Time Bandit

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

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17 July 2021
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03 July 2021 | Can’t get between a girl and her GS1200
26 June 2021
26 June 2021

Are We There Yet?

29 May 2021
Stuart Letton
I’m sure I’ve previously mentioned the trauma I experienced as a child when my mother used to drag me to the shops and then spend half the morning blethering to random friends while I languished outside various retail emporia, just like the dogs you see, tied to a Magnum ice cream signboard by their leash. Well, guess what - deja vu. Yesterday, I’d been left outside the state owned Seychelles Hypermarket and told not to move an inch, hanging around, like an abandoned primary school child while Anne searched the shelves for McVities Digestives, decent yoghurt and other tasty stuff. Outside, I just sat there. Me in my shorts and everything.

To amuse myself I thought I’d fiddle about on the Navionics app in my phone, you know, see how far we’ve come. How far to go and all that.

I’m now wishing I hadn’t bothered.

In my head , which, as you know is a bit of a cornucopia of all kinds of nonsense, I’d convinced myself that having done sixteen hundred miles to the Maldives, followed by twelve hundred more to Seychelles, and six hundred down to Chagos, to make a total well in excess of three thousand, we must surely have crossed the Indian Ocean or at least, put the bulk of it behind us.

Well, to a degree, we have crossed. The problem is, where we’ve crossed is at what you might call the tip of the iceberg, i.e. the narrow, pointy bit. On closer inspection it looks like in fact we are only halfway with another 2800 miles to Cape Town. Half of it upwind. Jeez. Nobody told me it was this wide.
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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Time Bandit's Photos - Main
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Created 2 April 2021
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Created 1 April 2021
A few pics of Maldives so far.....
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Created 29 March 2021
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Created 22 September 2020
Our escape the the wild mountain thyme
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Created 23 June 2020
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Created 2 October 2019
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Created 6 September 2019
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Created 1 September 2019
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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Created 19 October 2018
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Created 20 October 2017
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Created 23 June 2017
An interesting perspective on evolution in the Galapagos.
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Created 7 March 2016
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Created 30 September 2014
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