Category Archives: 2014 Mediterranean Cruise

Tucked In for the Winter

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 — After a night at sea, motor sailing with little wind, we arrived back in Barcelona and our home for the next six months.  Barcelona’s weather is similar to South Carolina.  It is still warm by … Continue reading

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Road Trip

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 – Ciutadella, at the opposite end of the island of Menorca is more Spanish in feel.  It was originally the capital of Menorca until the British moved the capital to Mahon.  We enjoyed a day of … Continue reading

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Getting to Know the Locals

Oct 23 – 25, 2014 — As we finished lunch at one of the waterfront cafes and started to leave, the couple at the next table spoke to us.  They had heard our American accents.  Michael and Valerie live in … Continue reading

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Menorca

Oct 20 – 22, 2014 — Menorca is the least known of the Balearic Islands and is the one farthest to the east.  The center one, Majorca is the largest of the three islands and known as a major sailing … Continue reading

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Passage to Menorca

Saturday/Sunday, Oct 18 – 19, 2014 — On Saturday, we left Ajaccio early, still wanting to spend more time there, and headed south towards Saradinia.  By dawn, we were headed west for the Balearics. There was almost no wind, forcing us … Continue reading

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Ajaccio

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 – After two long nights on the hook along the west coast of Corsica we went into a marina in Ajaccio, the capital city, for a night without rolling.  We did not have much time to … Continue reading

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Rocky Rolly

Wednesday/Thursday, Oct 15 – 16, 2014 – The winds shifted and picked up overnight, and the wave direction followed, resulting in seas that rolled the boat starting about 2 am.  That gets old quickly so we decided to go ahead … Continue reading

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Calvi, Corsica

Monday/Tuesday, Oct 13 – 14, 2014 — What do we like about Calvi, along with their great pizza?  The laundromat!  A good, accessible laundry was a welcome find.  Figuring out the instructions in French was another challenge.  We finally figured … Continue reading

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Passage to Corsica

Saturday/Sunday, Oct 11 – 12, 2014 — We left Menton about 6 pm for the overnight sail to Corsica.  Sailing away from the coast was a beautiful sight with the villages along the water and a backdrop of the mountains.    … Continue reading

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Menton

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10 – 11, 2014 – We arrived in Menton, our last port on the French Riviera.  It is only 700 yards from the Italian border and Menton feels very Italian with lots of pizza restaurants and … Continue reading

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