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Aug 23, 2015
Final Way

With only a handful of days to go before I embark upon my latest adventure, I have finally finalised the route that I mean to take through Spain and Portugal. With the final route clocking in at just over 1,200km I am beginning to feel a little nervous, but…

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Whilst volunteering on the Isle of Wight in early July, I dropped into the newly opened office of Girls for Sail, the UK’s only sailing school for ladies, with a view to asking about their apprenticeship scheme. I left scarcely fifteen minutes later having paid a deposit for my involvement…

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Sailing with Mike saw the number of days I needed to kill before heading back to Cowes reduce significantly by half, from an initial eight to merely four. Thanks to the fantastic invention that is Couchsurfing I soon found a place to spend the remainder of my time ashore,…

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Having finished Kingsclere’s website in the lovely Gurnard, and with a little above a week to fill before I was due back on the Isle of Wight for the beginning of Cowes Week, an event that felt extraordinarily providential took place. Somebody got hold of me on Crewbay.

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Aug 1, 2015
On Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco once wrote an essay that suggests we learn through books as much as we do from real life experiences, and that literature provides us with a moral framework that stipulates what is and what is not acceptable behaviour. More crucial in regard to our learning curve however…

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I came to the Isle of Wight through helpx.net, a website dedicated to bringing volunteers with skills who want to travel together with host families in need of said skills with space enough to accommodate said volunteers. The deal you strike is simple, for bed and board you work…

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