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“A goal without a plan is just a wish” – Anon. A year ago in early 2020 we were in the midst of completing major projects aboard Blue Heeler, fine-tuning everything aboard to reach our goal of returning to warmer … Continue reading

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This year is described by many as ‘unprecedented’, ‘apocalyptic’, ‘calamitous”, as well as urban slang such as ‘omnishambles’ and ‘hellacious’. Hunkered in Blue Heeler for most of the year, ‘tedious’ fits our situation. Besides the anxiety caused by COVID19 around the … Continue reading

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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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“Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother/ You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive/ Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’/ And we’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive/ Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive/ Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ … Continue reading

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Da wind flans in frae Fitful HeadWast ower fae blatterin seas, Bit never da lang, lang lippen’d sail Whaar lycht an lippnin dees. – From the poem “Flans Frae Da Haaf”
by Laurence Graham The Scottish archipelago, the Shetland Isles, are … Continue reading

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