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Photo Thursday: The Sea Pearl



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At November 29, 2012 8:53 AM, Blogger HikeBikeTravel said...

Looks like a very cool trip. How hot was it-especially for sleeping at night?

 
At November 29, 2012 8:58 AM, Blogger Travel Gal said...

It was hot - hotter than it usually is - and humid, sleeping at night was a challenge some nights. No air conditioning on the sailboat! The up-side of that is that we had (apparently) some better then usual sunsets.

 
At November 29, 2012 10:06 AM, Blogger Muza-chan said...

Beautiful boat

 
At November 29, 2012 1:26 PM, Anonymous Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista said...

Masted ships are very beautiful! I would love to visit some of the tall ship festivals that take place.

 
At November 29, 2012 2:01 PM, Blogger Travel Gal said...

I agree that they are beautiful. I'd also like to see one of those festivals when many of them are brought together.

Years ago we sailed on a converted tall ship in the Caribbean. Part of the time we sailed with two other tall ships (the company was doing some commercial photos of the ships) and it was really amazing. That was with Windjammer Barefoot Cruises - a company that, alas, is no longer in business.

 
At November 29, 2012 3:56 PM, Anonymous Insidejourneys said...

Very beautiful!

 
At November 29, 2012 5:01 PM, Anonymous jade said...

Looks incredible! Seychelles has been on my list (and everyone elses too!) for some time. I hope to make it there next year for our honeymoon!

 
At November 29, 2012 6:25 PM, Blogger Travel Gal said...

Jade - it is beautiful. Every island seems to have lovely beaches. It would be a lovely place for a honeymoon and there were lots of couples there! If you do a package at a resort somewhere, I'd encourage you to also spend some time at another spot or two. The islands do all have a different feel.

The islands are different from a place like Tahiti - the beaches in the Seychelles are the most amazing soft sand and they don't get hot, but the snorkeling is better in the South Pacific. I wish you all the best and will be watching to see where you go!

 
At November 29, 2012 6:30 PM, Anonymous Budget Jan said...

Love that you had a sail boat holiday. The Sychelles are such a romantic sounding destination. Maybe one day...

 
At November 29, 2012 8:24 PM, Blogger Travel Gal said...

It's very romantic. Sailing would be too - if you had your own boat. Not so much when you are sharing it with a bunch of other people! However, while not a cheap way to see the islands, it's a more affordable way to go - I'd say it's about the same as staying at mid-price lodgings - plus it included all meals. (Granted, we had to cook anything we wanted to eat ourselves and we did eat out a few times, but most of the time we ate on the boat, which was much, much cheaper than eating out!) So if you sail or have friends that do, you might want to look into it. Keep in mind that, despite how it seems from the travel sites, there are budget accommodations on some of the islands. Of course, you have to actually get to the islands. . .

 
At November 30, 2012 2:38 AM, Anonymous Mary {The World Is A Book} said...

I love that last shot! A yacht or a ship sounds like the perfect way to see the Seychelles no matter what size it is. Your vacation here sounds heavenly!

 
At November 30, 2012 6:24 AM, Anonymous Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com said...

Sailing is definitely in my bucket list. Unfortunately I think it's expensive. Would love to sail in something like the Sea Pearl!

 
At February 03, 2013 6:30 AM, Blogger Greg Evans said...

Hi there,

I just came across this page by chance. I am the Captain of SV Sea Pearl. I am glad you like her:)It is a wonderful boat to sail. The traditional rig is definitely more of a challenge than a modern rig but it is twice the fun!

Just thought I would compliment you on the post:) Thank you.

Greg Evans

 
At March 07, 2013 5:38 PM, Blogger Travel Gal said...

Greg - She is a beauty and must be incredible to sail. Maybe I can get a guest post from you someday on what it is like to sail her?

 

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