OPERATION “POSTCARDS TO SUPPORTERS” UNDERWAY!

Yes, we’ve hand-written, hand-addressed and hand-stamped what felt like thousands of postcards! These exclusive postcards, designed by Liz, are going all over the world to the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, NZ and even locally to Thailand.

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THE BLOG IS GETTING BIGGER!

Our subscribers have been growing, so thank you to every one of you for joining us here and being part of the followtheboat family. It’s lovely to have you aboard! But it seems that success costs more and more.

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SHOULD WE RE-RIG THE BOAT?

$10,000 to re-rig our boat?! The rigging’s ten years old, so our insurers insist we change it, but what do the professional riggers think?

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DODGER ON A TRAVEL LIFT!

As the haul-out travel lift came lumbering towards us, it was a lesson in hope, guts and teamwork. The rain poured and the wind howled round the yard, swinging our shiny dodger from the haul-out crane a little more than anyone liked…

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WE WENT TO HAT YAI FOR THE DAY!

Because of a perceived threat of terrorism, the FCO (UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office) advises “…against all but essential travel…to Southern Songkhla province”, which includes Hat Yai.

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THEY NEVER TELL YOU ABOUT THE LUGGAGE PROBLEM…

From a windlass last year (which Liz had to dismantle and put into two suitcases for it to fit within airline maximum baggage regulations) to clips, snaps, shackles and winch handles, we’ve been flying back and forth across the globe carrying boatloads of equipment for 14 years.

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