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Valerie Poore

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The great move

 So it finally happened.

After the months of planning, the weeks of preparation and the days of waiting for the right weather window, we have done it. But what an emotional move it was.

I'd been watching the weather forecast closely to find a day when the wind would drop and it would be dry. Always unpredictable, the weather in the Netherlands is never something we can completely rely on but the pro

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African Ways

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Watery Ways

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Faring to France on a Shoe

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African Ways Again: More re...

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Harbour Ways

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The Skipper's Child

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