Author Archives: Brenda

How do you cross an ocean? One wave at a time!

I realize it has been over a month since my last posting, so there will be a lot to catch up on. We left Mindelo, Sao Vincente at 1:00 on Nov. 19th and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 16 days.  Our friend, Rod Aukerman, told us that someone described crossing an ocean as “utter boredom–with […]

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Next stop, St. Lucia!

Our time in Las Palmas came to a close with final good-byes and preparations to leave the marina for a ship is meant to be at sea. We bid farewell to Chris from England, our neighbor for the past months.         Paul had made fast friends with the family on Cygnus Pena […]

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Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

We’re almost ready to go. We arrived in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria on October 28th and met Paul at the boat.  He had Asylum in spit-spot shape–clean and ready to roll.   Paul had made many friends whom he introduced to us at the dock gathering before he left for England on the 30th.  We […]

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Barcelona to Gibraltar to Las Palmas and the End of the Summer Travels

In the last post, I introduced you to Paul and Emmy, our “crew” for the final legs of the trip to Las Palmas, Grand Canaria.  The word “crew” refers to people who work on a ship (or train, or airplane, etc.).  That hardly constitutes the relationship to be had among the four of us on […]

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Marseille to Barcelona

The next round of adventures on Asylum included Bill and Ceca Cooper and their daughter Camille (Yazy for this post) and her husband Miguel.  We arrived in Marseille on July 15th and commenced to getting the boat ready for guests.  All was ready when we took the dingy to pick up the group at the […]

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From Villefranche to Marseille

We left the loveliness of Monaco and continued just a few miles down the south coast of France to another point of loveliness– Villefranche.  We walked through the fortification on the hill and began looking for the covered narrow streets that have been there since the 1200’s.   They are located on Avenue Obscure. After […]

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Hello France and Monaco!

We arrived in Menton, France around 7:30 am and dropped our hook in the anchorage outside the harbor and promptly went to bed! The night’s passage was unpredictable wind wise, so not much sleep for either of us. After a shower and breakfast, we took the dingy to the marina to check out the town. […]

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From Civitavecchia, Italy to France

From Civitavecchia to France Amanda and Austin and Sylas left on June 12th and it was time for us to make our way out of Rome for the last time. We moved north along the coastline 30 miles to Civitavecchia and took a spot in the marina. We thought we would only be here for […]

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Time with the Hahns

Continuing on from the last post, after our days in Rome, the Hahns had to decide where their one night getaway was going to be. The decision was for them to take the fast train to Florence, and Thane and I and Sylas would drive there the next day. Getting on the internet to secure […]

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Asylum Adventures—Summer 2014

NOTE: Due to horrible Internet connections, we are only able to post the pictures in the post that we have so far. The post has been ready for at least a week, but we cannot get the Internet strength we need to finish integrating the pictures. Ah, technology! We will try again. In Italy, the […]

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