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Casa Blanca

By: Emma Swannack

A few afternoons ago, our beloved Bosun Krista, gifted Gjalt and I with a door key. A beautiful bright green paper key with the words ‘Casa Blanca’ emblazoned upon it. Over the past 8 weeks the crew have been...

The new normality

By: Jordi Plana Morales

As all over the world it seems times are approaching for a gradual return to what many say “new normality”, maybe half way back to how it was before, here we find ourselves approximately at half of the length of...


By: Richard Simko

As we are coming to the end of the 7th week on the sea, Europa is firmly piercing the waves of the Atlantic Ocean in the Northern Hemisphere. After a couple of slow days in the Doldrums, we are on our way North again, although...

The equator

By: Richard Simko

This week we reached a major milestone. An imaginary line that we crossed during the evening hours on 5th of May put us on the same hemisphere as our home port in the Netherlands. After 6 weeks on the sea, we crossed the...

May 2020

8 weeks at sea

By: Richard Simko

It’s been almost two months since we left Ushuaia. Eight weeks on the sea, seeing only the vast ocean around, no land, no lush green grass or forests, no buildings, no other human beings. And also no Internet, which has...

Sargassum and Neptune

By: Jordi Plana Morales

For days we tried to pass through the well-known sailors nightmare of the calms and squalls of the Doldrums. Though windless seas and good weather invited for continuing maintenance works while gently drifting seemingly...

Appreciating the doldrums

By: Eric Kesteloo

They’ve been on our minds since the start of this trip, forty-four days ago. I’m talking about the Doldrums, also known as the Inter Tropical Convergention Zone or ITCZ, where the air circulation patterns of the...

A Mexican surprise

By: Emma Swannack

Yesterday our galley crew, Gjalt and Emma, had a day off, which they spent going on a vacation to  Mexico... TripAdvisor Review Lacasadepapel 5* Holiday Resort, Mexico We have just returned from an incredible...