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Kings Legend in Zilt

31 January 2016
Femke Lobach

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For the Dutch speaking readers, a very nice article has been published in Zilt an online magazine. Written by one of our Sydney to Hobart crew: Sander, who must secretly …

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Sidney to Hobart Race

11 November 2015
Femke Lobach

IMG_2976Are you going to do the Sidney to Hobart Race? She is a great design, is she THE Kings Legend? It must be a Swan yacht? With how many crew will you sail the Sidney to Hobart? No worries mate, …

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Too much and too many

1 November 2015
Femke Lobach

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  • Too many choices,
  • Too many decisions,
  • Too many must haves and must bees,
  • Too much of too many.

I am back in Amsterdam and I have a hard time to adapt. Did I change so much? Or did society change …

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King’s Legend on Dutch tv

25 October 2015
Femke Lobach
DSC04318This Wednesday October 28th, on NPO1, airing at 21.25 you can see the episode of “Floortje Dessing traveling to the end of the world” where we picked her up at Palmerston Island. You will see us and King’s Legend and …
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The last time

17 October 2015
Femke Lobach

DSC03802The last night on the ocean. With a thousand stars

And falling meteorites

A night of dark clouds. Some with wind. Some with rain

Some with the lack of both

The last night. Of short naps

And four-hour watches

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New Caledonia, la douce France.

14 October 2015
Femke Lobach

IMG_2886Did you know that the French are able to sail around the world without leaving their country?

I didn’t until I crossed the Pacific. So many islands are French or a French protectorate; unbelievable. The people speak French, eat French …

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The island Tanna

11 October 2015
Femke Lobach

IMG_2861I have been staring at my laptop for the last ten minutes. I am a sort of emotionally overwhelmed by all the events of the last days.

We are the only yacht at anchor in Port Resolution, named after Captain …

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When night and day are just as dark

7 October 2015
Femke Lobach

DSC04912Being the El Nino year weather can be very unpredictable. More and more we feel the consequence of it.

We are planning to leave for Vanuatu and we feel a bit anxious about the weather. We checked the weather on …

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The island of Makogai

5 October 2015
Femke Lobach

DSC05106We just lowered our dinghy into the water to go ashore for the ‘sevusevu’* ritual with the chief of the village. This is our first time, it feels a bit weird and out of place to do this but we …

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New Zealanders in Tonga

28 September 2015
Femke Lobach

DSC04421The nice thing of staying in one place a little longer is that you become more involved with the community. Here in Tonga you only have a small group of mostly New Zealand (ex)-yacht owners, average age above fifty, who …

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