The plan right now is to get to the Canaries
by September and head
for the Lesser Antilles (or?)in December. I need to fly home around June 1 for the birth of my grandson and the immediate plans are up in the air. We were going to leave Ostia (Rome)on April 1 and head for Gibraltar
, but the weather has been very bad and we think we'll wait if we can. We had gusts that topped 88 knots (according to a fellow cruisers anemometer--I know that sounds unbelievable--it was really scary--hail, lightening and wind
that felt like it could tear the boat up)here two days ago. Quite a few roller furling
jibs shredded, ours included. It stayed furled because we had the sheets
wound around a few times, but the top part got torn up. The marina did tell us last month that we could stay another month if we wanted, but when Gene checked last week they said they'd have to check. The office has been closed for the Easter week-end so we'll find out tomorrow if they have room for us to stay. No sense in going out until the winter weather is really over. I really would have hated being out there this last week-end. The other cruisers here are of the same thought; stay here until things calm down. If we stay two to four weeks, we'll head for Valencia or closer instead of Gib. for my June trip.
Sorry for the late response, I'm having a few wireless problems.