John Boyle, Mark Finch, Santiago Cabral

We’ve been at sea a week now after leaving Palma, and already had many adventures, encountering fickle Mediterranean weather including the thickest of fog. We also had an amazing encounter with a pod of pilot whales in the Straits of Gibraltar.

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There are only two things to do when passing through Gibraltar. Go up the rock to meet the apes – and head across to Morocco!13 Barbary Ape on The Rock of Gibraltar_DSC017116 The Rock of Gibraltar_DSC019617 Barbary Ape on The Rock of Gibraltar_DSC020212 Santiago The Rock of Gibraltar_DSC0145

Had to be able to say we’d taken the boat to Africa! Only problem was that Santiago has a Uruguayan passport and needed a visa so he wasn’t allowed off the boat…23 Santiago on Camel Taxi, Smir, Morocco_DSC025924 Taxi on the quayside in Marina Smir Morocco_DSC0315

With Fionn flying back to UK for a few days it was a skeleton crew of John, Mark and Santiago heading out into the Atlantic tomorrow to tackle the Portuguese coast.John Boyle, Mark Finch, Santiago Cabral



Mark Finch, Santiago Cabral, John Boyle

We have arrived in the Balearic Islands to pick up John’s new boat Cecienne. There is a full crew with Fionn, Rosie, Mark and Santiago. The plan is to bring it back to Cornwall by sea, heading through the Mediterranean, Straits of Gibraltar, and then along the Atlantic coast of Portugal, Spain and France.

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Mark Finch, Santiago Cabral, John BoyleFionn filming Cecienne