Spellbinder left Gosport on 23rd May 22 and headed up the North Sea Continental coast to IJmuiden and Amsterdam. She explored the inland canals in the Netherlands in May and early June, then took part in the beginning of the Hallberg Rassy Owners’ Club rally in Zeebrugge. From there she headed to the RYS rally in Northern Brittany, and then returned to UK for mini refit. She then sailed to Southern Brittany, Charente and Aquitaine, before cruising the north coast of Spain and Galicia, including the rías. She is now in Lisbon and will overwinter in Portugal. I plan to sail back to UK in April 23, with the Baltic the likely destination for my 2023 cruise.