Way to Winter!!!

My blog has pretty much stagnated for the last 10 months.  Admittedly, we’re not travelling at the moment, since the boat is still on the hard undergoing a rebuild.  Of those ten months, we only managed to squeeze in about 2 months work… cos for two months we contracted out to a conman who was a…

Back to Reality.

A few days ago Marc got back from his monthly commute to  Kuwait with a new mobile. His second one in as many months. He bought a new one last month when he was looking for a decent camera to take boat pics with, and it was almost as cheap to get one one a…

Holes in the Deck…

So, the first thing Mike did after getting the boat up on the hard (and BTW, that’s the owner of ProCarpentering based at Boat Lagoon in Phuket) was have his guys take away the teak from the side decks, which had become spongy over the past year.  And then he dug a hole into it….

The Teak Deck Project Starts – The Hunt for a Yard

Note: This post will be published with an earlier date than today’s.  This is common practice for me, since I am really hopeless at blogging, and therefore have massive gaps.  By publishing with the dates on the photo, at least it keeps my ‘memories’ in chronological order! So, today we lifted our boat out of…

Free Apartment at Millennium!

I haven’t written much about the Millennium Hotel in Mussanah since we have just been so busy since we got here, but I have to say, they have been great. I won’t waste time writing more, cos you can read it in my review on Trip Advisor [insert link]. Needless to say, the GM was…

Would you sit in these?

Time is taking on a new form. After dark the mozzies are a pain. You don’t hear or see them, but you do start to feel an itch which then starts burning. I have tackled the issue by buying some net which I will tailor into a net for the bed. Meantime I have started…

Stuck in Time

I have totally lost track of time. I know it is just after lunchtime, and I have done a few hours of Cruisers Forum work, have walked the dogs, had breakfast and have swung in the hammock loads. The view from the hammock is splendid. The gardens are lush, the streets are tiny as are…

Snake Hunting?

Every time a crow lands on the spreaders to rest, I jump. I don’t know if you can see on this photo very well, but in the middle of it standing on the wall behind the shower block, is a group of seven young men all trying to catch a snake from the water. They…

We Think George is Making a Good Recovery

Marc, to be fair, has constantly been asking me to take photos of the jobs he does. so here he is fixing George. George is our autopilot, named (we believe) after one of Jo’s crew, who was super reliable. And he was super reliable for the first eight days of passage. But then something happened….

Arriving in India

As is becoming typical, we arrived in Indian waters after dark. And then Marc and I had our first Indian row. I wanted to stay out at sea for an extra 5 hours and sail a few circles until it got light and we could see the way in.  Marc wanted to go into port,…