Ramprasad – The End Of A Legend

Older readers of followhtheboat will know that Jamie’s sailing adventures started aboard s/y Ramprasad, skippered by owner Sam Coles. We are sad to report that Ramprasad ran aground and eventually sank off the coast of Madagascar this week.

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Water, Water Everywhere

Next time you turn the tap on for a glass of water, to have a bath or make a coffee, enjoy the ease of that simple act. In our latest episode we explain why it can take us over two hours to do the same.
Checking in is easy in Ao Chalong, with harbour master, customs and immigration in three rooms next to each other. The whole process took 15 minutes, considerably faster than finding water.

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The Fisherman – ‘Swimming With The Sharks’

Loving this musician called The Fisherman. He’s really prolific and has been putting stuff out for years but this is possibly his most appropriate for our lifestyle. If you can’t see the clip or play it in the website, listen to it here.

Hull-scraping isn’t so bad when the water’s this warm and clear

The lovely thing about cruising is that planning usually turns out to be of little use.

Dom Degnon

Fishing’s better with help

The overwhelming kindness of strangers

Capt Ron on his birthday

One of the ‘perks’ of publishing our adventures online is reading and responding to the feedback we get. From youtube comments to emails, we love reading what people have to say, not just about our website but about themselves too. In the last week we received two heart-warming communications from two kind Americans.

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Sailors Interviews #07 | Liz Cleere

If you would like to know which is Liz’s favourite anchorage, what superpower she has always wanted to have and where she would like to be right now, you’ll need to catch the video…

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It's fine to throw cans in the ocean, especially if you break them in half first, right? That's what we always thought….

Posted by Followtheboat on Tuesday, 15 September 2015

FTB Extra #07 | FTB’s take on the Southampton Boat Show

We came across a number of restaurants and bars, but for once had to pass them by because we needed to shoot as much footage as possible before driving back to Essex. There were marquees packed with everything you never thought you needed in the galley, alongside fantastic bits of gleaming machinery for engines and decks. The atmosphere was buzzy. Exhibitors shiny with anticipation and visitors wide-eyed with the intent to buy.

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Jamie’s on his way now, and I’ll be there soon. Thailand, we’re coming home

We went to the Southampton Boat Show and made a video about it… Here’s a teaser.
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Adam Thomas – ‘Loving You, I’m Alive’

We’ve got two great tunes on our latest sailing video diary this week, and this is one of them: an uplifting, light-rock tune by Adam Thomas. Not normally our kind of music but it fits the clip and makes us happy. If you can’t see the clip or play it in the website, listen to it here.

Missing our Millie and the watery life. Not long now

Sailing from the Butangs to Ko Rok

The archipelago of Ko Rok Nai and Ko Rok Yai is the mother of all those deserted-white-sand-palm-fringed beaches you see in travel brochures and on postcards. The place is a cliché, except that it isn’t. It’s real and golden and joyous and quiet and infused with peace.

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Good to know Millie is looking after Esper while we are away…#followtheboat #cat #cats #catsonboats #boatcat #milliethecat

Posted by Followtheboat on Tuesday, 11 August 2015