or Captain Hugh and The Reluctant Navigator
The Voyage of Vega

Leaving the Maldives

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

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Addendum to Paradise Lost 

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

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Indian Ocean Crossing

Wednesday 9th to Tuesday 22nd February 2022 The passage from Phuket to the Maldives is over 1500 nm, which we had estimated would take us around 12 days. It’s been over 4 years since we’ve done a sail of over 1000 miles so I was feeling just a bit nervous

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Leaving Phuket

Sunday 30th January to Wednesday 9th February 2020 Something happened that I didn’t mention in my last post, which further delayed our departure from Phuket for the Maldives. Hugh had a small lump on his left cheek for a month or two which he’d nicked shaving and it was still sore

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Back in the Boat Lagoon

Wednesday 5th to Sunday 30th January 2022 After our all too short trip around the hongs, we went back into the Boat Lagoon Marina. There are certainly worse places to be. With the boat out of the water on hard standing, we moved into a very comfortable air conditioned apartment

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