This is an assortment of memories, many
pictorial, from the travels of Blue Hound, including:
Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, The Canary
Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Brazil and the Azores (x4), North Africa, Malta, Greece, Cuba,
Dominica and more, together with a collection of resources useful for
The sunset picture was taken from Blue Hound,
anchored in the Canal de Itaparica in near Salvador in Brazil. Completely
Blue Hound is a staysail schooner, built by Chantiers des
Ardennes in Marseilles in 1981, in steel.
LOA 15.1m, with a beam of 4.60m and a draught of
2.84m. Sail area approximately 1200 square
feet. Displacement 26 tons loaded.
Originally built as a training vessel for the French
Navy,she has a long and chequered history.
We had a fishing net around the main rudder for 1173 miles, but the hydrovane's independent rudder
served us well, until the net fell off during a gybe. The seas were too big to allow us safely to cut the net
2016 - a Busy Year
Still getting the miles in with 2,722 miles logged and several new experiences plus a grand tour of the Canary Islands - except el Hierro (we'll get there some day)!