Sail round the world in two easy legs... NOT

My journey round the globe in a sailboat or two

Vessel Name: Zephyr, Zoia,
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17 September 2018

Slate mines of the Northern Lakes

This day started quite different to most of my others since being back in the UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§, I got up at 07:30 and had breakfast. Claire came round and said it was time to set off on our two and a bit hour drive to Honister slate mine in the Northern Lake District, the weather was being kind to us, so [...]

04 August 2018

Biking, Blisters and OCD

I decided to have a bit of a pedal so after 5 training rides of no more than 12 miles, I jumped onto a train πŸš‚ heading towards Leeds, the instructions were simple get out side the railway station and directly on to the canal to Liverpool some 127.5 miles away. I exited the station and asked a chap [...]

29 May 2018

Wind what wind

We left the island 🌴 of Cozumel with a sense of disappointment because we had seen what the next 12 hours was going to bring, the weather/ wind speed was forecast at 4 to 5 knots per hour, which is much too low for us, it meant we would have to use the motor (iron wind πŸ’¨) for the trip across to [...]

29 May 2018

Temple temple all around

We have arrived at Cozumel island 🌴 just a few short miles from the main land of Mexico πŸ‡²πŸ‡½ .The water is 6 metres deep here but it so clear it is just like looking into a swimming pool πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈ, it is not an ideal place for snorkelling because it is mainly a sandy bottom, with very few [...]

17 May 2018

Grounding and chicken drop

This morning we motored the 10 short miles to Cayo Ambergris, another beautiful island 🌴 belonging to Belize, we were helped by (as Judy calls him) Captain Pugwash, a nice Belizean, who advised us to follow him along the inside of the reef, because it is so very shallow, about half way along he [...]

17 May 2018

Massive disappointment

I enrolled on a PADI open water diving course, it has been something I have wanted to do for many years. They gave me two books to study, which I had 2 days to wade my way through 260 pages, along with lots of self marked quizzes. I was told to turn up at 09:00 πŸ•˜ on Tuesday, I arrived at my time then [...]

Grounding and chicken drop

17 May 2018
This morning we motored the 10 short miles to Cayo Ambergris, another beautiful island 🌴 belonging to Belize, we were helped by (as Judy calls him) Captain Pugwash, a nice Belizean, who advised us to follow him along the inside of the reef, because it is so very shallow, about half way along he turned off towards the reef with his paying passengers. For the last mile or so our depth sounder was reading 0 metres 0 centimetres, below our keel, so I was on the bow keeping lookout for any obvious hazards, as we passed the town of San Pedro, we touched the sand and came to a gentle stop, luckily for us it was low tide so the skipper said we would lift off soon. We decided to stay here so I dropped the anchor. The main transportation on the island 🌴 is by golf buggy, there are hundreds of them, they even have a rush hour complete with traffic jams. We went into the town and were invited to join a rather silly game that involves a board about 3 metres square and divided into 100 squares, when all squares have been purchased they place a chicken πŸ“ on the board then wait till it has a dump, whoever has the number that the chicken drops β˜”οΈ on wins $50 but they have to clean the board before getting their hands on the cash. I didn't win because I didn't buy any tickets. Gotta be in it to win it πŸ˜‚. We rented a golf buggy and went the 12km to the (not so) secret beach πŸ–, it was a lovely place but full of people. The water was only waist deep for over a kilometre out to sea 🌊.
We upped anchor at 07:15 and sailed for Cozumel island 🌴 MexicoπŸ‡²πŸ‡½.
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Zephyr, Zoia, 's Photos - Main
Climbing the Honister slate mines with sister Claire
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Created 17 September 2018
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Created 3 June 2018
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Created 3 June 2018
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Created 3 June 2018
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Created 3 June 2018
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Created 3 June 2018
A happy journey into communism
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Created 1 June 2018
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Created 1 June 2018
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Created 12 March 2018
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Created 12 March 2018
To celebrate the start of Lent. 23.30hrs start of parade
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Created 15 February 2018
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Created 15 February 2018
They are almost the same all over the world. But sooo much fun trying to get them bigger each time. Enjoy !!
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Created 9 February 2018
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Created 5 February 2018
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Created 29 January 2018
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Created 10 January 2018
The Atlantic crossing on Wia O Tira
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Created 10 January 2018
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Created 16 December 2017
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Created 6 November 2017
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Created 4 November 2017
At the top Worlds highest building (to date)
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Created 30 September 2017
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Created 16 September 2017
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Cave carvings, Hangi meal
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Created 15 September 2017
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Created 15 September 2017
Trip to the 55 metre waterfalls with 261 steps
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Hobbiton Movie set and Lord of the Rings Movie set with the WETA cave and Workshop
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Created 15 September 2017
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Walk round and jump off the Sky Tower
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Created 1 September 2017
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Created 28 August 2017
Yasur Volcano and Resolution bay and Village life
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Created 25 August 2017
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Created 25 August 2017
Woken up by heavy rain and gale force winds
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Created 27 July 2017
Day trip to see whales
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Created 20 July 2017
A day out at the zoo
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Created 23 June 2017
Koalas, kangaroos and wombats
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Created 12 June 2017
A whole street dedicated to the Bee Gees
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Created 9 June 2017
From Brisbane to New Caledonia
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Created 9 June 2017
Quick stop at Cairns
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Created 29 May 2017
Quick stop at Cairns
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Created 29 May 2017
My walk up to the summit of the 276m hill
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Created 28 May 2017
North East coast of Australia Whitsundays island to Cairns
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Created 21 May 2017
Another one of my bucket list to tick off. Zip Park Wales 1560m long dropping over 270m. My top speed was 78.9 MPH
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Created 8 May 2017