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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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The Lushlife by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Last December, long time friends Ray and Jan Pitt flew from Australia for a ten day break in Phuket.  It was their first visit to the island and they must have lik ... 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 »
All Things Change by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Regular readers will notice the change in appearance of these pages.  We loved the look and feel of the old style, but have been forced to update so we can use some of ... Read on »
!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 »
How Time Flies by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Christmas, New Year and now it is March.  What happened in between? Holiday Time Nai Harn Bay in Phuket is one of our favourite anchorages - many crui ... Read on »
Settling In by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Orchid shopping (Photo SV Catchastar)  The Job List For cruisers, one of the big attractions of Phuket is the quality marine services and ... 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 »
Sleigh Ride to Phuket by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Rebak Retirement Island! In early November Neil was busy working in India, so Ley filled her days with a typical Rebak Retirement Island lifestyle.  A walk, swim and wat ... 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 »
Changing Cultures by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Wanting To Ship To Turkey? SV Skedaddle Again being loaded in the Maldives 2011 We have posted this on behalf of Pete and Kathy on SV Wave ... Read on »
Never Leave Port On A Friday - With Bananas Onboard by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation And never sail with a woman onboard - well we won't go there.  So we broke all the old rules last Friday and were severely punished! We cleared out of Singapor ... Read on »
B.O.A.T Day! by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation We had a B.O.A.T (bring out another thousand ) day, yesterday.  Fortunately these don't come around too often, but when they do they are nasty. 1. The Genset S ... Read on »
Happy Days by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Celebrating 90 years Four Generations Ley's father, Ray Worrall, celebrated his 90th birthday on June 21, just a week after the Gem ... Read on »
Back in December 2009 ... by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Back in December 2009 we commissioned Siam Cooling to upgrade our 240 volt refrigeration systems.  A new Hermetique compressor was installed as well as replacing all t ... Read on »
The Tempting Tiomans by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation View from Crystal Blues in the channel between Pulau Aur and Pulau Dayang Easter holidays offered us a few days away from Singapore, so we decide ... Read on »
Milestones by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation A Different View View from the cockpit at dusk. This month the Singapore Yacht Show came to One Degree 15 Marina on Sentosa Island, and wouldn't ... Read on »
Celebrating Life, Boats & Women by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation 13 Roses Valentines Day and our wedding anniversary Valentines Day and our thirteenth wedding anniversary was celebrated Singapore style this ye ... Read on »
A Story With A Sting by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation MV Saraburi, photo by Brendan Pollard  Our favourite weekend anchorage is St John's island, a short 15 minute journey from One Degree 15 ... Read on »
Fun and Games by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Mussel Man Nephew Brendan's Awesome Visit Neil's nephew, Brendan Pollard, came to Singapore for a 10 days in early January.  We shopped, part ... Read on »
Christmas Cheer by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Even though Neil was in between hospital visits over the festive season, we did manage to celebrate Christmas together with good friends. On Christmas Day Crystal Bl ... Read on »