Image: sand dunes on Culatra. A one day motor sail East from Portimao took us to a very different place. Culatra could not be any further from Portimao in terms of culture, space and pace. We arrived in the early evening, passed through the entry channel on the rising tide and found our way to …
I'd like to say I can splice double braided rope now having done quite a few over the last few months but the truth is that I haven't done one yet without Andy Wall from New England Ropes leading me through it in this youtube video: https://youtu.be/UghIS9xdiDw Here's my latest effort - a new 14mm …
From just outside the harbour
Out past the needles
Niether house or boat are fit for cooking today. Phil Storage space almost full. Shed Boat is full. Boat House is almost empty. House The only free seat on the boat
A foggy early morning cycle up the river today to get the boat ready to go back into the water today.
With just a week before we move on we have completed all of the "out of the water" jobs. Here's just a few. The prop is clean, has a new anode and has been re-greased. The image was taken before the new rope cutter was installed. Bella has a new font and new hydovane bearing. …
There's a propeller in there We normally take Bella out our the water every two years for anti-fouling. This time it was three. She'll be out of the water for a few weeks now while we do various jobs - including stripping the prop down. Fouled No mast!
The last time we lived on board we had a SailBlogs blog. This time we are going to give WordPress a go. Here's the old blog that was started almost 10 years ago. We've taken all the posts away but you can see our route to Stornaway. Click:https://www.sailblogs.com/member/sv-bella