Scolamanzi - I’m talking rubbish!
As we have arrived at the end of a fabulous North Atlantic crossing, I thought to share this (rubbish) hint with you! :-) This is how Scolamanzi managed to only have ONE small bag (the size of a shopping bag) and 3 water bottles of rubbish after 7 days at sea, with 3 crewmembers on board! (see picture) Organics and Biodegradables: All food scraps, paper, cardboard, and glass items (provided it has been filled with water in order to sink - it will eventually disintegrate to sand) has been discarded to the bottom of the ocean where it will perish in time. The sea here is a few kilometres deep – contributing to no pollution to any divers, snorkelers, fishermen or yachtsmen. Plastics: All plastic containers (mayo tubs, water bottles etc) were kept to use in the. read more...
Scolamanzi - Leaving our Footprints and some Friends behind in Horta!
What a wonderful week of fun and sightseeing! The fun, without saying included many a late nights (this late setting of the sun is a bugger!!) on Cerveja Sagres and at Peter's Sport Cafe ... or on our way to bed ... but with a bit of a delay (a pause till 3 am) in transition from the first to the next to the next yacht (rafted up 3-4 deep is a sure way of having company at night! ) Horta and in fact the whole island of Faial is just so special! We will certainly remember it as the most welcome stop ever after a crossing! For all different reasons but mostly for the fact that it was not a breeze (but a storm) getting here and the jaw dropping surprise of this island made it all so worth the effort! We are leaving with very fond memories of people. read more...