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God bless you one and all

That’s what Tiny Tim said in Dickens’s ‘Christmas Carol’, and it’s so poignant as the huge Pagan festival that pretends it is Christian, hits full ‘Rock’n’roll’. What’s wrong wrong with having a good party and celebrating? Nothing at all, I’m … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bornholm: A ‘bit of a do’.

Well… here I am at last, in Scandinavia, on the beautiful island of Bornholm. This is officially the furthest north that ‘Free’ and I have been, in our long relationship. Now, every mile further north is new ground. I am … Continue reading

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Limbo…

Ten days later and I am still here in Brunsbüttel… And for a sailor this can bring on all manner of thoughts, releasing hidden shadows and fears of failure. One of the many disadvantages of being a single-handed sailor is … Continue reading

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The last piece of the jigsaw.

Here it is… This little document is of major importance to me as it allows me to sail for the Baltic under the protection of the Swedish Cruising Club. It is rated as an International Certificate and it is… Freedom. … Continue reading

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Koninginnedag and ‘Wot… still ‘ere?’

The Netherlands has a new King… and ‘Free’ is still here! Why? Well in the former case, The Queen has abdicated in favour of her son Wilhelm-Alexander and Amsterdam went ‘orange mental’! In the latter, my British Small ships registration … Continue reading

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