Category Archives: yacht

The ebb and flow of life – a guest post by Natalia Cohen

From the day I met Natalia Cohen at the required yachting STCW 95 qualification training we were doing in Cape Town; I was inspired by her spirit and sense of adventure. Natalia has seen and experienced so many different parts … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung and it’s time for my Kayla Itsine Week 4 update

It’s September and Spring has arrived in Cape Town, South Africa. The tall tree in front of our balcony is no longer grey and bare. It seems like the tree has sprouted fresh green leaves and berries overnight. The brightly … Continue reading

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Ready to jump ship, quit yachting and move back on land? I did

This week I have received five messages from yachting friends (mostly stewardesses) who are considering quitting yachting and have asked me how I have found the transition from sea to land. It’s that desperate time of the summer season when … Continue reading

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DEAR VELVET: The Sea Is Calling Me

You may have noticed, as I am settling back home in Cape Town, South Africa, that my blogs have become more about my travelling mind rather than venturing to distant, exciting destinations. My mind never stops ticking, as my friends … Continue reading

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A winter escape to Wild Clover Farm

Last weekend I was invited on a mini winter getaway to Wild Clover Farm, also known as Klawervlei. You’d never expect to find a game farm so close to Cape Town (30 minute drive via the N1) but when you … Continue reading

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Dropping the base at Armin van Buuren’s Intense concert in Joburg

The main purpose of our Johannesburg mission last weekend, besides visiting friends and exploring the city, was to see Armin van Buuren’s Intense concert at the Coca-Cola Dome. Mike, Alex and I love a good ‘squeaking takkies’ session to quality … Continue reading

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The post-yachting stage one

This morning I read another great yacht blog post by The Swedish African entitled ‘The four stages of being a yachtie in the Med’. If you have ventured into the world of yachting (in the Med or across the pond), … Continue reading

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