Category: Thoughts & General

So Long Portugal 6

So Long Portugal

e spent nearly three months on the Guadiana. One quarter of a year, it’s a long time, but still not enough to say we truly know the place. Before we arrived we’d heard tales about the...

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What’s The Point?

That’s the question that’s been running through my head for the past week now. What’s the point of cruising on a sailboat? Does there even need to be one? I blame the Guadiana. It’s this place...

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Not Forgotten

Two years ago today ‘Gleda’ saw the light of day for the first time. After a day of torrential rain, her hulls were manoeuvred out of the barn in which they’d been built, and put down...

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Anchored To The Spot

6am, first light. It’s raining again. ‘Gleda’ is bobbing about like a plastic duck in the bath water. The sloppy chop splashes and knocks against the hull a few inches away from my right ear. 9mm...

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Feliz Ano Novo

Happy New Year everyone, eyes down for a brand new year of fun and foolishness. Gail and I had a quiet celebration of what, for us, has been an incredible 2015. We walked down to the...

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No More Crusades

oday I was going to write another ‘normal’ blog post. I’d have talked about the weather, I’d have talked about Portugal, I’d probably have whinged about something…. again. But today it’s becoming apparent that France is...

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Settling In – Slowly

Blimey O’Reilly, where does the time go? Gail pointed out yesterday that we’ve already been here for nearly a month, I couldn’t believe it. Having Nicole and Simon aboard was great, spending time with my daughter...

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A New Project

We’ve been here in Alvor for a fortnight now, it’s perfect for us. It’s free, it’s safe, the town is nice with all the necessary amenities and there’s a friendly little community of like minded sailors...