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with love from St Malo, France (1985)

Hi Hilary, OK so you beat me to Xmas so I’m pipping you to the post at Easter. I’m staying with some friends in Brittany – a real break.

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Filming a video, or at least trying to...

I thought filming a video would be easy, but NO it’s not! It’s super weird to just talk to a camera. No one else in the room, just you and your camera. 307 more words


Kent Snapped!

The SIA Brat – In Kent

Ever since I got my iPhone 5s I fell in love with taking panoramic photographs. I like that it allows me to fully capture the vastness of the landscape. 579 more words

The Brat Travels

Crossing the Channel

On the scale of things, a two-week wait for a weather window to cross the English Channel is not much. We’ve heard stories of barges waiting two months for a suitable crossing weather. 2,805 more words


The Channel Crossing: Prepping the Barge

In the interest of helping others who will do the Channel crossing at some point in the future, I thought I share what we did to secure the loose stuff before things got bumpy. 641 more words


The Crossing: The Weather and the Wait

Numerous things must be done in order to take a barge such as Wanderlust across the English Channel. As a requirement of the insurance, a qualified skipper must be in charge. 1,332 more words


The Crossing: One If By Land, Two If By Sea

Wanderlust was constructed to gives us a craft suitable for live aboard cruising on the inland waterways on the European continent. Instead of building new, we could have purchased an existing barge. 1,038 more words