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Leaving Russia

Four more days in SPB, in Krestovskiy Marina. It is the usual with not terribly clean facilities and no water to bunker. But it had shore power and friendly marina people. It’s a tad far from the centre but so … Continue reading

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Neva river

A very talkative cab driver drove Bridget & Iain the next morning to the station from where they took the train back to SPB. They will do some more sightseeing whilst Dirk and I will sail Blue Dove down through … Continue reading

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Koshkinskiy Farwater

Unfortunately we had to turn down the invitation to join the monks at breakfast. This decision was aided by my dislike of the ubiquitous porridge. But we also had a 12-hour sail ahead of us and I want to arrive … Continue reading

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Bye Priozersk, hello again Konevets!

Trust me to open the sailing season with the coldest weather imaginable. And again with snow! And this after a few days sightseeing in SPB in lovely warm weather. We watched the military parade rehearsal on Palace Sq, kulich getting … Continue reading

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No water

Blue Dove is slowly getting ready for her summer travels. De-winterisation is taking so much time, not in the least because it is so cold. The nights are still very cold, around zero, with an icy easterly. By the time … Continue reading

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Splash!

The crane turned up at 11am rather than at lunch time. I wasn’t early. The temperature at night had gone down to around zero and it took the small fan heater some time to heat up the boat in the … Continue reading

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Snow and Sun

I am back in Priozyorsk, where the boat is on the hard. Priozyorsk is a small town 150km north of Saint-Petersburg on the west side of Lake Ladoga. The weather is beautiful and relatively warm, sunny but still with quite … Continue reading

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OCC Australian Award

Dr John Vallentine receiving his OCC Australian Ward presented at Dinner in Sydney. https://oceancruisingclub.org/newsitem/576/OCC-Australian-Award-Presented-at-Dinner-in-Sydney (Photo courtesy of the OCC) Please follow and like us:

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Wintering in Russia

Blue Dove is wintering at y/c Laguna in Priozersk. Because I couldn’t decide yet where to take her next year. Either, we’ll go down through Russia again as it the quickest way to the Med. But at the same time … Continue reading

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Yachting World

Yachting World has published an article in their 2018 August issue (pp 61-63). Again about us with an introduction by the renowned sailor Tom Cunliffe Please follow and like us:

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