Category Archives: Spain

La vie à bord

Nous devons laver tous les fruits et légumes au cas ou il y aurait des oeufs de cafards. Les oeufs de cafards sont invisibles et sont partout. Dans les cartons, sur les fruits, sous les chaussures, les oeufs, les boîtes … Continue reading

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Avant la traversée

Nous sommes donc à Las Palmas, sur le ponton enfants. L’ambiance est hyper sympa, les apéros se succèdent de bateaux en bateaux, une dizaine de personnes dans un cockpit en devient presque la norme.  Pour les enfants, c’est le bonheur … Continue reading

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Let’s get this party started!

Here in Las Palmas it feels like fresher’s week, with an unmanageable number and frequency of opportunities to meet new people and drink plenty of beer and wine, as the pace of events and activities has continually increased since the ARC+ departure. From … Continue reading

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Offsetting our carbon emissions

http://www.worldcruising.com/newsarticle.aspx?page=S635515866273402193&ArchiveID=1&CategoryID=190&ItemID=236210&src= On Friday the Smart family planted upwards of 20 trees up on an escarpment overlooking Las Palmas and Galdar, as part of an ARC team planting several hundred trees to support an initiative to replant the hillsides of the north of … Continue reading

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Campaign for equal heights

Fed up with discrimination just because you’re a little taller than the arbitrarily-determined average? Me too. One of the few mistakes we made when commissioning Khujada 2 was including our bimini (cockpit sun-shade) as part of the build – I have been unable to … Continue reading

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Maspalomas

Nous avons loué une voiture pour explorer un peu l’île. Nous avons entendu parler d’un endroit magique, avec de grandes dunes de sable qui s’estompent gracieusement dans une mer sans horizon. Nous sommes donc allés voir. Nous arrivons sur ces … Continue reading

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Histoire et géographie

Ahead of our departure, now three weeks away, it’s not all CNED (schoolwork), boat preparation and beach outings. The archaeological dig at La Cueva Pintada, a site dedicated to the preservation of and research into pre-Hispanic life on Gran Canaria, proffered … Continue reading

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Out and about

We could have picked a better day to hire a car to explore the island. 34°C in the shade of the boat as we prepared to set out, and 36°C and rising as we drove south from Las Palmas, so we opted … 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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