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July 2, 2013
Yesterday morning we waved goodbye to Paradise as the Cocos Islands disappeared over the horizon and we settled down again into the routine of the ship, including getting our sea legs again. It was a hot, sunny day and the sea was reasonably calm so we were lulled into a false sense of security. Our […]

July 1, 2013
Captains Blog star date 01072013 Cocos Keeling is a typical Indian Ocean atoll and we were anchored inside it! To be able to anchor in such a place is a one off. Going ashore to the relatively untouched Direction Island was a treat and a privilege. With our anchorage surrounded by reefs, I thought it […]

July 1, 2013
As we awake this morning, some with sore heads following the BBQ yesterday evening, we look at the idyllic islands around us and prepare to weigh anchor to start the last section of this amazing passage voyage. Saying goodbye to these islands will be a sad parting. 17 days at sea to follow, murder most […]

June 30, 2013
Sunday, another day in paradise….. The ship was a buzz in anticipation of our day trip over to Direction Island. With lunches packed the DOTI boat ferried people to our very own desert island – we had the place to ourselves! Words cannot describe the beauty of the place – turquoise, crystal clear waters, white […]

June 29, 2013
The morning after the night before…Eli’s impromptu foredeck birthday party was well received by all under another magical starlit sky, coupled with the Nellie choir singing Steve’s old time sing-along favourites and dance moves. The deck was lit by led fairy lights torches and glow sticks which battled in a gale force 6 winds. Unfortunately […]

June 28, 2013
We still have big swells, we are getting good workouts of our core muscles. Last night on our 8 to 12 watch, we had a young Red Footed Booby bird, join us on the Port stern rail. He preened himself for some hours before settling down to sleep, he returned to the skies about 4am. […]

June 27, 2013
Today is the mid voyage point and just before smoko this morning we passed the 2000 nautical mile mark. For the gamblers among us there is a chance in the next few days to get our guesstimates in of the final actual mileage. Last night was a dark and stormy night, one good point from […]

June 26, 2013
Today you would be forgiven for thinking you hadn’t quite woken up, due to Mate Jons film project half the male crew members are in drag! Paticularly fetching is Cadet Ryan, (or perhaps Rhianne),sporting a black mini skirt, knotted white shirt exposing his six pack, bright red nail varnish and a very elaborate wig in […]

June 25, 2013
The day of the Great Egg Drop Challenge finally arrived. After setting sails and Smoko we gathered round the main mast to finally see the competition. Forward Port presented Benedict who unfortunately struck a fender and bounced into the sea. The next up was Eggbert presented by the BMs. Eggbert smashed into the main mast […]

June 24, 2013
Having received the sad news from Captain Barbara yesterday that we were not going to be able to visit Christmas Island because of the ” swell” conditions of the sea, we put up the sails to catch the increasing wind and reveled in the glorious sight of billowing canvas. Today with the really choppy conditions […]

June 23, 2013
Much to the delight of the Sherriff of Nottingham and Scrooge – Christmas has been cancelled! I know you probably think we have lost track of the day again but Captain Barbara received an email from Christmas Island yesterday informing us that the weather was still bad, the island doesn’t have a harbour and no […]

June 22, 2013
Since leaving Bali on Thursday the phrases, “You have to take the rough with the smooth” & “Let’s rock & roll” kind of sum up our passage in to the Indian Ocean! Anna ended up on the floor after trying to pole dance whilst still in her wheelchair, in an attempt to stabilize herself, while […]

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