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Thai refit – week 11

The dreaded island-to-island bus trip for a new visa certainly wasn’t half as bad as bus travel in Nepal. For one thing, there are no 2km drops either side to tragically plunge down to our deaths, and the roads between … Continue reading

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Thai refit – week 9

This week two of the most beloved men in modern history were praised by their peoples. The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves us his legacy of freedom, compassion and unity that all people and cultures should never forget. In Thailand, … Continue reading

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Thai refit – week 8

Week eight in Thailand – Democracy leader Suthep Thaugsuban heads a protest against the government lead by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Suthep and his minions are encouraging a “peoples’ revolution” and are seizing key ministries in an effort to cripple … Continue reading

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Thai refit – week 7

Blue Heeler’s teak deck is 99% completed. The last work to be done is the manufacture of very long bolts required for adding new double clutches and pad-eyes. On the coach roof we have lovely new teak hand-holds, while the … Continue reading

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Thai refit – week 6

Six weeks since we arrived at Boat Lagoon and the teak deck is finished. Our carpentry team reduced to one carpenter with two younger guys helping him sand the deck; one of them usually sings at the top of his … Continue reading

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