Amel at work

It's been good to be here at Amel South. The work list has grown to over 30 items, mostly little warranty things. Yesterday, we went out sailing and identified the source of the creaking in the salo ...

Hyeres, Amel South

The sailing was really good from Cassis. First day upwind to Sanary sur Mer in 10-15 knots. Second day downwind to Hyeres in 20-25kn. Sunshine all the time. Phantastic weather. Sanary was nice - ...

Marseille?

Non, monsieur. Il n’y a pas de place ….. It’s hard to believe but we did not get a berth in Marseille. There are literally thousands of berths in the old harbor but none for us. I had emaile ...

Back in France

The last few days have been truly outstanding fun. From Estardil we sailed up to Cadaques, a well know tourist attraction on this Wild Coast. There is no harbor in Cadaques, only a bay to anchor in ...

Cala de Sant Pol

Yesterday, Kalle and Jutta left and Eberhard from Gauting arrived. I'm now getting experience in the "washing, cleaning and teaching" routine involved in a crew change. The boat needs to be cleaned i ...

Barcelona-2

Our sail to Barcelona, some 110 miles, was our longest leg so far this year. It was also the first time Kalle and Jutta were out of sight of land on a sailboat and their first night sail! They live ...

Alcudia and Pollenca

It started to rain and blow here a couple of days ago which put a damper on our outdoor activities. So we decided to stay put, turn on the heater and do some boat projects. Nonetheless, we managed t ...

Back to Mallorca

Yesterday we completed the circumnavigation (of Menorca) and put into Ciutadella once again. The first docking of the new team had to make do without a marinero taking our lines because we arrived du ...