Category Archive: Illustrations of a sailing journey

Cirrus’ own Beaufort scale

Fortunately for us, some of the illustrations are based on pure imagination and not personal experience.   Advertisements

Preparing for the Atlantic crossing…

Criminal records

Meeting up with the Venezuelan coastguards in Los Roques – have you got any criminal records? – no – do you know it is naughty to lie? – oh… Yes

Just arrived in Cartagena

It took Cirrus four days to sail 600nm from Los Roques to Cartagena with a last windy and wavy night under storm jib. Anchored in front of el Club Nautico we have an… Continue reading

Take me back to Los Roques, Venezuela

“-do we do the customs and paperwork in Gran Roque? Asks Rocio somewhat anxiously -hmmm… Some people advised us to skip this step though. Do you know how much it could cost? -I… Continue reading

Downwind sailing on Cirrus

There are many ways to sail Cirrus. Because we don’t have a furling sail on the front, we are left with many configurations of stays and sails to be hoisted rather than furled.… Continue reading

It is all blue at night

It took me a few hours to paint and outline this page of the comic, a full day to work out how to put this video together. Finally it took the computer (let’s… Continue reading

El Roque de los Muchachos

To celebrate Rocio’s birthday we went up Canarias’ second tallest mountain: el Roque de los Muchachos.  It is on the island of la Palma. When the temperature on the coast is about 20°C… Continue reading

Cirrus is famous again!

Maud Atamaniuk started the series of Cirrus en Voyage, making a comic book of their trip on board Cirrus. We then bought the boat from them and Gaspar took over the drawing of our… Continue reading

Story board

Story board of the next pages is being drawn. Can you guess what are the characters saying? Le story board des prochaines planches est en cours, pouvez-vous deviner ce que les personnages se… Continue reading