Hope's and Howard's Sailing Adventures

Atlantic Cruising on board Mazu

Mazu 2019 – We’re back and here’s what we’ve explored in Spain

We have some time on our hands to compose our first blog of 2019. Here we are sitting in the boat on the hard in the ASCAR yard in Cartagena, waiting to have new antifouling paint applied. Update:  The anitfouling was completed and we managed to polish the hull before re-launching the boat a week ago today and returning to our slip in the YPC marina in Cartagena.  Now we.. Read More

Cartagena

As most of our family and friends know, we ended up wintering the boat in Cartagena.  It has suited us very well and we will be sad to leave in a couple of weeks.  The harbour itself is well protected so it is very understandable why it has been an important port since before the Carthaginians founded the city in 227 BC.  It eventually became, and continues to be, Spain’s.. Read More