We weigh anchor and sail in Primosten despite weak winds further south. We expect in Trogir visit. Pascal and Schnurbi to rise and sail with us for a week.
After leisurely sailing with blisters we have a pretty bay with a small village Vinisce found. The next day we continue to Trogir. Two uncomfortable, noisy nights await us there at anchor. The Bora greets us once again and therefore it whistles continuously through the shrouds. Trogir has a well preserved old town, beautifully situated on an island. We explore the town and are looking for fresh food and a washing machine. With both we will find it. It has a great vegetable market, a fish market and large butchers. Soon, our refrigerator is filled again. Read full post »
The time goes by. We enjoy the days on our Whisper and get used to the new Lebensrhythmus.Mit good winds 4-5 Beaufort we sail over the Kvarner Bay in the northern Artaturi of Mali Losinj. A beautiful bay, which is quite crowded in the summer. Currently, it has only a few ships, also is not exactly swimming weather hip. After a restless night with strong gusts that shake up our ship, we sail close to the wind the next day on to Premandura. Before we set sail, our ship is used as a staging area for an entire flock of birds. A sight failed ... hopefully not fully our ship!
Umag it went into the Solinebucht, this is near the Limskikanal. In a quiet anchorage we enjoyed two days. When the wind we sailed fitted with 20 knots wind in the direction of Pula on. Our Whisper was wonderfully close to the wind and we were quite fast despite show up at the marina in Pula. There we expected our friends Bernard and Charles, who came from her sailing back to Pula.
Pula then gave us longer than desired. The Bora, a tempestuous northeast wind with rain and cooler temperatures made us stay three days in the marina. Read full post »
So now we are in Umag, Croatia, and were able to enjoy the first sunset.
We had a calm crossing and the wind, SW 2 Beaufort, of course, came on the nose, although all competitors Judge Erber promised north wind. So we had to stop the motors 20SM, but we did finally start. Now we can enjoy it again to be free. Have einklariert in Umag and now hanging on the buoy in the large harbor.
Once the damage has been repaired professionally by the painter in the hull of the marina and we had the antifouling painted twice, we were rigging out finally. But what a fright, our Whisper depends on the crane above the water and the crane makes no more roll. The engine is not running and the crane operator presses nervously and uncontrollably on its self-control around. I hope not, but suddenly something goes wrong! After 10 long minutes, the crane operator brings help and more rigging out runs smoothly. Read full post »
Now we have already done much. Hans Peter has a great timbered locker in the bow and made a stand for our screws and spare parts boxes.
Yesterday Hanspeter polished the hull of our old lady. We are always looking back as they shine afterwards.
Now we still wanted to emphasize the antifouling and rigging out on Wednesday. But that should not be so. We noticed at the boat support a crack about 10cm long, which goes up through the gelcoat. In May we made the crane workers aware of the Deele in a post. The ship was too little on the keel. They presented the baton to support relief and we were confident that the ship is good now.
Apparently that was not enough.
Today, the crane operator, the marina manager and the painter came inspect the damage. The painter wants to scrape down the gelcoat and fiberglass reinforce the designing and building new tomorrow. This continues until it is dry for about 3 days. Thus we can run out on Friday at the earliest.
Fortunately, we have noticed the damage, so it can be kept within limits.
Today we have the first time removed the antifouling and tomorrow comes the second coat. Then we have time to do other work, which we have postponed. To which the weather forecast is not very good. Anticipate it and we'll see when we can go.