The first year

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 […]

The first year

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 rías that are spread out along the  1 600 km long coast.  A ria is a drowned river valley that remains open […]

The first year

25 juni-8 juli 2017 From Dokkum to Oostende

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A few days after midsummer we left Dokkum to continue along the canals on “The standing mast route”. You can go all the way through Holland and Belgium on the canals it and it’s a good alternative if the weather outside, at the North Sea, is rough(as it usually is) or if the winds are […]

The first year

Two days in Hällevik

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For two days we have been staying in a wonderful fishing harbour named Hällevik. In Skåne I thought until I looked at a map and saw that it’s actually situated in Blekinge.Very close to Skåne it is but I know that this is a very sensitive subject for the people in these regions so it […]

The first year

After the maiden trip

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Our stay in Kalmar is nice but also hard work. We went to Kalmar to meet with Judy and Jonatan but it is also a good place for maintenance. When the boat went into the water there were still things left to do. We decided to make the boat livable and sailable and to do […]