Time Bandit

Whiling away Covid lockdowns cruising slowly towards South Africa for November ‘21.

17 July 2021
09 July 2021 | Celebrating our permission to stay
03 July 2021 | Can’t get between a girl and her GS1200
26 June 2021
26 June 2021
12 June 2021
04 June 2021 | Sunset in Beau Vallon
29 May 2021
27 May 2021
14 May 2021
30 April 2021
23 April 2021
15 April 2021 | With Aisee on the Home Stay promotion site
12 April 2021
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02 April 2021
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28 March 2021


17 April 2013 | North Biscay
When I was younger i was into climbing books. In one of these, a Chris Bonnington attempt on Everest, in preparation for the climb, one of the team members got himself a job in a deep freeze so he could get acclimatised.

Leaving Spain in 20c and then crossing Biscay en route for Norway seems somewhat similar.

Yesterday was actually very nice. Last night however and today were mizzle followed by drizzle then rain. Pretty much the full precipitation spectrum with the exception of snow. The good news is, our tans are fadding, our core temperature is getting back to normal and by the time we land, early tomorrow morning we'll be re- acclimatised and ready for the west coast

We had another fast run last two nights in 30+, goosewinged and averaging >8 knots. The forecast last tonight was much the same so we had a big dinner, battened down the hatches and put Bat out of Hell on the stereo! The wind is up a bit more, steady F8 and we're bombing along. 12.8 over the ground an hour ago. Maybe time to reef!

Within 100 miles of the Irish coast now and back in UK waters for first time in a couple of years. I'm expecting the customs cutter any minute. Plan is to head for Crosshaven, eta 01:00 tomorrow.

Vessel Name: Time Bandit
Vessel Make/Model: Outremer 51
Hailing Port: Largs, Scotland
Crew: Anne and Stuart Letton
About: ex dinghy and keelboat racers now tooled up with a super sleek cat and still cruising around aimlessly, destination Nirvana...
Extra: May’21. Now in Seychelles, either ‘till October when we head for South Africa or maybe we do an early side trip to Tanzania. Who knows.
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A few pics of Maldives so far.....
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Our escape the the wild mountain thyme
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Some pics from Debut and the Kei Islands
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Created 30 July 2019
From the north of Australia to Debut Indonesia
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Created 23 July 2019
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An interesting perspective on evolution in the Galapagos.
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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