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)!!
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!
On Wednesday 14th October, everything still looked good weather-wise and we got underway towards Nazaré! The wind was mixed – not much of it, but from all kinds of directions for the first few hours, along with a bit of … Continue reading 12. Nightmare in Nazaré…
The Shakedown/ Animal-Taming Sail A week or two before departure, we realised that a) Bella hadn’t experienced sailing b) Walter was still traumatised from Dieppe and c) we had had quite a few things done since our last sail a … Continue reading 7. The UK Leg! (Brighton to Falmouth)