Log #19a To Barcelona

Log #19a To Barcelona

Log #19a To Barcelona Andratx, Mallorca Feb. 14, 2001 Covers the trip from Sete to Barcelona Dec. 26/27, 2000 At last, on our way out of the French rivers and canals into the open Mediterranean. We slipped from that desolate boatyard where we had been marooned over Christmas and went through the bridges at 1005
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Log #19b Barcelona

Log #19b Barcelona

Log #19b Barcelona Puerto Andratx, Mallorca Feb. 16, 2001 Covers the period Dec. 31, 2000 to Jan 30, 2001 As mentioned in the previous  log, the cruisers wintering in Barcelona were a supportive community, sharing the love of sailing. We have to thank Doug on Mindemoya who came from Port Vell to our mooring in
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LOG #19c Almost Dismasted!

LOG #19c Almost Dismasted!

LOG #19c Almost Dismasted! Passage from Barcelona to Mallorca, February 1, 2001 After the frustration of our cassette player not working after it had been  in the Sony repair shop for over three weeks, and leaving it with them again to be picked up by Judy on her way to Paris mid February, we were
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Log #19D Mallorca and Insurance Considerations

Log #19D Mallorca and Insurance Considerations

Log #19D Mallorca and Insurance Considerations February 2 to March 16, 2001 We arrived in Puerto De Andratx about 1000, completing the 14 hour hand steering ordeal after the roller furling broke. We went into the Club de Vela, resembling a refugee ship, with tattered genoa flapping from a twisted roller furling headstay that looked
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Log #19E Palma & Transmission Problems

Log #19E Palma & Transmission Problems

Log #19E Palma & Transmission Problems February 3 to March 20, 2001 I key this into my laptop on a beautiful warm (25C) sunny day here in downtown Palma, alongside the concrete wall in a no man’s stretch of pier between Pier 46 and the new marina under construction. No security, water, or electricity, but
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Log #19F Palma – More Problems

Log #19F Palma – More Problems

Log #19F Palma – More Problems March 14 – 21, 2001 Once we were safely at anchor in Las Illetas (39 32.0N, 002 35.4E), we soon realized the shaft separation was something we could not fix ourselves. We called Paul who gave us a few contacts to call, but unfortunately after four or five calls,
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Log #19G On the hard at Palma

Log #19G On the hard at Palma

Log #19G On the hard at Palma March 19 – 28, 2001 We limped into the city pier along Passeo Maritimo because our prop shaft was held on to our transmission by only a hose clamp. Peter, a very co-operative mechanic, had tried for several days (two to three hours each time) to remove, retap
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Subject: Log #19i Cabrera and Calas

Subject: Log #19i Cabrera and Calas

Subject: Log #19i Cabrera and Calas (Note – this log was misnumbered, and as such there is no Log #19h) Porto Cristo, Mallorca April 10, 2001 Hi Folks, We’re alongside (standard Mediterranean mooring, bows on with a stern line) here in Porto Cristo at a very economical 500 pesetas ($4.00 Cdn) a day. Lovely weather,
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Log #19j More Calas in Mallorca

Log #19j More Calas in Mallorca

Log #19j More Calas in Mallorca Pollensa, Mallorca April 14, 2001 Hi Folks, We’re up here in Pollensa, actually Puerto de Pollensa, as the town of Pollensa is a few miles inland. It is on Bahia de Pollensa, on the  the northeast corner of Mallorca (39 54.2N, 003 05.0E). We had a lumpy motor sail
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Log #19K More Calas and Ports

Log #19K More Calas and Ports

 Log #19 K More Calas and Ports Enroute to Soller, Mallorca April 16, 2001 Hi Folks, It is a sunny, calm day as we motor the 40 miles to Soller, on the north coast of Mallorca. Gilles is enjoying and doing a good job of steering to the extent we may call him Otto, the
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Log #19l Northeast Coast of Mallorca

Log #19l Northeast Coast of Mallorca

Log #19l Northeast Coast of Mallorca Ciudadela, Menorca April 29, 2001 Hi Folks, We are finally over on Menorca for a few days before Gilles has to catch his plane back to Canada. We are presently at anchor We are the onlyb in Cala Blanes, just north of Ciudadela, a lovely long narrow cala lined
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Log #19M North Coast of Mallorca

Log #19M North Coast of Mallorca

Log #19M North Coast of Mallorca April 14 – 16,  2001 We took Sprite for a leisurely long dinghy ride around the inner end of Bahia de Pollensa. The west and south sides are fringed with about three miles of sandy beaches right around to Puerto del Barcares in the southwest corner. Ominously, there was
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Log #19n Rendering Assistance in Soller

Log #19n Rendering Assistance in Soller

Log #19n Rendering Assistance in Soller Puerto de Pollensa, Mallorca May 3/01 Hi Folks, We’re back in Pollensa, on Mallorca after having a few lovely days on Menorca. We’ll be going back there on Saturday the 5th hopefully. Please excuse this second log arriving at the same time as Log #19m. I would like to
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Log #19o Back to Pollensa

Log #19o Back to Pollensa

Log #19o Back to Pollensa Pollensa, Mallorca May 11, 2001 Hi Folks, Just a short note with this log as I hope to be able to send it out in a few minutes from a book exchange shop where the owner spaeks English. We have had a difficult time with the phone lines and sending
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Log #19p Problems in Pollensa

Log #19p Problems in Pollensa

Log #19p Problems in Pollensa Port de Pollensa, Mallorca Started May 10, finished May 15th, 2001 Covers the period April 25 to May 4th, 2001 As mentioned in my last log, we arrived back at Port de Pollensa on the 24th. After dragging anchor near midnight, we re-anchored closer in, still in only 10 feet
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Log #19Q Pollensa, Cala Formentor & Mahon

Log #19Q Pollensa, Cala Formentor & Mahon

Log 19Q Pollensa, Cala Formentor & Mahon May 5 – 17,  2001 While in Palma on the 4th, we picked up our new Navtex, a dedicated weather receiver covering all of Europe including the Med, and in English. We had addressed it to be sent to Paul and Mary in Andratx, but as their address
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Log #19r Mahon and off to Tunisia

Log #19r Mahon and off to Tunisia

Log #19r Mahon and off to Tunisia Written at Bizerte, Tunisia May 26, 2001 Covers the period May 17 to May 26, 2001 Since we were able to finally arrange for our stove to be repaired and shipped to us in Mahon over on Menorca, we were free to set sail, at last! At 0530
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Log #19s Mahon to Tunisia

Log #19s Mahon to Tunisia

Log #19s Mahon to Tunisia Enroute to Kelibia June 5, 2001 Covers the period May 20 to 26, 2001 Menorca is the easternmost of the Balearic islands, Mahon being at 39 53.6 N, and 004 16.4 E. There are many remains from the Talayotic period predating the Phoenician, Carthaginian, Greek, and Roman occupations of ancient
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Log #20a Bizerte

Log #20a Bizerte

Sliema Creek, Malta June 24, 2001 Hi Folks, I’m fully operational now from the internet café, able to pre save my E-mail on disc on a PC format to send from the internet, and also now I can even download and save on disc to be able to read at my leisure on board from
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Log #20b Carthage and Tunis

Log #20b Carthage and Tunis

Msida Marina, Malta June 26, 2001 Hi Folks, We left our free mooring buoy in Sliema Creek to come over to this marina so we could get a bit of work done on Veleda, check the engine cooling water pump, and repair the stiff throttle cable before it breaks. In addition, our Mariner 10 outboard
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Log #20c Bizerte to Monastir

Log #20c Bizerte to Monastir

Log #20c Bizerte to Monastir June 17, 2001 Written En Route to Malta Covers the period June 2 to 9, 2001 We liked Bizerte. It was a good, easily accessed port of entry; had an economical and adequately equipped  marina with friendly helpful staff, with fuel, electricity, water, a dive shop and a small bar
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Log #21a Arrival in Malta

Log #21a Arrival in Malta

Log #21a Arrival in Malta July 15, 2001 Syracusa, Sicily, Italy Covers the period June 18 to July 1, 2001 We were a bit tired after a 22 hour sail of 112 nautical miles from Lampedusa, especially since much of it we had to hand steer in one or two hour shifts. That’s why, from
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Log #21b Canada Day in Gozo

Log #21b Canada Day in Gozo

Log #21b Canada Day in Gozo Mgarr, Gozo July 2, 2001 Thank you, people of Gozo, from Judy and Aubrey Millard on board our Canadian sailing vessel, Veleda IV, for the hospitality and friendship unreservedly extended to us on our visit to your fair domain. Thanks to the office of Louis Bugeja, the Assistant Honorary
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Log #21c Touring Malta

Log #21c Touring Malta

Log #21c Touring Malta July 17, 2001 Siracusa, Sicily, Italy Covers the period July 3 to July 11, 2001 July 3, our third anniversary on board Veleda. It was three years ago today we set sail from the Toronto Hydroplane and Sailing Club for our open ended world cruise. We’re not tired of cruising yet,
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Log #21d Malta to Sicily

Log #21d Malta to Sicily

Log #21d Malta to Sicily July 21, 2001 Roccella Ionica, Italy Covers the period July 9 to 11, 2001 A couple of nights before we planned to leave, a local boater informed us that the owner of the mooring we were on was to return next day. No problem, and we relocated to a trot
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Log #21e, Siracusa and Mt. Etna, Sicily

Log #21e, Siracusa and Mt. Etna, Sicily

Log #21e, Siracusa and Mt. Etna, Sicily July 24, 2001 Written en route from Santa Maria di Leuca to the Adriatic Covers the period July 11 to July 17, 2001 Today as I sit down in the main cabin to write this, we are having one of those idyllic sailing days with glorious sunny weather,
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Log #28e Off at last!

Log #28e Off at last!

Marmaris, Turkey April 12, 2003 Hi Folks, We are not in Marmaris yet, but will be when I send this later today. We are checking out of Turkey from Marmaris rather than going to Bodrum as planned. Then we will enter Greek waters at Symi, and gunkhole through a few Greek islands to be in
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