Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my dinghy cruising blog about my John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. Built over three years, Arwen was launched in August 2007. She is a standing lug yawl 14' 6" in length. This blog records our dinghy cruising voyages together around the coastal waters of SW England.
Arwen has an associated YouTube channel so visit to find our most recent cruises and click subscribe.
On this blog you will find posts about dinghy cruising locations, accounts of our voyages, maintenance tips and 'How to's' ranging from rigging standing lug sails and building galley boxes to using 'anchor buddies' and creating 'pilotage notes'. I hope you find something that inspires you to get out on the water in your boat. Drop us a comment and happy sailing.
Steve and Arwen

Friday, 6 November 2020

We have bought a motorhome

 Well our USA grand tour got cancelled due to Covid. Our south America tour never got off the starting grid. 

We managed to get all our money back, even from Virgin Atlantic! 

We part exchanged 'Florrie' our wonderful caravan and bought 'Bryony' our new motorhome. If we can't travel globally, we may as well tour our own country and European neighbours when circumstances allow. 

'Arwens Meanderings' is primarily a sailing blog. Occasionally I have posted about our international travels. 

Our adventures in Bryony will be the subject of a new blog. If you are interested, you can follow and subscribe to it here at


Enrico said...

Amazing, Steve! Congratulations!
You also need to have the hook for the trailer ..;-)

steve said...

I have sneaked one on - so yes - Arwen will be towed to new places as and when :)
Hope you are well and family re all Ok in this covid time. Stay safe now.