

Isabela AnchorageIsabela Anchorage, Galapagos – Yachting Monthly, September 2015

How and why to take care of your skinHow and why to take care of your skin – Yachting Monthly, Summer 2015

Strong winds in port, YM July 2015How to survive strong winds in port – Yachting Monthly, July 2015

Tonga, YM June 2015Swimming with whales in Tonga – Yachting Monthly, June 2015

Tuamotus, YM June 2015The unforgettable challenge (Tuamotus Islands) – Yachting Monthly, June 2015

Home from home, YM June 2015How to make a floating home from home – Yachting Monthly, June 2015

YM Dec 2014 Panama Canal smallFrom sea to shining sea (Panama Canal transit) – Yachting Monthly, December 2014

2014 Sept CruisingBienvenue à Algérie – Cruising, September 2014

AlgeriaYMSummer2014 Welcome to Algeria! – Yachting Monthly, Summer 2014

ARC 2013 - Why do the RallyARC 2013 – Why do the rally? – Latitudes, Spring/Summer 2014

20131119Canarias7.tifTres años para recorrer el mundo – Canarias 7, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, November 2013


Tom is proud to be a contributor to RCC Pilotage Foundation publications including:

Guide to the Chagos Archipelago / BIOT

Pacific Crossing Guide


Adina is proud to be a contributor to, the global site for cruising sailors.


Interview before crossing the Atlantic – Cadena SER, Las Palmas Radio, November 2013
Interview after crossing the Atlantic – why do the ARC? – 59 Degrees North Podcast, December 2013