Monthly Archives: October 2014

Something fishy …

Idiosyncratic new fishing technique. If you can’t catch them conventionally … … beat them into submission with a baguette! Advertisements

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No wonder they were cheap!

Not sure how long we should expect these LED bulbs to last after being shipped like this from Hong Kong to the UK and then on to Gran Canaria. Initially thought was packaging on extracting from the envelope. Still, at less than … Continue reading

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Fire! Fire!

Don’t worry, it’s not us, but there was drama in the marina this afternoon when a motorboat caught fire. After a productive morning of catching up on schoolwork, our reward was lunch in the restaurant. Our 3.30pm departure suggests we are … Continue reading

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Las Palmas – en français (by Daisy)

Hi guys!! Here I am in Las Palmas. It’s pretty hot here. It’s been quite a while since I did my last post. I promised my godmother I’d do my next post in French, so here goes …. Bonjour a tous! Vous me … Continue reading

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Lycee Khujada 2: start of term

Day One of home schooling for the children and Skipper is taken aback to learn that ‘triangle quelconque’ is a genuine geometry term taught in the lycee (was insistent it had to be ‘scalène’ with proper Greek roots). After years of conjugal criticism of the … Continue reading

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Transatlantic test run – 700 nautical miles in 5 days

The plan WAS to go from Oeiras (near Lisbon) to Porto Santo and Madeira before dropping down to Tenerife and arriving in Gran Canaria to pick up the children’s schoolbooks. Parental stress from a month late starting term changed all that so … Continue reading

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La traversée de Lisbonne à Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Nous sommes partis mercredi à midi et nous sommes arrivés lundi à 14h. Nous avons passé 5 jours et 5 nuits en mer. Les gribs prévoyaient un vent du Nord 15/20 noeuds et une hauteur de vagues allant de 1m … Continue reading

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Arrived in Gran Canaria (by Hugo)

So, after Baiona we went to Porto, famous for its Port, a type of fortified wine popularised by the British, personally I didn’t find it interesting, but I loved the ginormous soft whip, and the torture exhibition we went to the … Continue reading

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