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It is Olympic fever at our house, much like everywhere else I suspect. Even though I am not a sporty person, there is something compelling to be able to watch the best in the world and it doesn’t matter which sport, I am happy to sit and see athletes on top of their games: swimming, rugby, basketball, diving even horse riding…we’ve been glued to the TV screen in the past week! Of… Read More

One of the advantages of being back on land (nearly 1 year now!) is the availability of fresh produce. While I did enjoy the challenge of adapting to local supplies and treated every trip to the market as an adventure, there is a certain sense of comfort coming with weekly visits to our familiar grocery store. My favourite fruit and vegetable store is located in the market place on the lower level… Read More

July in Sydney: sunny and cold. Chilled to the bone, I am going over the thousands of photos taken during our last cruise and back in time when we spent the summer of 2012 sailing along the US East Coast. I’ve said it before, the great thing about cruising is the opportunity to meet local people other than thru tourist eyes. Once we anchor or tie up at a marina, the first… Read More

Have you ever cooked a dish with ingredients you know other people in your house/boat/camping party don’t like/won’t eat so you go ahead with it in a very selfish “more-for-me” kind of way? I did last night. It was not out of nastiness, quite the contrary. You see, we have been on this Fitness Challenge for a few weeks now (all good, thanks for asking) and with 6 people sharing the cooking,… Read More

We are well into 2015 and I realise that it is probably too late to wish all of you, readers, a Happy New Year. Too late because the festivities ended nearly 3 weeks ago. Too late because the tragic events in Paris 2 weeks ago sent shock waves around the world and cast dark shadows of sorrow and anger.  Like most people, I have struggled to reconcile my deep concerns over what… Read More

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A frequent flier's views on flying and travel

Pacific High

Die Welt entdecken unter Segeln

101 Cookbooks

Cooking while cruising. Or making the most of what you have, wherever you are...

MixerUpper.com

mixing it up, one great recipe at a time...

Dinner: A Love Story

Cooking while cruising. Or making the most of what you have, wherever you are...

Chocolate & Zucchini

Cooking while cruising. Or making the most of what you have, wherever you are...