Entering the Dalmatian coast

We left my beloved Rovinj on the morning of 9th July and set course to an anchorage known as Portic. We had a beautiful upwind sailing, with smooth seas and fast speed. However, during our sail we saw a forest fire near Pula and we started a discussion about fires in the summer in the…

Navigating in Istria

Our very first sailing trip for 2022 was between Koper, Slovenia, and Umag, Croatia. During this 4,5- hour trip, we crossed countries and sailed 20NM. It was not a lot, but it was so great to be in the water again, to feel the sea breeze in your hair and the taste of salt on…

And so it begins..

After months and months of getting ready and upgrading the boat and more importantly, mentally preparing for our sailing trip, the moment of truth has finally arrived! Here we are, all 3 of us, with a fully loaded boat, with new sails, a brand-new bimini, a revised engine, and a million other checks and upgrades…

More than 5,000 miles!!!

On the 20th of June, a few days after our return from the great wedding in Greece, we hoisted our sails and headed to Santa Maria. Why? We had decided to buy a Windpilot, a German-made wind vane from the lovely Spanish couple we met while on the island. And so we did. This time…

The Blue (And Green) Lagoon

Sao Miguel is something of a fairytale, with its blue volcanic lakes, green landscapes and 18th century houses and buildings. It resembles Scotland strongly, not only due to its impressive steep cliffs and all the shades of green, but also due to the vast amount of cattle, horses, sheep, goats, you name it; an island…

Az-where-es?

On 10th May at 13:00 we turned on our motor, hoisted our sails and bid our farewells at Porto Santo, our port for the last month. The sea was very calm and the winds were light, around 7 knots, so we decided to kill the engine and hoist our spinnaker. What a great decision! Libra…

The Garden of Portugal

Our days in Porto Santo took off on a rocky start. As soon as we safely moored Libra in our pontoon, the Police (GNR) and the Customs (Duane) team, a whole bunch of people, accompanied by a fat Labrador appeared. Two military guys with heavy army boots and military clothes together with the poor, fat…

Hiking trails and tiny islands

Graciosa is a small but beautiful island. We did a little walk with Jelle to the anchorage, “Playa Francesca”, which is considered one of the best in the Canaries. Although the bay looked nice and the surroundings beautiful, the boats in anchor were rolling so we decided that the harbor was good enough for us…

March: The Birthday Month

Tenerife was a short stop, only spent a night at marina San Miguel and before the first light, around 4 o’clock in the morning we hoisted our sails and set course for Las Palmas. The trip was beautiful, we sailed upwind, but the sun was shining, the sea was almost flat and Libra glided through…

3 weeks, 3 islands!

Albeit February is the shortest month of the year, we managed to visit 5 islands, starting from Tenerife, sailing to La Gomera for a day, then La Palma, El Hierro, La Gomera, then again to Tenerife and back to Gran Canaria! On the 4th February we left Tenerife to sail to La Gomera. It was…