The Windward islands of the Caribbean stretch from Grenada in the south to Martinique in the north and are so called because, as Christopher Columbus found they were the more windward of the Caribbean islands as he sailed from Europe to discover the New World….!
….using the Trade Winds which blow predominantly from the East to the West, these winds and currents in the Atlantic allow the fastest route across the “The Pond” and are used by us modern day sailors as we follow in Columbus’s footsteps! Continue reading “Barbados!”→
9th February ~ Leaving La Gomera to set off across the Atlantic? Ocean!!
I would like to share with you our unique experience of crossing the Atlantic Ocean on board Musetta! Some people can only dream of sailing across an ocean but we have been fortunate enough to make that same dream become a reality…..!!
Day after day, mile after mile just us and the endless blue ocean and sunny skies – magic!
After the well documented problems we encountered on our return to Las Palmas in January which are now resolved we needed to be moving on!
Fitting the replacement radar dome and refuelling before our departure!
We left Gran Canaria at midday and made an overnight passage to San Sebastián de La Gomera! We encountered the same horrible seas outside the entrance to Las Palmas as we had on our way in, all those weeks ago and so we assumed that it must be ‘par’ for the course’ in that particular area!