Gitano S&S34 sister ship for sale.

If you’re looking for a strong seaworthy boat, ready to sail  the seven seas, Gitano is for sale. A S&S34 Built in 1970, the same year as Yemaya and same yard in the uk, only one hull number apart.

Sailed from Seattle down the west coast of the USA, then solo over to Hawaii, where she awaits her new owner.

Listed for $29,000 usd,  new rigging, new chainplates, new aries windvane,new solar panels, new water bladders, new led lights, 2 main sails, 4 spinnakers, 10 head sails, 100ft chain with delta 25 lb delta anchor, volvo md2 engine, 2 burner propane stove and oven.Too much to list, check out her listing below for more information, or feel free to contact me.

Happy sailing!

http://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/sparkman-stephens-34/190721

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Recalibration

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Traversing a stretch of ocean, reminds you know small you are in this world. Just a tiny speck on a vast indigo ocean, the horizon stretches on forever, the mind wanders far and wide. For some the vastness is scary as the mind computes and realises its place in the world. For others, its invigorating, letting the mind fly free and dream. The vastness is full of ideas and peace.

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I sleep like a baby at sea, the rocking of the boat, soothes me, the swish of water passing under the hull, rushing, gushing, splashing. As the ocean dances along the boat playfully.

My dreams are vivd, bright colours, crisp scenes from times not yet played out, people I haven’t seen for years, visit me in my sleep. Take stock, recalibrate, breath. The seductive ocean works her magic on me, by day three I’m calm, not worrying about any tribal land based shit, just watching the wind the boat, synching with the ebb and flow of the moon and energy of the sea.
 

The more north we go, the softer the suns touch, till she’s just a warm hand caressing your skin, a soft breeze keeps you cool, as flying fish jump and glide, trying not to get caught  by the the predators down below.

 

Dolphins, race and play on the blow, twisting on their sides to watch us  we watch them. Both pondering the chances of meeting in this vast blue sea, both at home in her waters.

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A stray whale, stays with us for days, frolicking on our bow, keeping us company. She is a little late heading north to the feeding grounds, I hope she finds her way.

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My favourite shifts are the dead of night and daybreak.I love to steer the boat and stare into the night sky, stars wining back at me. As falling stars and meteoroids fly through he jet black sky. One night I counted 15 meteoroids in my one and half hour shift, the universe throwing its weight around, turing on its fireworks for me.

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Earth Day

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Celerbrating this beautiful planet, we all call home. It’s a reminder to not just do something today for the earth, but to remember to continually  help her.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Sustain the future.

Crusing on a small boat, shows you how to be sustainable, and to be resourceful. Would love to here the things you do, to be sustainable , sharing ideas is the way to show how easy it is to make a difference , small steps,  by each of us, equals a big difference!

Happy Earth Day!

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Sunsets

Sunsets, how I love sunsets, to celebrate and give thanks for the day, to dream and ponder, to acknowledge Mother Nature and her beauty. Such wild colours, splashed across the sky, a vivid painting that changes by the second, as the sun fades away and shares her light to the other side of the world.

Some photos from a few weeks ago, from a spectacular sunset. No filter, just a regular canon camera.

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Ranting from sea a possibIlty.

The blogging community is a way to connect, and share with the online world. And thanks to a fellow sailor, writer and Australian , I have been given a modem.
which, once I get it all set up, will enable me to update my blog from sea!
Feeling very thankful to Mark for the modem, stormy for the kind words and Moondog And their family who got the modem to me!
Thanks guys!

Fingers crossed I can get it all connected before I leave! Boat work, always a race against time, money and figuring shit out!

As my time here draws to an end, getting ready to leave again is always an emotional rollercoaster, yet slowly it all comes together…….as I run around like a mad chicken with my head cut off……no matter how many times you leave, that’s one thing that never seems to change.

Have bought a bunch of organic sprouting seeds, to have fresh greens at sea, and on anchor. Nothing like fresh nutritious greens while at sea. nor sure why it’s taken me so long to take up sprouting, but better late then never.

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I rescued a cat, and had him for two weeks, it brought so much joy to my heart, having an animal, it’s all I want, is animals. I have to be content with dog sitting and being a foster mum for short periods of time.

Ragnar the cat, We found him on the break water, as someone had dumped him there. It took us three try’s to catch him, and then when we checked if he had a microchip , which he did, we got in touch with his family and he is back home. A happy ending for one of the many lost, and dumped cats, after being missing for ten months.

Would love to here from fellow cruisers who have pets on board, as most countries are pretty good with animals, while others, mainly Australia seem to be complete A-holes about pets.

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Ladies!

To all the ladies out there, happy women’s day!

  

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Pony up.

All I ever wanted was a pony, somehow I ended up with goldfish…..not even remotely close to a pony. Now my trusty steed is a two wheeled bicycle which I love, still not a pony, but I’m getting closer! I could ride forever, with the wind in my hair, feeling like a kid again, as I race cars down the road.

   
    
 

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Animal kingdom

A special day, observing nesting albatross and their chicks on the edge of the island, Hawaiian monk seals basking in the sun,  lots of whales breaching and playing close by the shore And a giant honu pulled himself up the beach to rest while we were swimming.

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Eddie Akiau

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Waves and photos, never show the real size, so when Brian got shots like this with my trusty cannon point and shoot, I know the waves are massive. The Eddie went on 25 th feb 2016, and Waimea bay put on a beautiful show, spectacular waves, sometimes sets of 50 ft and more bombarding the bay. With the best of the best invited to surf these monster waves.

Mother Nature put on a fine show, displaying her strength and power. It’s hard to comprehend 50 plus feet waves, and then to have the balls to surf them!

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Love day

I always refused to beleive and celebrate Valentine’s Day, saying, “oh it’s too American”, or “I don’t believe in love and that mushy shit”, and “it’s just another commerical day for big business to sell more crap we don’t need”

So I decided to focus on the love aspect, and just celebrate, love, love in all its purist forms. Love for friends and family, love for the planet and all its creatures, love for nature. And just spreading love to all I meet.

Happy Love day, and try and be a rainbow in some else’s cloud.

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