The voyage continues... :)


Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal 23/7-2014

Back from offshore diving and pelagic waters we get opportunity to do some more coastal diving as well as enjoying the beautiful green scenario of Sao Miguel...

In between the time out at sea it´s nice to become a "flower-troll" and to purely enjoy the green surrounding filled with flowers, green leaves and singing birds :-)

Though even after only a short time on dry land somebody seems to get a huge urge and an increasing need of spending yet more time in the water... ;-)

But no worries, the next couple of weeks I´ll be surrounded by it again, the deep blue sea and the secretful, infinite horizon __/)_

From Sao Miguel island it is now time to head for another green island.

It´s time to sail north towards Connemara at the west coast of Ireland, a place which truly is magical to me and I am now really looking forward to pay a visit to this spiritual coast again!

Approx 1200 nautical miles of pelagic water and sailing are waiting us ahead. And I´m getting excited as I recently talked to Poseidon and through him I got to book both good sailing wind and plenty marine life on the stretch north... ;-)

Let see what reality shows up with!! ___/)_

Remote diving at pelagic shallows

Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal 20/7-2014

Pelagic shallows, blue water, diving, free diving, film, photo and fishy friends in different shapes and colours...

As our sailboat is equipped with everything we need including diving gear, compressor etc. we are able to stay out in field for longer periods. And so we do when the weather cooperates.

Below you find some pics from our recent stay at Formigas, a shallow that consists of nothing else but some bare rocks and a lighthouse, surrounded by Atlantic waves and the underwater world :-)

During the last weeks I´ve had limited time on my computer and mostly been out of reach for modern communication.

Back to civilisation I see that my inbox is growing with an increasing speed and I´m very happy about all the feedback I get. But I also feel sorry for the inconvenience my late answers might cause...

As there are more weeks to be spent out at sea, my answers to many of you probably will need to wait a little bit more... Sorry about that!

Now we have a few days more in civilisation to prepare the boat and other things that are needed to be done. Thereafter the deep blue sea and more sailing are calling for us again!

I´ll try to put some more pics and some more written lines on the blog before the Ocean gets its grab on me. Let see if I succeed doing so... ;-)

Diving in Hydrothermal Vents


Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal 4/7-2014

A small blogpost with some photos from our recent dives at Sao Miguel's south side where we have been diving in hydrothermal vents - volcanic gases emerging from deep under the earth.

Our new dive spot is situated close to the small village Ribeira Quente. Here we don´t need to make deep dives. At a depth of only 6-7 meters we find ourselves totaly surrounded by the impressive active volcanic scenario. There are gas bubbles a little everywhere! :-)

The gas bubbles feel warm when touching them and I start to enjoy my new activity when feeling a bit frozen in the end of the dive... ;-) ... but I better be a bit more careful as I soon get to experience that it really hurts to get burned by this bubbling beauty...

Auuch!! ;-o

More dives are waiting ahead and I´m now looking forward to get back to Formigas, a pelagic shallow about 50 nautical miles south from Sao Miguel.  More pics from Azorean waters in the next blogpost... :-)