Pickled Pirates in Paradise

Ever dreamed of running away, jumping on a sailing boat and see where you land up?.......we have, and we have done just that.

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21 January 2014 | corfu
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07 June 2013 | Sardinia
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01 June 2013 | Toulon
09 April 2013 | Toulon
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07 March 2013
20 February 2013
20 February 2013
21 January 2013 | Peterborough
17 January 2013 | Conington
13 January 2013 | Toulon
23 December 2012 | Rapallo
23 December 2012 | Puerto Venere

Back to Valencia

15 June 2012 | Valencia
Tracey
Back to Valencia, need to make a dash back to the UK, so where better to leave the boat, but back in the capable hands of Anna at Yacht Base. We left Mallorca at 7am and Richard motored & sailed all the way for 19 hours. (135 miles non stop )Got in at 3am this morning. I fell asleep about midnight, but he stayed up, but dosed off to waking with a start that something was amiss, only to look over the spray hood to see a massive ferry bearing down on him. He was strapped to the pilot table by his life jacket & got in a major panic to get back on the helm to veer the yacht to the right. Fortunately the ferry was on the ball & he veered to the right, as did Richard when he got onto the helm. He said his heart was in his mouth, while watching all these faces peering over the side of the ferry down at him. Another lesson learned! So we are off back to the UK and then will be back on the 2nd to continue around Mallorca.
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Vessel Name: WHY NOT
Vessel Make/Model: Sun Odyssey 45.2
Hailing Port: UK
Crew: Richard & Tracey
About:
We have bought a Sun Odyssey 45.2 and is called Why Not. Richard is going to be Captain, (with my permission) and I am going to be cook,navigator and chief bottle washer. So if we get lost, it will be my fault and I will have to walk the plank, especially now that he thinks he is Jack Sparrow. [...]
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WHY NOT's Photos - Main
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Boxing Day, the hunt in Stilton.
Hunt in Stilton.
Enjoying Boxing day in Stilton.
February, catching up with Jackson before heading to Valencia.
Skiing in Vail America, Jan 2012 with Jane & Melvyn.
Proud grandparents.
On the way down to the boat we went through Andorra.
Cap
Back on board in Valencia.
Eik the USA armour carrier, we were blown away with this vessel and were amazed to learn that it has a staff of just short of 5000 personell
Sardinia
Majorca, eating again.
Steff & Jack enjoying sundown on Why Not.
Majorca, another Bay, on the west coast of Majorca, Poller.
Majorca, pretty bays, we really enjoyed Majorca.
 
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Photos of Barcelona on our way to Valencia.
6 Photos
Created 20 May 2013
Some of the many photos & video clips, taken while sailing the Mediterranean.
14 Photos
Created 13 January 2013
Richard made a swing for us on the boat. It was great fun.
2 Photos
Created 25 August 2012
Neptunes Grotto.
7 Photos
Created 25 August 2012
Sailing with Cayley.
17 Photos
Created 25 August 2012
Mallorca
18 Photos
Created 24 July 2012
Moving around Majorca
17 Photos
Created 24 July 2012
Drifting around Mallorca
13 Photos
Created 10 July 2012
Spent a day at the Royal Norfolk Show & Henley Royal Regatta with my daughter Cayley.
6 Photos
Created 1 July 2012
Enjoying Ibiza
14 Photos
Created 11 June 2012
Visiting Kate & Sven & Baby Lola on the way down to Valencia
5 Photos
Created 15 May 2012
Starting to buy all the goodies for a nice long summer. Air bottles, buddy jackets & not to mention a few cases of wine! It's thirsty work this yachting!
4 Photos
Created 12 March 2012
A very busy year!
13 Photos
Created 22 January 2012
15 Photos
Created 12 July 2011
No Photos
Created 21 June 2011
Sailing with Dale & Elaine.
10 Photos
Created 12 June 2011
Packing to come out to Vilamoura, every space needed, including my footwell!
2 Photos
Created 12 June 2011
10 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 13 May 2011
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Created 7 February 2011

Pickled Pirates

Who: Richard & Tracey
Port: UK