Month: October 2016

Night sailing

When the sun has melted into the horizon like a knob of butter on a hotplate you flick on the navigation lights and prepare for a night at sea. Night sailing is at times magical, at other times intimidating. Deep water with plenty of sea room, no traffic, a gentle breeze and a big moon …

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DIY bailer

Posted on September 28, 2015 by saltyjohn Here are the instructions on how to make your own dinghy bailer (or baler) from a milk carton: This entry was posted in Uncategorized by saltyjohn. Bookmark the permalink.

Whitby, Yorkshire

I don’t do bucket lists but I’ve always had a hankering to visit Whitby on the north Yorkshire coast. I don’t know if this urge stems from the town’s association with Captain James Cook or a desire to sample the fish & chips, but this weekend I finally achieved my ambition. Whitby is where Captain James Cook trained …

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