The first year

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 Córdoba’s Mezquita […]

The first year

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 […]

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 […]