Yearly Archives: 2014

Pet Officer Snoopy Runs Away to Sea

Last night I heard a distraught cry from the Downstairs Skipper as she picked up an email from my sister Linda on Suilven in Nuuk (Greenland) saying that, moored up in the harbour, she had been down below when she

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Track Suilven on her Great Northern Adventure

If you want to track Suilven, on which my sister Linda and bro-in-law John are heading for the North West Passage, you can do so here: The other yacht on the chart, heading for Greenland (Suilven are stopping off

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Ice Again!

You will remember my sister, Linda, and John my bro-in-law joined me for the long passage from Buenos Aires down to the Falklands, Staten Island and ending up in Ushuaia. We got hit by a hurrcane-force storm north of the

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Cruising Backwards Round The Caribbean

The Downstairs Skipper and I returned to Mina2 about four weeks ago, having left her bobbing on a mooring (Mina2 that is – not the DS) in Falmouth Harbour in Antigua. One of the first things I did was to

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Just to let you know, I have now put on to the website not just the edited log of our Amazonian Gremlin Cruise, but also the unexpurgated blog. At 28,000 words, contemperaneously crafted as the drama unfolded, you can meander

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Journal of Amazonian cruise now posted to website

Very overdue I’m afraid, but I have just posted the illustrated journal of our Amazonian Gremlin cruise to the website. You can access it from HERE

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Mina2 Sprints Towards a Holiday

Date: 16 February 2014 Position: 17:15.011N 062:39.574W White House Bay, St Kitts This is the first day for a couple of weeks that I’ve been able to find time to fashion a blog, so a bit of a catch up.

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Sorry for the Absence

Currently at Green Island in Antigua. Date: 10 February 2014 Position: 17:04.438N 061:40.436W We lost all email comms for about four days. Been sorting out the rigging problems with no rapid success and then three days ago my back went

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Date: 31 January 2014 Position: 14:44.411N 061:10.679W, St Pierre, Martinique Whilst the drawn-out farce of the incompetent rigger was playing out, the DS was in the wings taking everything in. “I hadn’t realised that the incorrect fitting of such a

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Mina2 Continues To Fall Apart

Date: 30 January 2014 Position: 14:04.530N 060:57.558W, Rodney Bay, St Lucia (yawn, yawn) To paraphrase Woody Allen: “If you want to give God a really good laugh, tell him what your cruising plans are”. The good news is that the

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