It’s Been A Great Year!

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We are currently offshore but would like to say we are so grateful for the places we’ve been, the people we’ve met, the friends and family we’ve sailed with and the hope and inspiration for future adventures. Wishing you and your family a healthy, prosperous and happy 2019!  

Baiona, Spain to Portugal

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Rolling into Baiona We navigated three meter waves into the harbour in Baiona to gain a bit more protection.  The docks were creaky as we tied up and the swell continued to roll in to the bay.  It is an interesting note that Baiona is also where the Pinta, yes, that Pinta, Christopher Columbus’ Pinta, […]

Vigo, Spain

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Going to Vigo We pulled into our slip in Vigo, Spain.  Our friends Dan and Francine planned to escape the Wisconsin fall and were flying into Vigo to meet us.  Vigo is the largest city in the Galician region.  It is the 14th largest city in Spain with a population of 300,000.  Dating back to […]

A Coruna to Vigo

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Full Circle Arriving in A Coruna marked a pivotal point in our cruising.  We first made landfall in Spain in August 2017 after crossing the Atlantic, so being back brought our journey full circle.  A Coruna was originally settled by the Romans and the oldest working lighthouse, The Tower of Hercules is an unforgettable landmark. Around […]

Ireland to Spain

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Will we ever make it out of here? Hurricanes and proper ‘Storms’ made their way across Dublin, while we waited in the protected harbour of Dun Laoghaire. Fifty knots showed up on the sailing instruments and at that point we decided that should the dock break in half, it might be better to not be […]

Belfast to Dublin

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An Irish Beating As night fell, we rounded the Mull of Kintyre, with relatively benign weather. We decided to drop the anchor in Bangor, just outside of Belfast for a quick sleep as the tide turned favorably in our direction. The next morning at dawn we checked the weather for wind and waves. Not too […]

South Through Scotland

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Wick-ed We arrived in Wick, Scotland to sunny skies and warm days.  This was a great opportunity to do things that we didn’t have time for back in June – like tour the Old Pulteney Distillery.   Bottling our own 16-year-old scotch straight from the cask, wax-sealed with label, and walks down the Wick River, we […]

West Across The North Sea

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Window to Scotland We waited in Florø, studying gribs twice a day at 9am and 9pm.  The different models didn’t agree on the direction or strength of the wind.  So we headed out and decided to accept what we were given.   Our options required us to be flexible on our destination.  If we wanted […]

Molde to Florø

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Land Chores At the dock near the Hotell Fjordstuer in Molde, we said ‘See You Soon’ to our friend Jen. Waiting for the right weather to head to Scotland, we were able to accomplish a couple chores on land. Since we were going back to the UK, there was a slim chance that Kala may need […]

Åndalsnes

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Wait; North or South? At breakfast one morning, we decided to go to Åndalsnes.  We had worked hard to get to Ålesund from Bodø, but after meeting up with Jen, Tracey and Andy, we decided that there were still quite a few adventures left for us in Norway.  So, we did a 180° turn and […]