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Departure today

Exquisite weather for the next few days. Heading 5nm south to our final French port in order to visit customs, then heading SE for a 3-4 day sail.

Back on Big G

After a wonderful few days in the wondrous city of Barcelona, we are now on board Big G, ready for the next leg of our adventure.

Le Cap d’Agde to Port Barberousse

Gratis was back on the water. Sadly, no the weather wasn’t as predicted. Wind on the nose and motored all the way. With winds strengthening up to 30+ knots we headed into the marina at Port Barberousse. On awaking this morning, the weather report predicts 35+ knots and up to 5m waves from the south. No sailing […]

Awaiting the Weather

  The wind ablew 25 – 35 knots during the past 24 hours: yet more is predicted. Gulls had fun catching food floating upon the water. Hoping to depart for Spain early tomorrow morning. Tom went diving to check the prop yesterday. This is what he found, compliments of the canal: no wonder Gratis had issues at […]

Gratis ready for the Mast

Mast not off Big G yet. The guy had been on holiday and yesterday was his first day day back: it should all happen today. New wire has been placed in the Gennie furler: the lock wall did a small amount of damage.

Le Grau d’ Agde

The Midi is behind us for the year and we are moored alongside a restaurant at Le Grau d’Agde. For the first time in a few months, we are actually feeling significant movement beneath Gratis.