4 May 2018 – Traveling Back in Time

4 May 2018 – Traveling Back in Time

Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ESP) “Lisbon! I think that’s Lisbon” Floris can’t hide the excitement in his voice. We squeeze our faces closer to the window. “Yes, I recognize the river Tejo,” Ivar replies. Seeing the city from above gives us flashbacks to Christmas 2016, when we stayed in the Alcantara docks, discovered the city […]

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!” […]

3 September 2016 – Exploring the Fjords with Friends

3 September 2016 – Exploring the Fjords with Friends

Mandal (NOR) – Bergen (NOR) Sailing to Stavanger “Wow, already near Egersund! We’re really moving fast!” Floris is positively surprised by our progress when he enters the cockpit and takes the shift from 7-10am. Our speed over ground is 8 knots, partially helped by the current along the Norwegian West Coast. “Yes! With this speed, […]

11 August 2016 – The Norwegian Riviera Revisited

11 August 2016 – The Norwegian Riviera Revisited

Larvik (NOR) – Mandal (NOR) Underappreciated Larvik ‘If you don’t have a reason to be in Larvik, don’t go there’ our pilot books advise. We plan on taking the train from there to Oslo, so we venture to this unsung town to make it our first Norwegian port. As we tour the shore in search […]

1 January 2016 – Becoming Liveaboards

1 January 2016 – Becoming Liveaboards

“How on earth are we going to fit all this stuff onboard?” I’m asking Floris when I see the pile of things to move to the boat increasing. I would repeat this question many times on our packing day. However, I must admit that Floris is making sensible choices on what he moves to the boat, […]

5 January 2015 – “Maiden” Trip to Terschelling

5 January 2015 – “Maiden” Trip to Terschelling

Finally – after 15 months of renovations, we are sailing again! Our first trip is taking us to an old time favourite: the island of Terschelling. We leave from Enkhuizen on the 28th of December, where our friend Feitze and his colleague put the finishing touches to Lucipara² by adding new covers for the sails and […]