Category Archives: Mediterranean Logs

Morocco to the Canary Islands

We would have liked to spend a bit more time in Morocco, but with a forecast for a few days of fresh northeasterlies, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have tailwinds that would give us a swift passage all … Continue reading

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Spain: Ronda, Seville and Cádiz

In the village of Ronda With Moonshadow snug in the Queensway Quay Marina in Gibraltar, the Windies and us set off in a hire car to see a bit of inland Spain.  After getting our LPG bottle filled by Dirk … Continue reading

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Gibraltar

“The Rock” viewed from the anchorage at La Linea  The Rock of Gibraltar began to show its outline through the overcast from a range of about ten miles.  We had lifted the anchor earlier that morning just as a … Continue reading

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Cartagena and the Mainland Coast of Spain

Isla del Esparto off the east coast of Ibiza We departed Sant Antoni de Portmany on the Island of Ibiza early in the afternoon, attempting to time our passage so we would make landfall in Cartagena, on the mainland … Continue reading

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Ibiza

Sunset at the Cafe del Mar We departed the anchorage at Playa Palmanova on the island of Mallorca under a spectacular crimson sunrise.  No need for these sailors to take warning-conditions were perfect for a day of sailing.  The … Continue reading

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Mallorca

With the wind fresh from the northeast, conditions were perfect to sail across the channel from Menorca to Mallorca, the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands. Our Australian friends Annie and Liam on Gone With the Wind were heading across as … Continue reading

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Menorca

With the weather forecast showing moderate northeasterlies for the next couple of days, we departed on September 2 from Carloforte, the small resort/fishing village off the southwest coast of Sardinia, bound for Mahon in the Balearic Islands of Spain, … Continue reading

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The South Coast of Sardinia

We’re presently weather bound, anchored on the south end of Isola San Pietro, a small resort island off the southwest corner of Sardinia.  Mistral is the local term for the fresh northwesterly blows that spawn up in the Gulf of … Continue reading

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The South Coast of Sicily and Egadi Islands

The Southern coast of Sicily is an easy day’s sail from Malta. The trick is to find a weather window that provides the necessary breeze to get you there, but allow you be comfortable when you arrive as there are … Continue reading

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Malta, Part 2

After our excellent haul out, we spent the next three weeks waiting for the new dodger cover to be completed. Somehow we managed to find a plethora of jobs and projects to fill up most of our days. Our “to … Continue reading

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