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March 01, 2013: Rendezvous is currently on passage from the BVI’s to St Martin. I am flying into St Martin on Tuesday March 5 where I will meet up with my friend Denis who is the owner of Rendezvous to make final preparations for the first leg of our passage which is from St Martin to the San Blas Islands off Panama. » read more1 posts (59 words) 1 photos 0 comments
Return trip from Grimsby to Gibraltar. Crew: Kev & Neda
October 16, 2012: Dep 16:10 Arr 18:50 2h40m 13NmEng: Dep 2813.0 Arr 2813.9 0.9hA good short sail in the sunshine, except the last half hour hoolie when the wind suddenly backed to the east and got up to F5-6. La Turballe doesn’t look appealing in the wind and rain at dusk so we’ll eat on the boat tonight and explore tomorrow. » read more35 posts (2458 words) 12 photos 0 comments
October 20, 2009: Seit dem 03.10.2009 sind wir nun hier in der Marina und machen unsere Good Luck winterfest. Es ist mal wieder unglaublich wie schnell die Zeit vergeht und der Abschied rückt immer näher :-(Nachdem momentan das Internet mal funktioniert, werde ich die nöchsten Tage nützen und unsere letzten Einträge aktualisieren. Immerhin darf ich auf diese Weise alles nochmals erl... » read more117 posts (33530 words) 93 photos 6 comments
Porthmadog/Fishguard/Milford/Padstow/ Penzance/Falmouth/Plymouth/Chichester/ Brighton/Le Havre/French Canals/ Port St Louis/Golfe Du Lion/Spain/portugal/French Italian Rivier...
February 12, 2013: Our February visit to the UK was fortunate; Gruissan suffered the coldest winter for 20 years, with temperatures of 20 degrees below, the water and plants left in the bath in our rented apartment froze, as did 77 flamingo’s on the Etang, (inland salt water lake) Thick ice meant that they could not feed on their staple diet of shrimp in the Etang, frozen into the shallow water they broke t... » read more34 posts (33454 words) 20 photos 39 comments
The plan is to travel the navigable length of the Murray River in Australia, a distance of almost 2000km, in a Hartley 26. We plan to start at the mouth of the Murray and travel...
February 10, 2013: “Is it so nice as all that?” asked the mole, shyly… “Nice? It’s the only thing,” said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward for his stroke. “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” “Simply messing…about in boats —... » read more1 posts (161 words) 0 photos 0 comments
We plan to sail from Southern Spain to the Balearics, then on to Sardinia, maybe Corsica, then Scicily, Malta and Greece. Our plans are not cast in stone and may well change as ...
August 01, 2012: It’s a windy day and an opportunity to catch up with the blog as we are disinclined to go ashore. It’s been unsettled weather during June and July, some days have been 38 deg. C., hot and sunny, others overcast and barely making the high 20’s. There hasn’t been much rain though, which is a mixed blessing for the islands. We spent quite some time in Majorca before flying back to England for Ross... » read more21 posts (10968 words) 61 photos 0 comments
Sitka - Hoonah - Glacier Bay - Juneau - Petersburg - Wrangell - Ketchikan
September 13, 2012: (This is a repeat of the last entry of the blog-trip “Hawai‘i to Alaska – 2012”. Please look there for the associated photos. Remember to re-subscribe if you wish to have email notifications of postings to this new blog-trip “Southeastern Alaska – 2012.) Because the two-day shipping that we had paid for actually took six days to get th... » read more1 posts (1024 words) 0 photos 0 comments
"Eclipse" is the 1st of 9 Royal Passport 41's designed by Robert Perry. Launched in 1995 she won Cruising Boat of the Year. Bought in Florida, we had her shipped to Melbourne in...0 posts ( words) 9 photos 0 comments
A blog for our new purchase a 2005 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 37.
August 29, 2012: So this is my first blog for SY Brigenza – owned by Tony Porter and myself. Brigenza is a 2005 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 37 which we have just bought.We have carried out a number of fixes since collecting her from Southampton last month including…Intermittent VHF radio – proved to short on aerial connectorMainsail – large bag in sail causing issues with in mast reefing and sa... » read more1 posts (168 words) 2 photos 0 comments