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Mike Reynolds
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Winter in the UK
Hi everyone, It's been a long time since our previous post.  Zen Again has been resting in her berth in Hull Marina.  Happily winter has been mild this year, albeit with several "named storms".  We've been visiting the marina regularly to check all's OK abo...

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Autumn in the UK
Hi everyone, We have now moved ashore and are both working full-time.  We had thought we might live aboard for a year or so but the cost of commuting from Hull to our workplaces made that uneconomic.  It was costing close to 100 pounds each week for petrol ...

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VentureFarther's Satellite Imagery KAP File Generator
Hi everyone, Last weekend I presented a talk at the Cruising Association on Using GoogleEarth Imagery for Marine Navigation.  Over 40 people attended and I think the talk was well-received. After the talk a tutorial session was held so attendees could load ...

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Summer in the UK
Hi everyone, We've been here in Hull for over a month.  It's been a lot of fun.  The weather has been very good for most of that period with it only starting to cool down over the last few days. Zen Again in Hull Marina We've done a few bits and pieces of w...

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Humber Estuary to Hull
Hi everyone, Yesterday morning at the top of the tide we moved from our anchorage outside the mouth of the Humber estuary to a better anchorage just inside the mouth.  In the early evening we caught the flood up river to Hull Marina. Zen Again tracks The 6n...

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River Orwell to the Humber
Hi everyone, Early yesterday morning we departed Pin Mill on the Orwell.  Our goal was to sail to Hull Marina which is about 20nm up the Humber.  In the event we anchored close offshore at the mouth of the Humber since we missed the tide.  Tides on the Humb...

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Ramsgate to the Orwell River
Hi everyone, Yesterday we sailed from Ramsgate to Pin Mill on the Orwell River.  The 50nm passage took 10 hours in slowly increasing winds from 5 to 18 knots.  Since arriving the weather has deteriorated with  showers overnight and mizzle (misty light drizz...

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Keyhaven to Ramsgate
Hi everyone, We arrived in Ramsgate at 1800 this evening after a 29 hour passage from Keyhaven.  We had great weather - sunny with only occasional high cloud.  The passage took us nearly half way towards Zen Again's new home. Here are the usual plots... Zen...

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Keyhaven - Week 1
Hi everyone, We've now been on a mooring in the Keyhaven River for nearly a week.  It's a great place and the moorings may be the cheapest in the Solent.  Entry for keelboats is limited depending on draft and the river is mostly quite shallow.  We're using ...

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Plymouth to Keyhaven
Hi everyone, Yesterday we departed the Tamar River and Plymouth to sail to Keyhaven in the western Solent.  The passage took 23 hours and was timed to arrive on a rising tide.  We're currently anchored east of Hurst Castle waiting for the tide to rise.  We'...
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