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Updating the blog in Baiona

By on 16 October, 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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Mistoffeles

Mistoffeles

By on 14 June, 2017 | 2 comments

Odd name for a boat? It wouldn’t have been my original choice, but the previous owners our soon-to-be new home loved Cats and cats (catamarans and felines). Since it is suggested in the boating community that it can be bad luck to chance the name of a boat, we thought maybe we’d stick with it (the same applied to our previous boat, Penta, apparently named by her...

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“Getting Ready”

“Getting Ready”

By on 30 May, 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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Planning a route for our cruise

Planning a route for our cruise

By on 21 February, 2017 | 2 comments

As we have been planning this for a few months now this is something of a retrospective view on how we came to our route plan. And uses “plan” in the sense of: we might do this. To make the most of two years away from home, we want to go somewhere far away, culturally different, and warm, which doesn’t narrow it down too much. So I started to look...

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Gone.World – what?

By on 14 February, 2017 | 0 comments

We are going sailing, for a period of around two years, leaving in July 2017 – that’s really all there is to it. We have bought the yacht, planned a potential route, are starting to get our home of eight years ready to sell, are beginning to dispose of the vast majority of the physical possessions we have accumulated (aside from Charlotte’s sentimental crap very...

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