Category: News

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Fifteen

It was a bit unfair of me to leave that obscure 15 reference last time out, sorry. There’s no way you could know what I meant by it. That said Philip came surprisingly close with his...

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Feliz Natal

A long long time ago a wise man said; “So here it is Merry Christmas, everybody’s having fun. Look to the future now, it’s only just begun” That man was Mr Noddy Holder and the year...

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I Think I’m Beginning To Think

o here I am again, stabbing at the keys on my laptop in the vain hope that somehow I can turn the words churning round in my tiny little brain into something folks might actually read...

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The Rain In Spain…..Well Portugal Actually

The sky on Saturday night hinted that we were in for something unusual, although it appears the old saying ‘red sky at night, shepherds delight’ doesn’t apply down here, because any Portuguese shepherd wandering about the...

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So Long Summer

A few days ago we weighed anchor after 51 consecutive nights on the hook and motored out of the Alvor Lagoon round to Marina de Lagos, our home for the next six months. Gail and I...

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A New Project

We’ve been here in Alvor for a fortnight now, it’s perfect for us. It’s free, it’s safe, the town is nice with all the necessary amenities and there’s a friendly little community of like minded sailors...

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Reflections On Alderney

The marketing slogan Alderney uses is ‘So Close So Different‘. With regard to the first part I’d add the rider that it depends how you get there, we could have flown to Australia in the time...

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May Or May Not

After a month spent hiding away in the remote and tranquil setting of Messack Creek I’m writing this at anchor up the far reaches of the Truro river. April was dry and sunny but so far...

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Spring Has Sprung

Tomorrow will be our last day in Falmouth Marina, we’ve survived our unplanned Winter afloat without too many problems and now it’s time to move on. Last night we had a bit of a leaving party...

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The Universe, Me, And Plan B

If asked about my religious beliefs I’ll say “I don’t have any”, if any categorisation is needed then I’ll tick the ‘Humanist’ box due simply to my resonance with their beliefs that all human beings have...