On 20th June Elaine flew out from the UK to the Azores to join Bob for a 10 day holiday – no sailing involved! With Pipistrelle in Ponta Delgada Marina, it seemed the ideal opportunity to focus on exploring the … Continue reading
Or Azores to Kinsale and Dublin On 30th June, it was comings and goings at Ponta Delgada airport, with Elaine departing (see Amazing Azores post) on the same flight on which Martin Goodchild arrived. It’s not the first time we … Continue reading
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Variable weather, trying to catch the wind, constantly changing sail configurations and dealing with unidentified submerged objects all made for a challenging, not entirely uneventful passage from Bermuda to the Azores. Back home in the UK, having flown from Bermuda … Continue reading
After a 14-day passage, Pipistrelle, with Bob, Pete Stone and Bob Tuckwood on board, reached Horta on the island of Faial. A full account of the trip will follow shortly, but this is worth posting! On the marina wall … Continue reading
Thanks to growing thousands of tons of onions in the 19th century and exporting them in the main to the USA, Bermudian seamen were known as ‘Onions’ and the island, ‘The Onion Patch’. Though trade declined after WW1 until the … Continue reading