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Friends of ERIK

Twas the season to be merry…

What a big year 2011 was… As many of you following the blog would know, we left our floating home snugged up on a mooring in the Tamar and headed southwards for what my father used to call the “silly season”. Speaking of fathers, my Dad generously offered to come up from the Tasman Peninsula … Continue reading »

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Back in Tassie

We are back in Tassie and like any paranoid skipper, the first thing I did was check on my beloved boat. Things were not good. Apparently all y’all have been having some windy weather during our two week absence. ERIK must have been knocked about in some strong gusts and been pitching a bit, because … Continue reading »

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New Day, New Life

“A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.” – Frank Herbert, Dune series This morning we are off. Heading out of the Derwent River, with no intention of returning. In many ways we “went” when we left the marina 2 weeks ago for Bellerive, but many people … Continue reading »

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Matt is a Marine electrical specialist, based in Kettering. Of all the professionals I have talked to about marine DC systems (he doesn’t do AC) he is the most knowledgable, and for the courteousness, good humor and professionalism, he’s very reasonable on his prices. Our voyages couldn’t have proceeded without him. If you are ever … Continue reading »

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The crew of Renée are a lovely family living aboard the big blue motor sailer. And she’s big, a good 55ft long is my guess, aft cabin, pilot house, ketch rig. They have been homeschooling their two boys right up until they started Yr 11 at Rosny. Living aboard for 10 years, they still had … Continue reading »

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Farewell shin-dig

We had a bit of seafood and wine thrown together to say farewell to some of our friends at the marina. It was really great to see everyone, and so many people gave us the good wishes for the future. It was really nice.

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