After a few days in Garrucha enjoying some new surroundings and meeting some new folks (32. Well, It’s Never Dull, Is It?!), the spare part for the engine had now arrived and been fitted, and it was time to head … Continue reading 33. Crisis on the Costa Blanca (Part 2…) Garrucha – Cartagena
The time to leave Almerimar finally arrived! A couple of weeks of preparing everything – finishing off jobs we had put off for months, checking the engine, sails, rigging, weather etc, as well as putting all the items away that … Continue reading 31. Crisis on the Costa Blanca (Part One…) Almerimar – Garrucha
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)