Our Goings on

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Plans are Made to Change---22.02.11 to 29.03.11

February 22, 2011

Returned to Almerimar on the 22nd. February 2011 to carry out scheduled work before leaving for the Balearics for the Summer.  However because of unforeseen circumstances, albeit not particularly important, but things we need to address, we have changed our plans for this year.

We were expecting to be leaving Almerimar at the end of March for the Balearics, but on the 29th. March we returned home to address things that could only be done whilst at home.

The work that we had scheduled was almost completed & we have relaunched ‘Carlina’ back into her berth in the Marina very pleased with what we have achieved.  New solar panel, swimming platform re-bonded, skin fitting & seacock renewed, re-wired a lot of navigation equipment & the most labour intensive work was preparing the woodwork for protective treatment that we will carry out on our next visit. 

The plan we now have for this year is to return at the end of May & then cruise to Mar Menor for the Summer & return to Almerimar for next winter.  We have really settled into the Almerimar Marina lifestyle.  It is a very quiet location & also very sociable with a very lively liveaboard community which we have thoroughly enjoyed.

That is a very brief synopsis of recent activity that we will update with more of our ‘Goings On’ as & when they happen

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Edelweiss August 26, 2011 at 07:07 PM

Hello Ian

Thank you for joining us at Trawler Forum, we enjoy solving problems, sharing information and arguing amongst ourselves, (if you haven’t already noticed, but all in good fun!) Many on the Trawler Forum are like you ex-sail boaters from all over the world. Seems to be the natural progression as we get older.

I enjoyed reading your blog and it appears you have set course on a very exciting trip. The Mediterranean is lovely and what an exotic expedition you have undertaken. I have often wondered about small boat cruising in the Mediterranean but really have no knowledge what that entails. Carlina appears to be what we call a Marine Trader here in the states, typically powered by Ford Lehman 120’s, around a 1977 model or thereabouts? From your photos, she looks to be in excellent condition.

My lady friend, Berta, is an ex-patriot of Madrid, Es. and when she returns to visit family, I use that opportunity to visit Europe. We noted your boats name Carlina is very close to Berta’s daughters name Carmelina. Wow!! So many places to go and see, I wouldn’t know where to begin. Yes, Morocco certainly is a culture shock. One step below Mexico on our Southern border, if that is possible!!

I will continue to follow your travels and feel free to join us on Trawler Forum anytime.

Larry B.

On the good ship “Edelweiss”

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