Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hiking the Rock

Had a great day out hiking with Thomas today. We headed up towards an old castle from the Moorish times but renovated by the Spanish and then the British. We then wandered into the bowels of the Rock in some … Continue reading

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Giskard – AKA Wind Pilot

Having just read an Asimov Science Fiction classic on our crossing to Malta, our temperamental wind pilot inherited the name of one of the major characters; a robot that interfered with humans’ emotions. As the auto pilot drains the battery … Continue reading

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How Calm can it get After the Storm?

The Magus is playing tricks on us and the loading of our battery bank seems to reflect his moods. (The Magus is the Magician in my Tarot deck. He is mischievous and is always trying to cause trouble to make … Continue reading

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Captains Rule

Number one rule of the sea – the captain gets what he asks for. Now, Thomas and I got a wealth of experience from our jaunt around the Mediterranean over August and September but we never had a real storm. … Continue reading

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Using Email to Post Articles

The brilliant Captain Thomas has set up an email system to post to our blogs so we will be able to do it via satellite phone. We wont be able to post photos but we will be able to let … Continue reading

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Recovery ‘n’ Crew

Thomas’ surgery appears to be very successful in two ways. Firstly, he had hardly any pain and didn’t need to take any pain killers and secondly, he seems to be hearing better already. This has been great as we’ve been … Continue reading

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Sebastian Comes to Play

Our first family member to visit the both of us on the boat was Sebastian, Thomas’ nephew, a lovely young man who runs a snowboard and winter sports wholesale shop back in Hamburg. A full on surfer, snowboarder and thrill … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Dark Side Too

Thomas often mentions the hordes of excitable German tourists who flock to Mallorca in the summer and how the very worst of the national behavior is on display, but I thought he was exaggerating. His craving for curry wurst got … Continue reading

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