July 2018

  1. 219. Top Tips Tuesday - Hot, Sweaty And A Flash Of Lightning

    With the kind of weather we have been experiencing over the last few days it does so remind me of our last two weeks in the Ionian, just before we abandoned the good ship Hindsight to escape the Greek mid summer heat. Yes we also got lightning, thunder and hailstones, not to mention torrential rain! Back in the UK with...
  2. 218. Top Tips Tuesday - Three Times As Fast

    My old iPhone and iPad are a bit like me, long past their sell by date; the phone was one of my bosses cast offs from some four years ago and as for the iPad, well it was won in a competition run by International Paints many many years ago, both still working (just) and both held together with West's...
  3. 217. Top Tips Tuesday - Small But Perfectly Formed

    Yes I know I have, at times, rambled on or gone off at a tangent when 'blogging away.' I always blame it on the alcohol that seems to lubricate the creative juices! However, to get to the point quickly, this Saturday past I was on the front line, working in the bricks-and-mortar chandlery when a customer  started questioning me about the range of hand held...
  4. 216. Top Tips Tuesday - Wash Day Blues

    Having spent almost two months on Hindsight earlier this year living the life, it was an eye opener in so much that, even though we lived in shorts and t-shirts, washing them, underwear and of course bedding came round so quickly. Back in the days before automatic washing machines started to appear, Monday tended to be the day for washing...
  5. 215. Top Tips Tuesday - Clawing To Windward

    It's a well known fact that as you start to reduce the area of your roller reefing headsail area in response to the breeze piping up, one’s ability to make good progress to windward diminishes rapidly and before you say it, yes, a sail fitted with a foam luff does help flatten the sail but nothing beats a nice flat...

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