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Log

November 2023

Welcome aboard

By: Jordi Plana Morales

  Bark Europa lays moored next to the entrance of the large Montevideo commercial harbor, amongst cargo vessels, cruise ships, and all sorts of boats. Looking smart and elegant between them, she waits ready for her...

November 2023

Departure from Montevideo

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Getting on our way to the Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas. Familiarisations, training, and setting sail.   We wake up to a calm and sunny morning on our departure day after a last quiet night alongside the...

November 2023

We weathered the storm

By: Hans

We weathered the storm, and are now on the other side of it. It is a beautiful day with whales and albatrosses galore! Even albatrosses that decide to land on the water. This, Abi tells me, is a sign of no wind coming. The...

The depression

By: Abigail

The breakfast porridge was thick yesterday morning. Anyone who has sailed onboard with Europa before will know what that means. The galley team makes no mistakes. For those who don’t know, thick porridge means big...

November 2023

We are alive

By: Marretje

When was the last time you truly felt alive? For me it was yesterday. While standing on the deck and watching the waves this overwhelming feeling of being alive swelled through me. It was the same feeling I had once before,...

Taking down the T'Gallants

By: Hans

Well, now we are in the thick of it. Over the night the wind has  increased to 40 knots True. In the morning we took down the T'Gallants  down, and now we are here doing up to 14 knots in up to 50 knots...

November 2023

Murder Game

By: Abigail

Continuing with our Halloween celebrations, we disrobed back into sailing-appropriate gear, and a queue started forming in the deckhouse. The formality of the atmosphere reminded me of awaiting passport stamps at immigration...