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5 Reasons To Sail Around The World

Starting with a fun evening meeting local people, then venturing to the Blue Ring to dive and coping with engine issues, this episode lists our compelling reasons for sailing around the world.

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Mud volcano and flying the Code Zero

We left Lahad Datu, the rally boats stuffed to their gunwales with guests who were joining us for a party at Silam, our next destination. But before that we just had to visit the local mud volcano…

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Night watch in the pirate zone

We sailed 50 miles towards the pirate zone and straight back to night watches. This meant that after several days of freedom in the jungle, Esper had the ‘graveyard shift’ from 01:00 till dawn.

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What’s it like to sail with an armed escort?

It became apparent that we were very much part of the team and expected to keep to the protocols set by ESSCOM. As mariners it was our job to maximise safety at all times and keep them up to speed on what was happening. We share those protocols with you here.

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Goodbye jungle hello pirates

This week, we head back towards the pirates (hitting submerged logs, dodging debris, running aground and navigating shallow water on the way). But first we have one more night in the Kinabatangan River.

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