La Graciosa – the gracious – and her big sister Lanzarote

November 24 - December 10, 2019; 2730 nm and 263 days after departure from La Rochelle What a sweet little island! Not very known but very attractive. La Graciosa is a tiny desert island made up of sand and volcanic cones. Located off the north coast of her much bigger sister Lanzarote / Canary islands. …

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Busy weeks in Quinta do Lore with lazy and energetic breaks

October 11 - October 27, 2019; 2339 nm and 219 days after departure from La Rochelle Isn't it funny? Cows are strolling at the high plateau at Madeiras centre like the cows do in the alps. Big poohs showing their tracks. 😉 And when you need to pass them they cross the streets in a …

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5 and a half days of pure Atlantic- feeling (like Columbus) and happily reaching Porto Santo/ Madeira

September 16- September 22, 2019; 2174 nm and 184 days after departure from La Rochelle Leaving Morocco was as easy as arriving. El Capitano did the check out for the marina a day ahead; all the payment was done, only immigration and customs needed to be finished. Again we were very lucky, after maybe half …

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Tangier, a completely different culture yet so close to Europe

September 08- September 16, 2019; 1574 nm and 178 days after departure from La Rochelle The 60 nm leg to Africa (sounds great doesn't it 🤓) was unspectacular. The most exciting part was, us weaving through the traffic separation scheme (yes, there are traffic separation schemes in the water as well, here because of the …

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