Tortue's voyage

Tortue de Mer, in Greece and beyond!

Vessel Name: Tortue de Mer
Vessel Make/Model: Jeantot Marine, Privelege 39
Hailing Port: Sete, France
Crew: Michael Karamanof et al.
Social:
14 November 2019 | Playa de Alcaravaneras, Las Palmas
13 November 2019 | Muelle Deportivo Las Palmas
08 November 2019 | Las Palmas
02 November 2019 | Las Palmas
01 November 2019 | Las Palmas
31 October 2019 | Las Palmas
22 October 2019 | Muelle Deportivo Las Palmas
22 October 2019 | Muelle Deportivo Las Palmas
14 October 2019 | Playa del Pozo
13 October 2019 | East of Lanzarote
05 October 2019 | Cadiz
05 October 2019 | Off Barbate, Spain
04 October 2019 | Bay of Algeciras
04 October 2019 | Puerto Sotogrande
27 September 2019 | Fuengirola
27 September 2019 | Málaga
27 September 2019
25 September 2019 | Tomas Maestre
25 September 2019 | At sea 25 nm from Alicante
24 September 2019 | Alicante
Recent Blog Posts
14 November 2019 | Playa de Alcaravaneras, Las Palmas

Las Palmas 07

Busy day again, new solar panels connected now albeit no sun, wind generator purring away and charging our batteries and the new halyards pulled through here at anchor by Dimitri. With David arriving tomorrow we are “full house” and moving into the marina on Saturday for our last preparations.

13 November 2019 | Muelle Deportivo Las Palmas

Las Palmas 06

In port and at the shipyard again, to install our wind generator, Jonathan having arrived, we work hard to get Tortue Atlantic-ready, bowsprit done, Genoa pole collected and getting ready for use, Dimitri arriving tonight, just in time for a Spanish-themed party, Miche’le acclimatizing, progress in general, as I start studying Tobago anchorages...

08 November 2019 | Las Palmas

Las Palmas 05

There is progress! Not easy to get people to work on your boat, when over 100 ARC yachts are leaving on Sunday! New gearbox in, Generator under -hopefully last- repair, wind generator purchased and busy installing, more solar panels also installed, in addition to all other wallet-draining (sic) everyday [...]

02 November 2019 | Las Palmas

Las Palmas 04

Big day today, Sprigboks are world champions! Rugby of course! Hospitable Irish Rover pub opened at 9 and closed at 1130, just to accommodate me and another South African amongst 30-40 English fans, who graciously congratulated us at the end... Otherwise the Mini Transat left today for Gouadeloupe, single-handed [...]

01 November 2019 | Las Palmas

Las Palmas 03

Public holiday today but the anchorage is busy and everyone is working on their boats! Tomorrow the Mini Transat is leaving, an exciting single-handed race over 4000nm on super fast 6.50m boats. Next milestone is the 10th, when the first tranche of ARC leaves, the second leaving on 25.11, we plan to [...]

31 October 2019 | Las Palmas

Las Palmas 02

Been at anchor now for a week plus, Niki and Hans left on Sunday for Germany, alone for the first time since Fuengirola, routine is making lists and a couple of jobs over coffee in the morning, set off on my dinghy for the five-minute ride to the port and then climb on my bicycle for the chores, shopping for the boat, consulting about rigging, repairs, ordering spares until lunch, the holy hour, a cold cana (small beer) and a snack, followed by the holy hour of siesta, either on the boat, or in Nigel and Olga’s apartment. Shops reopen and work resumes here at 1600 hrs, don’t always make it till 1700 hrs! Aperitif sometimes in the bar, or on board. Dinner mostly on board, today I am having pork and sugar bean stew, lekker! More soon!

Las Palmas 07

14 November 2019 | Playa de Alcaravaneras, Las Palmas
Michail Karamanof | Cloudy, wind NE 20kn
Busy day again, new solar panels connected now albeit no sun, wind generator purring away and charging our batteries and the new halyards pulled through here at anchor by Dimitri. With David arriving tomorrow we are “full house” and moving into the marina on Saturday for our last preparations.

Las Palmas 06

13 November 2019 | Muelle Deportivo Las Palmas
Michail Karamanof | Winter, 17-23 degrees
In port and at the shipyard again, to install our wind generator, Jonathan having arrived, we work hard to get Tortue Atlantic-ready, bowsprit done, Genoa pole collected and getting ready for use, Dimitri arriving tonight, just in time for a Spanish-themed party, Miche’le acclimatizing, progress in general, as I start studying Tobago anchorages...

Las Palmas 05

08 November 2019 | Las Palmas
Michail Karamanof | Trade winds picking up
There is progress! Not easy to get people to work on your boat, when over 100 ARC yachts are leaving on Sunday! New gearbox in, Generator under -hopefully last- repair, wind generator purchased and busy installing, more solar panels also installed, in addition to all other wallet-draining (sic) everyday purchases... At least there are no chandlers in the middle of the Atlantic!
HR showed movement too, George flew over from Sotogrande for 3 days of work and leisure, Michele is arriving today for a few days and Jonathan is our first transatlantic crew member arriving Monday! Excited butterflies are flying in my stomach, great feeling when a plan comes together!

Las Palmas 04

02 November 2019 | Las Palmas
Michail Karamanof | Wind N 15kn, fair
Big day today, Sprigboks are world champions! Rugby of course! Hospitable Irish Rover pub opened at 9 and closed at 1130, just to accommodate me and another South African amongst 30-40 English fans, who graciously congratulated us at the end... Otherwise the Mini Transat left today for Gouadeloupe, single-handed over the Atlantic in a 6.5m boat!
And it’s getting crowded in my neighborhood, check it out on the picture!

Las Palmas 03

01 November 2019 | Las Palmas
Michail Karamanof | Changeable, wind N 15kn
Public holiday today but the anchorage is busy and everyone is working on their boats! Tomorrow the Mini Transat is leaving, an exciting single-handed race over 4000nm on super fast 6.50m boats. Next milestone is the 10th, when the first tranche of ARC leaves, the second leaving on 25.11, we plan to leave in between, around the 18th.
Food is great here in the Canaries, one of the typical dishes being “papas arrugadas”, baby potatoes cooked in salt water till dry and served with mojo Canario, a green, herb-, or a red, cumin-based sauce, delicious!

Las Palmas 02

31 October 2019 | Las Palmas
Michail Karamanof | Fair, mixed
Been at anchor now for a week plus, Niki and Hans left on Sunday for Germany, alone for the first time since Fuengirola, routine is making lists and a couple of jobs over coffee in the morning, set off on my dinghy for the five-minute ride to the port and then climb on my bicycle for the chores, shopping for the boat, consulting about rigging, repairs, ordering spares until lunch, the holy hour, a cold cana (small beer) and a snack, followed by the holy hour of siesta, either on the boat, or in Nigel and Olga’s apartment. Shops reopen and work resumes here at 1600 hrs, don’t always make it till 1700 hrs! Aperitif sometimes in the bar, or on board. Dinner mostly on board, today I am having pork and sugar bean stew, lekker! More soon!
Tortue de Mer's Photos - Main
Wildlife, sunsets, weather
2 Photos
Created 8 November 2019
No Photos
Created 16 June 2019