Forward to Fuerteventura

By ydalir.nu

Rumors spread that Isla de Lobos, north of Fuerteventura would be a beautiful place to anchor in good weather and we sailed there together with SY Modesty to find a safe spot. The bay south of the island seemed to be a popular place. We went snorkelling around the reef and saw fascinating fishes. We…

Lanzarote life

By ydalir.nu

Having sailed day and nights from the old continent to the Canaries, we were very happy to meet thee crew of Modesty and Skyline again. The two ships started from Gibraltar at the same time as we from Ayamonte and we had VHF and satellite contact after the second day on the Atlantic. We had…

Land ahoy!

By ydalir.nu

At 9 am we finally see land, having sailed for four days and night. All is well so far! 540 NM embedded in the waves behind us since we left Ayamonte. The first day and night was an easy ride, with dolphins surfing close to Ydalir, but on the second day, the wind grew stronger…

Leaving for Lanzarote

By ydalir.nu

MAR PORTUGUES , written by Fernando Pessoa Ó mar salgado, quanto do teu salSão lágrimas de Portugal!Por te cruzarmos, quantas mães choraram,Quantos filhos em vão rezaram!Quantas noivas ficaram por casarPara que fosses nosso, ó mar! Valeu a pena? Tudo vale a penaSe a alma não é pequena.Quem quere passar além do BojadorTem que passar além…

A true pearl – Culatra

By ydalir.nu

We heard different opinions about the Island south of Faro; Culatra. Some love it and others didn’t find it very attractive. Together with Sirenia we decided to give it a try and sailed to the eastern entrance of the Bay. It was high tide and we tried very smoothly to pass the sand barrier, but…

Portimao and Ferraguda

By ydalir.nu

We dropped the anchor between Portimao off port and Ferraguda off starboard. It was a sunny and warm day and we took the dinghy ashore to walk the small narrow streets of Ferraguda where the fishermen harmoniously sorted their net by hand. The sun dove under the horizon and the water sunk while darkness came…

Communication is key

By ydalir.nu

Being far from home and further on the way, we realised that we wanted better communication support, not at least for Anders to keep his consulting business going. We got the new satellite receiver, Iridium Certus, with significantly faster data communication and much improved voicemail quality, delivered to the Marina in Lagos. John, who recently…

Lagos

By ydalir.nu

“Twenty miles west of the sea port of Lagos, the coast of Portugal ends in a rocky headland looking out over the Atlantic, Cape St. Vincent. This is the prow of Europe, the continents out-westernmost point. In the Middle Ages certainty about the world ended here. From the cliffs the eye takes in a vast…

Lisbon and the mu-sea-um

By ydalir.nu

On Thursday the 10th of September we took an Uber to Lisbon to learn about the Portuguese adventurous history at sea in the maritime museum. The Museum was founded in 1863 by King Luis and shows several ships from the 17th century and tells the fascinating history of navigation. Having sailed so far, we have…

Nazarea to Cascais

By ydalir.nu

We had a very nice eleven hours sail to Nazaré, which is a favourite spot for surfers with waves at a height of 35 meters! As we were there, the sea was flat as a plate and we took a quick morning swim in the cold water. Cooled and refreshed, we continued to sail southwards…