sailing

Where’s the wind gone??

by Adrian 7th Sep 2010 - destinations

So strange…

We set sail early this morning from our anchorage on the north coast of Menorca.

The winds have matched the forecast of S – SW F5-6 before coming around to the north so it has been a pretty lively but great sail on a beam and fine reach for the past 50 miles.

The sea has been moderate and quite choppy – so we’ve been wet a few times but have been making a cracking pace averaging 7-7.5 knts with 2 reefs all round.

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Arrive at Mahon

by Adrian 4th Sep 2010 - destinations

We arrived at the harbour of Mahon in Menorca on Sunday morning. Pretty tired so slept on and off during the afternoon in between boat wash down and a few jobs. Managed a run in the evening to stretch the legs, which felt good.

We also picked up a free wifi connection via our long range wifi apparatus (that has a range of 3-4km) so able to catch up with emails, blog, work and weather.

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In the middle of nowhere

by Adrian 4th Sep 2010 - S Spain

Saturday afternoon and we’re in the middle of the med with the nearest land 130 miles away. Wind died last night so we’ve been motoring steadily at 6 knots in calm seas. Not much out here except the occasional ship, sun, sea and blueness…

We’re settling into our 3hr watch system – third night tonight. Sunset is around 2000, so it’s quite a long night.

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Boat delivery to the UK

by Adrian 1st Sep 2010 - destinations

Set off bright and early this morning to Rome. We’ve decided to return the boat back to the UK in order (we hope) to be able to sell it for more than we could in Europe.

If all goes well we’ll put it up for sale in Brighton this winter and next spring.

It’s a long way back, so it’s going to be quite a trip.

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