We’ve kept our Facebook page, sailingyves, up to date but we’ve been horribly lax with our website blog. We promise to do better but here is a big summary to bring us up to date.
Since leaving Sao Jacinto we sailed down the coast of Portugal and then Spain to Gibraltar. We then sailed into the Mediterranean up the coast of Spain then crossing to Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca, Sardinia and now we are wintering in Siciliy. A picture paints a thousand words, so here are a few.
Hector and Phoebe in a brilliant park in Cascais, Portugal
Lighthouse on the coast as we sailed
Leaving Lagos in Portugal with extra family on board
At anchor near Cadiz (Puerto Sherry)
In the Marina at La Linda, right next to Gibraltar
At anchor and play in Ibiza
Sailing with our friends Steph, Mark and Alexander who came to see us in Majorca
View from Yves when we were stuck in Alcudia in Majorca for five weeks – There are worse places to be stuck…
Nana Vi came to visit for a week in Majorca
Stuck in a wonderful place for five weeks was a blessing is disguise because it made us relax rather than continue on our relentless sail
Escaped to Mahon, Menorca where we had a wonderful time, back on the journey once more
A montage from Sardinia, a very quiet anchorage and the first signs that the holiday season was over. Most of the town was closed.
And then to Marina di Ragusa in Sicily at the end of October for the winter. Yves is fourth from bottom right. Below are some of the things we’ve seen and done so far.
And lastly and most lately, our new ship’s cat, Pickle. She is named after HMS Pickle, the ship that brought home news of Trafalgar and the demise of Nelson. She’s a wonderful addition to the crew.