Category Archives: adventures afield

December 11

Hello faithful followers. My apologies for the infrequent posts of late. I am still moored in Plymouth, and ringing my little hands off, with visits to many of the local towers. I’ve been to St. Andrews Minster, Emmanuel, St. Budeaux, … Continue reading

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Oct 19

Hi folks. Sorry I have been negligent in posting as often as I should to keep you updated. However, there isn’t all that much new in my world! I’ve spent about a month at Weir Quay on the River Tamar, … Continue reading

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August 25

Well, a number of interesting adventures in the last week. We were moored in Exmouth Harbour, and this was ‘exciting’ in more ways than I might wish. We had fun touring to Exeter, and spent a great day there exploring … Continue reading

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August 16

We moved on through the Solent (the waterway between the mainland and the Isle of Wight)through ‘the Needles” where lots of ships have come to grief. A fast tide, and lots of underwater obstacles makes for interesting navigation. All was … Continue reading

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August 8

My daughter, Nicole, arrived, and we are exploring¬† Chichester, and surroundings. Yesterday was a field trip to Arundel, which is the home of the Duke of Norfolk. Arundel Castle has long history, and changed sides twice during the civil war. … Continue reading

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Aug 5

Well, 10 days of sorting out boat issues, trying to figure out possibilities in the very different world of coastal cruising, and exploring the very interesting and diverse area of Chichester: all good times. I know a LOT more about … Continue reading

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July 25

Coastal Britain expedition and exploration begins. I left Ramsgate harbour bright and shiny at 0700h, in order to gain a following tide for as long as possible. We made excellent time, in ideal conditions, surviving a 3 ferry convoy leaving … Continue reading

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July 22

And back to Britain. Today, I crossed the channel again, this time from Dunkerque, to Ramsgate. We left at 0715h, and it took about 90 minutes to get through the lift bridges and two locks to get to the sea. … Continue reading

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July 14

Chris J. arrived from the US and is joining me for a few days. We spent the evening walking around in Ghent, and had a great excursion. Ghent is quite well preserved with small streets, and an extensive tram system. … Continue reading

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July 11

I left the Netherlands on the Gent-Terneuzen Kaanal, and am back in Gent in Belgium. I had a wonderful time exploring the small and the vast waterways of the Netherlands. I hope you have enjoyed the cruise (and if you … Continue reading

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