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Greetings from the crew of Crystal Blues. On this site you can share in our travels, interests and experiences. The site contains a lot of information that we hope will be of value to other cruisers. Many site links, plus a wide range of information, document downloads, and video links, all in the... Full Bio
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!ncredible !ndia - Goa by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Calangute Beach at sunset, where we dined each evening - very nice. Neil's Consulting work for Space Matrix takes him to India for two weeks every ... Read on »
!ncredible !ndia - The Golden Triangle by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Our January visit to India finished with a whistle-stop tour of the Golden Triangle in Rajashtan. We travelled by rail, air and road between the three points of the tria ... Read on »
"Relaxing" at Nongsa Point by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Drilling a hole to mount the new stern light. Well, not really relaxing.  Our visits to Crystal Blues tend to be pretty focused - always a list of j ... Read on »
1000 Miles To Phuket by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Latitude 06 degrees 32.31 North, Longitude 099 degrees 25.16 East. The Southern Andaman Sea Its 1000 nautical miles (just under 2000km) from our long-house anchorage in ... Read on »
1000 Miles To Phuket by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Latitude 06 degrees 32.31 North, Longitude 099 degrees 25.16 East. The Southern Andaman Sea Its 1000 nautical miles (just under 2000km) from our long-house anchorag ... Read on »
4th Borneo International Yachting Challenge by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Lat. 05deg 16.22 North, Lon. 115deg 14.92 East. Labuan Harbour is host to almost 30 sailing boats, and we're here to celebrate with the other crews. Only 3 IRC "rea ... Read on »
55 Passengers On Board - Gawai Dayak Is Here by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Gawai Dayak is the major festival of the year for Iban people - imagine Thanks Giving and New Year rolled into one. They celebrate the success of the rice harvest and the ... Read on »
A Boatyard In Borneo by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation A rickety elevated plank-walk connects the nearby longhouse to the river, crossing wet padi fields and pushing through a jungle margin at the river bank. That jungle is ... Read on »
A Buddhist Blessing by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Back in October we decided that the boat simply HAD to be in the water by Christmas, so we made a plan to achieve this, which included a long, long, long check lis ... Read on »
A Cracked Anchor & Fake Rocna's by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Taking our Iban friends for a fast ride on Sungai Tulai, Sarawak Explaining our cruising lifestyle to land lubbers, we say that we do own a "car ... Read on »
A Cruising Life For Sale ... by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation We met Jon & Sandra Stonham in Borneo two years ago. They've became fine friends, and we've travelled extensively together (see our Andaman travels here ). They also have ... Read on »
A Cruising Life For Sale ... by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation We met Jon & Sandra Stonham in Borneo two years ago. They've became fine friends, and we've travelled extensively together (see our Andaman travels here ). They also ... Read on »
A Different Education - Flight Lessons by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation For the past three weeks we've been holding afternoon school aboard Crystal Blues, working with primary and secondary students to improve their English comprehension. Le ... Read on »
A Flying Visit Home by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Late September we flew home to Australia, to celebrate Neil's fathers 80th birthday. It was a great opportunity to catch up with family and also do a bit of shopping....   Me ... Read on »
A Flying Visit Home by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Late September we flew home to Australia, to celebrate Neil's fathers 80th birthday. It was a great opportunity to catch up with family and also do a bit of shopping....   ... Read on »
A Little Bit Of History by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Trader Boat, August, 1997 Last month marked the 13th year of our guardianship of Crystal Blues.  From the moment we saw her advertised in the August 1 ... Read on »
A Month In Borneo by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation I Must Be Dreaming Birtday surprise. Crystal Blues is anchored on the very peaceful Sungai Tulai, and the sun is just peeping thr ... Read on »
A Month Of Challenges by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Neil continues with his "other" life, working mostly in India, with ongoing AV projects in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.  He had quite a few health issues ove ... Read on »
A Night to Remember! by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Silence Lucky us! I was off watch and woke to hear the engine being shut off.  I listened for the sheets to be released and the mainsail r ... Read on »
A Night to Remember! by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Lucky us! Silence I was off watch and woke to hear the engine being shut off.  I listened for the sheets  to be released and the mainsail ... Read on »