Category Archives: UK – Gibraltar

First City

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 – A few last minute projects, including internet work since we will not have the internet for a few days.  By mid-afternoon we were out of the marina and had filled our fuel tanks.  This is … Continue reading

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Day In and Day Out

Sat/Sun, Aug 9-10, 2014 – Some friends and family ask what a typical day is on the boat.  Good question.  Many people seem believe that we sit in the cockpit and drink rum swizzles all day.  Not so!  There is … Continue reading

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Gib

Friday, Aug 8, 2014 – One of the surprises of Gibraltar for us has been its diversity.  There is a strong British presence as expected.  In addition there is a large Spanish population as well as Jewish and Muslim.  All … Continue reading

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New Friends!

Friday, August 1, 2014 – In this marina, as in most in the Mediterranean, boats all use the med moor system to dock.  That means that there are no fingers between the boats.  Instead, each boat backs in to the dock … Continue reading

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Ray-marine who?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – We are spending much of  this week on various boat projects such as defrosting the freezer, cleaning and reorganizing every cabinet, cleaning the outside of the boat, and trying to figure out why the RayMarine … Continue reading

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Rock On

Sunday, July 27, 2014 – Gibraltar is a British crown colony, a tax free zone and the Florida of Britain, with warm winters and hot summers.  Real estate is pricey compared to Spain and Portugal.  Gibraltar is only three miles … Continue reading

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Rat Pack

Saturday, July 26, 2014 – After a day of boat projects we decided to go for a walk after dinner.  It doesn’t get dark here until 9:30.  Not far from the boat we heard music and singing that sounded live … Continue reading

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Border Crossing

Friday, July 25, 2014 – There is some truth in the expression that “the definition of cruising is repairing your boat in exotic places”.    As we noted in our Lisbon segment, a new water pump and switches had been ordered … Continue reading

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Out of Africa

Thursday, July 24, 2014 – It had been years of planning and waiting for this day.  Today we were going to sail across the southern end of Spain and through the Strait of Gibraltar, which would put us officially in … Continue reading

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