Yacht Olivia

Follow our cruise! We are Ann & Mats on yacht Olivia, an Overseas 40 bluewater cruising sailboat.

24 July 2019 | Lagos, Portugal
12 July 2019
29 June 2019
23 June 2019 | North Atlantic
17 June 2019 | North Atlantic
11 June 2019
30 May 2019 | St Georges, Bermuda
27 May 2019
24 May 2019
24 May 2019 | Masonboro, NC
22 May 2019 | Masonboro NC
23 April 2014 | Caribean Sea
23 April 2014 | Caribean Sea
11 February 2014
05 February 2014
03 February 2014 | North Atlantic
02 February 2014 | North Atlantic
01 February 2014 | North Atlantic
31 January 2014 | North Atlantic

Days 43 - 57

12 July 2019
This has been a crossing with complications, but now less than 500 NM remain to the mainland. We are hopeful.

As I told you last time, we arrived in Horta June 29. We immediately fell in love with the athmosphere on the island. Low key, low clouds, simple and magnificent. Peter's legendary Cafe Sport became our go-to place and their fishsoup (€2) is amazing - definitely beats the €50 bouillabaisse we had in Marseille on my birthday a couple of years ago.

We were going to explore the islands but everything came to a halt when I had notice of my mother dying in Sweden. I got on a flight as quickly as possible but sadly did not make it back in time. Only two months earlier we had our yearly week together in London, a precious time that we both cherished - where she was so full of life. My most beloved person ever is gone and it's been tough.

I came back to Horta last Saturday and we took off sailing again Tuesday morning. Since then we have beautiful days with subtle waves and a wind that keeps getting better. Looks like we might get to Lagos, Portugal, before Tuesday morning.

We have lots of that great fishsoup from Peter's onboard, and yesterday we flipped hamburgers from the really good meat we bought from the farmers market in Brunswick - we might not have to cook any other things during the rest of the sail unless we get bored. No fishing luck though! But we had dolphins again today - a black/white speedy kind.

I would really like to return to the Azores someday to see more. It was absolutely gorgeous sailing along the islands of Pico and Sao Miguel (with internet connection!) - there is so much to explore! We decided to speed up to be home in time for the funeral early August. And speeding we are, right now at almost 8 knots!

Vessel Name: Olivia
Vessel Make/Model: Overseas 40
Hailing Port: Stockholm
Home Page: http://www.yachtolivia.se
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