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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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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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Long-awaited Reunion in Réunion

Why? Family commitments in the UK mid October. It became abundantly clear after our passage from the Seychelles to Madagascar that to take pressure off trying to meet a deadline and getting Pipistrelle safely to Durban in the timescale (it … Continue reading

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‘Up Country’ in Kandy

Chance meetings and coincidences play a big part in our sailing lives! So it was for our second excursion.  We had a chance encounter with a tuk tuk driver, Sanju, on the roundabout outside the quay at Trinco (where else?!), … Continue reading

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Penang Revisited

When we sailed to Penang last November we both agreed our stay on this fascinating, vibrant island was too short and we should revisit sometime.  As a complete surprise for Elaine’s return to Malaysia, Bob had booked a short (35 … Continue reading

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