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The Adventures of Blue Hound

 blue hound sunset This is an assortment of memories, many pictorial, from the travels of Blue Hound, including:


Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, The Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Brazil and the Azores (x4), North Africa, Malta, Greece; together with a collection of resources useful for sailors 


The sunset picture was taken from Blue Hound, anchored in the Canal de Itaparica in near Salvador in Brazil. Completely magical!



Blue Hound is a staysail schooner, built by Chantiers des Ardennes in Marseilles in 1981, in steel.


LOA 15.1m, with a beam of 4.60m and a draught of 2.74m.  Sail area approximately 1200 square feet. Displacement 26 tons loaded.


Originally built as a training vessel for the French Navy, she has a long and chequered history.


2017 - The Caribbean



2016 - a Busy Year

Still getting the miles in with 2,722 miles logged and several new experiences plus a grand tour of the Canary Islands - except el Hierro (we'll get there some day)!


2016 tracks





Bunkside Thrillers

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Suspense and Visceral Action in Tunisia and Southern Europe


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Suspense and Action in Crete, the Ionian and Malta


Gate of Tears

Red Sea Piracy and nautical adventure!

...the action is fast paced, hard, gritty and realistic. A lover of the genre couldn’t ask for more or better.

- Novelist Lee Holz

Full review 


Essential Companion