How to take a Mini across Europe

Once the excitement of buying a new boat faded away and my Pogo was safely resting in Marseille for the winter, I started pondering seriously about how on earth I would manage to bring it home, or more precisely, to the Life Harbour in Limanu. As the winters tend to be long and mostly dark, they are perfect for adventure dreaming. With Google Earth opened in the cozy comfort of my home, I plotted different routes from Marseille to the Black Sea. And as it usually happens, it was just an email exchange with Marc, who graciously took care of…

First sail of the season :)

For the past two months and a half I’ve been monitoring the weather forecasts daily. Sometimes even a few times per day… every time with a deep sense of anticipation for a major change that would drive the night temperatures above freezing. After being disappointed for a 100 times, last week finally the luck shone on me. No more negative temperatures for as far as the weather forecast could load on my iPhone 🙂 I wasted no time and ran quickly to Constanta to see little Mem Pas Peur, a bit anxious about her state. Thanks to Constantin, who took…

Importing an Odyssea route in Google Earth and Google Maps

In About Odyssea I told a short tale about how I decided to build an app for tracking and sharing seafaring adventures. This post is a continuation of that story and shows how easy it is to import any route saved with Odyssea in other mapping applications, Google Earth and Google Maps being two of the most popular ones. As a prerequisite, you first need to install Odyssea on an iOS device with GPS. Once you installed the app and launched it, you are ready to start tracking a route. So don’t waste any time, go out and have some…