Crossing the Bay of Biscay. A 3-day stopover in, Brest/Marina Du Chateau was relaxing. The surrounding area is busy with bars and just what we needed. Brest itself is perfect for re-stocking your boat. Marina Du Chateau have a fantastic service, free use push bikes (150 Euro deposit). Which we took advantage and rode toContinue reading “Part 1: Crossing the Bay.”
Phone got drowned on the crossing, internet, images and communication lost. Hope I can bring it back to life. Arrived in Ares, Northern Spain 27.08.2021 after a 340 mile, 3 day and 3.5 hours crossing from Brest in France. What a trip!! Near El Ferrol, the hardest trip we ever made.
Newlyn UK to Brest France. Bon Voyage UK for now! We couldn’t stay in Newlyn for long, but I’d like to say. It’s a long time since I was in Cornwall. Padstow and Newlyn have still got a traditional charm and I look forward to visiting when we get back. Time to crack on withContinue reading “UK to France. Our first European country.”
I read it somewhere “You have to plan, not to plan”. Newlyn, here we come and not the Silly’s :-> You can’t plan to far ahead when you are sailing. The date was the 16th August, almost 3 weeks after leaving Maryport. On schedule!! Our priority is to cross the Bay of Biscay before stormyContinue reading “Rounding Land’s End, heading for Newlyn.”
Its hard to get off the hamster wheel. Using the electric drive/engine, when not needed, wasn’t going to teach us anything. Its a tough learning curve. Carbon free if possible “yes” but a skipper has a responsibility to the crew/wife, RNLI & self. For emergency’s only. I fitted a Hyundai 7kw, air cooled, LPG siteContinue reading “Making our way South.”
We were retuning from Kirkcudbright on the West, Scottish Coast bordering England. We were lucky to get this unexpected display, by a small group of DOLPHINS. They carried on for a while, so we just went round in circles until they stopped. We would love you to like the video and follow us: Click theContinue reading “A fantastic encounter with DOLPHINS”
The 2nd stage of our travels. Robinson Cruisers, Carbon Free Sailing with Ocean Strider. 25 July 2021: We left Whitehaven, on a sunny day and managed to sail most of the way to Barrow In Furness, with a following wind. Most of our sailing on this day was running, with our sails gull-winged. Meaning theContinue reading “Whitehaven to Barrow In Furness.”
The first day of our world cruise. Late start as expected! The first day was always going to be a late start. Still trying to get all the kit on board at 1am in the morning and it was a hot night. Bed looking very inviting, we’d finish in the morning. After waking up, weContinue reading “Setting Off On Board OCEAN STRIDER”
Sailing the world on board Ocean Strider.