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We've got upto 4 months to enjoy the wonders of the Baltic Sea. Leaving the East Coast of England we head over to the Netherlands - undertake another standing mast route to Ger...
May 09, 2013: I don’t think we’re going anywhere soon. The weather forecasts are grim, real grim. Expecting gale force 8 winds a overnight. At the moment its blowing F5 and significantly stronger gusts. We’re being blown off the pontoon and have been sitting on angle for most of the day – one way to get sea legs.So today we have been concentrating on chores ... » read more11 posts (1732 words) 4 photos 0 comments
Fiji and further 2013
May 19, 2013: We left home about three weeks ago so I think its about time to get this blog going.Upon arrival in Opua it was great to catch up with friends from our 2010 cruise, namely Brian and Vicky on” Claude William” Hugh ex Pauhana and Graeme ex Lavinda both providing the offshore experience for other boats.Leaving Opua May 1st the weather was picture perfect s... » read more1 posts (278 words) 0 photos 0 comments
Cruising around Turkish waters this year.
May 04, 2013: Hot and sunny again. We had a meal on board ‘Halcyon Daze’ with Bill and Janet this evening – the view from their boat out over the bay was lovely. ‘Moon Monkey’ Paul and Lorraine have returned to the marina and no doubt we will catch up with them shortly. We had a great chat this evening on skype with friends Laurie and Nicky who are in Qata... » read more18 posts (1700 words) 0 photos 0 comments
Puget Sound - San Juan Islands - Strait of Georgia - Vancouver Island - and maybe the Queen Charlotte Islands and points further north
April 15, 2013: It is raining again, we are still in West Bay Marina, Randall is nursing a very sore back muscle, and there has been a snafu over our new life-lines…but otherwise we are steadily progressing towards casting-off the dock lines. Staying a little longer in Olympia than we had originally planned, it has been a treat to watch the naked trees don their mantles of bright green and t... » read more1 posts (2042 words) 12 photos 0 comments
Our lovely boat still sitting in Sicily while she waits for us, waiting, waiting
May 10, 2013: Now ready to leave our lovely New Zealand as winter has set in and is getting cold, should be with our Zee Kiwi in Sicily by the end of this month. » read more1 posts (32 words) 0 photos 0 comments
This year Jambo sails south in search of Sun and fair winds! We are aiming to get to The Canaries for the Autumn (to prepare for The ARC in November). A slow cruise down the Fr...
May 07, 2013: Nice City with walled shopping area – tony and I decided this would appeal to our better halves asthe shopping looked extensive and expensive!- we panicked and made for a bistro.Sent from my iPhone » read more20 posts (736 words) 16 photos 0 comments
Tracen J was recently bought by Texas sailor Charlie Singstad. Charlie, and his intrepid crew will be taking her from Annapolis, Maryland, as far as Key West on this, her maide...
April 29, 2013: We’ve taken a hitch offshore in order to gain sea room before continuing back south towards Flagler Beach (17nm North of Daytona Beach). Twenty miles offshore, in the dark of the Atlantic Ocean, we made out the lights of another sailboat heading North towards us. So strange being out in the middle of nowhere and running directly into the path of someone else. We prepared to tack to avoi... » read more15 posts (3104 words) 0 photos 0 comments
A Ladies only Sailing Course on the West Coast of Antigua, Caribbean
April 30, 2013: After living in Antigua for a year I decided it was time to learn to sail! Antigua really is the Mecca of sailing in the Caribbean, so this was the place to do it I thought. After making some enquiries, I decided to make a booking with Miramar Sailing – a company based in Jolly Harbour where I live. Being a complete beginner, I was advised to book the RYA Competent Crew Course... » read more1 posts (3304 words) 3 photos 0 comments
Orie , Pighadi , Koukanares, Nea Klima, Skopelos, Stenni Vala, Plantis, Stenni Vala, Skantzura, Patitiri, Skopelos, Loutraki. Skiathos, Plantini, Ayai Kiriaki, Orie
November 08, 2012: The morning broke with little wind in Plantis but we were soon receiving a change of paln bradcast from Ben over the VHF.The forecast was for strong southerly winds in the evening and overnight which would make our original planned destination of Peristera Bay a non-starter.So now the plan is to meet up back in Stenni Vala and to have the beach party there.Ok, so that is where we need to get to... » read more11 posts (3199 words) 40 photos 0 comments
Prince Rupert - Port McNeill - Desolation Sound - Nanaimo - Sidney - San Juan Islands - Bellingham - Seattle - Olympia
March 22, 2013: I have not quite decided whether or not I like “Bucket Lists”. Specifically, I am not concerned about the concept of a list of things to do before “kicking the bucket” that was popularized by the 2007 film of the same name but perhaps I find it a bit discomforting that people talk about them so glibly. It is not the implied anticipation of death that bothers ... » read more32 posts (43009 words) 379 photos 0 comments