SV Sänna

Blogs from our sailing vessel Sänna. Eastwards from England to New Zealand... & sailing circumnavigation.

23 April 2020 | Vista Mar, Panama
08 March 2020 | Boca Chica, Panama
25 February 2020 | Curu Wildlife Refuge, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
17 February 2020 | Bahiá Ballena, Costa Rica
17 January 2020 | Marina Papagayo, Costa Rica
16 December 2019 | Playa Del Coco, Costa Rica
11 December 2019 | San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
28 November 2019 | Puesta Del Sol, Nicaragua
08 November 2019 | Amapala, Honduras
28 October 2019 | Bahiá Del Sol, El Salvador
02 October 2019
29 September 2019 | Bahiá Del Sol, El Salvador
23 April 2019 | Bahía Del Sol, El Salvador
11 February 2019 | The Bahiá Del Sol, El Salvador
30 December 2018 | Bahiá Del Sol, El Salvadore
10 November 2018 | Bahiá Del Sol, El Salvador. Posted from the UK
09 August 2018 | Paradise Village, Banderos Bay, Mexico
08 June 2018 | La Paz to San Carlos, The Sea of Cortez, Mexico
30 May 2018 | Ensenada to La Paz, The Sea of Cortez, Mexico
04 May 2018 | Ensenada, Mexico.

Saman

15 March 2008 | Galle, Sri Lanka
Dave
Photo: Saman, 'Secretary' of the 'Galle Yacht Club'

The insufferable Saman offered to supply a diver to recover our anchor. Which was fine except they turned up at the harbour gate and were unceremoniously refused entry. I was told by the army guards that Saman was a crook, but I already knew that. I found him arguing in the office with his 'diver' standing innocently beside him. I asked Saman if his friend had any dive gear and he reliably informed me he didn't because his diver was special and could hold his breath... and could I pay him the 5000 rupees in advance...

The officer in charge told me that no one was allowed to dive in Galle harbour, ever since the Tamil Tigers had sunk the Sri Lankan navy with crack scuba teams. The navy now threw hand grenades into the water every thirty minutes as a deterrent; which explained why we hit our heads on the cabin roof each night when we flew off our bunks...

Saman was unduly thrown out and the navy offered one of their divers to find our anchor (they never did). But, of course, Saman did not give up so easily. Three hour chases were not uncommon...
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Vessel Name: Sänna
Vessel Make/Model: Ocean 50 (Bavaria)
Hailing Port: Poole UK
Crew: Dave & Marie Ungless
About:
We have sailed together for over ten years now, leaving the Mediterranean to head eastwards. Our destination was Australia and New Zealand which we achieved in 2012 before attempting a full round-the-world circumnavigation across the pacific and back to the UK. [...]
Extra: Sänna is a hybrid Bavaria Ocean 50, custom built for deep bue water ocean cruising. The build and re-fit specification is high and to date boasts over 56,000 miles of ocean cruising. For more information visit our main website at www.sanna-uk.com.
Home Page: http://www.sanna-uk.com
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