I´ve anchored up for good and I´m now a quay side sailor and too old to do anything - but raising hell now and then.
I have a past as a stevedore´s foreman, merchant marine officer, port captain and is a lazy pensioner since 1988.
I had a small motor sailer, a Medusa 25 named "La PALOMA", for 23 years and sailed her in the western Mediterranean, mostly in Spanish waters.
Back in 1984, my wife and I sailed from Stockholm, Sweden to our new home port, Moraira in Spain, through the canals in Germany, Luxemburg and France. A wunderful trip, which took us 7 weeks.
Our last long trip was around the Iberian Peninsula, "La Ronda Iberica", in 2004.
Start in Moraira, through the Canals Midí and Gironde and along the Spanish and Portuguese Atlantic coasts, through the Gibraltar Strait into the Mediterranean and back to Moraira. Also a wunderful trip that took us 3 months.
My sailing life ended in 2005, when La Paloma stranded on Ibiza in a sudden storm. Since then I´ve been grumpy.
Saludo a todos.
Don Quijote del Mar.