Time Bandit

We’ve loved South Africa but it’s time to move on. In this last third of the year we’re heading for Namibia, St Helena, Brazil, Suriname (wherever that is) and the Caribbean. Come along for the ride. YouTube: SV Time Bandit

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13 February 2023 | The Anchorage, Dominica
24 January 2023
23 January 2023 | Mayreau, Caribbean
13 January 2023 | L’esterre, Carriacou, Grenadines
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12 December 2022 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
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29 October 2022 | Domburg, Suriname
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12 December 2022 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
Stuart Letton
One thing we've noticed among the many cruisers we've met over our years sailing around is that the medical profession seems to be disproportionally represented. While their services aren't often called on, most of us respecting their right to time off, it's reassuring to know they are around although I do seem to have enjoyed their attentions. Disproportionately. Such are the challenges of keeping this racing frame in top condition.

Over the miles and years we've had Dr David, always ready with advice and a handful of super-strong painkillers that would be worth a lot of cash "on the street". Nurse and wife Gitte who worryingly has a catheter in her toolkit - and knows where to poke it. Chris the midwife - widely travelled sharing her expertise among less advantaged communities around the world, and a great sounding board for a fretting grandmother. Dr Ross, dentist and skilled facial surgeon, whose stories would make your hair curl, ready to fix your nashers or perhaps a facelift. Doc Tibby, happy to not only dispense sound medical advice but diving lessons, Doctor Catarina guiding us through early days Covid at our beach surgeries, Doc Annie keeping wayward cruisers warm and off the rocks and the partnership of Colin and Izzy for any, well, let's just say "below the belt" issues. Dr Tony happy to boldly go where others might not, giving this passing sailor the once over and a sail round the bay. We're thankful to them all; even if it was just for being there.

However, most recently and perhaps with excellent timing, having just this morning left Anne's phone in Suzie's car, my sun specs in the shop and Anne's hat in the beauty salon, we've just met a medic whose expertise is right up our street. Her speciality?

She's a geriatrician.
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: Next up....the Caribbean. We've left South Africa in our wake and now off to Namibia, St Helena, Brazil, Suriname and into the Caribbean. Well, that' the vague plan. We'll see what happens.
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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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