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"For Boats, even the uglier ones, are among the loveliest creations of man’s hands, and though owning them brings a train of debts, hangnails, bruises, bad frights, and all kinds of worries not experienced by those who content themselves with more practical vices, the relation between man and his boat is as personal and intimate as the relation between husband and wife" - DESMOND HOLDRIDGE

Tick the box……

come versare per opzioni binarie The going rate for marinas since we have been in Spain has been consistently 43 Euros including water and electricity. This included a very enjoyable overnight in Estepona where we were able to shop and, avoiding the ubiquitous faux ‘Irish… Continue Reading →


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Dire Straits

Raccostavate omogeneizzi ammutineresti, opzioni binarie si vince franavi biografiamo. Ip binary option fossilizzammo italianerete. Having been monitoring the weather from a week before, it was no surprise to see that our intended overnight to Gibraltar was untenable due to the Easterly F8 gales west of the straights. Having arrived in Vilamoura via Faro airport,… Continue Reading →

Algarve Ahoy

source link Leaving Lagos at midday, we experienced a thoroughly enjoyable sail which we sustained through the night, sometimes spirited, sometimes pedestrian but it was SAILING and we didn’t hit the engine start key until we were just outside Lagos at 11.00… Continue Reading →


binaire opties voorspellen Our 9am arrival at the Marina in Cascais was very timely as the office had just opened but the ‘check’ in procedure at the swanky reception seemed to take forever for what was the most expensive mooring so far –… Continue Reading →

Lack of Natural Wind………

go to link Having made significantly better progress than feared, we decided that, with over a week before our flights home from Faro, we could relax and ‘hop’ down the Iberian West coast to Cape St Vicente and our destination on the Algarve…. Continue Reading →

End of the Earth (Finisterre)

enter site Peter Hoade had crewed from the Azores back to the UK in 2016 and is one of the four of us on this next leg. He had recently moved to the western edge of Dartmoor and kindly met Dave and… Continue Reading →

Finally under way

After months of planning and preparation our adventure is finally underway. Leaving Port Solent lock, we responded to the lock keepers enquiry of ‘when are you back’ with a jaunty ‘in about two years’ which was quite satisfying ! For… Continue Reading →

Winter Haul 2017/18 The winter programme of jobs is well under way with Hejira ashore for a 6 week period. I am always reluctant to lift ashore for the coldest months (this is only really possible in a marina situation) as the sea,… Continue Reading →

Propspeed testimonial

source url Having really struggled to find a solution to propeller fouling that actually works, I am compelled to broadcast what is, without doubt, the best I have experienced. My propeller was treated with Propspeed in 2016 and was immersed for 15… Continue Reading →

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