Archive for June, 2008

back to business

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Having sailing astonishing 50 miles long the coast in 5 days, we arrive in Kas and make this cute little village our home for the next week or so to slowly plan and start our new venture. Money is running low but actually I am quite keen to do something creative again. Hence we call it ‘working holiday’ with the aim to get the best out of both worlds. Let’s see what Chloe and I can come up with… better watch this space ;-)

Turkey

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Having used all sails from big Genoa to storm sail in wind from zero to 40 knots, we arrive after 4 days and 370 nautical miles in Finike, Turkey. It looks like Med, it’s friendly and professional like med and it even smells like Med. Stunning landscape and friendly people. It feels like the hard part is over.

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the Med, the Med, the Med !!!

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Good old BE, good old engine! After 85 miles we arrive in Port Said ready to clear out of Egypt ASAP. And of course we do it the BE way. Marina wants 20 US$ just to raft up for an hour, harbour wants 29 US$ just to escort us 500 meters up the harbour, agent wants fee for passports and last but not least immigration wants another 30 US$ to stamp passports. Bugger that, we say, kick pilot off the boat, hoist sails and steam out of the harbour full throttle into international waters. What a beautiful sight to be out in the open again and what an even more beautiful view to see Egypt disapear behind the horizont.

Gotta watch this 2

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

This is what happens if you give Chloe the computer and 3 months worth of footage ;-)

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This is Andy

Friday, June 6th, 2008

At last, a stupid enough photo of the new no 3 i our team. Andrew in his best ‘rudeboy’ outfit ready to tackle the ocean… (and there apparetly still people out there who think he is ‘cool’ ;-)

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Seya Egypt

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Only hours until we hopefully start the last part of the Suez canal and boy, we are sooo ready to leave Egypt. Good country in it’s heart, amazing history but it makes it very very hard for foreigners and especially sailors to discover the ‘real’ Egypt. But that doesn’t matter anymore…

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No Dick anymore

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Richard, although he prefered Dick, became more than a crew member but a good friend during the 3 months he’s spent with us since the Maledives. We’ll miss his great spirits, the great discussions we had and the helpful hand on the boat. Not too sure about his chest hair everywhere, though… ;-) All the best, my friend! We’ll see you again.