Log List

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized


Log List

When the home page of my site comes up, it displays my latest logs, and on the left hand section it shows my latest info and a few of my random pictures. From the latest log on display one can (from the upper right hand corner) go back to the previous log. On the upper menu bar one can choose from Logs, Blogs, Galleries, Veleda Info and Contact Us menus.

The Logs menu allows you to choose the Year or the Log Folio number. I have updated all my logs on the website, right back to our departure in 1998. You can select the logs written in specific years from 1998 to 2013, or you can select specific logs from the folios of general areas. This latter approach might be the better avenue to see our experiences in specific places. The log folios are as follows:


Logs #2 – Toronto to North Channel (1998)  Logs #30 – Bosporus & the Black Sea of Turkey
Logs #31 – 9 Months ashore 2003/2004
 Logs #3 – The North Channel of Lake Huron    Logs #32 – Istanbul and the Black Sea (2004)
 Logs #5 – Chicago and the Illinois River     Logs #33 – Turkey & Greece to Rome
 Logs # 6 – Mississippi Ten Tom to Mobile Bay  Logs #34 – Rome, Corsica & Sardinia (2005)
 Logs # 7 – Gulf Coast ICW to Florida Everglades  Logs #35 – France 2 (Canal du Midi)
 Logs # 9 – Cuba (1999)  Logs #36 – Spain 2 (Atlantic coast)
 Logs #10 ­– Bahamas  Logs #37 – Portugal & Madeira
 Logs # 11- Atlantic Crossing     Logs #38 – Canary Islands
 Logs #12 – English Channel and SE coast rivers  Logs #39 – Cape Verdes to Caribbean (2006)
 Logs #13 – Boats in Britain  Logs #40 – Eastern Caribbean
 Logs #14 – London to Holland (2000)  Logs #41 – Trinidad & the Manamo River
 Logs # 15 – The Baltic and North Sea   Logs #42 – Grenada to Jamaica (2006- 2007)
 Logs #16 – Scotland (Highlands and the Hebrides)  Logs #43 – Greater Antilles & Leeward Islands
 Logs #17 – Ireland, Wales, Channel Islands to France  Logs #44 – Back in the eastern Caribbean
 Logs #18 – French canals to the Mediterranean  Logs #45 – Antigua to Puerto Rico (2008)
 Logs # 19 – Spain (2001)     Logs #46 – BVI’s to Grenada & Jamaica
 Logs #20 – Tunisia   Logs #47 – Jamaica, Cuba & ICW to Toronto (Our Annus Horribilus of 2009)
 Logs #21 – Malta   Logs #48 – First RV experience
 Logs #22 – Croatia  Logs #50 – St. Lawrence& Nfld Fjords (2010)
 Logs #23 – Greece  Logs #51 – Cruise to Antarctica
 Logs #24 – Turkey      Logs #52 – Nova Scotia (2011)
 Logs #25 – East Med Yacht Rally (2002)  Logs #53 – East Coast U.S.A.
 Logs # 26 – Summer in Turkey (2002)  Logs #54 – Mexico, Belize & Guatemala (2012)
 Logs #27 – Summer in Greek Aegean (2002)  Logs#55 – Across Canada by trailer
 Logs #28 – Winter 2002/2003 in Turkey  Logs #56 – Central America to Texas (2013)
  Logs #29 – Greek Aegean to Istanbul (2003)  Logs #57 – West Coast- Washington and B.C.
Logs #58
Logs #59
Logs #60
Logs #61
Logs #62
Logs #63

There are a couple of log folios skipped as I intended to complete them later, but never got around to it. Mea Culpa! I hope you can muddle through them. I have indicated the years covered by some of the folios in sequence.

The dates may also be mixed up a bit, as in each log I indicate the date and location I started each log, but then listed them by the date and location from which I completed the covering letters and sent them out. So please note the dates and locations for both the covering letters and the logs.

The Blogs menu is an interesting compilation of articles, jokes, summaries and commentaries in addition to my logs. The pictures Gallery will include more pictures than contained in my logs as well as some interesting albums of our travels. To date I have inserted all the pictures for Logs #50 to 57 and I am in the process of adding pictures to the earlier logs as well. I hope to update you as I add to the website.

People have often asked me when will I write a book of our experiences. Well, this website is the best thing rather than a book, as it is the raw experiences, with pictures, we have had in our 16 years of cruising. I am uncertain as to whether I will report our experiences in our trailer with as much detail as I did in Logs #55.

At present (winter 2013-2014), we have left Veleda at a marina on Thetis Island, one of the northern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, and are touring the southwest USA in our trailer. I will keep sending my logs out to my mailing list as I write them, but will also post them on the website. If you are not on my mailing list but wish to get either my logs or notifications of when I update my website, let me know.

I have written over 600 logs to date!

All the best,


Website – www.veledaiv.ca

E-mail – svveledaiv@hotmail.com