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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Preparations For the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (aka The DS)

Most long-term cruisers are married couples. They arrive together to re-commission their boat, sharing the numerous tasks to get their craft ship-shape and Bristol fashion before setting off on their cruise together. Not so on Mina2. “I will join you

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A Surfeit of Gin and Chilli

We had just two more shortish passages before our final leg into Antigua. First stop was in the delightful little archipelago of islands at the bottom of Guadeloupe called Les Saintes. Once again we were in France. We went ashore

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Mr Paul’s Viagra Tree and Other Delights

So having brought you up to date with Pet Officer Snoopy’s position, let’s get back to the delivery cruise from Grenada to Antigua. Our stay in Martinique was an overnighter before heading off the following morning to Prince Rupert Bay

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Snoopy & Amundsen – Can You Tell The Difference?

In my last post I told you that Pet Officer Snoopy hero-worshipped Roald Amundsen, the legendary Norwegian polar explorer. When Snoopy came back from his attempt to be the first beagle to conquer the North West Passage, he was sporting

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Pet Officer Snoopy and the North West Passage – The Full Story

Since I started blogging again I have been inundated with complaints from blogfans across the world. Enough of your self-satisfied tales of your lotus-eating in the Caribbean. What happened to Pet Officer Snoopy? Is he locked in the Arctic wastes

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A Sickly Crew

It took Neil a full three days to get over his food/alcohol poisoning/chikungunya and his long-suffering wife Sarah (to whom, you will recall, Neil proposed marriage on the satellite phone whilst crossing the equator on Mina2 back in 2009) will

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