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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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Beach umbrella for cruisers

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 … 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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How to eat 107 bananas in 1 day

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 … Continue reading

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Our day in Polynesia

Our days in French Polynesia are pretty much like our days anywhere else. So, what are those differences that remind us that we are not in Europe? 1. On the way to buy bread we have to avoid sharks Click here … Continue reading

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What do you want to be in your next life?

We’ve just spent a wonderful week looking at this.   We looked at it until we became blue as well. We relaxed, meditated and decided some important things. Most important of all, we decided what we want to be in our … 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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