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Digging Deep

Firstly, I must again express my gratitude for your messages of sympathy and support. I know that my writing is often self-centred and negative. That people like you continue to take the time to read it...

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No Choice?

Firstly my deepest gratitude goes to those of you that left messages and condolences after my last blog post. It means a lot to me. I hope you’ll forgive me for not replying to each of...

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Enjoy Yourself

It’s New Years Eve 6:30am. I’m writing this sitting on a sofa, in a lounge, in a centrally heated house, in the UK. Twenty hours ago I had no thought that I’d be here. Yesterday morning...

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A Hand To Steer

Whatever else I may or may not have achieved during this year of marina life. There is one thing for certain. Gleda will be better prepared for extended short-handed cruising than ever before. There was one...

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Escape Artist

If you are reading these words thanks for sticking around. It’s been nearly two months since anything new appeared here. My apologies for that. You deserve an explanation. I’ll try to give one. It’s eleven years...

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Autumn Creeping In

Up until this week we’d been getting away with it. Temperatures in this part of Spain were still at Summer levels. We’d had no rain since August, and Autumn still seemed a long way off. We’d...

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Past and Present

During this morning’s ‘Foolish Odyssey’ writing session I was looking back at my blog from 2012. I came across this little video and thought I’d quickly share it with you. It was shot some five and...

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In Other News

The weeks and months continue to fly past. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been in Cartagena for over 12 months now. Friends from last winter have started to return after their long summers of sailing...

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Touch Wood

We’re very lucky to be living on a boat and being able to experience such beautiful places as Cartagena. “Touch wood” we’ll carry on doing it for a while yet. My American friends would have said...