Our 'Goings On'

Vessel Name: Carlina
Vessel Make/Model: Trader 39 Trawler Yacht
Hailing Port: Gillingham Marina
Crew: Ian & Bobbie Streten
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For as long as we can remember, we have had a dream, like so many, of owning a boat and sailing off into the sunset. and we have now started to fulfill that dream and have just purchased our first,and hopefully, our last boat. [...]
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The love affair that Bobbie and I have had with the sea and sailing started many years ago with our then young family enjoying the delights of Flotilla Holidays and that is when we made a promise to ourselves that one day we would sail off on our own boat to enjoy all the different aspects that a [...]
09 October 2009 | Benalmadena Spain
31 December 1969 | El Ejido
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09 October 2009 | Benalmadena Spain

Our 'Goings On'

With the excellent tutorige of Peter Bux from A.A.P Marine Sea School in Benalmadena I gained my International Certificate of Competence (ICC) I was able to take the certificate on my own boat which was a really good insight into her particular characteristics and idiosyncrasys. It enabled me to gain [...]

31 December 1969 | El Ejido

San Marco Festival & Celebration

It was good to take a day off from boat preparation. We were invited by or new friends Elisabeth & Norma to the San Marco Celebration in the nearby town of El Ejido. The Festival was celebrated with a procession of carnival type floats & a parade & demonstration of Spanish horsemanship so synonimous [...]

Our 'Goings On'

09 October 2009 | Benalmadena Spain
With the excellent tutorige of Peter Bux from A.A.P Marine Sea School in Benalmadena I gained my International Certificate of Competence (ICC) I was able to take the certificate on my own boat which was a really good insight into her particular characteristics and idiosyncrasys. It enabled me to gain a lot of confidence of what she could, and could not do. Thanks again Peter.

Our first meaningful trip on 'Carlina' was with our very good friends Frank & Sue who came and stayed with us for a couple of days following a really lovely couple of days we had staying with them in their mountain retreat in Frigiliana. The highlight of their stay was when we ventured out from the marina and we were joined by a large school of dolphins. To experience this with such good friends was truly magical. The trip and occasion will remain a lovely memory with both Bobbie & I for a very long time.


San Marco Festival & Celebration

31 December 1969 | El Ejido
It was good to take a day off from boat preparation. We were invited by or new friends Elisabeth & Norma to the San Marco Celebration in the nearby town of El Ejido. The Festival was celebrated with a procession of carnival type floats & a parade & demonstration of Spanish horsemanship so synonimous with Andalusia.

It was also a chance for local ladies to dress in their Flamenco dresses, adding to the colour & atmosphere to a very enjoyable day.
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