It was great to finally have arrived in the Canaries where we could relax for a moment, enjoying the sunshine and friendly atmosphere. It was a weight off our shoulders after all the work and worry about the closing weather windows back in Gibraltar. Seem like a long time ago already as our tans were … Continue reading The Canaries Part 2
Heading south and feeling the mojo returning with the sun and warmth. So good to be restocking the tan with solar power. Time to get the prodder back on and the asymmetric up! Oh Yeah… Cesare was channelling Mattia’s 120% work ethic the DIY continued with cockpit speaker install so we can rock sounds sailing … Continue reading The Canaries at Last!
We were keen to catch up with our good friend Terri and her Moroccan family, but the delays into and out of the boat yard and the inclement early winter weather meant we could not make a forward date to meet them without risking a pasting out at sea. So it was bitter sweet irony … Continue reading Accidental Moroccan Interlude
Happy to have made it out of the gravitational well at the boat yard we though the worst was over… But no, the weather broke and winter arrived early and with vengeance. We were glad it waited until we had finished the painting and fibre glassing, but this was small consolation in the consistent cold … Continue reading Gibraltar Blues
Early morning start for the haul out on 19 Oct. Only slightly nervous to see Drakkar flying through the air. Mollified by the obvious professionalism of the yard guys. She is in good hands here at Islaverde Yard. Rig off for full rebuild. What to do with the kids while we live in a commercial … Continue reading Down the Rabbit Hole in the Boat Yard
Blog catch up time in Antigua after a lovely crossing. So good to be back in the warm sun! Sorry the Canaries departure post did not go through with some technical difficulties. Typical back street scene taking George for a shopping mission we find he is famous with a couple of street art portraits. … Continue reading The Rock of Gibraltar