Gibraltar Archive

  • Ondine going to Dry_Dock

    Now this is not the end

    It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Churchill was referring to the changing tide of the Second World War after vanquishing German troops in Egypt.   I’m using it because Ondine is on dry dock, […]

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  • Ondine swimming

    We’ve arrived in Greece!

    We’ve been pressing onward to Greece with an unwavering sense of purpose and everything else has taken second place.  We’ve not been blogging or exploring as much, but we have been doing one hell of a lot of sailing: about six thousand miles or more […]

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  • James with Rock in Gib


    So we’ve been saying we sailed to Gibraltar, but you know, its not true. Sure, we crossed through the straits, and we had every intention of mooring in Gibraltar.  Hell, we’d already reserved a space in Queensway Quay Marina.  When we took down the sails […]

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  • Sunset in Faro-1

    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 Monkeys

    We went out to see the monkeys in Gibraltar.   First we went to this other exhibit to eat lunch. And we got to see animals: a butterfly, fish, and a turtle.  When we were walking to the cable car, we saw a Fire Truck and […]

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  • FI Monkey

    {this moment}

    {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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  • FI

    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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