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August 21, 2019 Peter No comments exist

It’s bad, very bad! It has been over 7 months since my last blog post and I have spent most of that time in South Africa. It wasn’t supposed to be such a long trip. In October 2018 my mother, who at that stage lived in South Africa, injured her back and was told she…

July 22, 2017 Peter No comments exist

Writing a blog is no easy task, no, make that writing a blog that people are going to read is no easy task.  WPVirtuoso estimate that there are 152,000,000 blogs on the internet and “A new blog is created somewhere in the World every half a second.” That’s an awful lot of blogs vying for…

May 12, 2017 Peter 4 comments

  It has been a while since our past blog post and what a busy time it has been! The Reinke debacle had left us a little disillusioned with the whole marine industry – most boat brokers are worse than used car salesmen, they are only concerned about their commission and honesty and integrity are…

October 5, 2016 Peter No comments exist

I need to preface this post by stating that I do not regard myself as someone who is overly fussy when it comes to accommodation. While traveling on the motorbike I spent many nights in a tent or in a Backpackers lodge. I have also Couchsurfed on a few occasions and have only had good…

June 1, 2016 Peter No comments exist

The last few days have been really long days now that we have started the long trip to our new adventure on the other side of the world. The 1 100 mile (1 760km) drive from Wauchula in Florida to Livingston in Texas was uneventful but boring. Fortunately the interstate highways are good and we were able…

May 21, 2016 Peter No comments exist

Who would have thought the boat buying process would be fraught with so much danger. The process seems straightforward enough – find a boat broker, get him to find you a suitable boat, have it surveyed to make sure it is not a lemon and go sailing. Well, that is once we have figured out…