We’ve been home in Bristol for the last seven weeks and have been catching up with family and friends. We have a new grandson, Charlie, my son Alex and his partner Sarah’s baby, born on June 17th. We’ve loved spending time with our other grandchildren Isla, Rohan, Bertie and Henry
Sunday 17th April to Sunday 1st May 2022 The cruising south of Malé is, by reputation, more difficult than the northern Maldives. Anchorages are reportedly deeper with longer distances between the atolls and with fewer sheltered places to stop. As the season is getting on the winds are changing from
We are back in Bristol now. Despite it being June and summertime it’s cold, only 11 to 18 degrees C, and we are feeling chilly in our summer clothes brought from the Seychelles. But its really great to be back, to catch up with family and friends and Hugh’s four
We are in the Eden Marina in the Seychelles after a particularly unpleasant 12 day passage from Chagos where we had spent a wonderful week. But more of that another time. I’ve got a lot of catching up on the blog which will hopefully happen over the next few weeks.
Sunday 1st May 2022 After two months in the Maldives we’re leaving this morning for the 300 mile passage south to the Chagos Archipelago (British Indian Ocean Territories) where we’ll spend one or two weeks in glorious isolation before a further 1000 miles west to the The Seychelles. We’ve provisioned
Sunday 27th March to Thursday 7th April 2022 The 18 days we’d spent in Kulhuduffushi with engine troubles meant we were well behind schedule. We had planned two months of gentle cruising from the north to the very south of the Maldives, about 500 miles in total. We have a permit to
Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th March In my previous post I left you waiting to see whether the latest repair to the corroded exhaust manifold would be successful and we would have a working engine again. We had been waiting in a state of nervous anticipation for Kanburu’s flight back
Wednesday 9th to Thursday 24th March 2022 After stops in two beautiful, peaceful anchorages we were towed into the commercial harbour in Kulhudhuffushi. We were soon visited by Customs and given the all-clear but it took another 36 hours for Assad to get us permission from Health to leave the
Friday 4th to Wednesday 9th March 2022 From Uligan it was a 24 mile trip to Dhapparu, motoring as there was only 2-3 knots of wind with, once we were outside the atoll, a gentle swell on the beam that caused Vega to roll. I suspect we’ll be doing a lot
Tuesday 22nd February to Friday 4th March 2022 Uligan, where we first arrived after our 1500 mile passage from Thailand, is in the most northerly of the 26 atolls which make up the Maldives. It is also one of only three places where yachts can check in and out of the country.