Time Bandit

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

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
29 March 2021
28 March 2021
14 March 2021
02 March 2021
24 February 2021
19 February 2021 | Uligan


31 December 1969
Papa-yay-tay as opposed to Pap-eet as I used to think it was called, was shelled briefly at the outbreak of WW1.

I'm not sure why they'd have wanted to do that. Maybe they were just letting folks know "things" we're underway. A kind of start gun if you will. Or, perhaps they took exception to the architecture. If that was the case, let's hope they don't pass by any time soon.

Some parts of Papeete are a fine example of what French architects could - and still can do - given an unlimited supply of concrete. Look at some of their ski resorts.

Fortunately much of the angular concrete is covered in quite spectacular, brightly coloured murals, one of which is the current postage stamp. There are still a good number of French colonial type buildings, largely occupied by various government departments in tree lined routes which brighten up the place. There's a background of verdant, lush rain forrest with soaring peaks reaching up into either the blue or clouds, depending on the time of day. You don't get lush without rain. Bit like Scotland.

Anyway, I'm now recovering from my fitness C25k programme, now renamed 5k2C.

After my first run with Dick back in Fakarava I looked out my C25K - "Couch to 5 K" running app. The one that, post my last 5k run I was somewhat over zealous with my stretching which pretty well left me on the couch for a few days hence renamed 5K2C.

Instead of a nice, ice cold G&T or maybe a rum and Coke for sundowners my evening cocktail has been one of anti-inflammatories, painkillers and, well, let's call them anti-coagulants. Unable to move without a minor shockwave round me bum I've been horizontal most of time. Thankfully the drugs are working so while I'm doped up I can get on a coat of varnish.

Just say, "yes please" is what I say.
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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Scraping and sanding hull back to gel coat for epoxy and Coppercoat treatments.
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