Portugal Archive

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    The Atlantic Crossing: Coda

    If there was a beginning to our Atlantic Crossing, it was our sail from The British Virgin Islands to Bermuda.  And although we have been claiming the crossing from “North America” to “Europe” was done from Bermuda to the Azores (Portugal), it took us another […]

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    The Azores

    The Azores were COMPLETELY different than I imagined them. First of all they were cold! The water temperature just broke the sixties. So no swimming for yours truly. Though I did see the locals getting wet. (Crazy!) Blustery and windswept are two words that come […]

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    This Week (& last) on Board

    Last week and this week on board: * We left Horta, Portugal heading for Gibraltar. We sailed for seven days and end up back in Portugal, Faro Portugal on the continent, but still! ( It was a wind thing) * Ronan settled on his passage […]

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    {this moment} – A Friday ritual via soulemama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link […]

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    This Week on Board

      This week on board: * We got our land legs back. We have just been at sea for 13 days crossing the Atlantic, don’t ya know *There was a lot of cleaning,  fixing and drying out. * We ate at the hot rocks restaurant. We […]

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    The Atlantic Crossing: Arrival in the Azores

    DAY NINE: Friday, May 13th The Weather Up until now, the weather has more-or-less cooperated with us.  OK, there were a few frightening electrical storms and we did have to run away from the water spouts, but once we were a day out of Bermuda, […]

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    Eulogy for Oswald Ivor “Jim” Green

    It is still hard for me to believe that my Father is not with us.   He was always there. I wanted to bring my family with to his funeral.  But for obvious reasons, that was not possible.  I asked my kids if they’d write something […]

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