Monthly Archives: May 2011


I got a new one – only one mind, and not from anyone i know, so a total stranger has subscribed to my site.  Sad thing is, its been so long since I used this site I can’t remember how to get to the subscriptions page to read about who it was.

Never the less, when i post this comment, there will be 4 emails now winging their way out to my subscription base.

I am of course bored shitless, sitting just off St Tropez at anchor with the boss on board.  So we all sit around waiting……….but he is the boss so if he is happy, we have done our job.

My wonderful girlfriend appears to be ground locked in Hamburg after a volcanic eruption – that has to be tough, locked in a first class hotel for a few days while your company pays for it.  Either that or another Taxi ride from Hamburg to Brussels is on the cards.

Sanremo is our next stop at the weekend, a quick chug along the south coast and we are there.  Who knows what waits for us when we arrive, needless to say, I will have plenty to do.

Had an email from my chums in Portugal today at the dive centre.  Water temp 21ºc.  I almost quit on the spot when i read that and headed towards Portugal, but i guess for now i will just stay on here because…………..

I have just booked my courses that I want to do in England.  At just over 4 grand, I need to keep the pennies coming in. So, England, expect me from 24th October until Mid November.

Now all i have to do is find the dive school in the Virgin Islands and book in before christmas for my dive instructor training.

Suddenly, life is not so bad after all

Back on European soil

Although i am not sure if Gibraltar is officially classed as Europe, maybe a similar case as Norway, either way we made is safely into Gibraltar yesterday morning, first thing all in one piece.

The poor old boat took a bit of a beating on the way across, with only three days of calm seas but it did hold together well.  As we entered the traffic separation scheme in the straits we encountered our first of two problems but i was more than happy with that, a good few weeks from an old tub like this, not to be sniffed at – in my book, any atlantic crossing that you survive is a good one.

First thing you notice about europe are the light nights.  In the caribbean at 6pm it’s dark, so to sit out here at 9pm in daylight with a beer is a small but welcome pleasure.

I am confused though.  I grew up in an era when spain was always contesting sovereignty of ‘The Rock’ but today there are almost as many spanish people here as there are cockneys wearing Man U shirts. It is weird though, asking an english bobby for assistance and having them speak to you in spanglish.

We will stay here until mid-week until we have to leave for Ibiza, where the boss and his wife will join us for the first time in Europe.

Still no news on the house, or the car.  I will chase the house again tomorrow but the car, i am now of the mindset if it comes back i will pick it up, if not, i will leave it to rot where ever it stands – no more chasing on my behalf.  I am currently scouring ebay for a replacement.  I have always wanted a Hearse and there are a few on there that are not too bad.  I would of course paint it metallic lime green instead of black.  I do still keep looking for those V8 supercharged jaguars but they still fetch good money – i think the Hearse is a better option

Tomorrow I am going to the top of the Rock with Vix and Alex – proper tourists

Thats it for now – i am off to scour facebook and correct users on their spelling

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