A Somber Day

This was sunset over Fremantle Yacht Club yesterday as we await the arrival of Great Britain. We understand they will be crossing the line around late afternoon today (Saturday) or around early morning UK time. I think there will be a lot of people there to cheer them home.  It will be an emotional homecoming … Continue reading A Somber Day

The “Art” of taking a shower at 45 degrees!

The following is today's blog from one of my crewmates on HotelPlanner.com and I thought you might like to see how they are staying clean down there in the 'roaring 40s'! So here I am again, 4am on a cold morning on HotelPlanner.com and taking a quick break in my current engineering and cleaning duties. The washing … Continue reading The “Art” of taking a shower at 45 degrees!


As a 67-year-old, overweight, but reasonably active retiree, I knew I had an 'opportunity' as soon as I signed my Clipper contract! How to get fit?       (No, that's not me in the picture!) What I didn't know is that there are three different types of fitness involved with my adventure.... Physical Agility Mental … Continue reading Fitness