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Well, that took a while…

…it is a long time since I found the time to update this little blog, but here goes. Where to begin?  So much has happened since the last update.  I have started a new job in a really nice school. … Continue reading

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There goes another summer…

Well, that went by in a flash. Another fun packed summer has passed.  A few highlights, got a new eye fitted, well not a complete eye, but a new artificial cornea.  Knowns techically as a Keratoprosthesis, basicall a tiny plastic … Continue reading

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Romance vs. Practicality?

Well, I have bowed to the inevitable and sold my soul for the sake of my crew.  As regular visitors will already know, as a VI sailor I have to have a sighted crew aboard for the peace of mind … Continue reading

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A new year ahead…

…here we go into 2014 and I don’t know about you but I am feeling a little bit (just a little bit) optimistic about it. My eyesight seems to have settled down (at a much reduced level) and the eye … Continue reading

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How time flies..

What with one thing and another , another prostate scare not least amongst them, this sad little blog has been shamefully neglected. Promise to try harder! Since my last post lots has happened with Nutmeg. We have had some great … Continue reading

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Blackwater Leather

well, funny how things change, how one thing leads to another. Following my depression over not being able to go astern in Nutmeg, she heard that I was going to sell her and behaved last time out. There is a … Continue reading

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She might not go astern, but…

…she sails well. We finally got Nutmeg out cruising and took advantage of almost perfect sailing weather to double tide it to West Mersea and back. A truly wonderful sail. New video added in the video section. Hope you like … Continue reading

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She Swims!

The long refit is coming to an end at last.  The Sunday before last our ever helpful yard manager offered to crane her in.  A hectic day of last minute preparations entailed.  I realised that there were no cleats or … Continue reading

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Out of the blue…

S… things happen.  A friends husband, just a few weeks ago, bought me a pint.  Now he is on a life support machine.  A few weeks ago I was working as usual, then my eye started playing up and refused … Continue reading

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One step forward…

So, this weekend the mast came out of the shed and into the sunlight!  Jamie set about it with his plane and in no time the new timber was a perfect match and apart from the colour, was hard to … Continue reading

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