Monthly Archives: May 2015

Travels in a Small Dinghy

Arriving back from the washrooms this morning, I discovered John at the end of the boat rapidly disappearing behind the dinghy he was busily inflating. Dinghy trial today, I thought. We have yet to use the dinghy in anger, but … Continue reading

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Planning Meeting

We spent the day planning our voyage, sat majestically in the library here in Sant Carles marina. The library is a glass cube overlooking the swimming pool on one side and the boats and bar on the others. Comfy sofas … Continue reading

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Simple Suppers

I have been bewitched by Nigel Slater. So far John is only vaguely aware of this. He is reading Why Does E = mc squared, an exploration of Einstein’s famous equation by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw. Either he thinks … Continue reading

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Polling Day

Back home the polling stations are open and the girls are all home ready to cast their votes this evening. It is lovely to see them all together and a bit poignant not to be with them. This election we … Continue reading

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New sails

Roberto was coming to fit the new mainsail and he starts work at eight, so we rose early. It seemed very early, as Spain is an hour ahead of England and we have yet to aclimatise. The morning was chilly … Continue reading

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Einstein’s Riddle and a Problem Sim

John’s research had gleaned that Vodaphone had instigated a new tariff, so off we set into town to find the shop and buy yet another Sim card for the dongle. We are hopeful that we will be able to top … Continue reading

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Championes, Championes, Ole, Ole, Ole

Today is a very happy day for the Skipper. AFC Bournemouth, his team, have not only been promoted to the Premiere League for the first time in their history, they go up as champions. Promotion was guaranteed last weekend and … Continue reading

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Back on Board

Today is May Day and Spain looks much greener than when we left it. Clean new leaves are budding from the trees and small mauve convolvulus pepper the verges. In St Carles the mix of old and young folk enjoying … Continue reading

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