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The Northern Sporades June 2012

The Northern Sporades June 2012

The first Sailing Holiday's Flotilla in the Northern Sporades since 1984. Orei, Gukf of Volos, Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos, Kyra Panayia, Skantzoura

July 05, 2012: Well today is the last day of the flotilla so there is no question of where we are going, we need to get the fleet back to Orei.The wind got up a bit over night and swung around a bit before settling in from a westerly direction, i.e. straight off the beach.OK so that meant that the raft was getting a good bit of shelter from the mainland but out to sea the white horses were dancing.So it was a... » read more

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Caribbean Cruising

Caribbean Cruising

This will follow our activities in the Caribbean this cruising season. Dec 2011 - Jun 2012

July 29, 2012: Quick apology to all our avid readers ( if you are reading this then that’s you!).  We have not had great Internet and I have neglected following our trail along the way.  Well I now have a data sim card so should be able to post more often and will endeavour to do so.We have travelled to Bequia where we spent some pleasant days including a great jam session with the famous ( lo... » read more

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Ein Jahr unterwegs mit der Volare

Ein Jahr unterwegs mit der Volare

Gemütlich durch das Mittelmeer (ca. vier Monate im Sommer und Herbst 2011), Ende November geht es über den Atlantik in die Karibik (dort bleiben wir weitere vier Monate) und dan...

August 02, 2012: Am Dienstag fahre ich noch vor dem Frühstück mit dem Dingi hinüber zu den Windmühlen – dort gibt es einen verfallenen Anleger, wo man festmachen kann – allerdings muss man dann über die großen Felsbrocken hinauf zur Straße klettern. Aber der Marina-Supermarkt ist recht gut sortiert, und es gibt frischen Salat und frisches Brot. Nach dem gemü... » read more

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Dutch Canals - Summer 2011

Dutch Canals - Summer 2011

This year we've decided to venture abroad and cruise the Dutch canals.

April 08, 2012: p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; }The weather forecasts aren’t looking too good – strong winds and fronts approaching. Decided to leave early morning – went through the lock at 5am and headed for the Crouch.Took over 22 hours but at least we got closer to home.Anchored in the Roach for the night. » read more

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Bahamas Bound

Bahamas Bound

Woza Moya is a 39 foot sailing yacht that Allen has kept in the British Virgin Islands for the last 5 years. The boat is being phased out of charter service so it is time to bri...

August 01, 2011: Hopefully, if all goes well, tomorrow early afternoon we will arrive in Havre de Grace concluding our 2000 mile voyage that has stretched over 7 weeks and seen numerous crews helping with various parts of the voyage. Today we boarded the boat at Herrington Harbor in Deal MD where she had been left last week when the previous crew had to return th their normal lives. Our crew for the last 70 m... » read more

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2011 : More Baltic Sea

2011 : More Baltic Sea

Sweden - Gota Canal - Norway - Denmark

August 18, 2011: 15th August :What’s that big yellow ball in the sky ???? Sunshine ?? Are we still in Denmark ?Why move on when we can stay put and do more chores ? We take advantage of the day and polish the stainless steel on deck, do some wax and polish in the cockpit, get all the anchor chain out for a wash and dry. We are way ahead now on our cleaning jobs before leaving the boat.Paul and Jean come t... » read more

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Summer 2011

Summer 2011

Lagos, Portugal - Madeira - Azores - Spanish Rias - Lagos

May 27, 2012: Safely back in Lagos after stops at Viana de Casetelo, Leixoes, Figuera da Foz, Nazare, Cascais and Sines.  Met old schoolfriends Peter in Oporto and Penny in Nazare.  Judith was our crew for this leg and we docked a day early in time for her significant birthday. » read more

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Panama to the Galapagos 2011

Panama to the Galapagos 2011

Panama City, Islas Las Perlas, The Galapagos Islands

May 28, 2011: There is one big problem with visiting the Galapagos Islands…there is so much to see, photograph, and do that there is no time to keep up with the blog.  I have many interesting photos to post (the patient and obliging wildlife here make anyone look like a decent photographer and the volcanic scenery is amazing) but with no internet access on the boat on Islas Isabela or Sa... » read more

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Amber Sand across the South Aegean

Amber Sand across the South Aegean

April 04, 2011: An unexpected northeasterly picks up at sunrise and slowly veers to the south as we creep towards Atokos and on to Meganisi. By mid afternoon we are reduced to motorsailing up the Strait, meeting Norna Biron off Nidri, then rounding up in to Vlicho bay » read more

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Split - Mallorca

Split - Mallorca

November 09, 2010: Abwettern in TRAPANI.Nach dem Frühstück an Bord Aubruch in die wunderschöne Altstadt. Lunchpaket am Meer, danach Aufbruch in Richtung Erice auf 850m über Meeresspiegel. » read more

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