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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 […]

June 20, 2013
Off again, sailing into the blue! We left Bali about 9.30am, another really hot day and even though the boat was rocking and rolling as we left harbour we were glad of the breeze. So far we have spotted more flying fish and dolphins….and sadly also a huge line of rubbish which is part of […]

June 19, 2013
Today after getting more stores on-board and bacon butties on deck for breakfast most of us set off in a fleet of taxis to explore the Island. Having negotiated the frantic traffic, millions of motor bikes carrying adults, children, grannys, furniture, animals etc -sometimes singly, more often all together – we were taken to see […]

June 18, 2013
Bali at last! After a quite amazing feat of “parking” into our berth at Benoa Marina by Captain Barbara we arrived in Bali at midday. Having done all the paperwork the crew were glad to be able to go and explore, the first port of call being the ATM to get local currency. 15,000 rupees […]

June 16, 2013
Hi, it is now 1410 on the 16th June, Father’s Day. This morning several fathers were opening their cards from the offspring far away…most cards seem to be from the daughters!! Yesterday, after a routine afternoon most of the ship’s company took part in a quiz in the Bar whilst the permanent crew kept Lord […]

June 15, 2013
After a mistake on the day of our last blog, we now know what day it is! Also as scribe I had a severe telling off from James for missing his name off (I won’t make that mistake again). Speaking of James, we must let you know about the football shirt war that has been […]

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