Monthly Archives: May 2013

Off to Camarinas in the Morning

We have had a housekeeping sort of day, supermarket shopping, filling up with water, stowing things away and so forth, because tomorrow we set off round the coast. The weather is good to go, John has made a passage plan … Continue reading

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The Rain in Spain

Yesterday we woke to the sound of rain pattering on the roof and the creaking of fenders as the wind pushed us around on our berth. We had intended to take the train to Santiago to explore and visit the … Continue reading

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Finding Nemo

We set out this morning to visit the castle across the water only to find out it was shut. Monday is museum closing day.  On the way back we kept encountering English families and the occasional American coming towards us … Continue reading

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To the Lighthouse

We were guided in to Spain by the only Roman lighthouse still in operation. It seemed only polite to pay our respects, especially as Torre de Hercules was but a mere stretch of the legs along the magnificent promenade from … Continue reading

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Handbags and Gladrags

We have said goodbye to Graham and Mike. It will have taken them just over an hour to retrace their steps to London. It is quiet with just the two of us. We had lunch in the square and then … Continue reading

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If Not Duffers, Won’t Drown

We arrived in La Coruña like Force Ten from Navarrone, beating into a force five, sails pearly and taut in the moonlight as we threaded through the fishing fleet. We tied up in the marina at midnight on Wednesday, weary travellers awed by the … Continue reading

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To Spain!

The last post was written last Friday and since then we have had a lovely time with Emma, Katie and Johnsey, going for walks, sitting in nice pubs and all being together on the boat. Johnsey had a strimming course … Continue reading

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Finally Falmouth!!

Yesterday we finally arrived in Falmouth, beating a line straight as an arrow from our first way point to outside the harbour here into a force five wind. We had waited around in Plymouth for the sea state to lessen, then we … Continue reading

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We rose early and made ready to leave. The engine would not start. The engine battery was flat. We have a vast bank of sexy, new batteries all charged in every conceivable way. There is a reassuring gauge to show … Continue reading

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Time Passes

We are still in Plymouth. We resumed our travels early on Wednesday 8th, keen to reach Falmouth before the worst of the weather. We planned to hug the coast this time. I felt a bit off. By the time we … Continue reading

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