In a couple of ways, our stay in Almerimar can probably best be described as “La Linea part two”. Firstly, we have spent a lot more time here than we had intended (in fact, we had just anchored outside the … Continue reading 29. Almerimar Life
Yes, you read that correctly. Since publishing our last post in July 2016, we have sailed precisely 47NM along the Costa del Sol to Almerimar in Almería Province. We acknowledge that the situation is ridiculous – to the point of … Continue reading 28. 10 months, and 47 Nautical Miles Later…
We came south for the warm weather, but it all got slightly warmer than we’d hoped in Nerja (see: 26. Backdraft!)…. Following our emergency run into Marina del Este in Herradura for repairs, it quickly became apparent that ‘mañana’ actually means … Continue reading 27. And they’re off (again)!!
For those of you who remember our post 12. Nightmare in Nazaré… we now present you ‘Even Bigger Nightmare in Nerja’….. We are now planning to stay away from Nice, Naples, etc We finally left La Línea after 6 months on … Continue reading 26. Backdraft!
It was a 3-month dalliance that turned into something rather longer term than any of us had envisaged – or indeed hoped for if we’re honest. We had planned to come here, have Hugo in Gibraltar, get ourselves used to … Continue reading 25. Hasta Luego, La Línea!
Which is lucky really, as we are approaching the 6 month mark in La Línea, which is at least 3 more months than we’d originally planned to be here… So it is with great relief that we can announce that … Continue reading 24. It’s not just about the sea, you see?
For those of you that may be interested, we thought we’d post what we’ve been doing to the boat since we’ve been here in Gib. The first thing on the (long) list of jobs was ‘replace fruit and veg nets’. … Continue reading 23. Don’t Mention the Veg Nets!
So, life being so tough aboard Rose Rambler of Devon, we decided that we needed a little holiday… Our friend Steve planned to be in Portugal in early/mid March, so we decided to make for Tarifa for a bit of kitesurfing… … Continue reading 22. Our Little ‘Break’ in Tarifa…
I might be the newest member of the Admiralty team but, having looked at those other two, I am clearly the most popular one, so let’s cut to the chase and just call this ‘The Dog’s Blog’.. A newcomer I … Continue reading 21. A Dog’s Life
Well, obviously I am the ship’s cat – everyone knows about ship’s cats! – and thus I am in charge. I was originally an inner city tower block kitty. I don’t doubt I was adored, because I’m so cute, but … Continue reading 20. The Ship’s Cat