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Spruce left New Zealand at the end of May 2014. We had a wonderful time in NZ, Fiji and Vanuatu We are now in New Caledonia and will move on to Australia in early November 2014.
14/Aug/2012

Hot humid and much cooler to lose some hair... Fast and Furious with a Grade 5...

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14/Aug/2012

...taking to the streets of Cartagena with the reduced volume hair style...now the hat just blows off so easily :-)

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15/Aug/2012 | Eric & Patsy
Hi,
There may be plenty of room under the hat, but can't help noticing a little tightness in the shirt!

Best wishes for continues safe sailing.
At Anchor Again.
Andy & Sue
10/Aug/2012, Cartagena - Colombia

A few days in the marina at Club de Pesca and now we are anchored off the Club Nautico, a short distance down the bay. Awaiting the return of our Propane bottles after filling; different fittings and regulations as we move through various countries can prove difficult. Our previous boat was fitted with a paraffin stove, that fuel must be international we thought, but was hard to find in the Caribbean Islands. This trip so far we have manged to get our 4 UK specification bottles replenished, but it is not always easy.

We'll stay anchored here, with the commercial hub-bub of the container port nearby and a whole bunch of cruising yachts anchored around, until we leave for Las Islas Rosarios, San Bernandos and the San Blas in Panama.

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Storm with Tropical Wave
Andy & Sue
09/Aug/2012, Cartagena - Colombia

An afternoon visit to a lovely restaurant located inside an old fort and situated beside our marina supplied an unexpected show. Grey skies often threaten during the afternoon here and sometimes a sudden downpour may develop. The grey to the south seemed more ominous than usual and much darker in colour. Waiters soon asked us to leave the courtyard table and move inside; as they spoke a hot blast of wind struck, rapidly followed by rain.

A few sailboats anchored in the bay started to move downwind as anchors lost their grip on the bottom. Winds were strong and probably gusting well into gale force. One hapless vessel made it into the moored boats at Club de Pesca Marina, right beside the restaurant...

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09/Aug/2012

...Various people struggled to push her free and finally succeeded with the help of a Coastguard launch towing furiously astern...


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09/Aug/2012

... and 2 hours later the thunder head moves on to the north into the Caribbean Sea and calm returns to the bay.

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