Monthly Archives: January 2013

Courses, cooking & scrum

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Kris has oodles of experience sailing, but no formal qualifications. I was pleasantly surprised when he agreed to do the paperwork, and get his Day Skippers ticket with me in Latsi. The local sailing school is run by some very … Continue reading

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Heads Up!

Who’d a thought that heads were so important? I remember the last sailing trip with Kris in 2007 in the Bahamas, where we showered under a solar camping shower on deck. But that was in the Caribbean, in early summer. … Continue reading

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Chione’s wrath

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Chione, Goddess of Snow, was not pleased with us. Aidan and I had abandoned Kris at the boat, and were driving into the Troodos mountains in search of ski and snowboard runs. It had been an easy run from Latsi, … Continue reading

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We started the day with the smell of something burning, followed by all port-side electrical plugs going out. Kris investigated each plug, and found a couple of rewiring jobs that improved general electric safety, but the main meltdown turned out … Continue reading

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Settling In on Footprints

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After a ┬áhassle-free journey from South Africa, we reached the Latsi Marina around 13H30 on the 29th December. This was Aidan’s and my first sight of Footprints – Kris jumped aboard to get the gangway in place for us. The … Continue reading

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