Monthly Archives: April 2014

Good Afternoon from a La Coruna bound Elinca

Yesterday was the crew’s only full day on Sao Miguel, and despite the sore heads we were determined to make the most of our time ashore. After being roused at an ungodly hour to make an entertaining appearance at immigration … Continue reading

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Call Me, Maybe?

Courtesy of Lynda and the Elinca crew, a little music video for your enjoyment

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Arrival in the Azores – the ‘highly edited version’

We arrived in the Azores yesterday at around 18.00 with around 20 L of diesel left in the tank. Phew! As we approached, the galley team shouted up the hatch that the cooker would not light signifying that we had … Continue reading

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Land ahoy…not quite yet

Land Ahoy……………ok well not quite yet…..but hopefully by the time this goes out that will be the case as we have 63 miles to go……however, we are currently sailing along at about 3 to 4 knots with only the cruising … Continue reading

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Bonus blog- answers to questions from 1st Marple Guides from Clare

1. Are the beds squished? If you mean are the beds small then yes, I guess they are quite small but the main problem is that the boat is always leaning over and so we have to tie ourselves into … Continue reading

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A happy birthday girl :)

Having fallen a day short of our initial goal of landfall by the 26th, today I was faced with celebrating my 30th birthday at sea. My initial thoughts on how I would like to spend today went along the lines … Continue reading

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Surprises

Yesterday was a day full of surprises. All good ones fortunately, including Lynda’s Birthday which started early at 4am. Todays surprise is Happy Birthday Lynda! Now go to sleep for 4 hours until everyone else is ready to celebrate. It … Continue reading

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Still having a whale of a time…but no whales :(

Hey Nick here back again for another thrilling blog post! No whales seen in the last 24hrs (booo!) and very little wildlife in general. Finally back sailing again after 12hrs of no wind with the cruising chute up and making … Continue reading

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ELINCA NEWS: ACTIVITIES ONBOARD

Today’s newsletter will detail clubs and activities available for crew members onboard Elinca. Contact details below. Craft Club: ever wanted to knit yourself a hat or embroider a fish? Well come along to craft club for jewellery making, clothes repairs … Continue reading

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Killer whales and turning back time

Good Morning readers, After all the excitement of the Easter weekend festivities we are back down to earth (or sea) with a bump. The class of Elinca were doing their homework yesterday following Clares sail-trimming lesson. A rather enthusiastic Nick, … Continue reading

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