Ondine Archive

  • TMFI

    { This moment }

    {this moment} – A Friday ritual via soulemama   A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a […]

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  • Ondine going to Dry_Dock

    Now this is not the end

    It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Churchill was referring to the changing tide of the Second World War after vanquishing German troops in Egypt.   I’m using it because Ondine is on dry dock, […]

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    Sailing Lessons

    In 2005 we met Emma-Kate and James in New York and we never saw them again until the day we rocked up, tiny toddlers in tow, at Marina del Sole in Cagliari.  They seemed happy enough for us to sail with them across the Tyrrhenian […]

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  • Azores

    The Azores

    The Azores were COMPLETELY different than I imagined them. First of all they were cold! The water temperature just broke the sixties. So no swimming for yours truly. Though I did see the locals getting wet. (Crazy!) Blustery and windswept are two words that come […]

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  • The Moist Atlantic Crossing

    The {moist} Atlantic Crossing

    DAY SEVEN: May 11th Everything is wet. It’s been raining, the wind has moved forward from south-west to south-east and we are now heading east and sailing into it. The waves have been crashing over the boat from starboard bow to port stern, (diagonally across […]

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    Atlantic Crossing: The Calm & The (first) Storm

    DAY THREE, May 7th: The Calm before the Storm The engine is on all day today.  The weather is beautiful but there’s no wind. The UNO championship begins.  Brett manages to amass 300 points most of it in one hand.  Did I mention that the […]

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  • Richard Blog

    Visiting Ondine

    Sitting here on Sunday night in Bermuda Airport, I’m pondering that it’s exactly 7 days and 839 nautical miles since I joined Ondine at Virgin Gorda. Exactly 7 days before that Grant first mentioned Ondine to me, standing outside the Highbury Barn pub in London […]

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  • TW FI

    This Week on Board

    This week on board: *We fixed Ondine and she was ready to sail again. YAY! *We sailed to Bequia. It was an unpleasant ride for me. The trip back the other way is said to be way worse, I’m braking out the patches for that. […]

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  • It's Fun to be One

    Chocolate Catastrophe

    On my Mom’s birthday we (a new friend called Alexander on S.V. Orchid and I) made a cake. We kind of, ok we really changed the recipe – many thanks to Ashley Skabar for the inspiration. Here is our improvised recipe.  This is a recipe […]

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  • Ondine video

    Launch Party video

    Whether you made it or not to the cold November night when we “left” Manhattan, you should check out this video put together by Gary Philip and his crew over at EMD Agency (www.EMDAgency.com).  Featuring all members of the Family Green, and speceial guest appearances […]

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