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Old 06-08-2016, 10:36   #1
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Comino's Chronicle

It is happening... Less than 50 days to go and I am off to sail the high seas. Made the big decision around last Christmas and planning and working on it since. Gave my notice at work and to the letting agent, notified my family, I have fought the emotional battles with my girlfriend whom I leave behind – just to talk about the hardest part of the consequences. Work on the boat, deciding the safety and comfort features which fit the budget what not, is like taking a holiday from the problems. Had no time to go sailing since early spring (maybe the occasional fishing weekend or sleeping on the boat locally at anchor) so I am extra excited to leave land behind for a while. Lisbon is first stop (if no need for emergency stop) then Madeira, then the Canary Island. If all goes well and the boat is behaving herself, only Neptun knows where we end up.



I will try to keep this thread updated about my where being, and I will be glad to meet with fellow cruisers if our routes are crossing each other on this small planet.


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Old 08-10-2016, 07:46   #3
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Hi, I have made it to Lisbon from Dublin, took me nearly three weeks with two stops in France and Spain.Had storms and calms and everything. A week rest then Madeira, Canary Islands and who knows...

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Great sailboat. My father owned one and we sailed many times from La Guaria to Los Roques in Venezuela. Best of luck in your travels. Keep us posted.
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Re: Comino's Chronicle

I visited the links and read two long posts there. You are a good writer, and your posts give a good idea of what you experienced.

A few suggestions:
1. Show some photos of you, the writer/sailor
2. Add more photos to the site and the posts (to illustrate your log)

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Thanks for the suggestions, they are always welcome. Limited internet access means only quick updates at the moment, but lot of picture and videos are coming.

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Made it to Madeira! And it's raining...

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Great adventure! I am enjoying reading your posts so keep them coming.
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Good to see someone else showing off the Hurley22's long legs.. Rock on..
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God, I am enjoying this! In Lanzarote, Canary Island now, will spend Xmass in Las Palmas then Cape Verde and across the Atlantic. I had some tough conditions here and there, but I tend to forget those, the moment the weather turns fair or I meet with a friend or the fish soup from the fresh catch tastes as it should.



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