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Looking good

Friday, March 11th, 2011

After the last maintenance in October 2010, BE is still shining like new. Here are some photos from March 2011. A great boat and perfect home for a special crew…

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PS: Some more photos in September 2008…


Friday, November 27th, 2009

Anchored just under the Gibraltar rock we’re waiting for the right winds to sail South, which proves a bit more tricky as expected because the weather in the Atlantic is all over the show at the moment…

PS: Here a photo of BE leaving Sardinia from our new friend Thomas.


Friday, September 11th, 2009

…you’re a gem! Having a ball on our passage through the central Greek islands in up to 40knots of wind. Happy days!

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Jordon and Andreas

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Thanks a million J&A for the good times we had together. We’ll remember the great conversations we had, good food, even more wine and some fantastic diving. You’re a really great couple and we wish you best of luck for your study and next adventure.

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Natural talents

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Thanks Karen & Bruce for a great time. Hard to believe that you haven’t sailed before, because you picked everything up so easily… All the best for your travel and ideas. Looking forward to seeing you again.


Isn’t she pretty

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

BE is enjoying some magical sailing in gentle to fresh winds… (no signs yet of the strong uncomfortable Mentemi which can make life difficult during the summer months)

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Look at this water!!!

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Even the Pacific or the Maldives would struggle to keep up with this cristal clear water in Turkey. Still a little bit nippy but every day of sunshine gets us closer to the perfect swimming. Boat is loaded up full with treats and we’re trying to dodge the summer crowds on our quest for the last unspoiled anchorages…

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Now I see…

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Finally we get to know what it is like to sail without any commitments to be at a certain place at a cerain date. And it is fantastic! Just going with the wind, skipping bad weather and enjoying the good days to the fullest. Daysailing from one anchorage to the other. Catching up with good friends like Aleksey or Mike and Danıelle. That’s the way! …and I don’t even worry anymore that we still have no clue on what to do for work or even where to live in the future. It will all come together soon… I reckon… maybe …well, who cares!

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Thanks mate!

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Thanx so much Phil, Nick, Dean for coming, sailing and treating us. We had an awesome time, Santorini being literally the ‘best at last’… Lucky you flying back to the Australian summer as a fresh winter approaches in the med.

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Thank you Dave…

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008


for this poem….

An Ode to the Berlin Express
To those who have sailed the seven seas,
With help of gusts and gales and breeze,
No sight is as dear as a sunset with friends,
And so dear those friends will be ’till the end.

A red boat she is, almost 12 metres long,
A sight so beautiful, should be remembered in song.
Or at least a poem, a rhyme or a rap,
And hopefully in stanza which won’t be too crap!

I spent almost two weeks, feeling her keel,
Hoisting and steering, on course, with such zeal.
With Chloe, her smile, sarky wit and good nature,
Complemented by Stef, her hero and saviour.

Sea air, blue skies,
Rough waves, panda eyes,
All combine in my memory which over time will be hazy,
But thanks to the magic of Canon, I don’t mind being lazy,
For I can look back in time, with no need for distress,
On my wonderful time on the Berlin Express.