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Posts from the ‘Guest Bloggers’ Category

21
Jul
The Schooner Trinovante sailing past a scree slope, Stad Headland, Norway.

An Offshore Sailing Holiday On A Schooner – Three Different Points of view

Three crew with varying levels of experience share their view points.

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11
Jun

Reports From Coastal Stations By Geoff Saunders

Geoff Saunders book Reports from Coastal Stations – a journey around the Shipping Forecast Areas, is a mix of travellers’ tales, history and a little science. It has attracted great reviews.

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14
Apr
The Dutch Ship Stad Amsterdam

Tall Ships Hartlepool By Photographer Richard Sibley (Guest Blog)

Richard Sibley from the Tall Ships Gallery writes on the SchoonerSail Blog about the excitement of photographing the Tall Ships Race from Hartlepool.

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27
Mar
Ready for the Tall Ships Crew Parade crew.

Inside The Tall Ships Crew Parade by Nastassaja Simensky (Guest Blog)

A behind the scenes look at the Tall Ships Race Crew Parades as the crew of the schooner Trinovante prepare to give it their all.

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13
Mar
The Spirit of Enderby In The Antarctic

Sailing in the wake of Scott of the Antarctic by Alison Jolley (Guest Blog)

It’s one hundred years since Captain Robert Falcon Scott set sail on the Terra Nova to the Antarctic.
Alison Jolley joins descendants of those explorers on a voyage to the Antarctic to commemorate the centenary of that fateful expedition.

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25
Feb
Black Rose racing at Burnham

Working Traditional Sail By Michael Emmett And Kevin Murphy (Guest Blog)

Not so long ago there were no railways or HGV’s and nearly all goods were transported by sea, in sailing boats without engines. Fishing was the same. Michael Emmett and Kevin Murphy give us the insiders view of how it was done and take you on a journey as one of the crew in their book “WORKING TRADITIONAL SAIL”.

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9
Feb
Two girls on a houseboat at Old Leigh

The Houseboats Of Old Leigh (Guest Blog)

Carol Edwards book ‘The Life And Times Of House Boats of Leigh On Sea’ details the decades long battle between the 200 strong houseboat community and Southend corporation, life as a house boat dweller, how some people turned once derelict wrecks into comfortable living accommodation and their final eviction in the 1950’s

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30
Jan
Rampage sailing in Norway

A Sailing Voyage To The North Of Norway (Guest Blog)

A Voyage to Norway by Mike and Liz Taylor-Jones
The seeds of this voyage were sown in 1961 when Mike, in his ‘gap year’, sailed to Greenland with the mountaineer and explorer H W Tilman (as detailed in Tilman’s book Mischief In Greenland). Greenland’s magnificent ice cap, mountains, glaciers and fjords left an indelible impression on Mike, who always dreamed of making another similar voyage.

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