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Port Dickson to THAILAND! 500 miles :)

Captain's Log November 29, 2022 Leaving Port Dickson! It was a really enjoyablece stop, especially considering all the great banter we had with all the sailors we first met in Puteri Harbor. Now its time to leave though, on to the next. We left dock at approximately 8:30am and looking at Pangkor for our next stop. Seas are calm, not much breeze but still flying the main sail to get whatever we ...

Puteri Harbor to Port Dickson - 160 nautical miles

A combination of anxiety, excitement, nervousness, and happiness... those are all the feelings involved with our FINAL departure from Puteri Harbor. The engine is 98% in working order, still some issues with the fuel pump and some air making it into the fuel lines, but so far it's been very minimal. Most of the issues can be avoided by some routine checks as we're moving. Our departure from the ...

Malaysia @ Puteri Harbor - The start of the Journey

The journey begins with a short trip across the Johor Strait, the first step on the long journey that lies ahead. In our case, it was more of a RUN TO THE BORDER, since we were towing our dinghy across the border, which is illegal in Singapore. The good thing about it, however, is that the border is only 400m from the entrance of Raffles, so we had a pretty good chance of winning. And we did :) So ...

Singapore: 50 interesting facts

Some interesting facts I've learned about Singapore during my time here. #1 They love acronyms here. OTP, EP, ERP, IC, MBS... and I'm not sure what ANY of them mean #2 Singapore is an Island/Country/City all in one #3 Singaporeans are in the top longest life expectancy which is 84.8 years #4 The Singaporean passport is one of the strongest in the world #5 Singaporeans sing its national anthem ...

It's been MONTHS (6 weeks) since arriving in Singapore. Finally after countless hours of engine work, painting, updating, more engine work, and cleaning, we are almost ready to depart for the maiden voyage. Now it's time to get ready for the long 600 nautical mile sail north to Phuket. This includes getting the dogs situated, provisioning, and saying goodbye to all of the amazing people we've met ...

Meet the crew

Meet Fifa and Binks. Fifa is an island dog through and through. Originally born in Fiji, she's been traveling islands of the world her entire life and has more stamps in her passport than some people. Her main loves in life consist of napping on the couch, chasing crabs and chewing on coconuts. And there is Binks. A true special being of this world. Born on the split island of S ...

How Swizzle started

Have you ever had the feeling that you are supposed to be somewhere? Like maybe the universe is telling you that you need to go in a certain direction? That's kind of how this started. I was finishing up my season working on a liveaboard charter in the Bahamas, Rita was winding down with her contract in Bermuda and in a fleeting conversation I said, "I think I'm going to buy a sailboat and s ...

Singapore: The wanderings of a white-boy

One week in Singapore down, a lot more to go. Yesterday was my first day off of the boat in a week. It's amazing how much time little projects and honey-dos can take up. But nonetheless, we made it to downtown and got to explore for the entire day! First stop I made was Singapore Botanic Gardens. The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a 163-year-old tropical garden located just south of central S ...

Meet the Swizzle

SWIZZLE - [ swiz-uhl ] noun - a tall drink, originating in Barbados, composed of full-flavored West Indian rum, lime juice, crushed ice, and sugar: typically served with a swizzle stick. And now you know! So about this lovely floating bundle of joy: The Swizzle is a beautiful Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus 35' sloop rigged monohull built in 1974. It is hull #271 out of the sheer 760 built over the span ...

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