In the Atlantic Crossing Part 3, we are enjoying Las Palmas and smooth sailing to Cape Verde. Here we meet up with friends, do some boat work and the final provision run before setting off to Cape Verde.
This is the content from our live daily cruising log – sailing from Gibraltar to Las Palmas. You need to know that they were written with irony!
On this part of the trip, we arrive in La Linea on the Spanish side and head off exploring Gibraltar and sailing to Las Palmas on what was by far the roughest part of the entire journey.
Part 1 of the Atlantic crossing, sailing from Almerimar to Gibraltar. We had some engine trouble and had to turn around on our first attempt!
I anchored up in Cala Benirras in Ibiza and ended up almost getting blown ashore by some brutal winds in a storm.
We got new crew onboard, left Mindelo and ended up riding out a storm at anchor in Cefalu after an unpleasant stay in the marina. This marina turned out to be unsafe in bad weather and we all learned some important lessons here.
The end of the season was getting close and I wanted to finish it with more crew and to go circumnavigating the magnificent island of Sicily.
The plan was to sail around the southern side of Sardinia for a couple of weeks, then make the passage to the biggest of the Aegadian Islands in Sicily, Favignana. I also had to park Ellidah in Cagliari for a few weeks to fly off from work.
We went for a passage from Menorca to Sardinia in search for some proper Italian Pizza! Also, we were excited about exploring this beautiful island.
We sailed with crew and friends and explored some of the coolest places on Mallorca. Including an underwater cave called Cova dels Coloms!