Monthly Archives: June 2014

Lisbon Passage: Days 1-4

Thursday, June 26 – We walked around Ponta Delgada and explored the local produce market.  The quality of the produce is excellent and very affordable.  We loaded up knowing the refrigerator space was going to be very tight.  By 4 pm … Continue reading

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Holy Tuna!

June 24-25, 2014 We left Horta mid-afternoon and motored, windless, to Sao Miguel, the eastern most island in the Azores. It was an uneventful 24 hour run for the first 20 hours, then — we caught a 25″ tuna!  The … Continue reading

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Prep for the Final Leg

June 22-23, 2014 Laundry day again.  With our heading off to sea again this week and the location of the next laundry opportunity unknown, everything needs to get done.  The challenge at the marina laundry here is the language barrier.  … Continue reading

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Logocentric

Saturday, June 21, 2014- With the background completed on Bob’s sidewalk art, and no rain in the forecast, Bob got to work painting Quintessa’s new logo that he designed.  It looks great!  People stopped to check it out and some … Continue reading

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The Horta Life

Friday, June 20, 2014- We have started meeting other cruisers in Horta, but fewer than usual.   The combination of having friends on board and the language barrier has influenced our reaching out to other boaters.  It also explains why almost … Continue reading

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Legal Graffiti

Thursday, June 19, 2014- The sidewalk art challenge was on, plus apparently it is considered bad luck to not do a painting while in Horta.  Bob rose to the challenge and designed a new logo for Quintessa and our offshore … Continue reading

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Pico

Wednesday, June 18 – Today we caught the ferry to Pico for the day.  Cecilia, a local tour guide, spent a half day showing us the island.  Having a local person really makes a huge difference in learning about the … Continue reading

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Europe, really!

Monday, June 16, 2014- Yesterday, Doug caught a flight back to the U.S.  We are going to miss Doug and his cooking.  His coq au vin was excellent mid-ocean.  Yum! We really are in Europe – there is no propane … Continue reading

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Horta

June 12-13, 2014- It became clear today that while Flores is rugged and beautiful, there is nothing to keep us here after the first few days.  More clearly, was the realization that unless we found a café, consistent internet and … Continue reading

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In and Around Flores

Wednesday, June 11, 2014- Silvio, a local taxi driver, agreed to give us a half day tour of the island.  His English is excellent — no wonder.  He was born in Flores, then spent ages 10-15 living in the U.S., … Continue reading

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