Captain Hugh and the Reluctant Navigator
The Voyage of Vega

Month: July 2015

Total 6 Posts

Medieval Mayhem and Bagpipes

Wednesday July 29th. We have been here in A Coruna since last Thursday, rather longer than initially intended, but it’s a spacious and comfortable marina, A Coruna is an attractive, friendly city with lots to do and see, and we’ve had a few things to sort out with the boat. When we arrived there was

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Bay Watch

We are in A Coruña, Spain. After just over 3 days of sailing we have crossed the dreaded Bay of Biscay. We left Audierne in the rain, the town shrouded by mist, and set a course of 214 degrees, more or less straight into the wind. So of course we

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The Raz

Monday July 20th. Enough procrastination. I have found every reason so far to postpone our sail across Biscay. But we have been to the supermarket and boulangerie here in Audierne to stock up with more goodies and are finally setting off this morning. On Saturday we left L’Aber Wrac’h, up

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Ooh la la! L’Aber Wrac’h.

At last. We are on the Continent. After three rainy days in Padstow which were mainly spent sleeping, eating and trying to understand some of the new equipment that we had bought for the trip, we finally set off on Wednesday morning. Up at 6am and Hugh was fretting that

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We’re off….. or are we?

We’re ready at last!   ….. There are sufficient provisions on board for an Atlantic crossing, let alone the Bay of Biscay, and the winds and weather look good. If we just keep going it should take us 5 to 6 days from Portishead to La Coruña in north west

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