Category Archives: 2013-2019 BLOGS

Top of the Morning to You

March 16 – 20, 2017 – Leaving Belfast we drove south again (less than two hours to Dublin) to our Air B&B cottage on a farm outside of Dublin.  Arriving in the dark we found the cottage surrounded by animals.  … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland

March 13 – 15, 2017 — March 13th we left Barcelona and flew to Dublin, Ireland to spend the next week, including St. Patrick’s Day.  Our first side trip was to explore Belfast, Northern Ireland.   There was only a sign … Continue reading

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Bilbao

February 17 – 20, 2017 — Bilbao was a huge surprise.  Once a gritty mill city of about 350,000, it is now a blossoming economy. It has become the “in” place to go with new architecturally unique buildings, many along … Continue reading

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Rioja Red

February 15 – 16, 2017 –  Continuing our exploration we rented a car and headed south to the Rioja area of Spain known for its fine Rioja red wines.   In the historic town of Laguardia we stayed at Castillo El … Continue reading

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Funicular Fun — San Sebastian

February 13 – 14, 2017 –  With John and Eileen in tow we headed off to the Basque region of Spain.  We took a train from Barcelona to San Sebastian on the Bay of Biscay, Spain’s northern coast.  The Basque … Continue reading

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Feast of the Patron Saint — Barcelona

February 10 – 12, 2017 – Friends John and Eileen arrived in Barcelona with plans to join us to go explore the Spain’s Basque region and Rioja wines.  First, we enjoyed a weekend in Barcelona celebrating the Feast of St. … Continue reading

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Barcelona 2017

January 7 – 31, 2017 – The first week of January was spent getting the boat and ourselves ready for us to leave Quintessa in Greece for several months.  We were off to Barcelona, our second home in spirit.  We … Continue reading

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Back to Greece

December 25, 2016 – January 6, 2017 — Now that the Greece/Turkey winter winds have started to blow, we are waiting for a safe weather window to leave. The winds at this time of year can be fierce along the … Continue reading

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Wrapping up Projects in Marmaris

December 20 – 25, 2016 —  We have done our time (out of the EU) and we are now free to go (back to the EU).  We will miss Marmaris for the food, culture experiences and all the friends we … Continue reading

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Bozburun to Marmaris

November 6 – December 20, 2016 —  After a few days of revisiting some anchorages we liked and exploring new ones, we returned to Bozburun to get organized for upcoming boat projects.  It was a good spot to have the … Continue reading

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