Tag Archives: Land Travel

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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Pipistrelle Crew at The Iguazu Falls

Yes – for two days last week we were here at these spectacular cascades, an awe inspiring Wonder of the World.  An absolutely astounding experience, both in Brazil and Argentina. Just watch this, video’d on the Argentinian side at The Devil’s Throat … Continue reading

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In the Brazilian Nordeste – Olinda

The poorest of all the regions, the Nordeste or Northeast Region of Brazil comprises Paraíba State and eight others, including Pernambuco with the beautiful old city of Olinda. Situated on a hill near Recifé, Olinda was declared a UNESCO world heritage … 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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On Safari in Namibia

With Pipistrelle safely moored in the False Bay YC marina at Simon’s Town, the opportunity presented itself to fly from Cape Town to Namibia and collect a 4×4 at Windhoek airport.  Elaine made all the arrangements through Namibia Tours and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

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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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Lasting Impressions

From Nuwara Eliya we took the train back down to Kandy where we stayed at the Kandy Hills Resort again before being collected there by Sanju for the drive to Pipistrelle and Trincomalee. So what were our impressions of ‘Trinco’? Firstly, … Continue reading

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World’s End

At the unsociable hour of 05.30 we were collected from our hotel for the drive to the Horton Plains National Park, a high plateau and the World’s End Walk where the plateau stops abruptly.  Clouds can roll in from 10.00 … Continue reading

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A Nice Cup of Tea!

What was it to be? Premium quality silver tip – green leaf – orange pekoe – broken orange pekoe (BOP) – broken orange pekoe fannings (BOPF)?  Or just simply ‘dust’, available in three different grades? A cup of afternoon tea was … Continue reading

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