• There be pirates in these ‘ere waters

    By on May 7, 2011

    We were jumpy, particularly at night, because we didn’t know if the pirates were near us and every time…

  • Catching up

    By on May 6, 2011

    It’s been a while and a rather dramatic and traumatic time since I last posted so there’s some catching…

  • Sprouts, rudders and pygmies

    By on January 24, 2011

    This was my first Christmas away from the UK and my first Yuletide at sea but we didn’t let…

  • Sawasdee kaa

    By on January 2, 2011

    That’s the beauty of having your own boat – to discover really out-of-the-way places or to get a different…

  • Holiday within a holiday

    By on November 15, 2010

    Big mistake. “OK” to a Cambodian child skilled in hustling and marketing means “yes, definitely”…

  • Bigger than God

    By on November 3, 2010

    If I was to ask you who you thought was the most famous person in the world…

  • Top o’ the mornin to ye

    By on October 4, 2010

    Nine weeks and 1,200 miles after I left Santubong and I’m back in Santubong. Huh? This time on Gillaroo,…

  • The cruising life

    By on September 17, 2010

    The yachtie surely is a wily creature who eschews land-based culture and instead follows the yachtie code…

  • Stepping into the Jungle Book

    By on September 4, 2010

    While we were not paying attention, a young lone bull had just quietly walked around the corner…

  • Gone cruisin’

    By on August 28, 2010

    The cruising has started properly now. The three of us, well four, if you include the cat, set off…