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In our Wauquiez 48 Pilot Saloon we are cruising oceans, experiencing the rich diversity of peoples, cultures and nature while sharing these unique encounters with like-minded sailors.
In the words of George Orwell: ‘Beauty is meaningless until it is shared’.
Enjoy the journey!
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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
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
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
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
… 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
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
Just under 6nm up the Rio Paraiba from Cabedelo, the small Jacaré Village Marina offers good shelter and a haven of tranquillity as an escape from the sometimes overpowering bustle and noise that is Brazil. Run by a Frenchman, Nicolas, … Continue reading
Sandwiched between his arriving in the UK from the Canaries and flying on to Singapore, this was a brief encounter with sailing legend and author, Jimmy Cornell, who was guest speaker at one of the Gerrard’s Cross Sailing Association’s (GXSA) … Continue reading