Still preparing

This is an experimental ‘blog’ to check the functions and, more importantly, to test this Luddite’s ability to use them! Once Hejira is underway, the Email updates that I used to send will cease as I will be operating on a Satellite connection and instead, I will be posting a regular (hopefully daily on the... Continue Reading →

Appropriate place names

This is the Email exchange with Yachting Monthly :- Thanks Nick, we love this one! We've put it on our facebook page. Thanks for getting in touch, YM From: Nick Mines <hejira.sailing@gmail.com> Reply-To: "hejira.sailing@gmail.com" <hejira.sailing@gmail.com> Date: Thursday, 8 January 2015 23:11 To: "Yachting Monthly - UK <yachtingmonthly@timeinc.com>" <yachtingmonthly@timeinc.com> Subject: Appropriate Place Names I enjoyed Libby... Continue Reading →

Cold up front

This article didn't feature although I think it is an interesting hypothesis:- Sirs, While ‘chewing the fat’ in the cockpit on passage this summer, we were all agreed that the forecabin was colder than anywhere else in the yacht. The most plausible explanation drew on some schoolboy physics. It was suggested that the bow being... Continue Reading →

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