Monthly Archives: May 2015

Sant Antoni

On our second day here the sky was a brilliant cloudless blue and the sun shone. The view from the stern across the water to the little green hills is lovely. We were much more encouraged by our choice of … Continue reading

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Ice Cold in Antoni

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man who has motored sixty two miles must be in want of a beer, a large cold one. Preferably it is served in an iced stein of a glass, so cold a … Continue reading

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Oh, We’re Going to Ibiza!

When we arrived it was definitely not totally tropical. The sky and sea were painted in shades of grey, the sea slick and oily and the clouds bunched and threatening. Even so the party started as we motored into Sant … Continue reading

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Isles Columbretes

We are moored in the drowned caldera of an ancient volcano a third of the way to Ibiza and are pretending to be Australians. When we finally set off from Sant Carles we forgot to fly the ensign and so … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Rice Fields

Shore-bound still as a result of the fall out from big storms in the Gulf of Leon, we decided to go for a walk into the countryside of the Ebro Delta. We have not tried this before as the roads … Continue reading

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Rough Under Canvass

Most of my family holidays took place in Britain and it rained a lot. When we progressed from camping to caravanning my Dad would “bet it’ll be rough under canvass tonight” , on numerous occasions. It became a family saying. … Continue reading

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La Rapita

To celebrate the end of our stay in Sant Carles John took me out for dinner to La Rapita. It is the restaurant we went to on our last night here in October, having not noticed it before then on … Continue reading

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The weather at the end of the week was predicted to become very windy, twenty and thirty knots, with gusts of up to fifty. On Monday we took the decision to stay here, where we had a nice town in … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Destiny

Our second anchor practise has yet to take place. I woke early and fretted about it a while. I had a look out of the porthole; the mountains were hidden by low cloud and the view out towards the lagoon … Continue reading

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Anchors Away! – or not as the case may be

After rising early we set off on our sea trials. Trials being the operative word. Well, the trip didn’t work, which meant the log didn’t work and then the anchor, after performing well by holding us very securely in the … Continue reading

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