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Summer Cruise Week 15 – Barcelona to Sete

We took over Quartette (Qvartetta in Spanish!) in Puerto Olimpico – the marina built for the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona - after a couple of days touring Barcelona’s amazing architecture (see photo). Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia (see photo below) is the headline piece but he seems to have influenced all subsequent Barcelona…

Summer Cruise – Week 14 – Crossing to Spanish Mainland

Skipper Ted Sankey, crew Judith Hankey John Charratt, and Paul Carlin, passage to Barcelona We stayed in L’Arenal on the Saturday night too, after a quick shake down in the bay outside, and then crossed to Porto de Andraitx. This has a Sotherby’s estate agent selling villas for €10-15m, which…

Summer Cruise – Week 13 – ‘Stay warm and dry’ becomes ‘stay cool and wet’! Majorca and beyond

Judith Hankey, Richard Ash and Simon Smith joined Dean and Helen Colegate in Palma Majorca, on July 26th as Andy Bowerman and Jon left Quartette following a lengthy crossing from Sardinia. We had some plans for serious chilling out around Majorca and unanimously decided to change the guidance in the…

Week 12 of Summer Cruise – Sardinia to Majorca by Andy Bowerman

After several weeks basking in the Mediterranean sunshine, Quartette made it safely to Cagliari, in southern Sardinia, with hardly any faults to report or deal with – in fact the only major issue seems to be the lack of a pencil sharpener! John and crew handed over to Andy, Dean,…
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