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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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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Spending the cyclone season in the South Pacific

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I am writing a quick note because of the large number of concerned emails we are getting these days regarding Pam, the big cyclone that hit Vanuatu. We are far away and the cyclone did not affect us at all. …

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The Numbers of The Year 2014

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Recently I analized our log book and this is what I discovered about last year: Number of days of sailing: 86 This is more or less 25%, which means that we spent about a quarter of the last year on …

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Anchoring in coral

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The coral atolls are simply fantastic. Nobody can argue with that. Well, except maybe your anchor chain. While you will learn to love every fish and every view, your anchor chain will learn to hate every coral head and every …

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Snowman in a bikini

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And another december with its festivities is gone. It is sometimes hard to find the true Christmas spirit while sitting on a becah in a bikini, but we did our best anyway: On Christmas day we organized a picnic on …

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Happy New Year!

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HAPPY 2015 TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD! SREČNO 2015 VSEM! FELICE ANNO NUOVO A TUTTI I NOSTRI AMICI IN GIRO PER IL MONDO!

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Sailing to Tahiti? Don’t forget…

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Hello everybody! This is a letter I wrote for the PPJ Yahoo Group and now I’m posting it here as well, hoping that someone will stumble upon it and find it helpful… * * * This is our 8th month …

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How to eat 107 bananas in 1 day

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You sailed 3000 nautical miles from… well… almost anywhere, really… and now you are in the place you always dreamed of… French Polynesia! You will probably learn very soon that this is a very expensive place. If you have a …

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