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Meat and Mainsail

Posted by Penny Goldfinch on Sunday, October 24, 2010, In : Getting things sorted 

As life's pleasures go, food is second only to sex. Except for salami and fresh bread after a long day’s sailing. Now that's better than sex, but only if the salami is thickly sliced.

The trick therefore is to ensure one has sufficient preserved meat for a few months at sea!

So what do you do?...you buy a 3 kilo slab of the stuff and then try and work out where you can hang it without getting concussed when it swings through the cabin on a 30 degree heel. Unfortunately concussion is inevi...


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Close to God

Posted by Penny Goldfinch on Friday, October 15, 2010, In : Getting things sorted 

 You know I wasn't aware of it until I attempted it but it appears I have a little salt water in my veins. Apparently our earliest known ancestor from Australia was a crew member on a passenger/cargo ship based in Sydney (he died in a rescue attempt at sea leaving behind a wife and 3 kids – the state offered one crown in compensation), and we also had a great, great grandfather who was a steam boat captain trading on the Murray......apparently even my father was a water baby....he designed ...


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Taking stock

Posted by Penny Goldfinch on Sunday, October 10, 2010, In : Getting things sorted 

Thought it was time to take stock of all that has been achieved and that which remains to be done!

You may remember our exceptionally long list of things to do, check and buy…well somehow (almost magically) the list increased…. You see when you start with the ‘lets antifoul the boat’ point on the list there lies beneath it a range of sub categories and points that need to be attended to at the same time. Similarly the ‘let’s install additional solar panels and radar equipment’ ...


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Ho Hum

Posted by Penny Goldfinch on Sunday, October 3, 2010, In : Getting things sorted 

The weather’s been brackish the last few days….. not sure whether that’s a weather term but it’s appropriate for my current mood. The wind has been constant, grey skies and damp rather than wet….It’s not the kind of weather that inspires focussed and productive activity aimed at gearing us up for our journey… so I’ve been dabbling instead.

I’ve attempted a few things that need to be done…like removing the mouldy smell from the aft cupboard (yes we already have mould) and ...


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