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Lady in Waiting

Six weeks ago I sat on the beach watching what was meant to be my last Cape Town sunset. Surrounded by so many of my favourite people, my heart yelled at me to stay! Why did I want to drift away from the most beautiful city in the world? From Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Sea Gypsy

I am the first to admit that I fail to adult. And proud of it. Every time I begin the job hunt or prepare to “settle down”, I get whisked away on magical adventures to far away places I have never heard of (I never paid much attention in Geography) Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Plenty

Welcome to the land of plenty! A land ripe with plenty of coconuts. I’m still perfecting my coconut shaving techniques.             Where everyone has plenty of kids.   All of whom can climb coconut trees in seconds and effortlessly use a machete before they can Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Descisions

They say that 10 years of doing something makes you an expert…  But after 31 years of practice I’m so bad at making descisions that I can’t even spell the word.  I descided that my thirties would be a progressive decade where I leaped forward and lived a lot; grabbing Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Ted Talks

Well, it’s about time Adeena finally let me say something! Jeepers!! – I get lugged around the freaking planet for four and a half years and dragged through all sorts of shit being tied to bicycles and motorbikes and yachts and then she goes and shares her side of the Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Taking Another Tack

“hark, now hear the sailors cry,  smell the sea, and feel the sky  let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic…”  ― Van Morrison WE DID IT!!! …We hadn’t quite crossed the Pacific… We hadn’t made it to Australia or even to New Zealand. …We hadn’t set any records or Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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50 Days of Sea

It was too good to be true…  Thursday, 12 June, 14:57 The boat was about as ready as it would ever be – supplies, spares, repairs, even the crew was ready and that says a lot… we’d never been so ready for anything in all our lives! We had a Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Flipping Panama

The seas are always bluer on the other side .Or at least they appear to be. But the surface of Panama city is deceiving.  There’s far too much craziness that lies beneath. After a couple of days of acclimatizing to the Pacific, my brother arrived and a whole new adventure Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago