Never too old

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The sea gipsy community is packed with odd, interesting life stories. There are many unusual sailors out there and this is the story of one of them. It was a spring day in the Netherlands and the sun warmed the …

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Do you suffer from MIAS? A simple self-test

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Are you suffering from M.I.A.S (Musical Instrument Acquisition Syndrome)? Already a serious illness that affects millions worldwide, MIAS sufferers who live in small spaces are doubly at risk as their increasing instrument and associated supplies (reeds, strings, manuscripts, bongs, etc) …

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Polynesian Tattoos

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The Tattoo has always been an important part  of  Polynesian culture. As early as 1767, Captain Samuel Wallis noticed that it was; “a universal custom among men and women to get their buttocks and the back of their thighs painted with thin black …

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Beach umbrella for cruisers

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You’ve probably never thought of including a beach umbrella on the list of desirable safety gear for your boat. But you should, especially if you are sailing towards remote locations. There is two very good reasons for that. The first one …

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Paradise WiFi: 5 Cheapest Internet Cafes In French Polynesia

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Communication with the outside world can often be a problem in French Polynesia. The phone coverage is very poor on most islands and the internet connection is even worse. Prepaid internet is very expensive – too expensive for us. That’s …

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Homemade fruit bars

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As I already mentioned several times, the biggest problem cruisers have in the Marquesas islands is how to eat all the bananas they have aboard before they go bad. I already wrote a post with many recipes which you can …

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We are on the telly!!!

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  Dear Friends. If you can stand our faces for almost one hour, than check out Ben Fogle’s tv program New Lives in the Wild on Channel 5 on August 10th at 9pm (London time). If you miss it, you can …

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Our book is now available!

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    Our recent appearance on Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild introduced the idea of budget sailing to a whole new audience – an audience who may have never considered the possibility that such a dream could be made a …

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Timing the atoll passes

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The islands of the Tuamotu group are coral atolls. They look like rings of coral with a calm lagoon inside them. Some of this “rings” are complete circles and therefore it is impossible to enter. Some others have one, two …

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Coming soon… our new book!

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Dear friends, we have been typing away for a long time and finally our first book is (almost) ready! It is written for everyone that loves the sea and is thinking about going sailing. Which boat to buy and where, …

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