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Islands of Archipelago SeaJohn Boyle

TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE - PART 5

The long road home... When planning the trip, Finland's Archipelago Sea had intrigued me. Have a look for yourself on a map. The more you zoom in the more islands you discover. It reminded me of staring at the sky on a clear cloudless sky.…
John Boyle

TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE - PART 4

And now the best part of the trip... So far the trip has had its ups and its downs. Particularly in the early stages! My fault - we left too early in the Baltic boating season to get the best out of it. As a result we encountered empty harbours,…
John Boyle

Barrel Jellyfish

Barrel Jellyfish Every year they appear off our Cornish coast in swarms. As big as a dustbin lid these aliens have been drifting through our oceans for over 500 million years. Jellyfish - the very name strikes terror - and these are giants! Yet…
St. Petersburg's Golden Domes

To Russia With Love Part 3

St. Petersburg...at last! After all the rollercoaster of departing from Estonia - will we or won't we make it? - yes, we make it to our Holy Grail of this trip - St. Petersburg. According to the shipping agent we are the first of only 4 boats…
Newlyn Harbour - always busy, always colourful...John Boyle

Harbour Video Guide Drone Filming

Scroll down the homepage of Newlyn Harbour's website and you'll find the first video - How To Navigate Into Newlyn Harbour. It's a birds eye view of the harbour, shot from a drone. Narrated by the Harbour Master Rob Parsons himself, it's a…
John Boyle

To Russia With Love Part 2

Here's the second of five videos charting our trip on Cecienne to St. Petersburg in Russia last year. Things start to get a bit sketchy and I begin to doubt if we will ever reach St. Petersburg... And we have our first run-ins with Frontier…