January 2024

 

Cape Verde

The sailing to Cape Verde took longer than expected, just over 7 days. After struggling with light winds, we finally gave up and motored for the last days. However, the crossing itself was very pleasant with sun during the day, starry nights with mareel glinting around the boat. We were also often visited by dolphins at night. A small black bird that we believe was a Cape Verde storm petrel appear ...

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Departure!

Last night at the harbor in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria! Christer's brother, Lennart, has made himself at home on the boat. The solar panels are mounted. The boat is washed and filled with both diesel and drinking water. The last fresh perishable goods are carefully stoved away. Tomorrow morning starts the sailing towards Cape Verde together with the other boats in Viking Explorers https://www.facebo ...

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" The charm of singlehanded cruising is not solitude, but independence. "