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Roadtrip to Ronda, part 2

After a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast at a central hotel in Ronda, we drive on to Cortez de la Frontera where we will stay in a rural hotel, whatever that may mean. The road there goes via Grazalema, El Bosque, and Ubrique in…

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Roadtrip to Ronda, part 1

From Estepona, it is only a few hours drive up to Ronda in the Andalusian Mountains, a city over a thousand years old dating back to Roman times. We have also read about the beautiful and sometimes secluded white villages of Andalusia, so now that we…

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Estepona and repair of the transom

Due to easterly winds, we stay longer in Estepona than expected so we take the opportunity to get the damage to the transom repaired by Tomasz and enjoy the sunny days. We will also have time for an excursion to Ronda, but more about that in…

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Night sailing to Estepona

Now we have a good weather window with a stern wind towards the Strait of Gibraltar and we have been to IKEA and shopped. So we are ready to continue towards the Mediterranean. We leave Vilamoura on Thursday morning, October 21, and set course for Tarifa…

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Vilamoura and IKEA

We get a nice day sailing from Lagos to Vilamoura, just under 30 nautical miles. At the pontoon where we end up, there are almost only motorboats without anyone living onboard. It’s a pity, we like living ports where people live in their boats.

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Hard time in Lagos

We return to Lagos at the end of September after a wonderful summer at home in Sweden. We have had time to spend with relatives and friends, vaccinated ourselves against covid 2 times. Now we are eager to sail again.

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On the hard in Lagos

Now we will leave Sally in Lagos while we go home to Sweden to enjoy the Swedish summer, meet children, grandchildren, friends and our parents. Lagos is an expensive port in high season, like most ports here in southern Europe, it is cheaper to put the…

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Acores to Portugal

We had planned to sail to Ponta Delgada on Sao Miguel, the largest island in the archipelago that makes up the Azores. The day before we plan to sail there, we learn that they have many new cases of covid-19 and we choose to skip visiting…

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The Azores

We arrived in Horta on the island of Faial early a Monday morning before the port office had opened. The night staff at the port asked us to anchor on the port and wait for the office to open at 8 o’clock for instructions on PCR…

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Antigua to the Acores, part 2

We have come halfway and have just entered the low pressure belt north of the Azores high pressure. Soon there will be a low pressure that will take us the rest of the way to Horta in the Azores. Join the fast-paced continuation of our Atlantic…

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Antigua to the Acores, part 1

Carina and I started from Jolly Harbor in Antigua on Saturday morning, May 1st, 2021, and arrived in Horta on the island of Faial in the Azores on Monday morning, May 17th. We had hired Chris Tibbs to get advice on how to deal with the…

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Maintenance in paradise

Now it’s the beginning of April and there are about 3 weeks left before we need to be ready to sail across the Atlantic back to Europe. We have finally got the new sails. Before we can leave the Caribbean, we need to fix a few…

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