Category: Thoughts & General

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Anchored To The Spot

6am, first light. It’s raining again. ‘Gleda’ is bobbing about like a plastic duck in the bath water. The sloppy chop splashes and knocks against the hull a few inches away from my right ear. 9mm...

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Feliz Ano Novo

Happy New Year everyone, eyes down for a brand new year of fun and foolishness. Gail and I had a quiet celebration of what, for us, has been an incredible 2015. We walked down to the...

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No More Crusades

oday I was going to write another ‘normal’ blog post. I’d have talked about the weather, I’d have talked about Portugal, I’d probably have whinged about something…. again. But today it’s becoming apparent that France is...

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Settling In – Slowly

Blimey O’Reilly, where does the time go? Gail pointed out yesterday that we’ve already been here for nearly a month, I couldn’t believe it. Having Nicole and Simon aboard was great, spending time with my daughter...

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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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Algarve Arrival

Wow……. we’re here. We rounded Cape St Vincent on Saturday and after a couple of nights anchored just round the corner in the bay under Sagres Fort we’re now anchored in the tranquil environment of the...

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On Weather

At the risk of falling into old habits I’m going to talk about the weather. I’ll attempt to avoid concentrating on the negative aspects and complaining but at the same time the current meterological situation isn’t...

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Lost And Found

I’m writing this sitting in the nav station aboard Gleda. The rain is hammering down on the coachroof, the wind generator is buzzing in the wind gusts sending little vibrations through the desk. I’m occasionally rocked...

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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...

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3694Hrs – F…..ing Day

Yes I finally got round to it and had a filleting day today. What can I tell you? I mixed epoxy, I applied epoxy and repeat ….. Actually I cut and fitted four internal beam trough...