Boarding complete

One more week to go As expected time flies in Las Palmas. There are only two important things to do on board before leaving on Nov11. A leaking window has…

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Hotel California Mindelo

The ARC+ fleet splits off Actually, we should have been on the Atlantic since Thursday and have the first 600 nm behind us. In fact we are still stuck in…

Discovering Cape Verde

Life Artists We are just at our stopover in the marina of Mindelo, the capital of Sao Vincente in the Cape Verde Islands. Since days we are ventilated by a…

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Approching Cape Verde

And it always happens at night At the start of a rally it is so busy that you don’t have time to feel like Columbus. What a pity, because we…

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We are off then

Las Palmas to Mindelo, Cape Verde Two years of preparation are soon history. After a negative corona test we are allowed to leave on Sunday at 1 p.m. with 23…

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What are we eating today?

Provisioning It’s now a year ago, that I had already finished my provisioning list. Last autumn, when it was getting grey and we couldn’t talk often enough about the new…

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Back to the blue water life

ARC+ ahead of us We slowly get back into the groove. It is normal again that “right” means starboard and the kitchen is called galley. Our German speaking share is…

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Hitchhiking across the Atlantic

The time of the optimists in Las Palmas Wanderlust and an empty wallet go just as well with a cream cake with anchovies. Imagination and courage are needed if you…

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria arrival

So many “first times” So that was it, our real, own maiden voyage. At 55 nm, only about one hundredth of the maiden voyage from Cape Town, which isn’t considered…

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Bye Bye Tenerife

Our personal maiden voyage We have been on Tenerife for almost 3 months now. We have waited two months for the Rivercafe and the last 3 weeks we have made…

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Our travel route? The World.

We are avowed warm-weather sailors and our way around the world will guide us through the warm regions only. From Cape Town, our 5,700 nm maiden voyage will take us along Namibia, St. Helena and Ascension Island, past the coast of Brazil to Barbados. The first 2-3 years we want to sail the Caribbean, the Bahamas and the USA. Then we think of the Panama Canal. In the Pacific we are planning with the US West Coast and Hawaii, before we sail for the second time in Polynesia. And then let’s have a look. Indonesia alone has 17,000 islands ….

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