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