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Farewell to Tristan

By: Jordi Plana Morales

The anchorage were we spent last evening and night proved to be a quiet spot, sheltered from the strong winds blowing further offshore around Tristan da Cunha. Just a 25kn blow provided a bit of sudden surprise in the early...

Leisure day

By: Jordi Plana Morales

After a night holding our ground under two anchors, five shackles of chain down on each, and withstanding gusting blasts up to 40kn between periods of easing winds, in the morning Europa moves from the SW coast of Tristan da...

Tristan birds

By: Jordi Plana Morales

As a change from the last days, the new journey started under overcast skies although with similar wind conditions than last night of about light 10kn from a SE-ly direction. Slowly the NE-ly swell has been increasing and...

Birthdays on Europa

By: Trevor

Birthdays on Europa Having a birthday on board Europa is a birthday you will never ever forget. It’s almost worth booking a passage just to have your birthday on board. It doesn’t matter if you are...

April 2018

All you want to know about Desmond

By: Monique de Jong

Desmond was the name of a Gorilla mascot that was first on the ship  "Anna Rosa", a  Norwegian ketch. When the ship was sold to a museum the  mascot was taken off and  brought to the Europa. He has been...

Seeking shelter at the SW-ly coast of Tristan

By: Jordi Plana Morales

The start of the new day, just passing midnight, came together with an increase on the N-ly and NE-ly winds, that made for striking a couple more staysails.  Vlieger, Mizzen Top Staysail and Outer jib came down and were...

The Horse Latitudes

By: Jordi Plana Morales

SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN.  Changing weather as we get closer to Tristan da Cunha.  The Horse Latitudes    We wake up under the sound of the engines running, while out on deck reigns a similar...

Calm and sunny weather

By: Jordi Plana Morales

SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN.  Calm and sunny weather.   The light airs that blew during last evening ended up leaving a calm windless early morning. Europa feels just like being afloat with almost all her canvas...