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Category Archives: Life on board
Winch cleaning and Carrefour by tender in Cherbourg
A fast sail with the current from Braye round the Raz de Blanchard into a damp Cherbourg was our last stretch with Secret Agent before they returned across the Channel leaving us to continue on our way by ourselves. Leaving … Continue reading
Ready to cast off?
(the long version) Two weeks to go … After a long layoff it’s time to cast off once again. House warmed, new school settled into and life back on land more or less readjusted to but the summer is here … Continue reading
Sundowner in the cockpit … but not quite the number of layers we’re used to
Yes, we’re back. Yes, it’s cold. Yes, we’re happy to be back. Even if we’re less than ecstatic about the drop in temperature (of both the air and the water!). Why oh WHY can’t the UK be (just a little … Continue reading
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“Who wants to go to the beach?”
“Who wants to go to the beach?” “Not me” – “No thanks”. Really? Yes, really. It’s sunny, water 28°, beach 32° and rising, pleasant mild breeze. I guess you can have too much of a good thing – especially with … Continue reading
Take that UAE / Qatar / Saudi expats!
Ever hotter here as spring melts into summer. Weather station threw a wobbly this morning, claiming a whopping 38°C, but it’s now recovered to a tolerable 32°C.
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Terribly important people!
They don’t get fireworks out for just anyone here in Tortola … only for very special visitors. Someone must have heard we were in town. (The display was nicely timed for us to enjoy from the cockpit over our bolognese.)
Back to the BVIs
The urgency of reaching Puerto Rico to cross to the Bahamas meant we’d had to compromise on where we’d cruised in the BVIs. Jost van Dyke and the north of Tortola encompassed most of the spots we’d missed. Now that there’s … Continue reading
Not the boat itself, just our (almost new) tender. Lifting it out in preparation for a return from Islas Palominos (&-minitos) to Culebra, Skipper (somehow) managed to allow one of the tender’s inflatable tubes to impact square on to the … Continue reading
Albane transat post
PHOTOS DE LA TRANSAT Avant le depart les enfants lavent les fruits et legumes. Stephen, notre super equipier et Hugo qui ecoute les bons conseils. James qui dort Stephen a la barre et Julian a l’hydrovane (le regulateur d’allure) … Continue reading
How well can you do on Khujada 2’s Easter 2015 egg hunt?
Six locations of chocolate treasure to find …. 1. Aye-aye me hearties I say you – Avast! I’m high but look down at my base at the last. 2. The hub of the boat where the skipper is able, to talk from his very … Continue reading
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