jackieandnoel

Author and Traveller

Flopper Stopper in a Flap

Flopper Stopper: the essential cruising peacemaker If you’d like to listen to this story, click here for our Podcast Show ‘Turning Your Cruising Dreams into Reality’ Right, all you blokes pay attention; Sheilas turn the page (well if you could just wait a little while) this is for the emasculated males. The scene is set …

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Precision Performance by Marine Police and Volunteers

As an (ex) Marine Rescue Skipper, we had some fun days…  but training is a serious business If you’d like to listen to this story, click here for our Podcast Show, ‘Turning Your Cruising Dreams into Reality’ “He’s lost at sea and unwell?” “The information we have,” the clipped, efficient tones state, “he is 55 …

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Where West Wind Went

Sometimes a journey is not about the destination but about the decisions along the way. If you’d like to listen to this story, click here for our Podcast Show ‘Turning Your Cruising Dreams into Reality’ The tangy smell of the salt laden breeze combined with the late afternoon muting of colours surrounded the sparkling cockpit, …

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Tantalizing Tahiti

If you’d like to listen to this story on our podcast show, click here. All I need is the padded cell; the straightjacket is tightening.  Red tape is our new sport.  I am starting to think all this is because we have turned renegade – leaving our cruising lifestyle.  Delving into books of adventurous seamen …

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