Tag Archives: cruising

Never too old

The sea gypsy 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 … Continue reading

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Paradise WiFi: 5 Cheapest Internet Cafes In French Polynesia

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 … Continue reading

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We are on the telly!!!

  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, UK viewers … Continue reading

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Get a copy of Get Real!

‘Don’t even think of buying a boat until you have read this book’. – Tom Cunliffe (legendary sailor and author of The Complete Yachtmaster). Calypso’s recent appearance on Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild introduced the idea of budget sailing to a … Continue reading

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Sailing over lemons

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 … Continue reading

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Spending the cyclone season in the South Pacific

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. … Continue reading

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Anchoring in coral

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 … Continue reading

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Sailing to Tahiti? Don’t forget…

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 … Continue reading

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Best Books About Affordable Cruising

Every Cruiser was once a Dreamer. He knew that a life on the sea could suit him. When he looked at the sea he could easily imagine himself sailing toward the horizon. Then one day our would-be cruiser decides to take a … Continue reading

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Welcome to our new web page!

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 … Continue reading

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