Do you ever feel scared when you’re out at sea? Every now and again somebody asks us “do you ever feel scared when you’re out at sea?”. It’s not necessarily a straightforward question to answer – of course we’ve had moments of heightened discomfort and feeling anxious, but have we ever felt actual fear? No. … Continue reading Sailing into the refugee crisis
Departure: Ydra, November 4, 7 am Arrival: Poseidon’s temple, November 4, 3 pm Nautical miles: 39 Poseidon, god of the sea and protector of seafarers. Following 7 months at sea sailing from Denmark to Greece it was only appropriate for us to pay a visit to Poseidon’s temple as we embarked on the very last stretch to our … Continue reading Log 20 – Mission accomplished and then what?
Departure: Reggio Calabria, Sicily, October 21, 10 am Arrival: Katakolo, The Peloponnese, October 23, 3.30 pm Nautical miles: 292 Finally, we made it to Greece and Leo had returned to the country where he grew up #homesweethome. We still have have a fair bit to go before we reach our final destination, but the journey from Sicily to Peloponnese … Continue reading Log 19 The Peloponnese – Arriving in Greece
Departure: Port de Sollér, Mallorca, October 8, 12 am Arrival: Pollença, Mallorca october 8, 10 pm Nautical miles: 47 Our departure from Port de Sollér was not pleasant, just getting out of the bay was a swelly mess and even though the exit is quite wide, it still felt a bit nerve-racking passing the cliffs with waves hitting … Continue reading Log 18 Sardinia & Sicily- Searching for Italy
Departure: Calpe, September 27, 12 am Arrival: Port del Torrent, Ibiza, September 27, 10 pm Nautical miles: 56 We finally had an opening to sail to Ibiza, and although the wind looked to be quite light at least we were now close enough to motor the whole way, if necessary. However as we have next to zero faith … Continue reading Log 17 Ibiza & Mallorca – The juxtapositions of life in the Med
Departure: Barbate, September 10 Arrival: La Línea (Gibraltar), September 10, 7.30 pm Nautical miles: 40 A new little milestone reached on our journey – we’ve entered the Gibralatar strait and soon the Mediterranean Sea. Sailing along south edge of Europe with a clear view of Africa feels like an achievement – especially for 2 newbies that just hustle … Continue reading Log 16 Andalusia – Monkeys, refugees and a rescue mission
We have learned that when you call yourself “green” in any shape or form and you talk about environmental issues, you may inadvertently give the impression that you put yourself on a pedestal. So here are our GREEN (or rather BLACK) CONFESSIONS (in no particular order): We eat a primarily vegetarian diet, but we also … Continue reading Our green (black) confessions
Departure: Porto, August 22, 11 am Arrival: Nazaré, August 23, 9 pm Nautical miles: 105 *Including overnight stay at Figueira da Foz Spending quite some time in Porto also meant that progress had to be made in order to maintain our ambitious schedule and we didn’t have option to wait for the perfect forecast. Although the weather wasn’t bad, the … Continue reading Log 15 Nazaré & Lagos – Orca encounters
Departure: Arousa, August 14, 3 pm Arrival: Porto, August 15, 7.30 pm Nautical miles: 100 *Including overnight stay at Barra after 25 nm After leaving Arousa we raced to Porto to meet up with Pernille’s parents, who were driving all the way from Denmark to Portugal to meet up with us during their summer vacation (they prefer to drive in … Continue reading Log 14 Porto – A family affair
After successfully and happily crossing the Biscay it was time to play & explore. Cedeira proved just right for this purpose, Viola from Esperanza and Pernille teamed up and made Riley drag Viola’s super heavy and bulky pole (yes a pole for pole dancing and no you can not imagine how heavy this thing is), … Continue reading Log 13 Galicia – Surf’s up!