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Updating the blog in Baiona

Posted by on October 16, 2017 | 0 comments

We are currently moored at a marina in Baiona, our first marina since La Coruna just over two weeks ago, having spent the intervening period anchoring or mooring around the Ria’s between the two. The next week doesn’t look ideal for sailing, as the remnants of a Hurricane and series of Southerly winds look like they will get in the way. Actually, as I was typing this the wind started to get strong and consistent enough to have me pop outside to double-check none of our mooring ropes were in a position likely to chafe. A couple of times. Being...

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Weather – we are “stuck” in the Rade de Brest.

Posted by on September 7, 2017 | 1 comment

Weather – we are “stuck” in the Rade de Brest.

Well, we won’t be setting off across Biscay this weekend, that’s for sure – the above from Buoyweather relating to where we would be roughly 24 hours after exiting the Rade de Brest for a crossing. In fact, looking at the longer-range forecast, it may be some time before a window appears. Windfinder’s week-ahead forecast has, over the past few weeks, been reasonably reliable in showing the general weather patterns for the North Atlantic. Looking at this, and guessing its impact on the sea state, I can’t see the swell in Biscay even...

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A brief update

Posted by on September 5, 2017 | 6 comments

A brief update

Just a quick update as to where we are and how we are doing, as Charlotte and I have both been neglecting this blog. We’re currently moored to a visitor’s mooring buoy just off a small village called Lanvéoc, in Brittany, France. We arrived here yesterday, and walked up into town at around 1pm to pick up some food, forgetting that many French shops close for lunch – which, here, lasts until 5pm. So, we had lunch in a café next to the beach and spent the afternoon there before hopping in the dinghy back to the boat and cobbling together a...

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1st Three Weeks in Photos

Posted by on August 9, 2017 | 1 comment

1st Three Weeks in Photos

So we have been living aboard for three weeks, and sailing for just over two. I have started a more detailed post about our initial sailing experiences, good and bad, but since this is far from being finished I have summarised our first few weeks through some of my favourite pictures. Some epitomise the area, some are just unusual things I have noticed, others are a chance to exercise my developing camera skills, and a couple are more accidental than anything. Enjoy!   I have reduced the quality of the original pictures before sharing....

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