Participating in an Atlantic Rally was a HUGE deal for a Polish boat in 1987. My dad had a Mateńka stamp made especially for ARC ’87. Continue reading “Posted at Sea”
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Check out this sweet VR tour of Mateńka! We probably should have cleaned up a little before snapping the pics… but hey, at least this makes it look authentic 😀 Continue reading “VR Tour of Mateńka!”
On our passage from Madeira to the Canary Islands we stopped at the uninhabited natural reserve Selvagens Islands. Two Portuguese islands, about 175 nm south of Madeira, 100 nm north of the Canary Islands and the most southern part of Portugal. They made for a great stopover during our passage, however one can’t just drop anchor there. Continue reading “Selvagens Islands”
The smell of wood hit me. Pervasive, but not the smell of newly unpacked IKEA furniture. This smell was different. I will allow myself to call it a “wet” smell, however it wasn’t wet here at all. This wood smells like it was touched by winds, some salt water, many years of people being in its company, overcooked meals, freshly caught fish and a lot of happiness. Continue reading “Dear Mateńka! – Part 2”
Hello again, after a little break in writing at www.przestrzenni.wordpress.com, and one could also say, a break in my usual adventures… but as the song says: nothing can last forever – my break didn’t either. Even though I wasn’t particularly looking for a new adventure, it found me nevertheless. Continue reading “Dear Mateńka! – Part 1”
You arrive in a new country and don’t have a curtesy flag or try to find a missing chart for your next passage. With our schedule set for the entire year now, we can pre-plan some things that just cause a lot of hassle along the way. Continue reading “Charts and Flags”
We can do this! Can we?
I’ve only been getting into sailing myself for the past couple of years, thinking about all this is still very abstract and a bit overwhelming. I’ve done a couple of longer passages before, but there are so many things to plan out for an Atlantic crossing. Continue reading “Caribbean here we come!”
In preparation for our Atlantic trip in 2017, we’ve spent some time reviewing our dad’s logbook in more detail. Based on the books, Mateńka’s trip in 1987 looked like this… Continue reading “s/y Mateńka’s Logbook from ARC’87”
This is how things looked like when Mateńka participated in the Atlantic Cruising Rally in 1987! Continue reading “Barbados or Bust – A Documentary about ARC 1987”
We’ve been secretly planning this for quite some time now, and it’s time to share! Mateńka will return to the wide oceans again as we attempt to cross the Atlantic with her for a second time, on the 30th anniversary of her first crossing! Continue reading “We’re doing this – Atlantic 2017!”