Monthly Archives: August 2015

Winter in Cape Town

Pelagic Australis snuggled into the East Quay Boat Yard

“Pelagic Australis” snuggled into the East Quay Boat Yard

While Paula has been beavering away in the rain of Valdivia (or Valluvia as she calls it) I have been busy working with Pelagic Expeditions on the annual refit of “Pelagic Australis” in Cape Town, South Africa.

I flew over in late June and have been busy since working as technical director with the team to prepare a very different style of yacht to “Morgane” for her forthcoming Antarctic season. Read more ›




Is spring coming? – some news from Valdivia

Morgane's saloon

The fruit of much labour

An update from Paula.

Here in Valdivia spring seems to be arriving, even though it’s very early. Maybe is el niño, I don’t know… still rains every day, but the days are getting longer, the birds are getting louder, and the trees are flowering. All these is good for the soul, as the winter is long, grey and wet around here. Chris has been away for… I don’t know… two months? too long anyway! And I’m missing him very much. We needed the coins for continuing with our adventure, and so he left. Being away for so long is not easy, and I trully hope we won’t need to do it again. Read more ›




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