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Kate Mitchell

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Change of Tack
Our last blog post may have caused some confusion, for which we apologise. In describing our maiden voyage in Seahorse, Alex was reflecting back on the trip which took place in the summer of 2014. We have not moved her from Lanzarote since, although we plan...

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Highs and Lows
One might assume, given the title, that this post will have something to do with meteorology. That would make perfect sense, given the fact that we are now back in the Canary Islands with our new boat Seahorse. Surely, we must now be planning our next passa...

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Déjà Vu
It's surprising how
quickly life rushes past when you are in the "work, eat, sleep, repeat" cycle.
Evenings become the blur between each work day, and promises of plentiful blog
updates fade into distant memories. Weekends are planned weeks, if not months,

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Sunny Days and Holidays
It strikes me as a little strange that neither Alex nor I have ever been to the Canary Islands before now. It has always seemed like quite an exotic holiday location to me and, in fact, before our journey here, I didn't even realise that it was in the EU, b...

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Joie de Vivre
A month has passed
since we first set foot on La Graciosa, and what a wonderful month it has been.
After our less-than-enjoyable passage here, a few weeks to wind down and relax
on a pretty much deserted island was just what the doctor ordered. We decided, ...

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Christmas Presence
Well, let me start by wishing you all a very Happy New Year! It has been a little while since our last post, but you will be rewarded by two in quick succession over the next few days. I thought I would write this post to update everyone on our activities o...

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The Rocky Road to Paradise
"Paradise? But how can that be?", I hear you ask. The last thing you heard, we were in Portugal waiting for the weather to take us on to the Canaries, and you've seen no AIS activity to tell you otherwise. And what on earth do rocky roads have to do with sa...

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The Rain in Spain
"The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain." I haven't personally seen the musical "My Fair Lady" but have heard this little speech exercise many a time and found myself reciting it to Alex on our passage to Spain. Foolishly, I hoped there was some truth ...

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YouTube channel
Along the way, Alex has been getting out our video camera and shooting footage of some vaguely interesting events. Rain in Camaret, Dolphins in Biscay, Wind in Bayona... you get the picture. Now, for friends and family who haven't seen us for a while, these...
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