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If you want to give God a really good laugh – tell Him what your cruising plans are!

Jolly Harbour Boatyard, Antigua – 17°04.0442N 61°53.0244W The Plan At the end of our short cruise in 2016 we put Mina2 to bed in Antigua to over-summer there during the hurricane season. Tim comes out in mid-February 2017 to re-commission

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+++BREAKING NEWS+++WE ARE A DOGFATHER+++BREAKING NEWS+++

Hi Everybody Pet Officer Snoopy here, and I’m delighted to be the first to break the news that Skip and the DS’s one-time wayward daughter Selina gave birth to a baby boy named Sam at 0950 today, Sunday 26 July,

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Sound Advice From Pet Officer Snoopy

When Pet Officer Snoopy isn’t out adventuring, he busies himself at home in his self-appointed capacity is Vice President of Global Communications for Mina2 Expeditions Inc. Just before I left to rejoin Mina2, he came into my office, gave me

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Don’t Mention the “H” Word

Date: 5 March 2015 Position: Long Bay, Virgin Gorda, BVI 18:29.906N 64:24.795W Having cleared into St Barts, and after a quick provisioning shop in the French supermarket for foie gras, confit of duck, numerous pates, salamis and cheeses, we immediately

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A Close Encounter With A Moving Rock and its Baby

The DS had told me that when she arrived in Antigua she wanted to spend at least a couple of days winding down before the stress-inducing trauma of sailing with the reckless Upstairs Skipper in the mountainous seas and storm

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Novel Aviator Soils His Trousers

In my last blog I was showing off about all the fancy yachts in Antigua, but the one vessel that completely blew my mind was much, much smaller. I was down below, slaving away as usual, when I heard a

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The Best Yacht In The World?

Whilst I was working hard getting Mina2 ready for her Downstairs Skipper, I wasn’t short of distractions. When Mina2 was just a twinkle in my eye, I had always fondly imagined that my magnificent yacht would be at least one

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