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Sailing the world aboard Blue Heeler

Island life

Last winter I was looking forward to spending winter on an overseas island somewhere to the south. Little did I expect the island to be Portsea Island on the south coast of England in Hampshire. Not quite the tropics, but … Continue reading

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Wind, Wight and Wittering walks

*** Happy September birthdays Matthew and Timmy *** Learn more about Niemann Pick Type C Disease and how you can help raise funds for vital medical research into potential therapies and provide financial aid to Niemann-Pick Type C families. Our … Continue reading

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English Riviera

This year our pace is more leisurely than normal, but as we all know, 2020 is not a normal year! Staying in the UK for now seems to be the most sensible option for us, so we‘ll continue our slow … Continue reading

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Scilly season

The lockdown for pleasure boats in England finished on 4th July (Scotland followed up a couple of weeks later). Consistent southwesterly winds held us in Whitehaven a few days more, and within a week a short period of north-westerly wind … Continue reading

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UK Lockdown – month three

Well, here we are in Whitehaven…still.  I’m not complaining though. There are plenty of horror stories of other cruisers around the world either trapped in foreign countries, or worse, their world has been turned upside down due to a premature … Continue reading

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