31 May 2018 – Canary Island Hopping

31 May 2018 – Canary Island Hopping

Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ESP) – El Hierro (ESP) “We’re floating again!” The big blue boatlift of Varaderos Anaga has put Luci gently into the water. Is she as anxious as we are, after spending almost two months out of her element, high and dry on the wharf in Tenerife? During that time, we gave […]

16 March 2018 – Volcanoes and Paint

16 March 2018 – Volcanoes and Paint

Agadir (MAR) – Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ESP) Boink! Cloonk! What’s that disturbing sound coming from the stern of the boat? Luci responds by changing course towards the wind. Ivar quickly attaches himself to the safety line on deck and makes his way towards Herbie, our windvane autopilot. “Sh*t, Herbie’s entire auxiliary rudder is gone!” […]

4 February 2018 – Another World

4 February 2018 – Another World

Palma de Mallorca (ESP)– Agadir (MAR) … 10, 11, 12! A large clock projected on the festival screen loudly strikes midnight. The people around us quickly swallow grapes in an attempt to keep up. Happy New Year! Eating 12 grapes at midnight on New Year’s Eve is both a tradition and a superstition in Spain. […]

27 December 2017 – Go West

27 December 2017 – Go West

Chania (GRC) – Palma de Mallorca (ESP) We won’t forget our last night in Chania easily. A depression brings strong westerly winds with heavy thunderstorms and wind gusts. They push Luci against the town quay, putting maximum pressure on our fenders. When the wind veers and becomes northerly, the swell enters the harbour. The pressure […]