Tag Archives: Nature and Wildlife

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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Pipistrelle Takes a Break

After those well-earned sundowners we mentioned before, and flights back to the UK, Pipistrelle is now ‘relaxing’.  Chocked up and strapped down on land at Grenada Marine, St David’s to the east of Prickly Bay, it could be worse.  Staying … 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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Fun in Rio and The Iguazu Falls

Having decided just what we would like to focus on in Brazil, the two ‘must sees’ were Rio de Janeiro and the Iguazu Falls. From Joao Passoa we flew to Rio, were met at the airport and transferred to our … 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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Little Penguins

And they really are busy, tiny, cute creatures.  Boulder’s Beach, part of the Table Mountain National Park is home to a colony of South African penguins.  Safe from predators and sheltered from the fierce winds that as sailors we know … Continue reading

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The Wild Coast Passage

Changing Oceans – Durban to Simon’s Town Towards the end of November, Bob returned to Pipistrelle in Durban while Elaine stayed on for another three weeks in England.  By the time Bob arrived, Ullman Sails in Durban had made our … 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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Naturally Madagascar

After Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo, Madagascar with its capital, Antananarivo, is the 4th largest island on earth. Its wonderful and unique bio-diversity may be severely threatened by deforestation and erosion but it is still home to what we believe … Continue reading

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