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A lovely weekend away

We knew it was unlikely that we would get out for a sail this weekend and so it proved. Sat morning was dry but cold so we set about completing our list of chores. Jo needed to replace the toilet … Continue reading

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Lost post

Hmm, not sure what happened but my post of yesterday didn’t appear on the blog and I haven’t got a copy. Anyway, since arriving in Alghero on Thursday morning we spent the day getting the boat ready for her first … Continue reading

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Easter in Alghero

We arrived early on Good Friday to get Nimrod ready for the season. It was certainly warmer than the UK at around 12 degrees C but it was also overcast and windy. We touched down at 11am local time having … Continue reading

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Neptune’s Grotto

The bad weather yesterday came in early with high winds and more rain. We decided to visit Neptune’s Grotto – a cave of stalactites and stalagmites on Capo Caccia about 15 miles from Alghero. The entrance is at sea level … Continue reading

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There’s always something…..

The day started fine although overcast and forecast of drizzle. Lovely. However, for once the forecast was wrong and within an hour or so the sun broke through to give us blue skies. We sailed out of A Coruna with … Continue reading

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The first thousand miles

We have now done over 1,000 nautical miles so we are more than two thirds the way to Gibraltar. It seems like only yesterday that we left Haslar Marina in Gosport for Cherbourg. We should have known that nothing would … Continue reading

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As it should be…..

We have managed to complete our first ten hours motoring so from now on we should be able to use the new engine as normal. We went through the Raz de Sein at slack as planned with very little wind. … Continue reading

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Back in Camaret

We decided that the best sea trial was to motor over to Camaret, just outside the Rade de Brest and a good stopping point en route to the Raz de Sein. The engine is completely different from the old one … Continue reading

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Ready to go – sort of!

All of the snagging list has been completed today so we are now ready to take her out on a proper sea trial. Shame that it is gusting over 30 knots in the marina and lashing it down with rain. Still, the … Continue reading

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First, very short sea trial of new engine

As posted yesterday, we thought that we would go onto the slipway to replace the propeller blades but Bruno Launay – the main man at Brest Marine Services – had other ideas. He wanted us to be hoisted up and … Continue reading

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