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2009 Postcard from Ione 4 PDF Print E-mail


A month ago we said 'from Gijón where next?': Now we have the answer - A Coruña - where we are now comfortably ensconced in the Dársena de la Marina.
2009 Postcard from Ione 3 PDF Print E-mail


boas4Over a month has flashed past since the last communal postcard. A month in which we have sailed over 500 miles, had two sets of guests and made two quick trips back to UK. Wet days have been thankfully rare, but today in Gijón is one so it seems a good opportunity to sit at the computer.
Blush from The Canaries to the Azores PDF Print E-mail


blush7I guess we should have realised sooner that with the wind stronger above the acceleration zone than in it a brisk ride was developing.  We set off after lunch but by tea time we had double reefed the main and still carried the No 3 full. Blush - given 60 off the wind - was off like a 10bob rocket and giving us a fast but awful trip as we pounded and slammed into the seas. I have to admit that overnight I was quite ill as the wave action built and the wind strengthened.
Dylan Keep Turning Left 2009 PDF Print E-mail

Dylan Winter continues his journey up the East Coast in the 2009 editions (Episode 26 onwards)

As I have said before these videos are a delight, watch and enjoy.

Summer Cruise PDF Print E-mail
Summer Cruise discussions for those who are interested in taking part are on the forum and in cruising.
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