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Finished my sailing log

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Just finished the front page of my sailing log, wishing my weblog would also be as easy to finish. Seven days before leaving for Croatia, nine days before leaving Murter and heading for Venice. First to go to Pula with the first crew of three. Strange feeling leaving, wondering when I will be back.

Insides of the sailing log kindly provided by the Zeezeilers van Marken, if you need ever a good sailing school, just go there.

By the way, picture presents the Black Sea coast of Turkey, the village you see is Inebolu. This was our first stop after leaving Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine in 2007 (more about this sailing trip can be found here).


CWO II After a week of heavy sailing, no sun and only wind above 6 Bft, and – most important – a team of six people truly gifted with the spirit of sailing, I am now officially capable of sailing the wide seas.

I am now able to conquer the winds and oceans, I have been a toy of the Gods in a small boat in a large pond of water, I have seen gales predestined to crush, but say no more, I have my pink sheet of paper…

But seriously, what did remain from this sailing trip across the Wadden Sea is the will to sail the Middle Sea. Sailing from island to island in unity with nature is a feeling I cannot describe. What I can say that it’ s just able to provide you with so much pleasure. From seeing an Island slowly diminishing when sailing away, good memories remaining, to discovering the contours of the next island, wondering where the small bay or harbour will be you will have to go to and the mystery of a new place… And all this with the wind blowing through your hairs and the sun all around.