Tag Archives: Malta

Wonderful two weeks but oh so short!

Whilst it is fantastic having the boat in Malta, it does mean that we spend two days at the beginning and another two at the end either getting the boat ready and then closing her down so she is safe … Continue reading

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Pantelleria

We left our secluded bay in Malta on Tuesday morning and began our journey towards Sicily. We decided to stop off at Pantelleria, which is nearer Tunisia than Sicily as we had read about how exclusive a resort island it … Continue reading

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Good to be back, again

The flight in from Luton was only 30 mins late, courtesy of the French Air Traffic Comtrollers, so with the summer schedule this meant that we were at the boat just before midnight and asleep about 15 mins later! The … Continue reading

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Where did the time go?

Sunday morning was another gloriously sunny day but quite windy. We wanted to go out and try the new mainsail out to ensure we were happy and that the feeding lines were all attached properly – a bit of a … Continue reading

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Who says it’s glamorous having your boat in the Med?

So, this weekend is all about getting Nimrod ready for the season after her winter on the hard. She’s now back in the water with a new mainsail, stack pack, sprayhood and fridge compressor. We had taken a late flight … Continue reading

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Back in the water

Not sure where the time has gone but certainly it’s the sailing season again as the boat will be back in the water next week. We went out to see Nimmie in February to check how the work had gone … Continue reading

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Winter on the hard

Nimrod was supposed to be lifted out of the water at Manoel Island on October 1st but she was taken round to the boatyard a day early, which was fine as our mooring contract ran out on the 1st anyway. … Continue reading

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Ready for lifting out

We have spent the last few days getting Nimmie ready for winter. She is being lifted out on October 1st and will be ashore on the hard at Manoel Island until May 2016. In order to get her ready, there … Continue reading

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Caio Sicily and friends 

After our lovely evening out with Katie and Loui, it was time to bid them farewell on Monday morning (September 21st) so they could catch their plane from Catania back to Gatwick. It had been a great week having them … Continue reading

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Two more than competent crew – day skippers no less!

Sunday, September 12th arrived with a clear blue sky and temperatures on the high 20s by 9am. Loui and Kate were due to land around 10.40am having got up at stupid o’clock to fly from Gatwick to Malta. They arrived … Continue reading

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