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Updating the blog in Baiona

By on Oct 16, 2017 | 0 comments

We are currently moored at a marina in Baiona, our first marina since La Coruna just over two weeks ago, having spent the intervening period anchoring or mooring around the Ria’s between the two. The next week doesn’t look ideal for sailing, as the remnants of a Hurricane and series of Southerly winds look like they will get in the way. Actually, as I was typing...

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Weather – we are “stuck” in the Rade de Brest.

Weather – we are “stuck” in the Rade de Brest.

By on Sep 7, 2017 | 1 comment

Well, we won’t be setting off across Biscay this weekend, that’s for sure – the above from Buoyweather relating to where we would be roughly 24 hours after exiting the Rade de Brest for a crossing. In fact, looking at the longer-range forecast, it may be some time before a window appears. Windfinder’s week-ahead forecast has, over the past few weeks, been...

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A brief update

A brief update

By on Sep 5, 2017 | 6 comments

Just a quick update as to where we are and how we are doing, as Charlotte and I have both been neglecting this blog. We’re currently moored to a visitor’s mooring buoy just off a small village called Lanvéoc, in Brittany, France. We arrived here yesterday, and walked up into town at around 1pm to pick up some food, forgetting that many French shops close for lunch –...

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Why I have voted Conservative

By on Jun 6, 2017 | 0 comments

A few people have asked why I am voting conservative in the UK General Election, varying from polite enquiry to, well, less polite enquiry. And, apparently, my new facebook profile picture with Conservative banner has been mentioned in our Global Sustainable Development cohort’s group chat (I thought my ears were burning…). So, below is an explanation which started...

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“Getting Ready”

“Getting Ready”

By on May 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Why no posts, you ask? Well, we have been a little busy trying to get things ready for us to go sailing. Of course, “getting ready” to go sailing, from a more standard job-and-house life, has nothing to do with sailing at all. Instead, it means writing handover documents for the wonderful Dr Rebecca Stone, who will be covering my role through my career break at...

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