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Bermuda – The Onion Island

Thanks to growing thousands of tons of onions in the 19th century and exporting them in the main to the USA, Bermudian seamen were known as ‘Onions’ and the island, ‘The Onion Patch’.  Though trade declined after WW1 until the … Continue reading

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A Passage to South Africa

Nosy Bé to Durban As background to our new crew, we met Peter and Ute Laser last year in Yacht Haven, Phuket and have been in regular contact since.  German nationals living in Thailand, they offered to help crew Pipistrelle on … Continue reading

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