Haul-out time!

After getting a slip for Away in Almerimar it is time to get her up on the dry to inspect and repair any damage to the keel. Unfortunately, the boatyard only operates during the weekdays and as I arrived on a Saturday morning I had to wait. But […]

Sailing the Mediterranean, finally!

After my short stop in Gibraltar it is time to move on. I had a couple of stops towards my final destination planned in my mind, but talking to people in some Facebook groups I decided to take it all in one go, it isn’t really that far […]

Hello Africa! Hello Gibraltar!

Finally I was closing in on Gibraltar, and another milestone! But first I had to get there, and leaving Barbate was like many mornings – windless. I started motoring out towards the sea, to get away from land and hopefully have some sea breeze. But as usual, I […]

Now, that was a brilliant idea…

As I’m arriving in Barbate I decide to do something I never had done before, since everything has to be tested, right? As I was sailing into the anchorage in front of its beautiful beach I realize that the wind was perfect for anchoring without running the engine. […]

Autopilot plays a trick on me!

Cádiz was a quite good anchorage. If I wanted to I could have gone ashore for a provisioning run, since I saw a supermarket from where I was anchored. But my aim was to press on, so I didn’t have any time for excursions. So it was time […]

Sometimes plans changes

There is an incredible contrast in the weather, it seems to aways be strong winds in the evening and it calms down during the night and in the morning there is pretty much no wind at all. I assume the strong winds in the evening comes from the […]

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 […]

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 […]