The first sail of the season 2018

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Preparing for our second sailing season  End of April 2018. After being settled in Gibraltar for 7 months, we needed a few weeks to get sailing ready again. Because the weather had been so bad in March and April we hadn’t had a chance to do all the necessary preparations yet.  The main job was to fit our new solar … Read More

Sailing passage: Mallorca to Gibraltar

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From the end of August onwards the weather in the Balearics gets more changeable: stronger winds and rain showers means you either have to spend more time in marina’s or constantly be aware of picking a suitable anchorage to be sheltered from the swell and wind. We already had decided to return to Gibraltar for the winter so we didn’t … Read More

Our maiden voyage: Gibraltar to Estepona

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Two people with wineglass and bottle

After living on our boat in Marina Bay in Gibraltar for almost a year, it was time to start our sailing adventure for real. We were ready, the boat was ready (well, as ready as you can be, the list of pending jobs is still considerable) and summer had started. Our last commitment in Gibraltar was a third vaccination session … Read More