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James and Claire Short, Adventures at Sea!
5 July, 2018
Graduation

Despite the attractions of Poincy we moved on and were not disappointed.   Iles les Meldeuses was so quiet and undisturbed we felt we had the whole river to ourselves.   The little village was sleepy (probably an exaggeration!) but the local shop provided superb croissants.   Then on to another birdsong filled mooring at […]

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3 June, 2018
Another year, another chapter!

Well we’re off again after almost a year based on land.   Ocean Rainbow is looking good, she’s water tight everywhere, her instruments all work, she’s shiny and polished inside and out and ready for a new adventure.   We have tried explaining to her that for a large proportion of this year’s voyage she […]

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23 September, 2012
The start and finish of our late summer holiday!

Inclement weather and panic about the number of  jobs to do on Ocean Rainbow  has meant our late summer holiday has amounted to two days' sailing.  Saturday in lovely sunshine and the return trip in the rain!   We stopped for an ice cream at Mermaid Quay and then went round to Cardiff Yacht Club for […]

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27 August, 2012
Home after a Bank Holiday trip of 145nm

Our plans to  sail to far flung outposts were thwarted by the weather but we still managed to get to Barry, Watchet, Swansea and then back to Barry before heading for Portishead having covered 145nm.  For the full story check out the update in Sailing Trips.

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28 July, 2012
Ocean Rainbow on a mercy mission

Ocean Rainbow spotted Fantasie in trouble in the Bristol Channel this afternoon.  With winds gusting 30 knots Fantasie was dismasted but her crew managed to rescue the mast, rigging and sails despite the bumpy seas.  OR stood by at the ready but we were not needed nor were the crew of Portishead lifeboat who arrived in time to ensure that […]

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22 July, 2012
Ocean Rainbow takes out the 'Likely Lads' and one Lass

It seemed like a good idea before Andrew's birthday party .... not sure how strong everyone was actually feeling on the day.    Well done 'Rams' for representing the girls!

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19 July, 2012
Ocean Rainbow entertains 'surprised' guests!

    After a dash down channel we managed to get to Oxwich bay in time to welcome Eileen and Chris Stables on board... their instructions from Lil' Claire and Andrew had been to dress warmly, wear wellies and not to worry about supper!   They were well and truly 'surprised'!   We had a great evening.

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1 July, 2012
A day out with the boys!

Andrew, Tom and Tom out for a day's sail on OR.  Alison and Kay joined us in the marina for drinks afterwards!

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11 June, 2012
Home again!

Back in Portishead in one piece after Ocean Rainbow's 950nm summer holiday.   We'll try and take her to the Scilly Isles in September to make up for our abortive attempt last week.

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9 June, 2012
Escape from Padstow

Two and half days rugged up in Padstow is all the credit card could stand so we slipped our mooring in Padstow at 0800 and set off for Barry and home.  We did manage to fly Charlie but sadly the wind died off during the night and we had to spend a fair amount of time […]

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