Bye bye Almerimar

After having spent 5 months in Almerimar, it was finally time to move on. We had finished our projects, the restrictions seemed to be lifting, and we saw other sailors moving around Spain without problems. On the 10th of March, we had a good weather window to sail east and round Cabo da Gata. The […]

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Facelift of Idéfix

Due to COVID-19 and the Spanish restrictions, we had to stay in Almerimar a lot longer than we had planned. We planned to stay two/three months from November to February. Instead, we stranded in a small “lockdown” that did we counted to leave Andalusian legally at that time. Instead of doing nothing, we got in […]

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We reach the Mediterranean

When we arrive in a new place, we always check out the possibility to anchor. In Cádiz, the pilot books mentioned an anchorage not far from the city. We checked it out but the location and water depth weren’t great and the wind would pick up the next day, so we decided to use the […]

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Portugal – Part 3

We left Sines and had a long day ahead. There was no more anchorages or marinas along the west coast of Portugal, so we had to round the corner, “Cape St. Vincent”, which also meant that we would start sailing east – instead of south. It was a lovely sunny day, but not much wind. […]

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Portugal – Part 2

It was still dark when we left the anchorage at Peniche at 0600 o’clock. Our anchorage was on the north side of the peninsula Peniche. Just a few miles west of the peninsula is a group of small islands called Reserva Natural das Berlengas. It turned out that the area between the peninsula and the […]

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Portugal – Part 1

On September 9th we arrived at the Rio Douro, in PORTUGAL. We dropped the anchor in the river, just west of Marina Douro. It was a perfect spot, with good holding, calm water, very nice view and only a short dinghy ride to shore. We were very excited to be here and exploring Porto – […]

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The Galician Rias and Islands

We spent 5 days in A Coruña. By the time we left, we were 6 Danish sailboats in the marina. Some were sailing north and some had sailed the inshore route of the Biscay. And for some reason, we all ended up in the same marina at the same time. Our very good friends on […]

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