Category Archives: Spain

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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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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Stuck with bad wind (by Hugo)

Hi everyone I am now in Portugal, Figuera da Foz. So now let me tell you how I arrived here: first we went to a port at Portosin it wasn’t very interesting, next we went to an anchorage named Islas … Continue reading

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De Portosín aux îles Cíes

La météo avait annoncé F2/F3 SSO. Nous nous sommes donc préparés pour faire une journée de moteur. Une heure après notre départ, le vent est monté trés vite, et nous nous sommes retrouvés avec un vent entre 28 et 30 … Continue reading

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Sailing with the elite

We reached past Francois Gabart’s Vendee Globe winner (current title and record holder) as we started out across Biscay from Brittany, after mooring just along from his toy in Port-la-Forêt, a rapid-looking RM. We were then interrupted in our departure for the … Continue reading

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Portosín – the rias of Galicia

That’s more like it. Small beach less than five minutes from the marina, big beach a walk through town further. Aperitif in the marina club restaurant the first evening: calamares spot-on, bacalao with black olives great too, and the view … Continue reading

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Camariñas to Portosín – thar she blows!

On the beach within half an hour of mooring in Portosín. Enough said? Probably not … you should be so lucky. We decided to leave Camariñas almost no matter what, after a number of factors southerly winds (we want northerlies) … Continue reading

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Daisy’s adventure

Hi guys, Here we are at Portosin another port. This port has a beach unlike other ports. Yesterday we saw a pilot whale and then we arrived. At first we were at La Coruña then we sailed to Camariñas And … Continue reading

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Ría de Camariñas

Nous sommes restés 4 jours, sous la pluie à Camariñas. La Ría est très jolie mais nous n’avons pas pu vraiment en profiter… Le village a beaucoup de maisons délabrées et quelques chiens errants. C’est un village de pêcheurs et … Continue reading

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