Cruise 2017 Adventure

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June 4th, 2020
With partial lifting of restrictions, I was able to go foraging off the beach and caught this beauty in the form of a 2kg spider crab. The flesh is tastier than a lobster and I look forward to going back in for more although I shall wait for my new wetsuit. Its a bit colder than the Bahamas!!!
May 18th, 2020
This year the Bahamas, prior to Corona, was a time of reflection out of which we have decided to sell our lovely Pearl of Penzance. As with all these things there were many factors but the driver is changing family circumstances.

The Pacific is now one step too far and if we are unable to explore that far then we dont need an expedition boat like Pearl. We have had the most amazing two and a half years and will never stop cruising. It just has to adapt and so we will downsize and explore Europe on a seasonal basis.

As such we plan on returning to Europe via Nova Scotia and the Azores for the end of the year. In the meantime, we will happily accept an offer if it comes along.

Please spread the news and if anyone is interested in this wonderful boat which is in excellent condition and kitted out to sail anywhere in the world please send me an email -
May 18th, 2020
VE Day
We always put up our huge Union Jack on VE day (zoom in for perspective) and this year was all the more poignant for it was the 75th year. We celebrated with a huge fire, BBQ and toast to those that sacrificed so much for all of us. What an amazing generation they were.
May 18th, 2020
All our bird boxes have been taken and fledging has already begun - this little fella needed a bit of help and I am pleased to report that it all turned out well for him. This year has brought more woodpecker than I have ever seen and they are hammering away at the bird boxes to feed on the babies. So far the boxes have held up but some are looking very battle weary. Next year we will have to put chicken wire around the boxes for protection.
May 18th, 2020
Fred Flintstone
One of the symptoms of Corona is that the supply chain for spares has been effected. One of the cutting deck wheels on my mower gave up the ghost and with the grass growing like mad I needed a solution. Thoughts of good old Fred Flintstone inspired this oak wheel which looks like it will last forever.
May 18th, 2020
Blue Bells
Its amazing to think that we have been back in Cornwall for seven weeks for it seems to have passed in the blink of an eye. This is partly due to the fact that we have been working away at a job list that has been neglected due to being away sailing. Everything from clearing tree's overhanging the lane to replacing the guttering on the barn has been signed off.

There's still lots more to do so there is no chance of time dragging. One of the jobs has been to strim the paths in the woods and as you can see the blue bells are drifting along nicely. We planted 500 English Blue Bells all over the woods in random groups of five bulbs and its this year that they seem to have come into their own. The hope is that they continue to drift into large areas for we love them.
April 3rd, 2020
April 1st, 2020
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