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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 […]

June 14, 2013
After another exceptional dinner prepared by Cookie Dave, Margaret, Dan & the mess men / ladies some of us decided to walk off the roast lamb & jam roly poly by power walking around deck. Top tip: When the Permanent Crew tell you not to wear flip-flops on board listen! One of us ended up […]

June 13, 2013
Another gorgeous day in the South Seas, we’re all still recovering from our initiation into the Shellback community, having had a visit from the king of the deep, Neptune and his entourage. Several of us are missing patches of hair, and we all got thoroughly wet and messy and suffered a dose of truly vile […]

June 12, 2013
12th June day 6 As was blogged earlier the ship crossed over the equator for its 5th time, this time heading south in the South China Sea on its way to Australia. The ship was yet again boarded by the Pirate King (aka Cookie Dave) (he’s been on the ship that often he’s taken up […]

June 11, 2013
Day 4 & 5 11th June After a musical send off from Vivocity Singapore, Peter M took the helm while we manoeuvred to an anchorage to clear customs, take on water, fuel and most importantly booze, in readiness for our voyage (next stop Bali in approx. 8 days’ time). Lande was assisting in the galley […]

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