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On the east coast!

After 1,350 miles and a little over 3 months I’ve made it to the East Coast.  I’m not going to win any prizes for pace, I grant you, but then speed was never one of the objectives! The last couple … Continue reading

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Of Scenery and Wildlife…..

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been developing a theory that the quality of the internet service in any specific location is inversely proportional to the quality of the view.  Now, in the fullness of time, I expect I’ll … Continue reading

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The Western Isles

If April and May were hard work (and they were at times), then all that effort has certainly been rewarded this week.  With the arrival of Sarah, Jane and James, also came a week of absolutely fabulous weather.  To have … Continue reading

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Scotland On Schedule …..

When I wrote my last blog from Conwy in North Wales, I was becoming increasingly conscious of an impending deadline.  I had been stuck there for a week waiting for a nice high-pressure system to arrive from the Atlantic, which … Continue reading

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100 miles – Fishguard to Conwy

I’ve just realised it’s nearly two weeks since my last blog. Very remiss of me given how little else I’ve achieved since then! I’m currently say in a marina in Conwy, North Wales where I’ve been for the past week. … Continue reading

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Another 200 miles ticked off….

Since my last update from Cardiff, I have progressed another 200 miles. This is somewhat short of my target since I was hoping to be in Liverpool today, having crossed Cardigan Bay and made it through the Menai Straits. The … Continue reading

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One Month In and 25% Completed

By this time tomorrow, I will have been living aboard for exactly a month and have covered 469 miles. I am currently in Cardiff which is roughly 25% of the way round and back on schedule after the earlier weather … Continue reading

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Miles Achieved 200: A much better week!

After a fairly frustrating week in Plymouth, last Wednesday evening saw Mark & Howard rejoin Caol Ila for another attempt at making some progress. The forecast for Thursday was still looking pretty appaling with force 9 winds and ‘high’ seas … Continue reading

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Miles Achieved: 40 – Another frustrating one!

Although the last blog was written some days ago, a struggle with getting an internet connection means that it wasn’t posted.  Hence, you now have both the blog relating to Dartmouth and that relating to Plymouth in one hit.  Sorry … Continue reading

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Mileage Achieved: 60. A Better Week.

After a week of strong winds and less than ideal sailing conditions, Sarah returning on Friday night seemed to bring with it an opportunity to finally leave Weymouth.  Saturday morning dawned bright and sunny with, if anything, too little wind.  … Continue reading

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