Turtles and Military Bases on a bleak and barren Ascension Island

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Saturday 11 February 2017

Our intended departure from St. Helena was delayed by forty-eight hours when we found we had a potentially serious issue with our engine. In Cape Town we had undertaken our usual full annual maintenance on Adina which for the engine included oil change, gearbox oil change, new fuel filters, new oil filter, air filter clean,…

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A pit stop in St.Helena

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Saturday 28 January 2017

The island of St. Helena sits in the Atlantic Ocean and from the outside it looks no more than a large, dark, barren rock soaring up from the water. It’s most famous for being the place Napoleon was sent in exile after his defeat at Waterloo in 1815 and where he spent his last days….

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Passage to St.Helena

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Monday 23 January 2017

At 6am on 11th January 2017 we slipped our lines and motored out of the V&A Marina in Cape Town, South Africa. We radioed the Bridge Tender to ask him to open the two bridges we had walked over many times over the past month when heading to the V&A Waterfront with all its delightful…

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The Perfect Cape

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Tuesday 10 January 2017

It feels like yesterday that we were sailing into Durban, South Africa, and now just short of three months on we find ourselves preparing to leave Cape Town for the long journey to the Caribbean. We’ve absolutely loved the Cape. Actually, that’s an understatement – we’ve loved, loved, loved the Cape. Firstly, there is the…

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We’re engaged!

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Tuesday 27 December 2016

I am delighted to announce that Susie and I are engaged to be married. For the record, the engagement took place on 22nd December in Franschhoek, near Cape Town, South Africa Tradition dictates that one should seek the permission of the father to marry his daughter. The day before our engagement we were attending an…

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Adina arrives in Cape Town, South Africa

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Monday 12 December 2016

Adina arrived to this beautiful view of Cape Town, South Africa, this morning. That completes our sailing for the year – the Indian Ocean successfully crossed and two very happy people. We’ll be here until early January when we then look to cross the Atlantic to the Caribbean. But for now, it’s time to join…

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