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5 things we do differently while traveling


During my walk to the supermarket today, I realized that’s it has been more than a week since we left our homeport Nieuwpoort.  We are in Plymouth now and live a different life while traveling. I made me wander off to the days my grandmother took care off me during summer holidays while my parents were at work.  Here are 5 similarities…

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Week 1:


Week 1   30/7 20 NM Nieuwpoort (B) – Duinkerke (FR) 31/7 85 NM Duinkerke (F) – Eastbourne (UK) 1/8 27 NM Eastbourne (UK) – Brighton 2/8 + 3/8 Stormy weathers in Brighton 4/8 NM Brighton (UK) – Portsmouth (UK) 5/8 70 NM Portsmouth (UK) – Weymouth (UK) 6/8 65 NM Weymouth (UK) – Dartmouth (UK) 7/8 35 NM Dartmouth…

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Week 2:


Week 2   8/8 Plymouth (UK) – relax/visit of the city and maintenance day 9/8 Plymouth (UK) – relax/visit of the city and maintenance day 10/8 450 NM Plymouth (UK) – A Coruna (ESP) 11/8 450 NM Plymouth (UK) – A Coruna (ESP) 12/8 450 NM Plymouth (UK) – A Coruna (ESP) 13/8 A Coruna – relax, visit of the…

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Beneteau Oceanis 523


  Length Overall (m): 16,25 Hull length (m): 15,89 Maximum beam (m): 4,88 Draft (m): 2.30 Light displacement: 15.000 kg Sailing area: 151 m2 Main sail: 70 m2 Genoa: 80 m2     Flag: BEL Number of guests: 13 + 1 skipper, overnight 7 + skipper Cabins: 4 Average speed: 7 knots Hull The Oceanis 523 is a wide boat with a good…

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Story telling: Live by rule number 6


    Rule Number Six.  Works every time.  It doesn’t matter what business you’re in, what country or state you live in, etc.  If it resonates with you, please share it, but first read on…   Once upon a time …. Ronald Reagan & Michaël Gorbatsjov were having an all day meeting discussing affairs of state.  Suddenly an aide burst…

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Why diets don’t work


Hi guys   In the preparations for our trip later this year, we have to deal with lots of decisions, changes, shifts and work. Next to the overload of things we all have to do on daily basis as a entrepreneur and mother of 3, I’m also organizing my house using KonMari Method. We need to rent out the place so everything has to fit…

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