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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
The crew of Bell'Avventura sadly leave her behind and fly to South Africa for a safari adventure.
November 27, 2012: Our trip starts in Austin, TX. We’ll be flying to New York City to meet up with fellow travelers and old friends, Dave and Jane. From NYC, we’ll fly 14 hours directly to Johannessburg, South Africa. From there we catch a small plane to our first safari camp, Singita Ebony Lodge in the Singita Sabi Sand Preserve. Stay tuned for more udpates as we go out in sea... » read more1 posts (73 words) 0 photos 0 comments
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May 13, 2012: The adventure has come to an end.Good times, sad times and happy times.There is a time and place for all we do and our adventures will return in another time, another place.We have met some lovely people along the way,learnt alot about ourselves and found the real us and the real others.Erimar did us proud and never missed a beat and she dealt with all that came her way.We have said goodbye to ... » read more102 posts (23051 words) 1209 photos 48 comments
After years of dreaming and preparation we have at last started our adventure. Our plan is to sail our across the Channel, down the French canals to the Med and then turn east f...
28.05.2012: The sun came out at last, and the rain clouds receded, as we departed the Paris Arsenal for the next stage of our journey up the upper or Haut Seine. Actually, the weather changed completely, and we experienced many days of brilliant and hot sunshine as we made our way up this attractive part of the river. Our first stop was the well-appointed little harbour (or Port de Plaisance) at Drav... » Mehr...17 Einträge (6715 Wörter) 62 Fotos 3 Kommentare
Alcoutim to the Canary Islands
November 12, 2012: The new working year saw us abandon the pleasures of the Guadiana at Alcoutim / San Lucar, where we had spent New Year, and attach ourselves to the connectivity of Ayamonte’s marina. Gondo left to return to Belgium and work. Richard wanted some sailing in the sunny but cool January weather but also get the UV panel on the genoa replaced and to refuel with diesel. This was a tour from Aya... » read more1 posts (93 words) 1 photos 0 comments