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Old 26-09-2013, 09:31   #16
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Re: Really Good Sailing Blogs

Try Sailing Papillon (just Google it; can't figure out how to get the URL in here).

Couple with two girls sailing around the world on a 57-foot yawl they bought on a whim. Amy Papillon, who does the actual writing, is witty and insightful and occasionally very funny indeed.

We have some sort of a family connection but it's so distant and so complicated to explain that it doesn't matter.

Read her stuff.

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Mine! mine! haha svLibertalia.com | On a mission!
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Old 26-09-2013, 10:23   #18
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I am wicked blog obsessed (can't tell I'm from Boston with that sentence). Spend a lot of time (usually while I should be working) reading blogs. So here are some of my recommendations:
That should give you some good winter reading.

I like this thread and have already picked up a couple of new blogs.

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Old 26-09-2013, 11:37   #19
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You can find loads of sailing blogs on the link below. If you have a sailing blog please add it.

Liveaboard Blogs and Websites
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Old 26-09-2013, 14:41   #20
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Every once in a while I read Rebel Heart's blog

Rebel Heart - Eric's Blog

and it's always interesting.
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Old 26-09-2013, 15:51   #21
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Over winter my project has been to re design our website. It is now almost done.

I still have to add the gallery but that should be up soon.

What is it that sailors want to see on a sailing blog and if anyone has the time can anyone have a look at the new site and let me know if it works, what I could do better and if there is anything I can add that you would like to see.

Thanks for your help in advance.

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Nostradamus,

You have a very nice blog and it is well laid out. Obviously a lot of time has been put into it. The photos are nicely presented as well but individual photos in each post are coming across in my browser (IE) as squashed thumbnails.

As a fellow Oyster owner I may be biased but you have a pretty boat. Our blog is still in the early stages and I need to get round to revamping it like you did yours. Sadly, you have "stolen" my future layout and I need to now rethink this...!

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Old 26-09-2013, 22:06   #22
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Nostradamus,

You have a very nice blog and it is well laid out. Obviously a lot of time has been put into it. The photos are nicely presented as well but individual photos in each post are coming across in my browser (IE) as squashed thumbnails.

As a fellow Oyster owner I may be biased but you have a pretty boat. Our blog is still in the early stages and I need to get round to revamping it like you did yours. Sadly, you have "stolen" my future layout and I need to now rethink this...!

Cheers.

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Thank you Dhillen,
We have been sailing and anchoring all this year and have found that the computers eat power. We will be going into a winter home for six or seven months in Sicily where I should be able to sort out the problems when we have shore power and add a good few updates from the Med.
Seems like the recession is really biting here as no one can afford clothes.
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Old 26-09-2013, 22:43   #23
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Re: Really Good Sailing Blogs

Here are a number that I enjoy for many reasons. I read others too, some already mentioned, but I'll go with these!

Zero To Cruising | Fun-loving couple sailing the Caribbean on their catamaran

yodersafloat | traveling and eating with Steve & Lulu

Finally... | Eagle's Big Left Turn

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Old 27-09-2013, 01:14   #24
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Hi There,

I have just started a new blog Homepage | Miss Catana and it is detailing the journey from deciding to depart, buying the boat and heading off.

As our boat is still yet to be birthed, as yet nothing is wet except my red wine glass, and I haven't got a clue about sailing I thought a blog was the obvious thing to do first.

Also as my captain was going to be boss of the boat I thought a blog would allow me to be in charge of at least something - obvious control issues happening already!

I would love to have some feedback if anyone has suggestions for the site I would appreciate. Now a good time to change while I am connected to the NBN (which is FAST if you haven't got it yet)

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Can anyone recommend a good iPad app for keeping track of one's favourite blogs?

Since I got this iPad I downloaded an app called "Bloglovin" which is okay, but many blogs can't be found on it.
I guess the blogger has to link up with the app makers to get included in their app?
After my beloved Google Reader died, I switched to Feedly and it has been alright so far. They have mobile apps and you can add just about any blog you want to it.
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Here's our blog...

www.kozyboat.com

We now live on a 54' gulfstar in Puerto Rico. We will be sailing up to Lake Huron over 12 months. With so much time, we will be going the wrong direction for many months then turnaround and head NORTH..

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This is a must read. Now rather old if you start from the beginning but by far the best that I've found. Look for Joes descriptions of crossing the Pacific, often funny, ironic or just darn right romantic.
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Nostradamus,

You have a very nice blog and it is well laid out. Obviously a lot of time has been put into it. The photos are nicely presented as well but individual photos in each post are coming across in my browser (IE) as squashed thumbnails.

As a fellow Oyster owner I may be biased but you have a pretty boat. Our blog is still in the early stages and I need to get round to revamping it like you did yours. Sadly, you have "stolen" my future layout and I need to now rethink this...!

Cheers.

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We are now in Sicily for the winter so I have now had chance to start updating the blog and sorting the site out.. hope you enjoy,

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Re: Really Good Sailing Blogs

Here are a few of my favourites,

Family travelling... very nice. Windtraveler

Boat Galley - great reference site The Boat Galley

Caribbean Cruising with Banyan A Week in Trini | Banyan

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Cool thread! We're holed up in a marina waiting out gale warnings before we resume our trip; guess I'll catch up on my reading and explore some new blogs. (and JK n Smitty, thanx for the kind words)
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