Welcome to Switzerland

Sitting on the bow at 6 am with starlight casting silver strands down to the sea; the gentle swoosh of water against hull and the glimmer of red and green navigation lights around us.

What a beautiful way to start the day.    The start of the second half of this adventure as yesterday marked the half-way point for the round the world crew.

We’re motoring at a gentle 7 knots through the Basilan Straits between the Philippines and Borneo, renowned for pirate activity. The clipper fleet made up of Old Pulteney; One DLL; Derry and us. With GB; Henri Lloyd and Qingdao somewhere not far away.

We met up with OP yesterday evening for an hour of nibbles and drinks (sadly not the cold beer variety) and later this afternoon we’ll join our fellow crew mates as we raft our boats together and go for a swim.

We’re busy knocking jobs off the list so that we have more spare time in Singapore.

One of the many lessons learnt during this trip is to get the jobs out of the way as quickly as possible so that you can do what you really want to do for longer. Procrastination is indeed the thief of time…

I can hear you mum, all the way down here… You really shouldn’t snort when you laugh like that, you’ll frighten the dolphins!

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