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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 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, 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 […]

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4-6 aug Over the Bay of Biscay to Spain!

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After a few days on Belle Ile a weather window appeared that would make it possible for us to cross over the notorious Biscaye Bay. You need about 5 days of fair winds to cross over, or so the say. So we prepared the boat for a longer trip. Checked the engine, the mast, the […]

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30 July-4 Aug From L’Aber Wrac’h to Belle Ile

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We had to pass “Chenal Du Four”, a piece of water which can be a bit tricky because of the current and the razorlike cliffs!So the time to leave L’Aber Wrac’h was decided by the tide. The passage went well and soon we were in Camaret-sur-Mer (Kameled in Breton) It’s lovely little town about 80 […]

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25 juni-8 juli 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 […]

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14 -23 Juni From Hällevik to Dokkum

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We remained at Hällevik for two more days waiting for the right winds to come and the 14 June we left and decided to go as far as possible. It was quite cold so we were  so happy to use our very nice sailing suits during the night. It’s like carrying your own little house […]

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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 […]