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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 Birds by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation A Welcome Bird Visitor. Our Thai carpenter Nhoon, brought his baby parrot, Goldie to Crystal Blues when he was installing the new cupboard bases. ... Read on »
Welding Day by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Grinding sparks Yesterday we closed the hole in the aft bilge.  We prepared the area very well, wrapping all cables and hoses, sealing all holes wit ... Read on »
Monsoon Madness by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation The daily flash flood on the hardstand. It is monsoon time here in Phuket and it is pouring!  With the high tides flowing back up through the drains ... Read on »
Having A Blast Of A Time by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Crystal Blues was built in New Zealand over 20 years ago.  Along the way she's had four caretakers, who have all stamped their personalities on ... Read on »
Sailing 101 by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Sailing is all about Teamwork.    Last week Neil was an invited guest speaker at Space Matrix management conference in Singapore.  His topic was the power of teamwork, ... Read on »
Wi-Fi Onboard by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation Staying connected to the internet is important these days, and most cruising sailors have exactly the same needs as their land locked brothers.  We all want web ac ... Read on »
Boat Marooned Again by SV Crystal Blues Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation To me, it only seems like yesterday that we were on the hardstand at Boat Maroon, oops Boat Lagoon, in Phuket Thailand.  We had great "welcome home" from t ... Read on »
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 »