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The Soutpiel Safari
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My latest 5 diary entries

4th Sep 2016 - 6th Nov 2016
The End of an Era?
I know many of you will relate to this, as so many of you are also letting go of your existing old friend and moving on!It's been a good 15 years for s/v Al Shaheen, culminating in an excellent last 4 years of...
622 Words | 329 ReadsRead moreRead more

29th Aug 2016 - 3rd Sep 2016
Almost Season's End
Back in Tring, Hertfordshire for the moment - Al Shaheen is in Ipswich having some minor maintenance and retouch before we take her the last few miles around to the Hamble to put her on a mooring for the winter (an...
387 Words | 560 ReadsRead moreRead more

25th Aug 2016 - 28th Aug 2016
Back in the UK again, 27 Months Later
Full circle! We left Foxes Marina Ipswich in May 2014 for the Baltic, and here we are, back again - in almost the same berth! Hopefully some quick touch-up paintwork done, and then trek round the coast to the Ham...
495 Words | 595 ReadsRead moreRead more

22nd Aug 2016 - 24th Aug 2016
Cuxhaven to Ipswich
A series of events have culminated in us making a major jump across the North Sea from Germany to the UK, with the amazingly gracious help of Port Officer Albert de Heer, who has dropped everything and joined us b...
397 Words | 623 ReadsRead moreRead more

18th Aug 2016 - 21st Aug 2016
Full Circle in Three Years!
Well, amazing what weather does for you! Our sailing plans this year have been somewhat thrown out the window, changed so many times I've lost count, but here we are, 3 years after we arrived in the Baltic t...
695 Words | 654 ReadsRead moreRead more

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