Category Archives: Alexander

Embarrassment in Cinque Terre by Alexander

Cinque Terre is a wonderful place if you want to escape from big cities and go to little towns.  Bring your bathers the water is wonderful and don’t forgot your hiking shoes plus your hiking clothes. One of the hikes … Continue reading

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Atlantic Preparations

After living aboard Orchid for 8 months, I am really looking forward to crossing the Atlantic because I now feel like I can do it. Having a new AIS radio has boosted my confidence because now when we cross the … Continue reading

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The Life of Nelson

Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua, English Harbour was Nelson’s main base in the Caribbean when he was young.  In one part of the dockyard, they have the capstans from the ships that are used to haul up the anchors.  To one … Continue reading

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Update from Alexander

I am currently in Martinique where we are drinking French wine and eating pastries.  Three days ago we went to Le Salines where Nicholas and I and 4 other children had  massive sand ball fight.  I estimate some of the … Continue reading

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Alexander’s First 3 Months

We’ve been aboard Orchid now for 3 months.  Here’s what I think of it so far. Firstly, we could have a bit more fishing luck because fishing is boring otherwise.  You see all of the fish trying to get your … Continue reading

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butt cramps

On Saturday we did our first hash . It was horrible and muddy, everybody was sliding around on top of you. A hash is a tricky trek through the jungle. Of course you get bitten by ants.  I  would really … Continue reading

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BLASTED BARNAKLES

This morning after breakfast I put my snorkelling gear on and got a butter knife. I hoped in the water, it was Barnacle scraping time .    So I swam to the middle of the boat and dived under.  This is … Continue reading

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