Merry Christmas

Birthday and Christmas We are still in Marigot Bay in St Lucia and have decided to stay here until our spare parts for the watermaker and AIS have arrived and everything is repaired. Only when the Rivercafe is fit again do we want to continue north. Just sailing to another island – which is also …

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Atlantic, part one

From Mindelo to the middle of the Atlantic And then we finally got going. After a long wait, the 17 remaining ARC+ vessels were able to start on Monday (23.11). Someone in Cape Verde ended the kindergarden games and delivered our C19 tests at the very last minute. Hallelujah. The mood of the last few …

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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 other vessels. One crew got it: positive covid test and quarantine. Hopefully the control test is negative. This means that we are now only 24 …

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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 Mindelo and Cape Verde. The Marina Mindelo boss Lutz was very helpful so that the stop only lasted one day and night and the crew …

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Ascension calling

Stopping in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean On August19  at 2:30 p.m. Kitty, the incredibly helpful Harbor Master of Ascension Island informed us that our guys have arrived in Georgetown. Crew and yacht are fine and do not feel as lost as they felt for us. The fact that the port boss Kitty informed …

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