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Super Shrimp

I was talking to my class yesterday about the discomforts of travel, which are numerous and for the most part trivial. For obvious reasons we did not consider what it might be like to circumnavigate the globe for 8 years in an 18 foot (5.5 metre) boat, and in fact there is no need, for we have the first hand testimony of Shane Acton, a Cambridge native and ex-Marine, who in 1972 bought himself a second-hand bilge-keeled sailing boat called Super Shrimp for £400, and with almost no practical experience set off to sail around the world. 191 more words

General Irrelevance

Planning, Planning, Planning...

Ok, I admit it, we are terrible bloggers.  Work got in the way but our dream of circumnavigation has not died.  Back in July, while we were still on the hard getting Firefly ready, we got a comment from a good friend that our blog read like a manual (a work manual).  173 more words


30 Days in Thailand

This is our blog for Thailand but it takes quite a while to load so I’ve broken it into two parts.

Part 1

After our land travel and Bill doing more boat jobs, it was finally time to leave Pangkor marina on 15th February, Camomile having spent the best part of 4 months there. 1,396 more words

Port Posts

Some updates

Arctic preparations are well underway, part of why we haven’t posted to Gone Floatabout recently.  We’ve been organizing lists and lists of provisions and equipment and slowly marshaling it.  301 more words

Northwest Passage

Pedalling to Hawaii by Stevie Smith Review

A few months ago I became fascinated by the amazing journey that Steve and Jason took around the world. They set out to be the first people to circumnavigate the planet purely by human power. 475 more words


Walking the Line

Only when we made it to Gabon,
did we discover the Equator was real:
something you could see:
a length of yellow piping, a wire fence, 145 more words

Favorite Destination---I can name only one??

Late in 2013, Blue Water Sailing asked their regular contributors to name their favorite cruising destinations.  I was stumped.  Even though it’s a question I get all the time, I’m always stumped for an answer.  466 more words