Category Archives: Locations

End of the Endless Summer

This weekend I’ve had to buy my first pair of trousers in over a year – a clear sign that we’ve left the Caribbean! The seasons are definitely changing here in Italy.  Gone are the long sunny days without wind … Continue reading

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Isola D’Elba

I think the British did Napoleon a favour when they exiled him to Elba.  In fact, I think it’s a wonder he ever wanted to leave, even if there was an empire up for grabs.  Elba has been a beautiful … Continue reading

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Islas Baleares

After a leisurely 48 hr sail from Almeria, we dropped our anchor in Formenterra, the southern most island of the Balearics.  Here we found a perfectly sheltered anchorage, white sand and clear water.  Perhaps the best beach we’ve found since … Continue reading

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Accidental Destination – Agua Amarga

We almost sailed past Agua Amarga but it was late in the day the last anchorage for another 30 miles so we did a quick turn to port and dropped our anchor below some ruins in the cliffs. Whilst getting … Continue reading

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Back Where We Belong

Tonight we’ve pulled up at a beach just south of Marbella on the Costa del Sol.  The sun is setting, drinks have been poured and the boys have been for their first swim.  It feels like a very long time … Continue reading

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Flores, Azores

Flores is a small, out of the way island at the western most end of the Azores.  It rarely receives tourists or visiting yachts and as such retains a simple charm where agriculture is the mainstay of the island.  Everywhere … Continue reading

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Impromptu Parties are Best

It’s late in the evening – the sky is clear and we can even see the southern Cross peaking above the horizon.  We’ve just dropped off the last of our guests who popped over for sundowners in our new anchorage … Continue reading

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