Moonlight Adventure

The story of our travels on board Moonlight, our Vancouver 36.


Friday 20th November 2009

Posted by yachtmoonlight on November 20, 2009 at 10:59 AM Comments comments (2)

We had a quiet weekend, tidying and cleaning the boat ready for Becky’s arrival on Monday.

I felt very English (and a tad old) on Sunday as I baked scones while listening to a Radio Four Woman’s Hour podcast.

John noticed that some of the lines had frayed quite badly. The swell in marina is still causing the boat to roll around a lot and the ropes are rubbing badly on the cleats on the boat and the pontoons. One of the lines was very badly frayed and was in danger of ...

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Friday 13th November 2009

Posted by yachtmoonlight on November 14, 2009 at 12:28 PM Comments comments (3)

We left Madeira on Tuesday 3rd November as planned and set sail in the morning.

There was enough wind for us to sail for the first few hours, but the wind soon died away and we had to run the engine to keep us going.

The sea was choppy, which made the boat very rolly and although it had been sunny when we set out, the sky gradually filled with clouds and we had occasional showers from late afternoon and through the night.


The following day wasn’t much bett...

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Sunday 1st November 2009

Posted by yachtmoonlight on November 2, 2009 at 12:17 PM Comments comments (2)

We’ve had a relatively quiet week, still in Madeira and waiting for the wind to change so we can move on to The Canary Islands.

The big news from the week is that we will have an additional crew member for the Atlantic Crossing! John’s daughter Becky is flying out to The Canaries in a couple of week’s time and will join us for the big hop and Christmas and New Year in the Caribbean. So, it looks like at least one of the additional Santa hats will come in useful after a...

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