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Namibia Beckons

I couldn’t believe that we were finally off! After so many farewells and false starts and restarts; could it actually be that we were truly sailing out of Hout Bay? For good? Morwenna chugged out of the marina and we turned into the wind to set her sails. There wasn’t Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Turning Bras into Pumpkins

“Are you an African?” “How did you know?”  “You look like one?” “You have met many?” “No. I have never met an African.” I smiled in confusion “But I have read about them.They are good people.” Trying to show my new mates where Africa is… Charles was clearly incredibly wise Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Wild People

The world is full of all sorts. It’s curiously viciously grotesquely beautiful. For most of us, we walk around with our eyes half closed and try and maintain the status quo – trying to fit into our surroundings – be just beautiful enough, just successful enough, clean and groomed enough Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Oh Captain, My Captain

Every captain has a parrot, a wooden leg and an eye patch. Everyone knows that. I learned it when I was 4… But as I rocked up at my very first sailing boat (Fiddler) back in Kudat (Malaysia) in 2012, I found nothing of the sort… Captain Kirk had 2 Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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100 days of happiness

happiness ˈhapɪnɪs/ noun 1. the state of being happy. “she struggled to find happiness in her life” synonyms: contentment, pleasure, contentedness, satisfaction, cheerfulness,cheeriness, merriment, merriness, gaiety, joy, joyfulness, joyousness,joviality, jollity, jolliness, glee, blitheness, carefreeness, gladness,delight, good spirits, high spirits, light-heartedness, good cheer, well-being, enjoyment, felicity; exuberance, exhilaration, elation, ecstasy, delirium, jubilation, rapture,bliss,  blissfulness, euphoria, beatitude, transports of delight;  heaven,paradise, seventh heaven, cloud nine;  humorousdelectation; rarejouissance “her eyes shone with happiness” So, recently I’ve had several friends invite me to take part Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago