Time Bandit

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

02 August 2021
26 July 2021 | Covid safe, full body condom by Gucci
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
05 April 2021
02 April 2021

Almost home

25 April 2013 | Campbeltown (Royal Hotel Lounge Bar!)
We woke to rain in Bangor with a forecast Force 3 from the west which turned into hee haw from nowhere for the first few hours so we rode the tide and burned the diesel until a good breeze sprung up.

7-8 knots approaching Scotland in blazing sunshine and flat water. You can't imagine how good it is to be in flat water after weeks of Atlantic swell, not to mention the "big wind".

Last night, our ageing cooker, which had been showing signs of its age for some time finally gave us a Red Card as we cooked dinner in Bangor. We had noticed a small flame under the main ring where gas was obviously escaping. Meaning.... if it wasn't lit, there was gas escaping into the boat. Not great unless you fancy a rocket trip.

A about 9pm last night I emailed the manufacturers in California enquiring where we could get a replacement. Now, how spooky is this!

At 0815 I got an email from Sheila saying their company had just taken on the USA Seaward range and they had one in stock, just arrived from the USA yesterday, in their warehouse......in Bangor!

Less than two hours later we had a shiny new cooker in the boat albeit my flexible friend was cowering in the bilges.

We landed in Campbeltown at 7pm and are currently enjoying a pre-meal drink in the newly refurbished and quite stunning Royal Hotel. I might just book a room.


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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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