Finally heading for Sines

After a good nights sleep and a standard breakfast consisting of some müsli, a pair of sandwiches and a glass of orange juice, I prepared Away once more to switch from a living quarter to a transport. Making sure that everything is in place and removing the webbing […]

Katabatic winds

As I left Lisbon I set my aim for Sines, down the coast. But as always I realized that my ambition combined with the winds didn’t quite add up, so I had to come up with a new plan. I saw on the chart that there was a […]

Three nights in Lisbon

It could be the title of a book, don’t you think? After the less-than-enjoyable motoring to get to Lisbon I was more than ready to hang out in a marina for a few days. But first, docking. It becomes so much more apparent how sizable Away is when […]

Dolphins, dolphins everywhere!

The last few days I’ve been day skipping, moving during day, finding somewhere to anchor, sleep. Repeat. As I left Porto I was eager to get out sailing again, the weather haven’t been as cooperative though. The wind has been almost near non-existing and the swell coming from […]

Sail repairs!

As I wrote last night, today is sail repair day. It isn’t anything super bad, but the two top sail slides was broken and I don’t want to take any risks. As I got all the pieces that I needed yesterday I started after breakfast by removing the […]

Contemplations in Porto

I’m sitting here, in the sun watching it slowly descend behind the horizon while I have some delicious water melon. That’s when it hits me. I see more and more people getting ready to get back to work in social media, their vacations are ending. I realize that […]

Moving on to Porto, Portugal

After a somewhat bumpy night in the entrance to Vigo I set sail again. This time my plan was a ten hour sail to Porto in Portugal. It would be a downwind sail and to be honest, Away is not that happy about going dead down wind. Mainly […]

When life becomes surreal

For those of you that follow me on Instagram knows that I left Fisterre and sailed to Vigo some days ago. The sail was great, in the beginning there was wind as I left the anchorage, but as I got further away from land it calmed down, slowing […]

The passage to Spain

Prelude: It has been quite some time since I crossed over from Ireland to Spain and it had taken me some time to write this, mainly because I’ve had issues getting pictures out of my phone. Unfortunately that came to an end as I left Vigo last night, […]

Goodbye Ireland!

I just wanted to post a quick note before I loose contact with the outer world. Thank you all that has been helping me get the boat and myself ready for this journey! I am now outside the coast of Ireland, heading for Fisterra, Spain, and will hopefully […]