Category Archives: Preparing

Getting ready

Past week I have been doing small projects to get ready for the big leap towards St Helena and onwards to Recife, Brasil. The sterring cable was the only repair needed, in Cape Town they just build me a new … Continue reading

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Test Post for facebook feed

Posts to the blog should now post to facebook as well. If this works I can continue packing my bags.

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Dylan ready for the winter

Dylan on the Hard.

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Counting down

My flight to Johannesburg is December 1st, still getting my stuff together for the boat, and tie some loose ends in Holland. Since a month I am the proud owner of a small motor boat, the “Dylan”. A 7.5m steel … Continue reading

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work in progress

Started out with cleaning the deck, that was a good morning of work. Then went to open all the thru-hull valves, well the one for the kitchen sink is stuck in the closed position, can’t fix without hauling out, so … Continue reading

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Plans to travel

One more week and I am flying in the direction of the boat! First I will spend a weekend in Kuala Lumpur with Rachel, and after the weekend I will travel to Johor Bahru and onwards to Puteri. Once the … Continue reading

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Turkey, here we come

Left to do: fresh veggies (lots!) and some good bread. Then get the dinghy on board and we try to be off before 12:00.  All formalities done.  Jeff and I look forward to the peacefulness of the sea after the … Continue reading

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New adventures

Over the past weeks a new thing has developed. Due to sad circumstances, a beautiful sailing yacht is on the hard in Rattanah Chai which needs to be sailed to Turkey.  Now, the plan is to sail the yacht across … Continue reading

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Pirate situation

There was are recent pirate attack on a yacht that left the Seychelles this week, read about it here That does not help when I am thinking about which route to follow to cross the Indian Ocean (or maybe it … Continue reading

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Looking ahead

Okay, plans change all the time. First of all, by the time I was through the Panama canal, and left for the Galapagos, two years around the world was not within reasonable reach (other than turning into a race around … Continue reading

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