Category Archives: North Atlantic

Our voyage over the north Atlantic

After three weeks of pleasant weather during our wonderful time in the Azores, it was time to leave. The Azores is a special place for sailors and I shall remember our visit there fondly. From Angra do Heroismo we said … Continue reading

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A tourist flyer describes the city of Angra do Heroismo on the Azores island of Terceira as “The First City in the New World”. As the Azores lie on a route between Europe and the Americas, over the centuries sailing … Continue reading

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Last Thursday we had no wind, but that didn’t stop us motoring 20nm to the small marina at Velas, at the island of São Jorge. After saying goodbye to Coruisk, Inishnee, Inish and others who we’d meet at Horta, we … Continue reading

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Approaching Horta, with the 2350m volcanic island of Pico hidden under a veil of cloud, a huge dark shape appeared on our port side about 30m from us. The massive unidentifiable whale dwarfed our small vessel. It is great seeing … Continue reading

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A nice high to finish our trip with a great 24 hours sailing. The trip took 21 days – best day 155nm; slowest day (with drogue) 35nm. Overall, great sailing and great learning experience. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Day 21: Saturday 10th June … Continue reading

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