Carousel ready to leave the Balearics

After seven weeks enjoying the Balearics we are now preparing to leave and head to Greece with a short stop in Sardinia en route. We would love to see more of Sardinia but plan to leave that until our trip … Continue reading

Beautiful Es Castell, Menorca.

We have been amazed by the beauty of The Balearics especially Menorca and Cabrerra. Es Castella above is typical of the calas around the islands which offer stunning scenery and protected anchorages. We have especially fallen for the charms of … Continue reading

Cruising the Balearics.

After a month in Cartagena marina we were keen to start cruising and exploring. We had mixed feelings about the Balearics but have been very pleasantly surprised by the quality and quantity of anchorages. The islands form one of the … Continue reading

A month in Cartagena.

After a lovely sail from Gibraltar to Cartagena we booked into the marina for one month as it was still a little early in the season to start heading down to Greece. We spent the month exploring the city and … Continue reading

Perfect conditions for our new mizzen staysail.

After three months land based we were excited to get moving again especially as we had our new mizzen staysail to try. We had an amazing trip from Gibraltar to Cartagena with blue skies, lots of dolphins and even a … Continue reading

Chilling out in Alcoutim.

We have only been on the Rio Guadiana for a couple of days but already feel at home here. The place is beautiful with lots of activities including a zip wire over the river between Spain and Portugal, cycling, kayaking, … Continue reading

Will Carousel fit under the bridge?

Yacht Carousel is now back in mainland Europe after a very fast and comfortable Atlantic crossing. We have already explored most of the Atlantic coast of Portugal and are currently relaxing 25 km up the Rio Guadiana. We look forward … Continue reading

The end of our adventure in the Azores.

After a couple of months in the Azores we are now ready to leave. We have explored three of the islands and already plan to return as the islands are beautiful. They have recently been voted the second best islands … Continue reading