Moonlight Adventure

The story of our travels on board Moonlight, our Vancouver 36.


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10:34 AM on May 30, 2012 

so glad you are home safe and sound  ...i rather like the idea of shipping home ........good idea........unless i could have sailed across with you to make sure that you were safe lol

Reply christine64
11:35 AM on August 17, 2011 

PS I loved the attack chicken sign we have an attack chook even the dog is not safe lol

Reply christine64
11:33 AM on August 17, 2011 

gidday from Oz - Hi Ann am a friend of your mums (scrabble player on FB) loving your pics haven't got to the blogs yet - u are living my dreamlife love it - thx for sharing xxx

Reply Tony
4:17 PM on March 26, 2011 

Hmmm... who do you want to believe? You're big bro, or the girl who thoinks that wolves are fictional creatures?

Reply Tony
4:16 PM on March 26, 2011 

Kate says.... South London.... Nothing to do with jellied eels and all that... it's more hardcore drinking ..... by the way hi!!!! I'M Kate! x

Reply Tony
4:13 PM on March 26, 2011 

Ayoop me duck,

I'm in South London at the minute! It's odd being this far south... I thought Islington was bad enough, but the folks round here are just strange. It's all jellied eels, pearly queens and dancing round pianos with your thumbs in your braces! Gor Blimey!

8:29 AM on September 3, 2010 

I love Spot and Ellie; they're so-ooooooo cute:-)

Reply Mum
7:22 PM on August 8, 2010 

Love the pics of the dogs. Sammy reminds me of Den....... and Big Joe looks sad.

Reply jaegb
2:25 PM on July 9, 2010 

hi love to you both..i have tried to text you..i have no internet access indefinitel...mucho computer woes...........cell is 758 461 8916

getting trouble getting n to facebook

Reply Mum
6:16 PM on July 7, 2010 

Love the iguanas; they look like big relatives of Spikey!

12:26 PM on May 4, 2010 

Have spent an hour watching your adventures at the regatta,hope all is well do not know how to get this message to you.

Reply Rachel Fabri
4:03 AM on May 1, 2010 

I think you guys are great - really living life to the full - good on you both

Reply Jenna
7:56 AM on February 22, 2010 

Happy Birthday! Enjoy lazing in the sun! :cool: Lots of love x

Reply Dee Henry
6:20 PM on February 11, 2010 

I have laughed out loud and thoroughly enjoyed reading about your adventures.......I only hope I get to meet you both some day.....

Reply Mum
5:37 PM on January 19, 2010 

Two more episodes together; FAB.   This is proving to be a great geography lesson!

Reply annette
8:19 AM on January 5, 2010 

hi ann i get in to st lucia today ..right now i am taking advantage of the free internet connection in the gave me your cell no..shalll i try calling that..anyway happy sailing and i hope we lucians are more friendly and it will be all a good experience..welcome

Reply Mum
9:01 AM on December 29, 2009 

Hi Ann & John,

This just gets better and better.  Have a great new Year.

Reply jean annette
9:09 PM on December 28, 2009 

hi ann..i am in barbados get back to st lucia on the 5th do i use your uk no or are you on skype..if so my skype i s more week and a bit or so and i will see you hurrah

Reply Uncle Jack, Gary and Beverley
10:17 AM on December 25, 2009 

Happy Carribbean Christmas to you too. The snow has finally melted here and we can just about walk down to the shops without doing a Torvill and Dean impersonation.

Have a Merry Christmas.

Reply Mike Dowd
9:47 AM on December 21, 2009 

Fantastic blog, you've had the experience of a lifetime.

Well done and have a warm if not hot and happy Christmas.


Reply Jenna & Sam
9:06 AM on December 18, 2009 

Hello! Just been reading your blog and looking at the photos. (Even though i should be working!) They are amazing. Miss you all lots but can't wait to speak to you soon. Enjoy the sun. Lots of love xXx

Reply Andrew Murgatroyd
5:22 AM on December 18, 2009 

It's snowing here in Bucks, you will be having a very diferent type of Christmas! We hope you have a joyful and fun one. Excellent blog by the way!

love from

Andrew, Carol and Harry xxx

Reply Nigel, Wendy et al
3:50 PM on December 15, 2009 

Just to wish you both a joyous Christmas and adventurous New Year!


(If you can't reef it in - let it all hang out!) :)


N&W & all the little Caveys

Reply Rosanna
10:51 AM on December 15, 2009 

Hi Ann & John,


Glad you are both well and safe after your crossing.

Just an update Snort has had a hair cut and is doing well sprouting new flowers occasionally.

Hope you have a fab xmas and new year.

Rosanna x

Reply mike &Bet wiggins
2:45 PM on December 5, 2009 

We left Santa Cruz Nov. 24 1996 to cross via the Cap verdes. We will be flying down to Virgin Gorda on Jan  5 . Have to head to St Thomas when we launch to pick up & mount a new windlass. Hope to see you during the cruising season ( Jan - May for us) We have friends working out of Blue Lagoon St. Vincent, on RESTLESS - Ted & Tricia Do hope we can share an anchorage or two. Love Mike & Bet

Reply Ken Johnson
6:42 AM on November 26, 2009 

Hope you have a safe crossing,best wishes.

Ken Johnson,Jan,s cousin from Oxfordshire

Reply Mum
11:27 AM on October 21, 2009 

Porto Santo and Sintra look just fantastic; and love your artistry on the Harbour wall.

Reply lindsey
11:30 AM on October 13, 2009 

Mum (Janice) passed on you website and it is all very good

Reply Mum
5:28 PM on October 5, 2009 

Love  the photos of Cascais Park - somewhere else to put on my'list' "!

Reply Ron Dunn
10:39 AM on October 1, 2009 

It's been a pleasure so far guys.....see you int he Caribbean no doubt! 

Reply Very nice site!
10:46 AM on September 21, 2009 
Very nice site!
Reply audrey and george
12:20 PM on September 15, 2009 

Still do not really know what I am doing ,but manage to find your messages ,thankyou for reply,pictures very good,Jan looks as though she is on the boat race calcuta Cup no less¬``Meeting \helen tomorrow  we are going to the Ritz for tea,quite the in thing now,my last years Christmas present fron Andrew and Audrey @George. p.s. good news about Tony

Reply Very nice site!
8:02 AM on September 15, 2009 
Very nice site!
Reply Mum
4:52 AM on September 14, 2009 

Glad to see that I am not the only one who thinks you should publish your Blog! Could be a nice little earner; I'd by loads to give to everyone for Christmas, birthdays etc....

Reply audrey @ george
6:43 AM on September 10, 2009 

pleased to see everything is o.k. with you .just testing

Reply JOHN & LIZ , Shearwater
10:14 AM on September 2, 2009 

Hi Guys,


Glad to read that everything is going well, we have been thinking of you both.

We are leaving on Monday the 7th of Sept heading along the west coast and then off to Gibraltar weather permitting. We will keep in touch and hopefully meet up with you on route somewhere. 


Best Regards John and Liz   

Reply Andy and Char
4:18 PM on August 29, 2009 
Reply Paul & Karen
1:09 PM on August 24, 2009 

Hello both of you,


Its great to see that you are both having a fantastic time aboard Moonlight, and that the trip is going well.


We have just returned from two weeks in the West Country aboard Serenity - returning last night and now unfortunately back at work ;-( but had a great holiday - unfortunately two weeks isn't long enough but we all enjoyed.


Some friends of ours have just returned from sailing around to Greece from the Hamble and like you they kept up a blog site - it wasn't until they came back when we heard the horror stories of the Bay of Biscay, Gibraltar etc - which they decided not to worry people unnecessarily on their blog!


Great website - and love the pictures.


Have fun and a safe passage


All the very best


Paul & Karen

Reply Janine Purr
3:00 PM on August 16, 2009 

Hi Ann,

Finally found a moment to myself to take a look at your blog and photos etc.  It looks as though you're having the time of your lives and we hope to keep up with your adventure.  I will be explaining to Kate what you are doing and at the age of 6 she is really interested in things like this.


Good luck and keep up the blog so that we can track you down and see what is happening.


Take care


Janine (Andy's wife if you didn't already know!!)

Reply Roxane
9:49 AM on August 12, 2009 

Hiya, just discovered your website and it's fab.  Hope you are both having a great time!!  Love Rox.

Reply lee
8:30 PM on August 8, 2009 

Very good gives me something to read between Grand Prix's

Reply Paul Gelder
4:26 AM on July 30, 2009 

Very entertaining blog ...  you should write for Yachting Monthly.

In fact, I have a feeling you will be....

Reply Stuart (and the crew of the Celtic Mist)
8:54 AM on July 28, 2009 

Thanks so much for the help with finding our anchor in Falmouth. You saved us a lot of trouble. We made the Irish sea crossing on the Celtic Mist fine - the wind came round onto our backs on the Saturday. Hope you get your weather window soon, have a great voyage!

Reply Gwyneth
2:45 PM on July 27, 2009 

Hi! I hope you get away from Falmouth and have a great time sailing. I shall put you as one of my home pages to follow you, like stalking only better! Mum is very tired trying to pack things and I hope it isn't too much for her.


Reply chris-esprit de la mer
10:18 AM on July 24, 2009 

hope u are enjoying falmouth still.we had agood passage home via newlyn [which incidentally welcomed us with avery good pontoon berth-we telephonesd the hm re the availability first]

weather does not look too good for u- ive just been looking at the grib files for next week.however if you took the opportunity of the westerlies at present you could easilly make Brest and then lie up for aday or two.there are excellant anchorages  opposite brest  off the villag near the submarine pens where we sheltered in a force 8 last year. avoid camaret and moulin blanc if it is looks as if once round pen marche you would be in another weather system and should be able to pick a hop to spain or coast hop down to isle d yeu and then over.hope you dont mind me suggesting this because otherwise you look like sticking in falmouth for ever.

best wishes chris

12:17 PM on July 20, 2009 

happy happy birthday ann

Reply Barbara Cottington
1:10 PM on July 18, 2009 

Just caught up with ur blog, its fabulous entertainment.

 I can't imagine you guys coming back to a "normal" life,

Hope the weather is kind to you.

ps Dosn't everyone have 3 pairs of flippers?

Reply Sue Waddleton
6:17 AM on July 16, 2009 

first visit to your website, enjoyed all the photos, hope saxaphone over water playing progressing well

Reply Ali
3:24 PM on July 13, 2009 

Hi How is Falmouth ???  Hope you are enjoying it and Alfie is enjoying playing with Izzi every day xxxx

Reply Karen Mair
3:45 PM on July 7, 2009 

Hi John & Ann,

Just logged on and will be following your fabulous journey!  And that's a proper 'journey' none of this customer based rubbish (but don't feed that back to DSGi!

Ann, see at least one of your bears got a reprisal!

Good luck to you both and sail safe.

Love Karen x