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S/V INXS Catana 47

Our neighbour used the words “Hell Hole” to describe winter in Canet, he was waiting for his new 47 Catana to be delivered. His boat was delayed in production for 3 months and now it was complete, the wind was having the last laugh delaying his departure by a further two weeks. As for us we have only been

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WOW Check Out The Birds!!

This morning we woke to a huge number of birds under and around our boat. Ours was the only boat on the contained section of the pier, so all the birds you see in the video have come from around Miss Catana. It was a busy place. WOW

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View From The Front Yard

I am still suffering the effects of jet lag and last night got up at 2.45 am to do important jobs like cleaning out drawers and drinking copious amounts of tea. Being up early, I saw the sun rise and I thought it was too beautiful not to share! The below video I quickly did from

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Catana As A Boyfriend You Can Suck

Catana I need to tell you, you’re turning into a shitty boyfriend. I thought as your girl who has said I do, sold everything, cried and kissed loved ones goodbye to live the dream that you are selling, that I was important. Yet  now I think Catana you don’t know how to treat me right.

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Lessons Learnt Whilst Travelling

Some things shit me to tears. Cold feet, Christmas carols and flying on long haul flights. These three items are to be avoided if possible. As 2014 came to a close, we avoided the first two by doing the third hate item, travelling home to Tassie. Flying Cattle Class Who can argue against that long haul

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A New Site & “Straya Day”

So many nice things about being home over the summer including the chance to organise a new site. Never knock the joys of fast internet! Since we have been travelling I realised I needed a better gallery feature as well as easier blog access. Hope you like it…. let me know!   Being home over the Australian

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All Hail The Winds Of The Mediterranean

I am yet to call myself a sailor even though I live the life fulltime. I am not sure when I will claim the title but recently I have stepped closer to the right by joining a new church. It was only as an after thought did I realise I now worship a new deity, King Neptune

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7 Rules In 24 Hrs On Sailing In The Mediterranean

We have now been living and sailing on our boat for almost six months, it has been an interesting transition from life on the land to life on the sea. Being a non-sailor I was always going to make mistakes and learn as we went along. The consequences of getting things wrong on the sea can have serious

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Recent Boats And Ships For Walter

In Tunisia there were more cargo ships than you could “poke a stick at”. Only trouble was I wasn’t allowed to take any photos from inside the port or on the water, I was doing my best to avoid them. When we left Tunis to go to Sardinia unfortunately for us, and Walter, we crossed the

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A Wannabe Bear Grylls & Censorship

This is my goodbye Tunisia hello Italy moment. I am excited to be here and wanted to share my first day or two on the island of Sardinia. We arrived at Port Villasimius, which is a large old port that has in recent years had a very modern upgrade. A perfect place for us to

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Being Late And Being Seasick

Warning: If you are a man trying to convince your wife to go sailing, don’t share this post with her. This post is in relation to the 80:20 rule and it is not about the good bits.   ——————————————— I the Miss have been known to paint the world with a rose coloured brush, which is

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A Fishy View Among Many Neighbours

We are currently sitting in the fishing harbour of La Goulette,  awaiting the arrival of a French electrician from Catana, as we have charger issues. This problem means we’ve been without power for two weeks, so all cups of tea are made via gas kettle. I shouldn’t jest, it’s seriously awful to have to keep charging our batteries by

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WOW – The Bardo National Museum – WOW

This week a museum story. Are you not excited? The Bardo Museum is recognised as the number one tourist destination in Tunis, so we were keen to visit.  Our cabbie assisted with our joy of arriving at the museum by getting us their unharmed and alive.. Driving in this capital for some cabbies is an extreme

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Now That’s Stormy Weather

My Captain always said it was going to end in tears and it did,  just not the type of tears I was expecting. Before I get to the grief part, I need to tell you about the weather. In Europe the wind and weather have been Atrocious!! Winds over 100 kms have battered the coast. As is