Moorea – Hollywood’s Backdrop

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When I was told that Moorea was the filming location for both South Pacific and Jurassic Park, I was torn between the desire to see how a landscape could be so contradictory and the very real fear of being torn …

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Budget Drone Photography or ‘Kitecam’

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We have all admired those sweeping aerial shots that used to be the exclusive domain of professional photographers with much greater budgets than ours. With the introduction of the drone, that monopoly is admittedly being challenged at least to a …

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Calypso on the Radio!

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Hi Everyone! We are on the air again for the launch of Boat Radio – a new internet based radio station for us grotty yachties!   You can hear our interview about budget sailing today at 1200GMT and again at …

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Happy Easter Bunnies on Board!

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Despite the problems with Apocalypso,  we are smiling because of this nice Easter Surprise… Our book hits the topspot! Our book “Get Real, Get Gone” had its best sales day on Easter Saturday and is now the No.1 best selling …

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Do I need health insurance?

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This is a question that often seems strange to us Europeans who have grown up in societies with advanced social health programmes, but is a very real cause for concern for Americans who are thinking of sailing off into the …

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Calling a Spade, a Spade

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If you have read our book you will know how we feel about spade (unsupported) rudders. We don’t like them and consider them a pretty bad idea for a voyaging boat. For those that haven’t read the book, a properly …

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Sailing over lemons

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Before I became a wandering sea gypsy, I owned a farm in the Alpujarra Mountains in Southern Spain where I trained Andalucian horses. Shortly after I bought the place, Chris Stewart the former drummer of the rock group Genesis, published …

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STILL working on the boat!

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You may as well give your heart and soul to your boat – it already owns your arse.  We have finally solved the last (hopefully) of our engine problems – rebuilt engine, gearbox, drive shaft, coupling, starter motor and even …

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Welcome to our new web page!

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Welcome aboard…………………………… Welcome to the story of our humble adventures.  They may not read like Pirates of the Caribbean, but they do have the advantage of being true.  Life at sea is nothing like how most people picture it.  Some …

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The Sea of Cortez

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The Sea of Cortez – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly As you may be aware, we have spent the last 12 months cruising the Sea of Cortez to learn about and modify our new boat Calypso. Despite the …

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