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TRAVEL BLOG2020-06-24T07:51:08+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! The list may inspire you. But the thing with all [...]

  • KICK ‘EM JENNY

    Kick 'em Jenny, also: Kick-'em-Jenny or Mt. Kick-'Em-Jenny is an active submarine volcano or seamount on the Caribbean Sea floor, located 8 km (5 mi) north of the island of Grenada and about 8 km (5 mi) west of Ronde Island in the Grenadines. Kick-'em-Jenny rises 1,300 m (4,265 ft) above [...]

  • UNION ISLAND

    By now we are living January 7, 2020. Time is running so fast as we have to be in St. Martin already in a few weeks. And we still have many more islands to discover! So we decided to go to Grenada first. The most [...]

  • CANOUAN – THE GRENADINES

    Canouan - “island of turtles” Only maybe 20 NM south from Mustique. We were expecting a lot of wind for at least a few days. We wanted a safe anchorage to protect us well. So we ended up in Charlestown Bay.  This is the main [...]

  • MUSTIQUE – THE GRENADINES

    Mustique - island of the rich and famous! The island covers 1,400 acres (5.7 km2; 2.2 sq mi) and has several coral reefs. The land fauna includes tortoises, herons, iguanas and many other species. Its year-round population of about 500 mostly live in the villages of Lovell, Britannia Bay [...]

  • BEQUIA – THE GRENADINES

    St Vincent and the Grenadines is a multi-island country. The Grenadines are a chain of small islands that lie on a line between the larger islands of Saint Vincent and Grenada. Part of the  Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. In the Northern part, you'll find the [...]

  • ST. LUCIA

    Two days after our Atlantic crossing our daughter, Annieck arrived in Martinique. We sailed on another Saona 47 to Forte de France which was very nice! We stayed 1 night in Martinique to go back the next day to St. Lucia with the ferry. And here [...]

  • THE CARIBBEAN REGION

    It can be very confusing when hearing all sort of different terminologies used for the Caribbean region! Time to sort out and make it a bit easier to understand! The Caribbean region basically consists of 3 regions within the Caribbean Sea. Situated largely on the [...]

  • ATLANTIC CROSSING 2019

    After 2796 NM, 18 days, 13 hours and 23 minutes we crossed the Atlantic from Las Palmas to St. Lucia! Details to come soon!

  • ARC 2019, MARINA LAS PALMAS

    Atlantic Rally for Cruisers The ARC is a ‘must-do’ for many sailors and attracts over 200 boats. 1200 People sail every year overt 2700 NM across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia. The ARC is for families with children, tough racers, cruising couples, [...]

  • LANZARORE TO LAS PALMAS

    After a week in Marina Lanzarote, it was time to move further south direction Las Palmas. The first anchorage was at Isla de Lobos, an island very close to Fuerteventura. Isla de Lobos Lobos is a small island of the Canary Islands (Spain) located just [...]

  • LANZAROTE – PART 2

    Today we went out to explore the Northeast side of the Island. Most of the island has been landscaped by César Manrique. This creative mind, born at Arrecife, Lanzarote, wanted to create an island on which his art was to leave an indelible mark. I think [...]

  • LANZAROTE – A UNIQUE 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 [...]

  • 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. [...]

1910, 2018

BOATJOBS @EIGHT

By |October 19th, 2018|7 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! The list may inspire you. But the thing with all boatjobs is, that it all [...]

2506, 2020

KICK ‘EM JENNY

By |June 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Kick 'em Jenny, also: Kick-'em-Jenny or Mt. Kick-'Em-Jenny is an active submarine volcano or seamount on the Caribbean Sea floor, located 8 km (5 mi) north of the island of Grenada and about 8 km (5 mi) west of Ronde Island in the Grenadines. Kick-'em-Jenny rises 1,300 m (4,265 ft) above the seafloor on the steep [...]

2406, 2020

UNION ISLAND

By |June 24th, 2020|0 Comments

By now we are living January 7, 2020. Time is running so fast as we have to be in St. Martin already in a few weeks. And we still have many more islands to discover! So we decided to go to Grenada first. The most southern island of the windward [...]

2206, 2020

CANOUAN – THE GRENADINES

By |June 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

Canouan - “island of turtles” Only maybe 20 NM south from Mustique. We were expecting a lot of wind for at least a few days. We wanted a safe anchorage to protect us well. So we ended up in Charlestown Bay.  This is the main anchorage on the west coast [...]

105, 2020

MUSTIQUE – THE GRENADINES

By |May 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Mustique - island of the rich and famous! The island covers 1,400 acres (5.7 km2; 2.2 sq mi) and has several coral reefs. The land fauna includes tortoises, herons, iguanas and many other species. Its year-round population of about 500 mostly live in the villages of Lovell, Britannia Bay and Dover. The population rises [...]

2904, 2020

BEQUIA – THE GRENADINES

By |April 29th, 2020|0 Comments

St Vincent and the Grenadines is a multi-island country. The Grenadines are a chain of small islands that lie on a line between the larger islands of Saint Vincent and Grenada. Part of the  Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. In the Northern part, you'll find the islands of Bequia and Mustique. The [...]

1704, 2020

ST. LUCIA

By |April 17th, 2020|2 Comments

Two days after our Atlantic crossing our daughter, Annieck arrived in Martinique. We sailed on another Saona 47 to Forte de France which was very nice! We stayed 1 night in Martinique to go back the next day to St. Lucia with the ferry. And here we learned a lesson for [...]

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