Category Archives: Life on board

No shortage of sand here

Nor of turtles, wind, miles and miles of deserted beach, and frigate birds. The only downside is the underwater visibility, rendering snorkeling less than amazing even where surrounded by protective reefs. Barbuda stands in marked contrast to Antigua. Only 40m … Continue reading

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“We could have a pet!”

Parents expect this sort of nonsense from their children at Christmas, less so on arriving in a new Caribbean harbour. Skippette’s roast chicken (there is none better, as some of you will know and none of you should doubt!) is a … Continue reading

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Sea monsters!

Skippette strikes a monster deal She always enjoys the thrill of bargaining but when she came back with 100 EC$ (=~£25) for 4 large lobsters the only obstacle was how we could store them in the minibus for half a … Continue reading

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La vie à bord

Nous devons laver tous les fruits et légumes au cas ou il y aurait des oeufs de cafards. Les oeufs de cafards sont invisibles et sont partout. Dans les cartons, sur les fruits, sous les chaussures, les oeufs, les boîtes … Continue reading

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Avant la traversée

Nous sommes donc à Las Palmas, sur le ponton enfants. L’ambiance est hyper sympa, les apéros se succèdent de bateaux en bateaux, une dizaine de personnes dans un cockpit en devient presque la norme.  Pour les enfants, c’est le bonheur … Continue reading

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Happy birthday!

# birthdays celebrated on board: 1 Hugo turns 12 today, and we’re celebrating in style. Albane’s had the oven on baking for 2 hours and the Moet is in the ‘fridge. It’s a good thing too since we’ve been becalmed … Continue reading

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Let’s get this party started!

Here in Las Palmas it feels like fresher’s week, with an unmanageable number and frequency of opportunities to meet new people and drink plenty of beer and wine, as the pace of events and activities has continually increased since the ARC+ departure. From … Continue reading

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Campaign for equal heights

Fed up with discrimination just because you’re a little taller than the arbitrarily-determined average? Me too. One of the few mistakes we made when commissioning Khujada 2 was including our bimini (cockpit sun-shade) as part of the build – I have been unable to … Continue reading

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Le gaz, le gaz!!!

C’est toujours comme ça. La bouteille de gaz se vide au mauvais moment. Ma carbo est prête mais les pâtes ne sont pas cuites… Changement de bouteille. La dernière fois qu’il a fallu changer la bouteille, c’était dans 25 noeuds … Continue reading

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Histoire et géographie

Ahead of our departure, now three weeks away, it’s not all CNED (schoolwork), boat preparation and beach outings. The archaeological dig at La Cueva Pintada, a site dedicated to the preservation of and research into pre-Hispanic life on Gran Canaria, proffered … Continue reading

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