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Catching Yehaa in the Seychelles

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Tuesday 12 July 2016

Having done some work on Adina after our passage from Chagos/BIOT we opted to hire a car and headed off for a few days ashore as Susie’s birthday treat. The main island of Mahe is dominated by steep slopes of dark grey granite set amongst lush greenery and forest. To cross over from east to…

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Adina ready to leave BIOT/chagos

Adina has arrived in the Seychelles!

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Tuesday 28 June 2016

The passage from BIOT/Chagos was the fourth passage of over one thousand nautical miles which we have completed double-handed. Not that it’s anything to shout about and we still plan to recruit an extra hand to help with the ocean passages we have coming up next year. We left in the company of Kevin and…

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BIOT to Seychelles – ready to go

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Monday 20 June 2016

Adina is all set for her next adventure at sea as we leave British Indian Ocean Territory and set off for the Seychelles. Around 1100 nautical miles, tricky to say when we will get in but we are hoping to do it in nine days. The trade winds have been slow to arrive and the…

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Transition season in BIOT

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Tuesday 14 June 2016

After ten days rafted up with two other yachts, stuck on the Coastguard wall in Gan, Maldives, the heavy weather finally eased and we could prepare to leave. First we had to untangle the many lines and two anchors we had deployed to keep us all safe. With the wind still pushing us onto the…

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Snorkelling paradise

Snorkelling and Squalls in the Maldives 

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Friday 20 May 2016

The Maldives is probably most famous as a honeymoon destination – saying the name conjures up images of idyllic islands with coconut trees bent over at the water’s edge, upmarket luxury resorts and white beaches made for days of lounging. The clear blue seas with abundant fish life call you in for a snorkel. For…

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Rafted up ready for bad weather with anchors out

Weather stops play in the Maldives

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Monday 16 May 2016

Adina is now in Gan in the Addoo Atoll, the most southern atoll of the Maldives. And it is here we are firmly parked and will remain parked as bad weather halts play, preventing us from moving on to our next destination of BIOT (British Indian Ocean Territory). The anchorages here in Gan are deep…

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