Author: Ali

CV Leg (1): Dark Night Rises

By 11 Comments in ARC+

The first day of our westward Atlantic crossing was filled with friendly dolphin, fresh winds, and just a dash a of fear.  With the port of Las Palmas still in sight and the sound of the starting gun ringing on our ears, a giant pod of frisky dolphin joined us as we headed out to …Read More

Leaving Lagos & Spanish Getaway

By 1 Comment in Photography, Update

WIDAGO and her crew are anxiously waiting for proper weather and final maintenance to be completed before leaving Lagos, and heading south to Grand Canaria. Although this week has been all business, last week we played hooky for a Spanish road trip. Seville was the perfect pitstop on our way to Madrid. Obviously the oranges …Read More

Provisioning for Sea

By 11 Comments in Food

Brighton, UK to Lagos, Portugal Provisioning for medium length passage: 5-8 days For the seasoned cruiser, this post most likely will be remedial, repetitive, and redundant, again…

Back to School Special

By 15 Comments in Update

I’m not gunna lie. A few weeks ago, when many you fine folks were posting those annual pictures of your kids with recent hair cuts, new tennies, neatly packed lunches, and bright signs displaying which grades were about to begin – I was jealous. I realize this is ridiculous, but I can’t help it.

English Channel at Night

By 5 Comments in ARC Europe

With the ARC Baltic Rally literally in our wake, WIDAGO now makes haste towards the UK. And just time – I was in a near panic earlier today at teatime only to find we were in fact out of English Tea. Luckily we are scheduled to arrive in Brighton prior to our next afternoon delight …Read More

Many Faces of Ahab…

By 15 Comments in ARC Baltic

As I enter the final days of our Baltic cruise, I have realized that all good things must come to an end. One of those good things is Ahab’s facial hair. This is a story that started back on May 9th, in the Nanny Cay Marina – Tortola, BVI. This was the last time our sweet …Read More

Flipping for Finland

By 10 Comments in ARC Baltic

Been awhile since my last ARC post. Many apologies as we have been busy tourists and consumers. I have to say though that Finland has been an unexpected gem. The allure maybe be perhaps accentuated due to the contrast from St. Petersburg, but cruising the Finnish coastline has been spectacular. Our first night anchored after …Read More

Gotska, Sandon (Sweden)

By 2 Comments in ARC Baltic

After leaving the lively disco beat of Visby, WIDAGO was treated to a quiet night at anchor on the Swedish island of Gotska Sandon. A national park, there are a handful of rustic cabins for rent during the summer holidays. In the winter, just two park rangers at time manage the station in two week …Read More

Visby, Gotland Island (Sweden)

By 8 Comments in ARC Baltic

As we continue our journey in the Baltic, a theme has emerged….we are following the trails of the Hanseatic League and its trade route. Four weeks ago, I’d never heard of the Hanseatic League. Now, I could easily identify one the many 7-story stone and mortar warehouses used to store and transport furs, fish, and …Read More

Rostock to Ronne

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A big bright moon is lighting a torch for us tonight as we head to Denmark in search of butter cookies, blue cheese, and bacon. WIDAGO uncovered a pair of Maryland Moseley stowaways aboard. So now the count is: Boys: 6 Girls: 1 Always outnumbered. Regardless of my domestic engineering efforts, I really don’t think …Read More