Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Galle is forgiven, but not forgotten

Satphone update: Thursday 20th March we departed Galle harbour. Although Blue Heeler disappointingly lacked lustre due to a sticky film of cement dust collected over two weeks, I was excited about the prospect of leaving for the blue waters of … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka: Pearler or paradox?

Sri Lanka: Pearl of the Indian Ocean.  Pearler – something impressive (Australian slang) “That yacht’s a real pearler!” Paradox – A person or thing that combines contradictory features or qualities One of the downsides of the sailing life is the inability to … Continue reading

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A galley wench in Galle

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Outside the Customs station at Galle Harbour we were met by local tuk-tuk driver, entrepreneur and all-round nice guy Ekka. For a small fee he took us around Galle town so that we could get some cash from the HSBC ATM, … Continue reading

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Galle Harbour, Sri Lanka

We had planned to leave the Surins on the 20th of February, but with little wind and leaving on a Friday is usually avoided by sailors, particularly for those a bit superstitious we decided to enjoy a couple more days … Continue reading

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Bay of Bengal – day 7

On the final leg – only 150 miles to go! Consistent 10-20 knot northeasterly has Blue Heeler sailing at 6+ knots for the past few days clocking 150nm each day. Seas around 1-3m. Our ETA at Galle Harbour currently Sunday … Continue reading

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