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About Linda Anne

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S&S 34 for sale

My beautiful girl is for sale, if your looking for a sea worthy strong yacht to take you any where or just up and down the coast, Yemaya is your girl. Built to cross oceans, Yemaya is on the hard in dry storage waiting for you to inspect her. For more details please click on the link below for the add. Please feel free to contact me for more information or photos.

https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/sparkman-stephens-34/210891

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Yemaya home and for sale

Yemaya and I have made it back to the land of OZ, her first time here, now all her paperwork is squared away, we are free to leave again.

I am putting my baby up for sale, it has been a pleasure owning and sailing her across the Pacific for the last five years. She is such a strong capable yacht, no matter how bad things got, she was always there for me, and always looked after me.

I hope to find her a new owner that will love her as much as I do, and take her out to the ocean where she belongs, she loves nothing more then endless days eating up miles as she sails across the seas, looking for new islands and lands to explore. She will serve you well and always look after you.

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Stark Beauty

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The stark beauty of the west coast, with plenty  of hills to climb and tracks to walk, a complete different feel to other parts of New Caledonia. There is so many different options here, from the islands with crystal clear water to the bays with red dirt and mud, to the hills and mountains of the mainland. Something for everyone here. And all the benefits of the French without being in Europe, perfect!

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New Caledonia photos.

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Tonga photos

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Kiribati photos.

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Back to Sea

So here we are in Kiritimati in the line islands of Kiribati, 1100 miles south of Hawaii. Almost straddling the equator.A sandy, sinking atoll with only coconuts and breadfruit growing on the island.

The smiling, friendly, shy locals make the island. Super friendly, easy to laugh with, an easy nature, the children play so happily unaware of all the trappings of the modern world.
A simple life we’re no one is homeless, as family take in their own. We’re the jail is kept unlocked, so they can go home and visit family.

A simple life, take a breath, relax, don’t sweat the small stuff, enjoy the moment and take time to count your blessings and all that you are grateful for.
Waiting for weather to leave, I spend a week re-organising Yemaya, getting things how I like them to be.
Time to depart, pull that anchor up, point the bow south west, and off we go. Ready or not, scared, nervous, to bad, were underway.
A hard passage, with very light wind and a lot of compression and squalls the whole trip.
Treated to dolphins playing on the bow, and whales as I arrive at Tonga.

The lush green trees and landscape takes my breath away. After 18 days of blue blue and different shades of grey and blue I’m Blinded by the bright green that is every where.

I hike for hours and hours on a muddy path, surrounded by butterfly’s and dragonflys, tropical plants, birds hooting and calling each other. Random pigs, stumble across my path, one has a stare down with me, challenging me. Some chickens and horses yet no people. Have I stepped back in time? yet I’m comforted by the tropical trees, giving me shade and food to pick along the way.
Yemaya and me swing around on anchor, in aqua blue water, happy to have made it back to the Southern Hemisphere. Our Hawaiian interlude is over. Time to explore again.

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A new year

Another year has flown by, and it’s been a year of change and transitions, some for the better and some for the worse. I don’t normally talk about politics, as it’s one of the reasons I sail, to get away from all the bullshit. But this years ameican election, was a huge shock and was very upsetting to me, I really fear for the world, and how people are being treated, where it now has been normalised to be rude, rascist, sexist and hate your fellow human beings.

For me, 2017 will be a year of compassion and love, something the world needs more then ever, especially with how turbulent things are at the moment.

So I wish you all an amazing 2017, filled with love and compassion, and for all your dreams to come true!

Remember to be kind to your fellow human beings and kind to our beautiful planet, as we all could use some love and compassion in the new year.

Fair winds and following seas.

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Jon Sanders 10th Circumnavigation

The tittle says it all!

As a friend, mentor and inspiration sets out on his tenth circumnavigation of the planet. Wishing him a wonderful voyage,  fair winds and seas, on his tenth lap.
Looking forward to seeing him out in the pacific, if fate has it, that we will meet on the fair blue sea.

For anyone that wants more information on Jon, check out his website
http://www.jonsanders.com.au, and much to my delight he is blogging!
Hopefully daily, as i love to get his updates on his travels and adventures at sea, always makes me laugh and put a smile on my face.

So If you need some inspiration, or enjoy a good read from a salty sea dog, grab a glass of wine, sit back and enjoy the ride via one of Australia’s greatest icons in sailing, Jon Sanders.

Here is the link to his first bog post, day one,

Jon Sanders’ 10th Circumnavigation. Blog Post 1. 19th-20th October, 2016

Happy sailing!

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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 trival 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 predators down below.

Dolphins, race and play on the bow, twisting on their sides to watch us  as 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 winking back at me. As falling stars and meteoroids fly through the 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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