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Leg 1 of my Transatlantic crossing. Lagos to Las Palmas

The UK’s Brexit vote had a serious negative effect on our journey. I’ll say no more! The next part of the journey was going to be unplanned and a serious commitment. My choice was to head for the Mediterranean with very tight Schengen time. Or head South for the Caribbean, a year earlier than we’dContinue reading “Leg 1 of my Transatlantic crossing. Lagos to Las Palmas”

Stunning Five Mast Cruise Ship moors in PORTIMAO

A five mast cruise ship arrives in Portimao Portugal. A fantastic looking Cruise Ship “Club Med 2” I heard what sounded like a big ship passing, as I lay in bed this morning. Jeanette was up, which makes a change. She let me know there was another cruise ship pulling into port. This one hadContinue reading “Stunning Five Mast Cruise Ship moors in PORTIMAO”

Patience is a virtue on a Sail Boat with Solar Electric Engine

We’ve learnt to be patient now we have a solar electric engine onboard OCEAN STRIDER: 1,500 miles of sailing, Maryport to the Algarve. Passage plans as we travel onboard OCEAN STRIDER are evolving to suit “sailing” long distances with a solar electric engine. Our journeys are much longer than they were and usually to newContinue reading “Patience is a virtue on a Sail Boat with Solar Electric Engine”

PORTIMAO Elite Police Beach Obstacle Course

Beach Obstacle Course A damp and windy Sunday is not what most are looking for on the Algave.  But on Praia da Roche Beach, in Portamao, Portugal,  it is perfect if you are about to run the length of the beach, approx 3.5 times, whilst throwing yourself over, under and across some challenging obstacles alongContinue reading “PORTIMAO Elite Police Beach Obstacle Course”

We’ve made improvements to our website OCEAN STRIDER

We’ve spent some time re-organising our blog site @ oceanstrider.co.uk. All about our adventures onboard OCEAN STRIDER. A COBRA 1050 10.4 meter live aboard sailing yacht with a Lynch electric propulsion engine. Our aim is to make this blog site easy to navigate and as informative as posible. Now and in the future we willContinue reading “We’ve made improvements to our website OCEAN STRIDER”

A Sailing dream, Now a Reality.

The dream becomes reality. We sailed South, to the ALGARVE in PROTUGAL!!! On 24th July 2021, we started our epic journey, from Maryport in the UK. Sailing and living onboard OCEAN STRIDER. Continuing South for more than 1,000 miles, as the crow flies. Sailing roughly 1,500, nautical miles, to our destinations on the way. We’veContinue reading “A Sailing dream, Now a Reality.”

Living our dream, learning lots.

Sailing the dream. Long distance cruising on our sail boat for 2 months, with more than a 1,000 miles under our belts, on our electric powered sail boat “OCEAN STRIDER” has been a valuable experience. We left Maryport in Cumbria, UK, on 24 Jul 2021, and arrived at Peniche, on the Atlantic coast of PortugalContinue reading “Living our dream, learning lots.”

Bay of Biscay, my electric drive learning curve and our track.

A lot of catching up. My phone has been lost, my fault. Most images are gone. Second half of the Bay of Biscay, 150 miles from land & heavy seas. Both feeling ill and somewhat down in the dumps. No VHF radio contact, no sat phone, drive had tripped and the out-hall snapped, looking veryContinue reading “Bay of Biscay, my electric drive learning curve and our track.”

Part 1: Crossing the Bay.

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.”