Monday, September 27, 2010

Spain - Portugal.

Had A great sail from Vigo Spain to Lisboa , Portugal , 2 nites and 3 days with a fresh North Easter wind which blew us more than half way there , Came in at midnite to Setubal Nature reserve,to anchore off a clean beach between the resorts and No - Where
... After relaxing for a few days we went down town to do the formalities Three times we were told free mooring for a sail Training Vessel was impossible Then I finally met the Big Guy and was given 2 mnths free mooring with the fishermen .Wonderful Hospitality while waiting for hurricane season to Pass. I prepare to refit before departing for Madeira , Cuba, December 2010. Travelers interested in joining us for the Atlantic , please get in touch now as only a few berths available . Hanna will soon be abaoard and the blog will upgraded again , Happy travels , Nuthin- Wong

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Santander- Gijon-La Coruna.

Big thanks to Alberto who helped us solve our engineering problems in Santander, getting us outta town 6 days later after sociable party at yacht club. Raising Gijon in fresh Easterly wind where we welcomed Anna aboard from Hungary, at 8.30 am , at the fuel dock while taking on 182 litres of Diesel oil, most of which we burned the next 29 hours to La Coruna 130 nm. with wind on the Nose all the way, but the 40 year old Perkins never missed a beat and the newly machined shaft'n'Flange running true. As we now approach one of the most rugged and windy areas bound for Cap Finestere. We pay attention to the weather closely as even on non-windy days the wind turbines strategictly placed are producing energy for surrounding area. Aboard the good ship for the next leg are , Thomas , chief bread maker'n'cook whose learning not to forget to remember, Anna, ex physics high school teacher, now professional online Poker player, learning not to puke, Robin, English teacher in Spain outta Wales, teaching in Spain Madrid last few yrs, practically kidnapped off a North bound ferry and convinced to sail South, learning changes in attitudes and latitudes, Patrick , up'n'coming adventurer, outta Switzerland looking for a rainbow and learning how to propose to Elizabeth whose not aboard any more, Tanya printer outta Cologne Germany, ran a Heidleburg printing machine cut loose after 5yrs, learning to not look back. All in good spirits .. more news'n'views soon as we continue going da Wong way.