Author Archives: Elaine and Bob

Destination Denmark

Having chosen to store Pipistrelle for the winter at a yard in Southern Denmark close to the German border at Flensburg, we began our cruise through the Danish islands.  The plan was to sail from Sweden and reach Søholm Yacht … Continue reading

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Pipistrelle in Sweden!

Making landfall in Västra Göteland in our own yacht towards the end of August was very special.  Our first cruise in the area was in 2003 (yes, the Overlord trip already referred to!).  Our friends Ingemar and Ann-Britt had invited … Continue reading

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Notes from Norway

An Overlord trip brought us to Norway in 2003 when we explored the Oslo Fjord, so in Kristiansand we decided that, not having sailed in this area before, and without any immediately pressing deadlines, we would spend a few days … Continue reading

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Unscheduled Landfall

Starting with our departure from Inverness Marina on Thursday 17th August, this turned out to be no ordinary passage. With 80 nm ahead of us to reach the busy fishing port of Fraserburgh in a day sail, and slipping lines … Continue reading

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Locks and Lochs

The Caledonian Canal – 7th to 12th August 2017 While moored near the western exit of the Crinan Canal (see Heading North …), we watched a yacht about the same size as Pipistrelle, going through the last lock.  Crewed by … Continue reading

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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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