Travelogue March 2017


March – 2017 450 nm – 11  destinations   01/03: Santa Marta Harbour (Colombia) heavy winds – excursion Minca 02/03: Santa Marta Harbour (Colombia) heavy winds 03/03: Santa Marta Harbour => Cartagena (anchor) 110 NM – 48 knots wind!!!! 04/03 till 07/03:  Cartagena Harbour 08/03 Cartagena Ship Wharf – Ferroalquimar 09/03 Cartagena Ship Wharf – Ferroalquimar 10/03 Cartagena Ship Wharf…

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Travelogue February 2017


February – 2017 975 nm – 6  destinations 31/01: Sint Maarten – IGY Harbour 01/2 till 03/02: St-Barth 04/2 till 05/02: Basseterre – St-Kitts 06/02: St-Kitts – White House Bay 07/02 till 10/02: Sint-Maarten – IGY Harbour 10/02 till 11/02: Saint-Martin – anchoring 12/02 till 16/02 Saint-Martin -> Willemstad (Bonaire) – 490 NM 16/02 till 20/02: Arrival – Willemstad (Bonaire)…

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Travelogue January 2017


January – 2017 6  destinations 01/01: -> Rodney Bay (Santa Lucia) -> 02/01 Chateau Belair Saint-Vincent 02/01: Chateau Belair Saint-Vincent -> Bequia – Elisabeth Port (Saint Vincent) 03/01: Bequia – Elisabeth Port (Saint Vincent and Grenadines) 04/01: Bequia – Elisabeth Port – > Tobago Cays (Saint Vincent and Grenadines) 05/01: Tobago Cays (Saint Vincent and Grenadines) – Wallilabou Bay (Saint…

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Travelogue December 2017


December – 2017 4  destinations 2 5/11  – > 10/12 The ARC from Las Palmas towards Santa Lucia (Rodney Bay) – 3100 NM – Arrival 4u30 pm 11/12 till 19/12: Rodney Bay Marina (Santa Lucia) 20/12: Martinique 21/12 till 25/12: Martinique -> Grande Danse – Martinique 26/12: Grande D’anse – Martinique 27/12 till 30/12 : Le Marin – Martinique 30/12:…

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Travelogue November 2017


November – 2017 4  destinations 31/11 -> 3/11: Porto Santo -> Marina La Gourura – Madeira 04/11: Marina La Gourura -> Tenerife 5/11: Tenerife 06/11: Tenerife -> Marina, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria 07/11 – > 19/11 Marina Las Palmas – preparations for the ARC 2016 21/11 – > 30/11 The ARC from Las Palmas towards Santa Lucia (Rodney Bay) –…

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Travelogue October 2017


October – 2017 680 nm – 2  destinations   23/10: Flight Belgium – Lissabon – Portugal 24/10: Lissabon -> Cascais, Portugal 24/10 till 27/10: Cascais, Portugal 27/10 till 30/10: Cascais, Portugal -> Porto Santo – 440 nm 31/10 : Porto Santo -> Madeira – 230 nm  

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Travelogue August 2017


August – 2017 1.100 nm – 12  destinations 30/7:  20 NM Nieuwpoort (B) – Duinkerke (FR) 31/7:  85 NM Duinkerke (F) – Eastbourne (UK) 1/8:  27 NM Eastbourne (UK) – Brighton 2/8 + 3/8: Stormy weathers in Brighton 4/8:  NM Brighton (UK) – Portsmouth (UK) 5/8: 70 NM Portsmouth (UK) – Weymouth (UK) 6/8: 65 NM Weymouth (UK) – Dartmouth…

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5 things we do differently while traveling


During my walk to the supermarket today, I realized that’s it has been more than a week since we left our homeport Nieuwpoort.  We are in Plymouth now and live a different life while traveling. I made me wander off to the days my grandmother took care off me during summer holidays while my parents were at work.  Here are 5 similarities…

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Beneteau Oceanis 523


  Length Overall (m): 16,25 Hull length (m): 15,89 Maximum beam (m): 4,88 Draft (m): 2.30 Light displacement: 15.000 kg Sailing area: 151 m2 Main sail: 70 m2 Genoa: 80 m2     Flag: BEL Number of guests: 13 + 1 skipper, overnight 7 + skipper Cabins: 4 Average speed: 7 knots Hull The Oceanis 523 is a wide boat with a good…

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Story telling: Live by rule number 6


    Rule Number Six.  Works every time.  It doesn’t matter what business you’re in, what country or state you live in, etc.  If it resonates with you, please share it, but first read on…   Once upon a time …. Ronald Reagan & Michaël Gorbatsjov were having an all day meeting discussing affairs of state.  Suddenly an aide burst…

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