Why choosing a Leopard?

The new “Rivercafe” will be a Leopard 45. After 6 months of research, a few trips and a few pounds of coffee, we knew what the right boat was for…

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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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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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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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Ups and downs in pre-paradise

The first week on board “Honey, it’s not what you think.” This is usually used in a different context, but it hits our first week quite well. It was very…

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Day 39

The calm of the equatorial doldrums First the news that interests many of you: the Rivercafe has still not arrived in Tenerife. It is day 8 since the guys left…

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Lost and found in Mindelo

A matter of nerves Departure of the Rivercafe in Ascension was on 20.8. So – we thought – now the most difficult part of the journey is done. Gary –…

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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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