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Archive for May, 2012

At home, when you decide to go to bed, you go to bed: You get into bed, turn off the lights, and go to sleep. Not so when on a boat! Oh no… Life is always so much more complicated. Here the process is different. You go to bed. You turn off the light. And (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Valldemossa Harbour, MallorcaCurrent Position: 39 43.11 N 002 35.18 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 60 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereMy image of Mallorca was always one of brash tourist filled beaches lined with tacky high-rise hotels. I was not expecting to enjoy it (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: San Vicente, Ibiza, SpainCurrent Position: 39 4.5 N 001 35.61 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 12 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereIbiza is known as a party town. We didn’t see much evidence of that, but then I guess we go to bed too (Click to Read More...)
Today the wind is blowing 20-22kts from the North West, just as predicted. The sky is blue, the sun is shining, and it is a perfect windsurfing day! So, finally, I get to try my brand new windsurfer, a 120 lt freewave board and a 6.5 sq. m. sail. All new stuff, with the (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Ibiza, SpainCurrent Position: 38 54.85 N 001 27.55 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 126 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereWe left Mar Menor to pass through the bridge at 8am – only to find that the bridge didn’t open until 10! Oh, well. We (Click to Read More...)
It has now been 6 weeks since we left Kelowna. Time has gone pretty fast, yet feels like a long time since I’ve seen my loved ones. Besides our trip to Portugal, we have spent most time here in Cartagena, where we left the Boat for the winter. After many trips up the mast, Noel (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Mar Menor, SpainCurrent Position: 37 44.25 N 000 44.78 W Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 2278 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereThis story, you will remember, started in Gibraltar in October, when we first installed the new upper diamonds. But we didn’t receive the other (Click to Read More...)
Yep! The new rigging is finally  up and seems to be working. It was a BIG job, so I am glad I don´t have to do that for another decade. But it needed doing and the new synthetic ropes are very nice and a lot lighter than the old stainless steel. My parents came our (Click to Read More...)
The rigging was supposed to arrive last Friday, but it is still sitting in customs. SO frustrating. But at least as places to sit and wait Cartagena is not too bad. While we were waiting last week we hired a car and drove across to Portugal for a week. Then last week we took a day trip to Mar Menor which is a large lagoon just around the corner. Lots of windsurfing and kite surfing but the towns were pretty unimpressive. Anyway, hopefuly soon we will be able to get on our way. By the way, in case you haven’t noticed, we have now added a photo gallery to the blog, plus also a google map showing all the places we have visited. Hope you like them!