"This week on Sailing Kawai we start our Croatian journey in Lopud, one of the Elaphiti Islands, a short 6nm sail from Dubrovnik. It has 2 beautiful anchorages and we enjoy some quiet time on this carless Island. After 48hrs on the water we enjoy exploring the land and have a great first impression of the area. After 2 days in Lopud and some favourable winds we head towards Mljet. The day starts with some easy sailing, 15 knots of breeze and Kawai loves the conditions flying up the coast at between 7-8 knots. Unfortunately the winds change direction and we are forced to tack for a couple of hours in strong winds before we reach Miljet. Mljet looks beautiful, but with strong 40 knot winds planned for the coming days we head to Korcula for a more protected anchorage and fit in some wine tasting in the wine region of Lombarda. The countryside is green with well manicured vineyards. We spend the day wine tasting at a couple of local wineries and love the experience. We then sail the channel between Korcula and Orebic, watching the kite surfers and wind surfers enjoy the conditions. It would be our final sail to escape the strong winds. The conditions are perfect, 15 knots of down wind sailing with just the head sail. We then shelter ourselves in Scedro. About us: Our names are Jason and Tracey and we traded our house, cars, business, job and security for freedom, adventure, travel and living simply amongst nature and the seas on our 45 foot Hanse 445 sailing boat, Kawai. We don't know exactly where the winds will take us at this stage but over the next year we hope to sail to Turkey, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Gibraltar, Canary Islands and then across the Atlantic Ocean. Jase loves making travel videos and we decided to upload to youtube to share our adventure. We really hope you enjoy and feel free to drop us a comment any time to chat or subscribe to follow along :) "