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Arabian Adventure

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:46 am
by Morwenna
I have finally caught up with myself and documented the first few months of Morwenna's adventures:
http://www.sailblogs.com/member/morwenna/

The Gallery Manager is not working at the moment so some of the photos don't have captions - but that will be corrected when it gets back on line.

Cheers
Nevil
"Morwenna"

 ! Moderator Note:
Topic moved from Rest of The World forum and shadow topic/link left in previous forum. Fascinating reading that everyone will enjoy.

~Rich---Hamin' X~

Re: Arabian Adventure

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:44 pm
by Night Sailor
Thanks for the post Morwenna. I enjoyed reading of the prep and voyage, especially the references to the GPS coordinates, which I could then follow on Google Earth. Mountainous country indeed! History everywhere too. What a fascinating place to explore. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Arabian Adventure

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:55 am
by TexasDan40
Looks like an awesome trip.
Exactly the kind of stuff I want to do with my family.
Thanks for the post.
Te :macx:

Re: Arabian Adventure

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:47 am
by Rick Westlake
Fascinating! (I was going to say "very cool" but that's at odds with 40°C temperatures!)

Trailer-sailing to another country - not the usual "yacht entry", is it? The price of launching & retrieval is appalling to a USA sailor, but Muscat & Oman are on a different financial level from mine ... much as I found things remarkably inexpensive, by USA standards, in my South American travels.

But did anyone notice Nevil's mods page? I like his answer to the ballast-tank vent; bringing the vent-hose under the V-berth, through the flotation-foam, all the way to the very peak of the bow. More work but out of the way. I'll be adding that one to Bossa Nova this winter; Nevil, why not post it in our Mods section?

Thanks for bringing our attention to sailing a part of the world that few of us will sail. A nice testament to the Mac. (You're leading me to think of exporting one to Uruguay, to cruise as a live-aboard when I go to visit.)