Red Letter Day or Red Wine Day!

Some years ago when I wintered, with my boat, on the Fiumicino Canal near Rome, my lovely friend Christine Von Scheidt came to visit. One evening in Rome, waiting for a dance that turned out not to be a dance…

Boat Gypsy No More

I’m not a boat owner any more. After nine years, ten months and one week Francesca is sold. There will be a delivery voyage with the new owner and then my decade as a boat gypsy will be all over….

21 AUGUST 2013 A few hours left to change your life!

My lovely old character yacht on which I’ve travelled thousands of miles over almost a decade is on an Ebay auction that finishes just before 11pm UK time tonight. For a life changing bargain go to http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261263481735 BUT HURRY!

Beware This Insurance Company

Beware This Insurance Company

Here’s an e-mail from BEFORE I renewed my insurance, which makes it pretty plain what sort of contents need covering. From: Malcolm Snook [mailto:sailorsnook@yahoo.co.uk] Sent: 01 May 2013 20:32 To: Malcolm Skinner Subject: Re: Marine Insurance 9415 Hi Malcolm, I’m…


My collection of short biographies of pioneers of the early 20th Century is now available on Kobo. (It’s been available as a kindle e-book and as a paperback from Amazon for sometime and remains available there and via links from…

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