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Big News

Posted by Tni Newhoff on December 10th, 2007

I apologize in advance for droning on in this blog but there is just so much to say… What’s our big news??? We have sold our beloved Rosario. Fundamental to our plans has been the belief that we would/could sell our boat at the end of the year. Being a tiny bit superstitious, I didn’t […]

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Our Palma Days

Posted by Tni Newhoff on November 25th, 2007

Palma is proving to be a wonderful city in which to plant ourselves and work on selling the boat. Incidentally, Joel brought a little luck with him during his visit as we had our first nibble of interest on the boat while he was here. We were out for a sail and were looking for […]

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The Fastest I Have Moved in a Year

Posted by Tni Newhoff on November 21st, 2007

We took the ferry from Palma to Barcelona to go hang out out with our good friends Marilee and Jon who were there for work. David and I could not stop marveling at how quickly this monster sized boat moved over the water. The ease with which it glided through waves that would have had […]

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Friends Visit Mallorca

Posted by Tni Newhoff on November 6th, 2007

A few days after arriving in Palma we were joined by two people who I had been looking forward to seeing since they told me they were coming more than a year ago. Glen flew over from SF and Debbie from London. I’ll let it be known that during their visit we stayed up until […]

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Beautiful Palma and Cruising Contrasts

Posted by Tni Newhoff on October 28th, 2007

I’ve been thinking about how vastly different our European and Caribbean experiences have been. The Caribbean was all about the universe of its beautiful waters – anchoring in it, swimming in it, fishing in it, or simply just basking in it. Europe has been about the culture, the history, the art, and of course, the […]

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We made our way up the north coast of Ibiza, staging for our next passage to Mallorca. We found a nice spot on a small island off the northeast tip of Ibiza, perfect for an early AM departure. It was a lovely anchorage that ended up being such a tease b/c the water was littered […]

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Paradise Found…Again

Posted by Tni Newhoff on October 5th, 2007

I realize that I’ve used this subject line before (you may remember the little slice of heaven that I wrote about called Conception Island), but this place is also truly deserving of this moniker. This is the Ibiza that you rarely hear about. Not the Ibiza of all night clubbing and lifestyles of the rich […]

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Caleta de Vélez….twice

Posted by Tni Newhoff on September 19th, 2007

After three short days in Marbella, we headed for Caleta de Vélez. As a side-note, our good friend Ludy’s mother’s family is from the village of Vélez which is just inland from the port town of Caleta de Vélez. We did not know this until later, but it’s still pretty cool nonetheless. Though we had […]

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Marbella: So Chic

Posted by Tni Newhoff on September 10th, 2007

Yes, it is true, we were quite happy to be on our way from Gibraltar and eager to get back to Spain. The trouble is that the southern coast is littered with highrise resorts and apartment developments and during the summer months, is completely overrun with tourists. While these shores offer the promise of inexpensive […]

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Africa and The Strait of Gibraltar

Posted by Tni Newhoff on September 3rd, 2007

This little blurb written en route to Gibraltar: It’s 9:15 on Wednesday, August 7. We are in transit from Barbate Spain to Gibraltar and I just spotted Africa. This is SO surreal! We are on our boat, our little boat that has traveled thousands and thousands of miles, and now this…the continent of Africa lays […]

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My latest ambition is to become a flamenco dancer. David will play flamenco guitar. I’m crazy…I know, but one can dream right??? We spent 3 wonderful days in Seville. After debating taking the boat up the Guadalquivir river to get there, we decided it was too long a journey for how long we were planning […]

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Photos From Rota

Posted by Tni Newhoff on August 17th, 2007

Here are some photos from our time in Rota (David is the resident photographer…I just write the blogs so can’t take credit for his photography magic). The church here was one of the most special that we have seen with its painted ceilings (sorry I don’t have any pics of them). I loved the square […]

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What I Was Doing on a Naval Base in Rota

Posted by Tni Newhoff on August 10th, 2007

Our first stop in Spain was Ayamonte. We stayed there only a few days before heading on to Rota which is just across the bay from Cadiz in the heart of Andalucia. Ten miles offshore, I tune into a radio station. It’s playing American tunes. This comes as no surprise, throughout the Azores, Portugal, and […]

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Laurent was flying out of Faro so we began edging our way east along the coast. Leaving Lagos we were blessed with a perfect day of sailing. No engine needed, the winds were exactly where we wanted them as we glided past stunning sandstone cliff faces. The grottos that we experienced in Lagos seemed to […]

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Guess what?? We’re in Spain now! I’ll attempt to bring you up to date on what we’ve been up to. David’s friend Laurent made a spontaneous visit to us from France which was such a treat! He flew into Lisbon and we rented to car to go up and meet him and take advantage of […]

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