Time Bandit

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27 November 2017

Polar Blast Hits Sydney

27 November 2017
It's pretty cold in Scotland. Anne confirms that, struggling to acclimatise after 6 months under the tropical sun.

It was also freezing here in sunny Sydney on Sunday. (spell check just changed "sunny" to "dunny". I must have it set on Australian English).

At home, the smart money stays indoors to watch Scottish rugby on the tele these days. Only the brave and/or multi layered go to Murrayfield to watch the games live. Thermal simmits, long johns, wooly drawers, puffa jackets and insulated hats are the norm. And that's just the women.

Me, I was in my Sydney suit of shorts and T-shirt and flip-flops; or Thongs as the Aussies tantalisingly call them. I had a private room in the pub with a giant tele and thoroughly enjoyed watching Scotland thrash the Aussies. At some point my friendly inn keeper must have thought I was enjoying the spectacle a bit too much and would perhaps appreciate being more at one with the fans at Murrayfield and powered up the air con until, like the fans, I too was freezing my nuts off.

As soon as the match was won I took off to the great outdoors, found a piece of decorative marble surrounding a small shrubbery down in Darling Harbour and, like a Sydney dosser, lay down like a half frozen iguana, soaking up the heat from the stone, basking in the sun until my core temperature returned to normal. Passing mothers anxiously gathered their offspring and moved past quickly at a respectful distance. Some kind souls even looked for my cardboard sign and collection box.

Now there's a thought...........beats varnishing, and you get paid!
Vessel Name: Time Bandit
Vessel Make/Model: Island Packet 45
Hailing Port: Largs, Scotland
Crew: Anne and Stuart Letton
ex dinghy and keelboat racers now tooled up with an ocean going boat and cruising around aimlessly, destination Nirvana... Currently entertaining ideas of two hulls so TIME BANDIT IS FOR SALE https://www.theyachtmarket.com/boats_for_sale/1555170/ WWW.TIMEBANDITFORSALE.WEEBLY. [...]
Extra: 2017/18 Left NZ in May '17 cruising Fiji, Lau Group, Yasawas, Vanuatu and New Caledonia before heading for Australia to land cruise and sit out cyclone season down Sydney way.
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Time Bandit's Photos - Main
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Created 20 October 2017
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Created 23 June 2017
An interesting perspective on evolution in the Galapagos.
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Created 7 March 2016
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Created 30 September 2014
Mediterranean Spain to the Arctic Circle
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Created 12 August 2013
Scraping and sanding hull back to gel coat for epoxy and Coppercoat treatments.
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Created 3 February 2013