22 March 2017 – Party Island?

22 March 2017 – Party Island?

Ibiza (ESP) Cala Talamanca The sun has started to warm the cockpit when we climb out of the cabin in the morning. The crystal clear water that surrounds us is tempting. We jump in, only to quickly climb out again. Wow, that’s chilly! We rinse off with fresh water from our deck shower and dry […]

28 February 2017 – Levant and an Emergency

28 February 2017 – Levant and an Emergency

Málaga (ESP) – Ibiza (ESP) Weather and money For once it’s not the weather that determines the course of our journey, but finances. With barely enough wind to sail we leave Málaga because the marina is so ridiculously expensive. Little did we know the conditions would soon be the exact opposite. It’s only 15nm to […]

8 February 2017 – Around the Rock

8 February 2017 – Around the Rock

Rio Guadiana (PRT) – Málaga (ESP) Stuck in the sand BAM! Luci’s keel hits the sand, we’re stuck. Behind us is the open Atlantic Ocean, in front of us the shallow entrance to the Rio Piedra. Our pilot book warned us about this shallow and potentially dangerous passage and in different circumstances it would have […]

27 December 2016 – The Portuguese West Coast

27 December 2016 – The Portuguese West Coast

Islas Cíes (ESP) – Lisbon (PRT) Impressive speeds Countless stars brighten a clear sky over the Islas Cíes. A steady easterly wind starts to blow, perfect to sail south to Portugal. It is bedtime, but since the wind is our main power source, we adapt to its rhythm and lift the anchor instead of going […]

2 December 2016 – Hiking in the Spanish Rías

2 December 2016 – Hiking in the Spanish Rías

Cape Finisterre (ESP) – Islas Cíes (ESP) Exploring Finisterre Judging by the weather the non-stop trip from Santander to Finisterre was worth it. Grey skies have made way for a strong autumn sun. It’s warm enough to have breakfast outside. We can hardly believe that it’s already late November. In shorts and t-shirts we kayak […]

15 November 2016 – Bay of Biscay

15 November 2016 – Bay of Biscay

Falmouth (GBR) – Cape Finisterre (ESP) Back in autopilot business “There’s a package for you”, says Anne, the friendly harbour master in Falmouth Haven. She hands us a big cardboard box, which we open eagerly. Our autopilot computer! We had sent it for repair in Scotland after it seemed to have died completely. With great […]