Tag Archives: Cruising

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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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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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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Summary of a Circumnavigation

First of all, and just in case you may have missed our news in the last blog, Pipistrelle has completed her circumnavigation!  Here she is at anchor in Grenada. On 2nd June 2010 we sailed from Prickly Bay, Grenada on … Continue reading

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Jacaré and Paraiba State

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

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An Evening with Jimmy Cornell

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

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Gone Fishin’ in Mada

Having Tony on board for our passage from the Seychelles to Madagascar was terrific for a myriad of reasons, not least of which was his fishing expertise – just part of the skill set he brought with him.  Admittedly, he … Continue reading

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