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The winter season…

The winter season…

Outside my home office, snow flakes blow past as winter has Belgium (and most of Western Europe) firmly in its grips. Our yearly January sailing trip to the Canary Islands has become the latest victim of the COVID pandemic: with a lot of luck, we might have gotten there, chartered a boat and returned while conforming with shifting sanitary constraints. But the hassle – and the risk to catch the d… bug – dissuaded us. Meanwhile, the extraordinary VendĂ©e Globe…

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The sailing bug

The sailing bug

Right now, only a few people know that this website even exists (again), so nobody could ask about where or when the sailing bug bit us. The travel bug is a long-time family member, but the oceans? I’m from a land-locked country, my on-the-water experience limited to canoeing on the Moselle river as a kid. Connie’s been brought up close to the North and Baltic Seas, but without spending any time on boats. She did have a seafaring uncle, but,…

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