We collected Mistral of Portsmouth at the beginning of August, and with the help of Bill, Sheila, Laura and Rory, we sailed her from Gruissan in France to Palma, Mallorca.
Since then we’ve been based in Palma. Quite a few friends and family have visited including Laura H, Calum, Ceri, Isobel, Mia, Tilly, Shirley, Jane H and Janice. More to come!
Mike of Guardian Yacht Services has been a great help with finding experts to repair and improve the boat. And there have been a few things to fix – tender motor, mainsail furling, a tear in the genoa to mention a few.
So far, apart from fixing broken things and learning how to splice dyneema into soft shackles, we’ve visited Andratx, Cala Blanca, Las Isletas, Soller, Deia, Pollensa, Port-Petro, Laguna del Salobra, some of those in the course of sailing around Mallorca. And now the weather is starting to cool down, we’re enjoying Palma even more.