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May 24

Not the most pleasant reason for being here, but Scarborough has lots to see. I made my way (very slowly) from Whitby, where the issues in engine cooling went from concerning to critical. I had changed the main impeller in … Continue reading

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The Start of this year’s tour

Wow! I’ve been in Hartlepool longer than anywhere else in the UK as part of my adventure. Not exactly what was planned, but the people of Hartlepool have made this abysmal winter season much more bearable. I have a newly … Continue reading

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December 9

Wow, it has been a while, and loyal followers, I apologize. I am on the north east coast of England, having made the journey in September along the coast from Eyemouth, to Amble, then to Newcastle, stopping at Blythe overnight. … Continue reading

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September 8 (Scotland)

Long time since last posting, but much happened- and Scottish internet connects are difficult! I travelled across the Caledonian Canal which follows the Great Glen- a geological rift valley, filled with very narrow, long and very deep lakes. The start … Continue reading

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June 20

Isle of Man We made our way from Whitehaven in Cumbria on the northwestern English shore, to Peel on the west coast of the Isle of Man. This was an ‘interesting’ trip, partly because we tried on Saturday and returned … Continue reading

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June 14

North west England We set sail from Liverpool mid-day because of the tides and the lock. We used the ebb tide (water moving down channel and out to sea), to help us along, and headed out the Mersey dodging the … Continue reading

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June 13

Liverpool We have been in Liverpool for 3 weeks. The weather has been unpleasant to really nasty, and the seas very lumpy as a result. We have explored Liverpool quite a bit, and I’ve had a good chance to ring … Continue reading

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May 18

Wales: I departed Neyland at first light with Steve aboard as crew, on May 10. We made a long day of the passage around St. David’s Head, and across Cardigan Bay to Aberystwyth. It was a good day, with calm … Continue reading

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May 8

Wales: After spending time in Swansea, I left the harbour at 0530 to make the tide, on my way to Milford Haven. Tom joined me as my willing (?) crew, and we set out, locking out the night before to … Continue reading

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April 17

Wales: Well, I made it to Swansea harbour and am in the marina there. A long trip: 13h, including more than 6h against the tide (second nastiest in the world!). We had to stem the tide, as departure from Padstow … Continue reading

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