Tag Archives: Pipistrelle

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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About Turn!

In view of Gan’s military past, the title seems appropriate! So why turn back? Last Saturday, 16th May we went out through the pass at Addu Atoll and three hours into open water Pipistrelle’s autopilots started playing up.  The B&G … Continue reading

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Underwater World

…as seen through the lens of Pipistrelle’s snorkelling team in The Maldives! Progressing south through the azure blue atolls we have captured more wonderfully colourful marine life.  While most can be identified through our own knowledge and by referring to … Continue reading

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Sun and Snorkelling in The Maldives

Who could resist diving from Pipistrelle into the tempting crystal clear waters of these islands? So we’re getting way ahead of ourselves here, and publishing this post out of sequence.  This is because it is delightful to be back in … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Ancient Cities

From our base on Pipistrelle in Trincomalee we managed separate trips that took us to the interior of the island.  Both were interesting and fun in very different ways. Continuing our cultural activities, the first was a visit Sigiriya and … Continue reading

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Reawakening in Krabi

See also our blog ‘And So to Bed …’ posted in July. We have often been there before … having Pipistrelle lifted out of the water, a period of time on hardstanding in a boat yard and eventual ‘splash’ or relaunch. … Continue reading

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And Again! Summer Sun 2 – Channel Islands

Of our travels to the Channel Islands this summer our main visit is covered here – destination Guernsey – on Nightingale a Moody 346 belonging to Bob’s son, which he has been extensively refurbishing since buying it last year.  It was most generous of Andrew … Continue reading

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It’s Here! Summer Sun 1 – Sweden

Our summer in Europe was busy, starting at the beginning of July with revisiting the west coast of Sweden, where we met our sailing friends Ingemar and Ann-Britt on their very comfortable Dehler 43, Lady Ann III.  We last sailed … Continue reading

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Spring in New Zealand

Bay of Islands and other North Island beauty spots Opua is tucked away to the south of the Bay of Islands, on the North East side of North Island.  It is a natural harbour with a modern marina, and a … Continue reading

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The San Blas

In the San Blas: Puerto Escoses – Mulatupu – Isla Pinos – Ustupu – Achutupu – Aridup – Snug Harbour – Nargana – Green Island – Holandes Cays – Coco Banderas – East Lemmon Cays – West Lemmon Cays – Chichime … Continue reading

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