Sailing Spain




Third time lucky! We took a chance to visit the anchorage of Soller on Mallorca's west coast, having been thwarted twice before. It's a beautiful horseshoe bay, surrounded by the towering mountains of the Tramuntana mountain range.

Sailing to Soller: Third Time Lucky



Whilst sailing from Ibiza to Mallorca, the wind died and we had to motor. Just after switching on, the engine stuttered and died. Diesel bug had blocked one half of our fuel system. Read on for how we dealt with this.

Attack of the Diesel Bug


We'd been chased away from the rugged peninsula of Cabo Tinoso by swell which was bending around the headland and making life uncomfortable. We headed east to Mar Menor and experienced one of those days that are memorable for the wrong reasons.

The Curse of the Mar Menor


In May we took the choice to leave the marina, despite there being a 12nm navigation limit at that time, imposed during the easing of lockdown restrictions. The marina fees were eating large chunks out of our income, after all, we usually only spend a handful of nights in a […]

Freedom Tastes Great at Cabo Tinoso



Here is the summary of our 2019 sailing season with a rundown of our route, followed by a cost review. This season was shorter than previous seasons. We bookended it with a month long stay in Monastir whilst we enjoyed some land travel. At the other end, we made an […]

Sailing Summary 2019