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Sailing the world aboard Blue Heeler

Norway: South East Coast

Over one month and over 500nm since we left Germany. The past couple of weeks along the archipelagos of the Skaggerak we’ve found anchorages aplenty, and most harbours still shut for winter. Here’s what we’ve been up to. Blue Heeler’s … Continue reading

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Sweden and Skaggerak

The Øresund strait between Denmark in Sweden is a busy shipping area and due care needs to be taken. Easterly winds still dominated the forecast, so we motor-sailed east to the Swedish side where we could sail comfortably north along … Continue reading

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Denmark and Kattegat

  In memory of cancer patients dear to our heartswho fought and lost the battle against cancer. Gone too soon but never forgotten.   After five months quietly bobbing around in Flensburg’s harbour, the usual pre-sailing tasks were carried out … Continue reading

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Sailors ashore: Europe in 28 days

Living on a boat is a great way to see the world, no doubt, but it’s not always possible to visit places other than ports. When the opportunity to leave the boat in a safe place and travel farther afield … Continue reading

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Emergence from hibernation

Happy 80th Elaine.   Now that the coldest and darkest months of January and February are over, I can (almost) safely say the worst is over. Mind you, there was no ‘worst’. At winter’s peak, the temperature in Flensburg settled … Continue reading

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