Biscay Crossing Adventure
Calling all adventurers and thrill-seekers! Are you ready to embark on the maritime journey of a lifetime? Prepare to set sail aboard the legendary Grayhound, a vessel steeped in history and mystery, as we chart a course from the picturesque shores of Douarnenez in France to the enchanting Bayona in northern Spain. Over ten unforgettable days, you'll find yourself swept up in a whirlwind of excitement, where the echoes of bygone eras will surround you at every turn.
These are the very waters where the notorious three-masted Cornish Lugger Grayhound once roamed, eluding customs ships while masterfully smuggling contraband or engaging in epic sea battles with rival nations during the late 18th century!
Under the star-studded canvas of the night sky, you'll become an integral part of our watch systems, honing your skills and becoming a true seafarer. Whether you're a greenhorn or an experienced mariner, you'll gain invaluable seamanship expertise and acquire an array of new skills. Your days will be filled with hands-on experiences, from helming the ship and charting our course, to hoisting and reefing sails, splicing ropes, mastering knots, and tending to the daily workings of our vessel.
Our days will be defined by the rhythm of the sun, stars, ocean, sea creatures, winds, and clouds, each influencing our thrilling voyage. As we prepare for the journey, we'll eagerly anticipate the perfect "weather window" to set sail, engaging in ship provisioning, essential maintenance, and in-depth weather analysis.
Once we arrive in Baiona, Northern Spain, you'll emerge from this digital detox, having left the online world far behind. Instead, you'll revel in the revitalizing embrace of nature and bask in the satisfaction of being an integral part of our adventurous crew. Just like the sailors of old, we'll likely find a charming local pub in Baiona to toast to our shared triumphs and epic voyage! Join us, and let the winds of history carry you on an unforgettable seafaring odyssey.