Sailing Nokomis

25 February 2015 | Barker's Island Marina
14 February 2015 | I do not know where I am
12 February 2015 | Cracker Boy Marina
03 February 2015 | Cracker Boy Marina
01 February 2015 | Riviera Beach Marina
31 January 2015 | West Palm Beach
30 January 2015 | West Palm Beach
25 January 2015 | Mid-Atlantic
18 January 2015 | Sailing past Tarifa
10 January 2015 | Tivat, Montenegro
07 January 2015 | Monfalcone, Italy
03 January 2015 | Aegean Sea
27 December 2014 | Gemlik, Turkey
21 December 2014 | Or is she?
12 November 2014 | Ronda
08 November 2014 | Gibraltar
31 October 2014 | On the beach
28 October 2014 | Lagos
24 October 2014 | Lagos, Portugal
23 October 2014 | West coast of Portugal

Change of plans

08 November 2014 | Gibraltar
Cruising is no different than the rest of life - sometimes the best laid plans have to be changed. Cruisers accept this by saying their plans are cast in sand. Well, our plans in the sand had a wave wash over it and changed it all. When we left Lagos, Portugal, the original plan was to head south-south-west to the Canary Islands en-route to the Caribbean. Instead we turned Nokomis almost due east to head for Gibraltar.
Now the bay at Gibraltar is extremely busy and we did not want to arrive in darkness. We timed our departure perfectly to arrive two mornings later. Well, this turned out to be our best passage, ever. The winds and waves could not have been better. So good in fact, that we arrived about 8 hours earlier than planned - that is right, just after the sun had set. We white-knuckled for a couple of hours until we reached our slip.
We are shipping Nokomis back to the United States and had a lot of work to do preparing her for loading. We took everything from outside of Nokomis and secured it below... that is everything save the mast and the dinghy. Even the boom was taken off the mast and secured below. Needless to say, there is very little room left below on Nokomis.
Vessel Name: Nokomis
Vessel Make/Model: Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37
Hailing Port: Minneapolis, MN USA
Crew: Vicki & Paul
About: Vicki and Paul Have sailed Nokomis on Lake Superior from 2002 until 2011.
Beside sailing they enjoy nature hikes, cross country skiing, bicycling, and to kayak. In 2011 we sailed through the Great Lakes and have put Nokomis up for the winter in North Tonnawanda, NY. 2012 begins our grand adventure... sailing out the St. Lawrence onto Newfoundland and the [...]
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