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The Islands of Eternal Spring - First Stop: Lanzarote
The Canary Islands, formed in the early 1700s by volcanic eruptions, are considered the sunshine center of Europe with year round mild temperatures and a plethora of outstanding natural...
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Sailing Gibraltar to Lanzarote: 90% Tranquility, 10% Terror
Drama on the High Seas in the Strait of Gibraltar On October 28th, we decided to chase a slight weather window to make the jump to the Canary Islands. One longest multi-day trip to...
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Gibraltar (Part 2): The Weather Doesn't Care What you Want To Do!
Got me some new foul weather gear! The original plan for our stop in Gibraltar was to pick up some replacement provisions, hit the local chandlerys for needed safety gear and spare...
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Gibraltar (Part 1): Exploring Gibraltar from top to bottom
Getting settled and Climbing “The Rock” The View coming into the “The Rock” The fun, but tricky thing about having “crew on board” is you make basic plans for a sailing...
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Departing Valencia: Things get weird in the dark!
Atlantic Crossing Leg 1: Valencia, Spain to Gibraltar, UK Arriving in May, we had no idea what we were really walking into.  We were excited about being brand new boat owners...
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Exploring The Beautiful History and Architecture of Valencia, Spain
Before we leave Valencia behind in our blog for good, I would be remiss if I didn’t cover some of the amazing sights and events we took in while we were there.  After a couple...
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ABOUT US

Welcome to WaterWings Sailing! We are Kevin and Erin, two retired US Naval Flight Officers who traded in our horizontal wings for vertical ones. We sold everything we owned, which encompassed 2 houses, 2 cars, and a lifetime of memories to try to live the dream of sailing the world. 

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“There are good ships and wood shipsships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships, may they always be! 

-Irish Proverb