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Picked up Hilda May in Gruissan, S France in April 2009. Headed across med to Greece and in 2010 plan to explore Southern Ionian, Pelopponese, and head across to Turkey in Sep...
May 15, 2012: Hilda May wintered on the hard at Marmaris Yat Marina, going in the water on 25 April, so the first blog of the season is somewhat overdue!With help from fellow Tattingstonians Ned and Sheila (aboard Dawn Strike) I managed to get all the neceessary preps down and endeavoured to enjoy the social scene at the marina, in particular the Summer Party. Spurred on by the change in Turkish visa regulat... » read more74 posts (22084 words) 187 photos 41 comments
Via Micronesia, Phillipines, Borneo, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand
May 07, 2012: Dear Friends and Family,After enjoying touring the west coast of Phuket Island, we returned to beautiful Chalong Bay in the southeast corner of the island and made it our base of operations. From there we were able to get several items taken care of on Sand Dollar, one of which was having a new awning/rain-catcher made. The girls that made it work in a loft above Rick’s Surf Shop and did ... » read more72 posts (42522 words) 194 photos 9 comments
Cruising from New Zealand to Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia then to Australia.
April 23, 2012: I have started a new blog called Ajustralis to Thailand,for the next adventure, so if you haven’t had notification of my first entry, you may need to add your email address again. » read more28 posts (10006 words) 65 photos 73 comments
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
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