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Xanadu of Falmouth
First year of the cruise
Fiona Pound / sunny day !
04/08/2006, Falmouth

Last year we sailed our X-yacht (442) from Falmouth to Morgat, then across a very rough Biscay to La Coruna. We then sailed the very pretty rias of northwest Spain Camarinos and Portosin. We then went down the west coast of Spain/Portugal calling at Bayona, Povoa de Varim(smelly), Figuieriz de Foz, Peniche, Cascais, Sines,then around the Cap St Vincent to Lagos, Vilamoura, Santo Antonio, Rota,and then into Gibraltar, We then sailed Fuengirola,Motril, Almerimer (nicknamed the graveyard after the amount of yachts that sail in and never go out again), then Garrucha, San Jose, Cartegena, before crossing to Ibiza overnight, then onto Majorca for most of the summer, ending with Minorca and Sardinia where we left the yacht for the winter.A fantastic trip with many great memories.

Getting ready for the off
Fiona / raining
03/25/2006, Falmouth, Cornwall

Getting ready to return to Xanadu in Sardinia on 19th April. Really nervous but will be great to get back on board again. Hopefully warmer out there than here and less rain and wind/gales.
Sailing Corsica, Sardinia, Italian west coast, Sciliy, Corfu, Croatia, and Slovenia. This year before leaving the boat in Sept / Oct time.
Kids are excited but also miss their friends at school too.
Meeting up with our Canadian/ American friends that we met in Mahon last year. Hopefully in Bonifacio in May. Cruising in company is much nicer for all involved, great to have another mummy to talk to.
The boat is in a great CHEAP marina in the north of Sardinia called Castelsardo. Not much there and the town is a hike up a steep hill, but is safe and secure.

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