Yearly Archives: 2014

Reflections on Our First Season

December, 2014 — As we come to the end of our first season in the Med, we have spent some time reflecting on the experience.  What were the surprises?  What places were our favorites that we would recommend to others, … Continue reading

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Christmas in France

December, 2014 — Since Christmas is not celebrated until January 5th in Spain, we decided to go to France to celebrate on the day we are accustomed to, December 25th.  Bob figured we would be back in time to celebrate … Continue reading

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Boston and Back

November, 2014 — On Nov 5th we headed back to Boston and spent almost three weeks seeing family and friends.  It was special time, especially with Sara’s father.  We even made it up to Maine for an overnight with Bob’s … Continue reading

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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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