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Posts from 'Spain: Balearic Islands'

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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We left Almerimar in the morning to make the our 36 hour, 243 nautical mile passage to The Balearics. The first 6-8 hours brought light winds and an easy motor-sail around Cabo de Gata. As the sun went down a dense fog surrounded us. It’s one of my least favorite things when sailing. A target […]

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