Category: Sailings

Sailing in the Canaries, Charming Weather Year Around

Some say the Canary Islands offer an Eternal Spring Climate year around. We have been enjoying the weather in the Canaries very much. It is about 21 Celsius (About 70 Fahrenheit) with sunny days and a beautiful blue sky. If

Posted in Atlantic Islands, Kiteboarding, Sailings

Canary Islands Immigration Clearance (Schengen Agreement), Adventure at Papagayo Beach, and Medical Fee

Most of the cruisers in the Canary Islands are citizens of European Union. We (US Citizens) are among the few non-EU cruisers here. We can stay in any combined EU countries during a six month period for a total of

Posted in Atlantic Islands, Medical Service Experiences, Sailings

Internet Access and Prepaid SIM Card in Flores Island in the Azores and Madeira Islands – UZO SIM Card

(July to October 2017) The first island we arrived at in the Azores, is Flores Island. It took us 14 days of sailing from Bermuda. The only SIM Card available in Flores Island was an “UZO” SIM Card. It was

Posted in Atlantic Islands, Internet Abroad, Sailings

Sailing from Madeira to the Canaries: Listening to Audio Books

(October 5 – 7, 2017) It took us two days (one day sailing and one day motoring) from Madeira Island to La Graciosa Island in the Canary Islands. Motoring is noisy and the diesel fumes are smelly. A Bright moon

Posted in Atlantic Islands, Sailings

Madeira Island, New York City in European’s Caribbean

(September 23 – October 5, 2017) Portugal has a massive ocean fishing territory because it also owns the Azores and Madeira Islands. Madeira is a small island in the Atlantic Ocean, closer to Morocco in Africa than to mainland Portugal.

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