SY Scrabbler

Vessel Name: Scrabbler
Vessel Make/Model: Nicholson 39
Hailing Port: Cowes
18 October 2016 | Guadiana River
17 October 2016 | Guadiana River
16 October 2016 | Guadiana River
16 October 2016 | Guadiana River
15 October 2016 | Guadiana River
08 October 2016 | Culatra-Ayamonte
07 October 2016 | Culatra
05 October 2016 | Culatra
04 October 2016 | Ferragudo-Culatra
03 October 2016 | Ferragudo
03 October 2016 | Lagos
30 September 2016 | Lagos
04 September 2016 | Gibraltar
02 September 2016 | Gibraltar
29 August 2016 | Lagos, Portugal
26 August 2016 | Alvor
25 August 2016 | Alvor
24 August 2016 | Alvor
23 August 2016 | Lagos
08 June 2016 | Lagos
Recent Blog Posts
18 October 2016 | Guadiana River

Breakfast Visitor

Almost every morning we have these cute visitors dancing around our boat. They truly dance whilst flying! Maybe it is a courtship ritual. It sure does look amazing! And every now and then they rest on Scrabbler and give us the eye.

17 October 2016 | Guadiana River

Exploring

Whilst James is having a day in the office I am exploring the river using my favourite toy, the Oru. It slices lovely through the water and the river current are no problem at all. Raced Jax in her Bird yesterday and won!

16 October 2016 | Guadiana River

Jam(s)ie Oliver

hard at work at tonights dinner. Flame-grilled lamb chops on Mediterranean salad! Yummy!

16 October 2016 | Guadiana River

Waking up

alone on the river to very close by bird activity just to find THIS! The mother of all rafts we have ever collected. Trees, bamboo, twigs...no dead sheep though, like somebody else had this summer. We had to launch Storker to do some serious cleaning up. It had built up several layers deep and took quite some time. We have the feeling, that the bamboo is spreading quite badly along the river shore. Well, it does count as a pest and it certainly strives here! At times we looked at a whole forrest of bamboo during our walk!

15 October 2016 | Guadiana River

Moon Tan Lotion needed?

Almost! The nights are so bright, we sit in the cockpit and can almost read until midnight! The moon came up absolutely huge right next to us and gave us a fantastic spectacle to watch. Even the birds keep awake. At least we hope, those strange cries and noises in the bushes around us are birds...

08 October 2016 | Culatra-Ayamonte

Culatra-Ayamonte

Another stunning sailing day for our last coastal hop this autum to Ayamonte. Scrabbler will find her winter home there. The marina is lovely, new pontoons, freshly dredged, not many people and Ayamonte is a wonderful little place and of course full of tapas!

07 October 2016 | Culatra

Enjoying Culatra

almost alone! First night we had one other yacht with us in the Eastern anchorage and now we are completely alone there. The beach is empty as well, no day trippers and the water is clear and still warm. What a life, eh? But what is that thing in the water????

05 October 2016 | Culatra

Romantic evenings

with lovely food and wine! Warm, balmy nights and even the normally slighty annoying fishermen leave us in peace this time!

04 October 2016 | Ferragudo-Culatra

Cruising again!

We left Ferragudo early to do our hop to Culatra. After a calm start we are now sailing nicely along the beautiful cliffs with 5 to 6 knots under main and genoa. The sea is flat and empty. Blue sky, warm temperatures - sailing paradise!

03 October 2016 | Ferragudo

First night of the 'After life'

After Lagos life at anchor in Ferragudo. The sky has a rather eerie feel to it tonight. But that does not stop us enjoying a lovely BBQ and a glass of wine. It is nice swinging at anchor again!

Half an hour to kick off!!!!

01 July 2012 | Ayamonte
James&Jana
:-) Well, that was worth coming back to Ayamonte for! 4:0 and all the little Italians were crying. We found an Italian restaurant almost on the seafront completely in Spanish hands. So we feasted on stone oven pizzas and beer surrounded by red and yellow in form of make up, dresses, flags, bandanas, banners, T-shirts, baseball caps, hats and dog collars. The atmosphere was great and involved a lot of collective groaning, yelling and cheering. People danced, kissed and hugged after each goal and the noise went on and on throughout the night. Now we have to sort some things to settle back into Spain. Sim cards are all expired so we have to get it all renewed. We may have to stay a few days in Ayamonte but that is no hardship because the town is beautiful, the marina right in the middle, the weather is great and the cherries and huge and sweet and juicy!
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