We're happy to be in the marina as it is blowing very hard here in Las Palmas! One of the boats anchored in the bay next to the marina even ended up on the rocks last night. This weekend we're doing some sightseeing and catching up with granny Etty who is visiting us for a … Continue reading Windy in Las Palmas
After 120 hours at sea we are finally approaching Las Palmas, Gran Canaria! And how relieved we are to get here! We had some rough weather on Sunday night and again last night. Big waves and wind speeds reaching 35 to 40 knots at times. The boat and the crew handled it really well and … Continue reading Land Ho!
We just left the Med and are heading into the Atlantic and are enjoying some beautiful sailing. We broke our record and reached a boat speed of 13.3 knots with just the Genoa up! Wonderful! Everyone's happy and comfortable. Kids are playing with Lego and adults are simply enjoying surfing those waves!
New sails are on, we're filled up with diesel and we have plenty of provisions on board. We're ready to go! The weather forecast is as good as we can expect it to be this time of year and we're hoping to get to the Canaries in five to six days (our longest crossing yet). … Continue reading And we’re off again!
We're still in La Linea. The batteries have been installed and the sails are ready to be picked up in Gibraltar, which we plan to do tomorrow. We're keen to leave for the Canaries on Saturday or Sunday, weather permitting! We keep checking the weather forecast as it is constantly changing and we want to … Continue reading Getting ready to go
It's a big deal on board when the major items arrive, today was Skips Christmas, four new batteries ready to install in the big white toy, happy days indeed! There has also been movement on the sails front from Ullman RSA, they are in Gibraltar, the plan is to slot the batteries in and sail … Continue reading The Elves have arrived!
We took a walk to Gibraltar yesterday. It was strange crossing the border by foot and then walking across the runway of the airport! The weather was beautiful, the views from the top of the rock were amazing and the boys loved watching the wild monkeys. Apart from that there's not much to report, we … Continue reading Gibraltar
We’re in La Linea (just next to Gibraltar, on the Spanish side) tied up to a floating pontoon in a lovely marina with views of the rock of Gibraltar. Our new batteries will be delivered here and once we have those we can head to Gibraltar to pick up our new sails.
After more than a week in Fuengirola, we were very happy to leave and go sailing again. It was a pretty rough ride though. It started with rain and then a very uncomfortable swell and not enough wind! It definitely feels like it is time to leave the Med and head south in search of … Continue reading Estepona
What a fun day!!