Monthly Archives: May 2014

Scampering home

48.46N 04.82E 028 degrees 6.8 kn, half way up the Chenal du Four. Today’s blog – sorry, “slog”  has a slight air of the demob-happy about it.  Somewhat more informal, slightly less precise , but it paints a wonderful picture of … Continue reading

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Snail-free salad and other culinary delights

After a bit of a rolly Biscay crossing (well that is what the Bay of Biscay is famous for) we arrived in Camaret yesterday afternoon. It may have been a short crossing, but the crew sprang off the boat as … Continue reading

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Cheese and snowglobe quest?

Position: 48.29N 04.59E doing 6.5kn 155 degrees According to James, Elinca is barrelling in towards Camaret, hoping they’ve space. If not they’ll head for Brest (according to Marinetraffic.com, they have just changed course so it looks as though Brest is … Continue reading

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Alberto Rioja, gnome-extraordinaire

How do, Alberto here.  I’m YET ANOTHER new member of crew onboard Elinca.I’m about 20 cm tall with a green hat and a great big bushy beard.  I’m agnomio (a Spanish gnome), found by Leslie and Raffe in Camarinas, andthought … Continue reading

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On Our Way for the Last Time

Hi, We’re on our way again. This time it’s leg 12, La Coruna to Falmouth. It’samazing how quickly the last eight months have gone. In September it wasquite lumpy crossing the Bay of Biscay and so we stopped briefly in … Continue reading

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Last Change Over

Today we’re chilled out and hanging around in Coruna, giving the boat a clean and doing safety checks and shopping in preparation for heading out across Biscay on our final leg to Falmouth.  We’ve lost 4 crew – Benito, Raffe, … Continue reading

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Photos from Leg 9

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Leg 10 Video

Hi all, The second Atlantic crossing was long, windless and definitely a test of everyone’s mental heath as well as their physical strength. After a couple of weeks careful editing here is more or less what happened to us. I … Continue reading

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Another Birthday Onboard

So today its Sarah’s birthday! Having just finished celebrating Alice’s it was straight into planning Sarah’s. Since we were in port yesterday we have not made a cake yet but one will be made soon….carrot cake this time – yum! … Continue reading

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Leg 9 video

Finally, the leg 9 video! Edited by Lynda, here is more or less what occurred on Leg 9. After initially sailing 1000 miles we had a rest week in Ilha Grande, Brazil. As you might imagine there is more footage … Continue reading

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