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!!
We’re in Fuengirola, a small marina a few miles closer to Gibraltar. We decided to sit out some bad weather that was predicted for last night and today and indeed it started blowing quite hard this morning, accompanied by heavy rain. This low should be gone by tomorrow and we can be on our way … Continue reading Fuengirola
We’re in Benalmadena marina, a few miles south of Malaga. Our crossing from Ibiza was smooth with some good winds at times. On the second day we were joined by a pod of dolphins who showed off their tricks in front of our boat! After a quick pit-stop in Motril to catch up on sleep … Continue reading Malaga
We're all set for our next short hop from Ibiza to Malaga. It's about 340NM so depending on wind speed and direction it will take us up to 60 hours, hopefully less! Some friends we met in Argostoli arrived in Ibiza this morning and they are planning to sail with us to Malaga and then … Continue reading Off to the Spanish mainland
Skippers update, and perhaps a sign that finally my head can relax from the boat essentials and concentrate on the months sailing ahead. Rehua is finally fully handed over from her previous owner, it takes a lot of paperwork and reregistering of the safety and communications equipment on board. Life raft, harnesses, jackets, jackstays, EPIRB, HF, pactor … Continue reading Skips ready……..finally!
We love Ibiza! We arrived here on Saturday afternoon after a very relaxing crossing from Palma and as we approached Sant Antonio we were welcomed by our friends Peter and Veronique! They have been showing us around the island and have made us feel very welcome. It's still very hot for the time of year … Continue reading Beautiful Ibiza
We're ready to leave Palma and set sail for Ibiza tomorrow morning. We've had lots of good things done to the boat here in Palma. Our watermaker has been completely re-fitted and serviced and should now be ready for our Atlantic crossing. We also had some more upholstery work done (new mattress covers and a … Continue reading Ibiza here we come
My brother visited us this weekend and it was great to catch up after not seeing each other for a few months! We took the opportunity to visit Cabrera together, a group of islands 30 NM south of Palma which are a nature reserve and a national marine park. We had to book a permit … Continue reading Cabrera
It's still more than 30 degrees, lovely weather and we're enjoying Palma. Tyrii and I went for a big supermarket shop today which is always a small expedition. Luckily we were able to arrange delivery to the boat tomorrow morning! Palma is quite a big city, with a beautiful old cathedral, city walls and historic … Continue reading Palma de Mallorca