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Across The Seas Of The Mediterranean

We have now crossed to the other side of Europe. Moving from the Gulf of Lion and the Balearic Sea, across the Tyrrhenian Sea, through the mythical strait of Messina and across the Adriatic Sea. From start to destination it was 17 days, Canet, France to Sarande, Albania, a journey that marked the official start of

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Downwind Sailing Olbia to Arbatax Sardinia

It was a pig of a day to sail. It was cold. It was windy and there were bigger waves than I had ever experienced. On the up I wasn’t scared, and after two days with Mathieu and Gaz coaching me, I felt even a tiny bit confident. Except when the Captain decided to be a nutjob and

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Escaping The Winds Of Canet

Good things come to those who wait. Oh how we had waited and oh how good it was to say goodbye to the people of Canet. Also the lads in the boat next door, and the windy Gulf of Lion. My favourite goodbye is for the wind. It’s ever present roar 24/7, became an intrusion on

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Today We Ride

Canet en Roussillon is the windiest place I have ever lived in, I grew up in Windy George Town, Tassie so this is a big statement. Even though we have been ready to depart for three weeks, constant strong winds blowing over 35 knots and at times gusting to 55 knots means we had to stay longer. It