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TRAVEL BLOG2019-04-18T10:54:26+00:00
  • BOATJOBS @EIGHT

    Lots of work done and still to be done @EIGHT! Instead of having fewer jobs it looks like there are more and more jobs to do! And some complicated jobs as well! You might think of the jobs listed here, is why [...]

  • ARRIVAL IN THE CARIBBEAN!

    This page is under construction! Probably still sailing!

  • OUR FIRST ATLANTIC CROSSING

    This post is under construction .

  • LANZARORE TO LAS PALMAS

    After a week in Marina Lanzarote, we left the island. We waited for Mark and Marijke of Catgreatcircle, who came from Portugal, to sail together to Las Palmas. So now it was time to move further south. The first anchorage was at Isla de Lobos, [...]

  • LANZAROTE – A UNIQUE ISLAND!

    Lanzarote island The island of Lanzarote lies just 125 kilometres off Africa’s Saharan Coast and is the most easterly of the Canary Islands (Spain). The island is 60km long and 20 km wide, making it the fourth largest island in the Archipelago. One of the [...]

  • GIBRALTAR TO LANZAROTE

    After being in Cabopino Marina for a month it was time to go. To continue our journey to Madeira. At least that was the original plan. Our crew flew in on sunday October 6, 2019. When we do a crossing of longer than 2 nights [...]

  • ISOLA DI USTICA

    Lipari island to Ustica Island. A very small island between the Aeolian Islands and Sardinia in Greece. Our last stop in Greece! This would be a 2-day sail. We had a good sail and we had dolphins dancing at the bow! YeS!   [...]

  • LIPARI ISLAND

    Lipari Leaving behind the sulphurous air of Vulcano and sailing north you soon come to Lipari. The largest of the seven inhabited Aeolian Islands. Clear blue waters give way to green hills and the ancient fortified walls of Lipari Town rise protectively above its two [...]

  • VULCANO ISLAND

    Vulcano Island It's always a bit strange when you wake up in the morning and you have no idea where you ended up the day before! But the bay we anchored was beautiful! On the south side of the island of Vulcano. Part of the [...]

  • STRAIT OF MESSINA

    It's going to be a very long day! The Strait of Messina is the plan! Bucket list! Let see how it goes! The wind was, as usual, not in our favor. Besides that, the current was also not as you want it to be. But [...]

  • ROCCELLA

    We keep sailing south in the direction of the Street of Messina. Another Bucket thing to do! But first, we linger along the mountainous coastline of Calabria. The Calabria region is an interesting and beautiful part of Italy. We have been here before but not [...]

  • CROTONE

    Today we were meeting Lesley and Rob. Owners of a Nautitec 46 who we met in Licata. Always nice to meet people and exchange experiences, places and whatever! We left very early in the morning (05.30). Same story about the sailing every day. In the [...]

  • SANTA MARIA DE LEUCA, ITALY!

    From the most westerly point of Greece to the most southerly point of Italy! Racing through the MED! Sailing and even more motoring around! 07.00 leaving the anchorage. It's going to be a long day.  At 11.45 we crossed the border of Italy. Change of [...]

  • NISIS OTHONOI, GREECE

    Today is our last day we will spent in Greece. One month saling/racing through Greece and a month was gone! We had a great time but it was too short! We have to move on! Our last anchorage was in the bay at the island [...]

  • AGIOS STEFANOS, CORFU

    Oscar and Matthias only left in the afternoon so we went again into town to do some exploring. Oscar went to the museum and we walked around the area near the Castle. And after this we had to take a final lunch before these great [...]

  • CORFU ISLAND

    After a more than delightful dinner yesterday night, we sailed to Corfu Island.  Oscar and Matthias would leave tomorrow from Corfu. The day started out lovely. Good wind so good sailing. Then the wind was on and off. Sail up sail down. Motor on motor [...]

  • ANTIPAXOS & PAXOS ISLAND

    We left the town quay of Preveza very early morning. Around 07.30 we were up and running and the guests were still sleeping! Red beast on, the sun was shining. It's going to be a perfect day! Antipaxos, Vraki beach [...]

  • PREVEZA

    Sailing through the Lefkas canal is really enjoyable. There is so much to see! Many other boats, narrow parts in the canal where you really have to watch out. The surroundings are beautiful.  It keeps you busy for a while! But it's worth the sail [...]

  • STREET OF MEGANISI

    We are on our way to Preveza. Sailing from Sivota you sail through the 'street of Meganisi'. Oh man, this is such a beautiful part of Greece. It's called the Ionian Islands. It's made up of the six archipelago's: Corfu, Zakynthos, Paxi, Lefkada, Kefalonia, and [...]

  • SIVOTA, LEFKADA

    Today we were leaving Kefalonia to go to Sivota on the island of Lefkada. We had a good sail for a few hours but after 12.00 o'clock there was again hardly any wind anymore. Motoring again! We entered the bay to Sivota around 15.30. Not [...]

  • FOKI BEACH, KEFALONIA

    First time stern to beach anchoring! Superb shingle beach mainly sheltered by ancient olive trees. Crystal clear waters and uncrowded when we were there. But we did have a challenge to go for first ....  anchoring stern-to beach! We never did this before. So first we had to [...]

  • ANTISAMOS BEACH, KEFALONIA

    We started the day, of course without wind. Today Birgitte would arrive from Holland and we would pick her up at Samos beach on Kefalonia island. But it all worked out different! The wind picked up to 15 knots and now Samos beach was on [...]

  • VATHI, ITHACA ISLAND

    Could we imagine to come to a more beautiful place than before? No, but yes! When sailing from Filliatro Beach to Vathi the scenery is so beautiful. The rugged coastline keeps you looking at it. The approach to Vathy by sea is truly an experience. [...]

  • FILLIATRO BEACH

    Today we were sailing to the next island: Ithaca. Ithaca lies next to Kefalonia. A beautiful sunny day nicely motoring along ... again! Anyway, the reward was sweet this time. We ended up in Filliatro beach. A beau-ti-ful beach with blue-green water. Very very nice. [...]

  • ALYKANAS BEACH

    Again we were motoring all day to our next destination on the Northside of Zakynthos. Really, we have experienced the MED almost only by motoring. Not too many anchorages on this side of the island, so we anchored at Alykanas beach. A long strip of [...]

  • LIMNI KERIOU, ZAKYNTHOS

    Next stop was the South-East side of the Island of Zakynthos. An anchorage called Limni Keriou. Close to the town of Keri. When sailing along the coast from Shipwreck Bay you see the beautiful rocky formations all along the coast. Lots of caves. Beautiful sights! [...]

  • ZAKYNTHOS, SHIPWRECK BAY

    We left the anchorage around 10.15. On our way to the Western part of Greece. Starting with the island of Zakynthos. To be precise: Shipwreck Bay. When going to this island one should visit the bay. Although very touristic still a beauty of a place. [...]

  • THE RION ANTIRION BRIDGE

    Early morning we left the anchorage of Nafpaktos. The sun was shining bright and right in our back! The optimal opportunity to make some nice footage of sailing under the Rion Antirion bridge! Ready for the red beast?! Let's go! The circumstances were perfect! Officially [...]

  • NAFPAKTOS

    Again today a quite long sail. We have not read about any good anchorages along the way to Nafpaktos. So we decided to just continue all the way. The views in this area are beautiful. We passed a lighthouse which I have no clue what [...]

  • GALAXIDI

    We entered the Gulf of Corinth from the Poseidonias side of the Corinth Canal. The Gulf of Corinth or the Corinthian Gulf is a deep inlet of the Ionian Sea on the Western side of Greece. The Corinthian Gulf has a  rugged coastline and unusual [...]

  • CORINTH CANAL

    The Corinth Canal was one of the things on our bucket list. And today it was going to happen! No idea how things work but we would experience that once we were there. The Corinth Canal is named after the Greek city of Corinth, which [...]

1910, 2018

BOATJOBS @EIGHT

By |October 19th, 2018|4 Comments

Lots of work done and still to be done @EIGHT! Instead of having fewer jobs it looks like there are more and more jobs to do! And some complicated jobs as well! You might think of the jobs listed here, is why we mention it anyway. But [...]

2510, 2019

LANZARORE TO LAS PALMAS

By |October 25th, 2019|0 Comments

After a week in Marina Lanzarote, we left the island. We waited for Mark and Marijke of Catgreatcircle, who came from Portugal, to sail together to Las Palmas. So now it was time to move further south. The first anchorage was at Isla de Lobos, an island very close to [...]

1610, 2019

LANZAROTE – A UNIQUE ISLAND!

By |October 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Lanzarote island The island of Lanzarote lies just 125 kilometres off Africa’s Saharan Coast and is the most easterly of the Canary Islands (Spain). The island is 60km long and 20 km wide, making it the fourth largest island in the Archipelago. One of the first things that visitors notice [...]

1310, 2019

GIBRALTAR TO LANZAROTE

By |October 13th, 2019|0 Comments

After being in Cabopino Marina for a month it was time to go. To continue our journey to Madeira. At least that was the original plan. Our crew flew in on sunday October 6, 2019. When we do a crossing of longer than 2 nights we always try to find [...]

1007, 2019

ISOLA DI USTICA

By |July 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Lipari island to Ustica Island. A very small island between the Aeolian Islands and Sardinia in Greece. Our last stop in Greece! This would be a 2-day sail. We had a good sail and we had dolphins dancing at the bow! YeS!   Sailing along we became a [...]

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