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2-8 Oct 2017 From Spain to Menorca

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The Balearics We waved goodbye to our friends in Altea and set out for the Balearics, sailing through the night, passing Ibiza at dawn and arriving in Rapita harbour, Mallorca around noon.. The Balearics are the spanish archipelago in the western part of the Mediterrenean. The four largest islands are Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera […]

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23 sep-1 oct 2017 Costa Blanca

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Almerimar Costa Almeria On our way to our friends in Altea we first stopped in the village of Almerimar, also known as Ensenada San Miguel. This small coastal town is purposely built as a holiday resort and it is perfect for that! With a temperature that rarely falls below 18C, nice beaches, golf courses, restaurants […]

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17-23 Sep 2017 Costa del Sol, Andalucia

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Costa del Sol means”Coast of the Sun” or “Sun Coast”, it is a region in Andalucia along the coastline of the province of Malaga. It is a world-renowned tourist destination with warm weather the year around and an average of about 3000 hours of sunshine annually!🌞 The beginning of the tourist industry in this area goes […]

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11-17 sep 2017 From Andalucia to Gibraltar

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Leaving Portugal we went to Andalucia in Spain, first to the South Atlantic coast, passing Gibraltar and then entering the Mediterrenean and Costa del Sol…. Andalucia was under Moorish rule from the 8th-15th centuries, a legacy that shows in its architecture, including such landmarks as the Alcázar castle in Seville as well as CĂłrdoba’s Mezquita […]

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22 Aug-11 sep 2017 Portugal

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It’s now a year! since we travelled down the coast of Portugal and we have documented a lot on Facebook,but for those of you that don’t go in there, I want to give you an impression of the places we visited. Our first harbour in Portugal was Viana do Castilo and we spent a couple […]

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Looking back

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Now that we are settled down for the winter it is time to look back on our travel from Sweden to Sicily.  What was special, what was strange, what went better? We have categorized our trip in different subjects, so let’s see. Navigation I was positively surprised how good the navigation ads are these days. […]

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16-22 aug 2017 The Southern Rias in Galicia

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The southern Rias, the Baias are more sunny and a bit more popular with sailors than the Altas, the northern Rias . As soon as you travel past Cape Finisterre the strong northerly Portuguese trade winds are blowing, but the streams are weaker and there are only small tidal ranges so you can make good […]

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6-16 aug 2017 The Northern Rias in Galicia

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Santiago de Compostela is Galicia’s most famous city and one of the world’s biggest international pilgrimage destinations, but Galicia or terra de meigas (land of witches) have a lot of other things to offer.Like for example, the magnificent rĂ­as that are spread out along the  1 600 km long coast.  A ria is a drowned river valley that remains open […]