|Vessel Name:||Spring Dawn|
|Vessel Make/Model:||Rival 41|
|Crew:||Robbie Wilderspin & Jacqueline Cole|
|About:||Robbie's a salty old sea dog. Jax is still learning.|
After hiding in port in Palma for a couple of days while the rotten weather passed, we felt the weather had calmed down enough to go back out to anchor. We hung around in one of our favourite places - Las Isletas - for the first night and then spent two more nights at anchor in Palma Nova (it's a [...]
Diana and Simon disembarked from Spring Dawn on Sunday morning in order to get a bus into Palma, spend the day there and then catch a ferry back to Barcelona on Monday. After they left we moved along the south coast to Ensanada de la Rapita where we anchored for the night and woke on Monday to a lovely [...]
Another motor-sail today further along the coast but with the addition of an annoying swell which had kicked in mid-morning.
With the weather looking more or less settled for a couple of days, we managed to gently motor-sail along the coast to Cala Ratjada.
We remained at anchor in Puerto de Pollenca during the weekend. Robbie took the bus into Palma to retrieve, the now mended, auto pilot computer. We took Springy out around the bay of Pollenca on Sunday to carry out some trials to ensure that the auto-pilot was indeed fixed and working properly – [...]
We had a vigorous sail from Puerto Soller to Puerto de Pollenca on Monday, rounding Cap de Formenter with 15 to 20 knots of wind filling the sails. This time rather than motor sail, we sailed all the way, again taking half hour turns on the helm and with me learning how to sail upwind without the assistance [...]
Ribadeo to Finisterre
Created 17 October 2011