Author Archives: Elaine and Bob

Heading North …

… towards the Land of the Purple Heather (just a reminder that to get full benefit of the photos, just tap or click on each image to enlarge to your liking!)   After three weeks back home, Elaine rejoined Bob … Continue reading

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Amazing Azores

On 20th June Elaine flew out from the UK to the Azores to join Bob for a 10 day holiday – no sailing involved! With Pipistrelle in Ponta Delgada Marina, it seemed the ideal opportunity to focus on exploring the … Continue reading

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The Last Ocean Leg

Or Azores to Kinsale and Dublin On 30th June, it was comings and goings at Ponta Delgada airport, with Elaine departing (see Amazing Azores post) on the same flight on which Martin Goodchild arrived.  It’s not the first time we … Continue reading

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Gaelic Greetings!

As so often, our progress through the water is far faster than our progress with the blog, with which we’re way behind the pace.  With many hundreds of sea miles under her keel since the last post, Pipistrelle is now … Continue reading

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Flotsam and Jetsam in the North Atlantic

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Variable weather, trying to catch the wind, constantly changing sail configurations and dealing with unidentified submerged objects all made for a challenging, not entirely uneventful passage from Bermuda to the Azores. Back home in the UK, having flown from Bermuda … Continue reading

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Pipistrelle makes Landfall in the Azores

After a 14-day passage, Pipistrelle, with Bob, Pete Stone and Bob Tuckwood on board, reached Horta on the island of Faial.   A full account of the trip will follow shortly, but this is worth posting! On the marina wall … Continue reading

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Bermuda – The Onion Island

Thanks to growing thousands of tons of onions in the 19th century and exporting them in the main to the USA, Bermudian seamen were known as ‘Onions’ and the island, ‘The Onion Patch’.  Though trade declined after WW1 until the … Continue reading

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Farewell Caribbean

After the family had left, we turned our attention to retrieving our ‘clobber’ from the locker, re-provisioning, cooking on-passage meals to freeze, baking bread and generally preparing Pipistrelle for our first serious passage of 2017 – from the Lesser Antilles … Continue reading

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It’s Here!

So what have we been up to for the last five months? Cruising The Caribbean again … We returned to Grenada mid-November and stayed at La Sagesse, while Pipistrelle was prepared to be launched.  The resort is excellent, and staying there … Continue reading

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Wait For It …..!

A summary of the last five months’ Caribbean cruising is finally, finally nearing completion, with publication and photos when we reach our next destination …. B E R M U D A!    

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