The expression "being on the hard" is quite appropriate. It is not a pleasant experience, to say the least. Boats belong in the water. That's what they're designed for. But once in a while, they have to come out for some much needed maintenance, a hull inspection, new anti-fouling, ... This is the fourth time … Continue reading The Hard
While we are waiting for the weather to change, the kids and I hit the beach. Waves and sandcastles made for a great day! Meanwhile Seathan got on with fixing the boat!
First of all thank you all for the wonderful send off wishes yesterday, we will store them for later this week..... We were all set to leave today but Murphy played his Ace!, we woke to a strange new wind from the SSE, visibility is down to 1/2 mile and the air is full of … Continue reading Murphy’s Law invoked.
After nearly two weeks in Gran Canaria we are ready for our big crossing! We’ve had a great time on the island and last weekend we rented a car to explore the beautiful mountainside and some of the beaches. I also visited several museums with the kids. There is a great museum about Christopher Columbus … Continue reading Ready for the big crossing
After a heads up that we sailed into a "black hole" last week, I have attempted something different, "mailasail" run a blog system that with some input en route, should give Google earth positioning updates with some brief text on our sanity levels included. http://blog.mailasail.com/rehua Please give it a try and let me know if … Continue reading New positioning system
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!