14 July 2018 – Crossing the Blue Desert

14 July 2018 – Crossing the Blue Desert

Mindelo (CPV) – Salvador de Bahía (BRA) “Your turn, nothing to report!” Floris wakes up Ivar at 4 in the morning. It’s the first night of our Atlantic Ocean crossing and Floris can hardly keep his eyes open. “The first night is always the worst”, Ivar sighs while rubbing his eyes. A few minutes later, […]

23 June 2018 – A Taste of Africa

23 June 2018 – A Taste of Africa

El Hierro (ESP) – Mindelo (CPV) “Hold on, hold on…. Now!” Upon Ivar’s command Floris removes the last line to the pontoon. Ivar puts the engine in reverse and quickly manoeuvres Luci out of our berth before the next wind gust descends from the steep hills and pushes our boat sideways. He steers out of […]

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. […]