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Leg 4

Bayona to Cascais

The next morning, Monday the 3rd. September was beautiful, warm and calm.

We raised the anchor at 08.40 and headed out from the bay under engine. 1,809 more words


Leg 3

Sunday  27th August, 2017

Laredo – Sailing to the West

We got up early in the morning and after breakfast Brian and I chatted about the problem with the mainsail furling. 1,962 more words


Leg 2

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Well rested and well fed, it was time to move along to our second port.

Our plan had been to sail directly to Bilbao but while chatting to a Spanish guy on the Oyster 62 that was berthed beside us, he suggested not going there due to the fact that the port is a busy commercial one and that the marina closest to the city is new and a bit isolated meaning that taxis would be required. 1,057 more words


Leg 1

August 12, 2017 – D-Day

The big day finally arrived and 3 of us, Jimmy Courtney, Joe Timbs and myself loaded our gear onboard. Jimmy also stowed his diving gear of which I’m sure he’ll make plenty of use. 827 more words


June 20th 1942: The Voyage

I was four years old when I boarded the train. I don’t remember much about it. There was smoke. My swollen mother was crying as she waved from the platform. 354 more words


One Way Ticket

One day, my parents told me to pack a small purple suitcase with all the things that mattered the most to me. Like any child I did not ask much questions. 361 more words

The Voyage


Ever since I was 15 years old I had a dream to sail around the World at some point in my life.

I don’t know why I had that dream but I’ve always loved being on the water, just messing about, and yet I only learnt to swim when I was 20 years old. 987 more words