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
Jamie and Rosemary can bang on about sailing and weather windows and whatever all they like, but us three know that the Real Sailing Life is owned and run by us; me (XL Dita), Walter, and Bella. We are the … Continue reading 19. Real Sailors Wear Scales
So, it’s a new year, we’ve been here 6 weeks… what have we been up to?? Well the first thing we’ve been doing is – I believe – fairly obvious; having a baby. Hugo Young arrived on the 17th December … Continue reading 18. New Year Address…
Meet Hugo, our new skipper. He was born last night in sunny Malaga. Mummy and our new son are doing well. Continue reading 17. Our Newest Crew Member
On Monday, 23rd November 2015, we slipped Barbate for the sea trial and however far we could make beyond that… The forecast was good: W4-5 overnight, decreasing 2-3 backing SW, sea state moderate decreasing slight. We were also – by … Continue reading 16. 2015 – The Final Leg!
On the basis we had entered our third week in Barbate, we thought a post was probably due so we could update you on exactly what we’d been up to! Barbate is a very small town; no tourists, no train station, … Continue reading 15. The Hotel California, Barbate
We were dying to get out of Vilamoura by this point – or, as some graffiti we saw told us: ‘Vile-moura, Hellgarve’ – that we took a punt on the weather not looking too bad (despite some more rain), and … Continue reading 14. Well hello, Andalusia!