Time Bandit

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

26 November 2021 | V&A Marina Cape Town
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09 September 2021 | Peely Wally Pins Oot For A Walk.
24 August 2021
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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

De-stressing Evenings

04 June 2021 | Sunset in Beau Vallon
Stuart Letton
It’s taken us two years to find it but, we've finally made it onto the foredeck. It's only a few metres away but, like my back garden at home, best left alone. Anne does most of the action up there although, as needs must, I’ll venture forward and perhaps haul up the yardarm or whatever. Otherwise, I stick to the blunt end(s). As befits my status.

Before we left Langkawi we imagined that while we waited out cyclone season in the Maldives, and Chagos, we'd spend some time relaxing from our stressful day in the late afternoons, enjoying some cruiser company, sitting on the silver sand beaches, enjoying a sundowner and perhaps a sandburger. Consequently, we lashed out on two of China's finest folding chairs and a portable barbecue. (surprise: they're still working after two whole months). For reasons I don't remember, a few weeks have gone past after all, we never made it to the beach although I suspect the offer to spend convivial evenings enjoying SV Georgia's air conditioning had something to do with it.

However, even having made it a few degrees south of the equator out here in sunny Seychelles, it's still over thirty degrees most days and the sheltered patio, sorry, cockpit can get a bit warm and airless.

So, as I said, we've discovered the foredeck. It's nice and breezy up there, the Trade Winds blowing gently keeping things cool, so, like the first patrons of the Beau Vallon Residential Home For Ageing Cruisers, we now spend our early evenings sat in our two chairs, side by side, drooling, watching the birds feeding, the fish jumping and the sun go down. Finally, at days end, as dusk falls, my nurse comes and wheels me back inside for a milky drink and a digestive before bedtime. Doesn't get much better than this...... other than it could be a milk chocolate Hobnob.
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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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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From the north of Australia to Debut Indonesia
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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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Scraping and sanding hull back to gel coat for epoxy and Coppercoat treatments.
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Created 3 February 2013