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  1. #71
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    Default Coming home

    Quote Originally Posted by goosewing View Post
    Ramblings of my adventures as a liveaboard over the last 2-3 years. I'll be updating when i get the time as i'm a bit behind. New adventure starting in October so hope to keep a log of that too. Blog address below.
    Loved your blog, but wow, did it make me envious! Can't wait to get going. Even leaving Ipswich and staying in Falmouth until the spring is going to be hell. Can't wait to get back to the Med, especially the Ionian - favourite place of all. So impressed (especially with the size of those jars of honey) have subscribed to your blog.
    best wishes, Jean Goodhind.
    www.jggoodhind.co.uk

  2. #72
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    site www.bethandevans.com
    blog sailblog

    location . . . hmmm . . . all over, but perhaps Greenland next summer.

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    Last edited by estarzinger; 30-11-12 at 22:26.

  3. #73
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    Quote Originally Posted by southace View Post
    Im real new here!
    Gooooooo on. Say something else. Who are you? Where are you etc. etc.
    If you sail by the lee, eventually you will gybe.

  4. #74
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    Hey ya'll.

    Our blog is www.followtheboat.com and we sail an Oyster 435 ketch cutter coach-roofed version. However, as our strapline says, 'tales (not just) from the high seas'.

    It took me all of five minutes to realise 99% of my readers don't care what direction the wind came from or how many revs I was doing when I crash gybed. Most of my readers won't even know or care what a gybe is.

    Far more interesting are the people we meet and the places we go, which is why our sailing blog moved to become a travelogue, covering our escapades on land as well as at sea.

    We get 3,000 unique visitors a day.
    Latest video: http://bit.ly/ftb_106

  5. #75
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodhind View Post
    What's the best way of setting up a blog? We're setting off in the spring - weather permitting.
    start with a free one, yahoo groups is the one I use.
    then there is face book or twitter.
    and another called sailblog

  6. #76
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    Facebook and Twitter are not blogs, but if your friends/family/fans use these then they're a fun way of staying in touch. Also, because your friends are used to these interfaces they may prefer to stay in touch via these channels. But...

    For true blogging power the best solution is to go down the Wordpress route. www.wordpress.com will host your blog for you whilst www.wordpress.org is the self-hosted version, which I use (I have three Wordpress-powered websites, all completely customised).

    Apart from its extremely easy-to-use wysiwyg interface, it is html/xml/css compliant (so no page load errors and nice clean coding that makes page loading fast and compatible with all browsers) and is geared towards effective SEO (search engine optimisation). The other powerful feature is the thousands of plug-in available to sex-up your blog. Support is excellent and free too.

    I've been advising Nostradamus on the switch to Wordpress and cannot emphasise enough how easy and powerful Wordpress is. Try www.wordpress.com to start with and, if you like it, consider the switch to a self-hosted version.
    Latest video: http://bit.ly/ftb_106

  7. #77
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    Default Coasting

    An embryonic blog here:

    www.coasting.blog.com
    Last edited by concentrik; 11-02-12 at 09:01.

  8. #78
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    Default Yanina of Bosham

    We've lived aboard for about seven years, and have finally decided to become dirtdwellers again. In that time we've visited the Med as far east as Turkey, the Atlantic coast of Morocco, the Canaries, Senegal and the Gambia river. From there we crossed the Atlantic to Trinidad, then sailed up the island chain as far as Dominica. We used a delivery skipper last spring to get Yanina back to Le Havre, then took her down the French canals as far as St Jean de Losne near Dijon, where she lies in a marina. We are now in sunny Yorkshire. There are seven years worth of newsletters for anyone who's interested, and I'd be happy to answer any questions from other liveaboards.

  9. #79
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    Jan 2009
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    Hi all, I have only just begun to sail over the last few years. I decided to circumnavigate the UK and learn to sail before I set off across to the US and home to NewZealand (wife 's a Kiwi).
    I have a web site on Yahoo Groups "Boatingdreams" it tells our story as we bob along.
    If you have a real interest in selling up and sailing off, then you might be interested in my book, you can buy it on Amazon in Kindle format "Boatingdreams".

    Boatingdreams 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

    1 is starting up and setting off
    2 is the east coast from Tollesbury Essex to Ipswich Suffolk
    3 is the east coast Suffolk to Inverness Including the Caledonian Canal
    4 is the east coast Inverness to Shetland via Orkney and Fair Isle
    5 is the Scottish north coast and down the west coast (Shetland to Carrickfergus NI via Cape Wrath)

    The books are done in sections to make it easier and more interesting, and because Kindle can't cope with the large number of photo's.

    I hope you all visit us and get the books, and hope to see you all out there.

  10. #80
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    Default And Another!!

    I have just joined the Forum and thought adding our blog details was a good way to introduce ourselves. We have found other people's sites provide great information and took notes from many of them before we set off on our own adventure.

    People from all over the world send us comments on our posts and we have had almost 25,000 hits in the last year but we don't know how they stumble across the site!

    We left the UK on our Beneteau 473 in June last year to join the ARC and sail the Caribbean for a few years until we decide if we want to carry on into the Pacific. No plans to return to work though :-)

    www.beyzano.com

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