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Le bricolage et le timing sont les deux tortionnaires du marin, à moins que celui-ci ne soit milliardaire (en ce cas, il fait convoyer son bateau où et quand bon lui semble, et inutile de préciser que ce n’est pas lui qui débouche ses toilettes). Nous connaissions le dicton anglais […]

(Français) Bricolage sans frontières










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A Coruña, where we arrived after we crossed the Biscay, gave us a weird feeling. A massive beach, an old harbor circled with beaufiful buildings covered in huge white windows, the oldest active lighthouse of the planet, an old city full of hidden alleys, the city has a lot to offer. […]

First steps in Galicia





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Crosssing the 350 miles between Brittany and spain usually takes three days. We left 24 hours ago and we have travelled only 15 The last (and first!) time we crossed the bay, we relied on our Raymarine autopilot. We figured out having an issue with it would be no fun, and that having a […]

crossing the Biscay Bay late October




Quand la musique est bonne… (bonne, bonne bonne…) Humm, désolée. Nous aimons tous les deux beaucoup la musique, et quand nous sommes arrivés sur le bateau, les enfants de Vincent (l’ancien propriétaire) ayant cassé l’autoradio, nous étions en manque. Ce qui a positionné l’achat du’n autoradio en deuxième position sur […]

La musique à bord







On paper, the VAT is supposed to be straightforward, especially when you’re used to the overall complexity of the French tax system. You pay a 20% on new manufactured products, end of story. In other words, used boats should be completely out-of-scope. Of course, this would be too simple. Actually, […]

VAT madness



When we started visiting boats, we didn’t have a clue what we wanted. Six month and a few nautical shows later, we have a better idea of what criteria are important to us.  Looking for a sailboat without a clear idea of what you need is not unlink looking for a […]

Looking for the perfect sailboat


This time it’s decided, we’re leaving ! We don’t have a boat yet, but there’s no turning back. I’ve leaved my job as a software programmer, and Sarah has promised not to enroll in yet-another masters degree this year (it would only be the 4th) Anyway, we’ve been bragging about our little […]

It’s on !