Category Archives: Planning

Nearly there

Sunday was a day of planning and exploring. Planning the routes and waypoints for the various combinations between Malta and Brindisi (where we need to be by May 31st) and exploring parts of Valletta that we hadn’t seen before. As … Continue reading

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Excited

Looking forward to Thursday morning when we will be off to Sardinia again to pick up Nimrod for a two week cruise around Corsica with friends. Last year, we only managed to to see a small section of the island … Continue reading

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The first thousand miles

We have now done over 1,000 nautical miles so we are more than two thirds the way to Gibraltar. It seems like only yesterday that we left Haslar Marina in Gosport for Cherbourg. We should have known that nothing would … Continue reading

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Weather agin us

The engine is almost ready to install but the high winds today have made it impossible. Gusting over 40 knots in the marina has meant that it will be tomorrow at the earliest and maybe Monday. However, the mechanics have been busy ensuring … Continue reading

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Nimmie knows best or maybe just doesn’t want to leave

There we were thinking that we were about to leave and Nimmie decided we weren’t! The fail safe equipment decided to jam. Somehow the hydro vane that is our wind driven auto pilot managed to get jammed and a pin … Continue reading

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Heating fixed

Well, the weather may not be conducive to sailing across the channel but we used the day constructively to do a number of chores and ensuring that the heating works again. It is looking like we may be going on … Continue reading

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Looking like D-Day will be a day or two later

With the weather looking wet and windy for the middle of the coming week, we are considering delaying our departure by a day or two. Combined with the fact that we want to ensure that the heating is working and … Continue reading

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New Departure Date

We are now both off work and the planning has started in earnest. Today we have been gathering items to take down to the boat so we can decide what to take and what to leave behind. We have also … Continue reading

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Calendar Added

Given that so many of our friends are trying to plan when and where they are going to visit us, we thought it would be useful if we added a calendar to our blog. Then, people can see who is … Continue reading

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Starting to get excited!

Went to the Cruising Association Med Section meeting last night and felt that it was really going to happen. Spoke to a few people who shared their experiences as well as listened to a talk about two members’ cruise from … Continue reading

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