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  • Today “Living Water” departed from Madeira bound for the Caribbean. They have 2600 miles ahead, hopefully all downhill! Which will take 18 days if they average 6kts. Of course there is no guarantee what wind they will have so they may be faster or slower. The watermaker is now installed and they will be testing […]

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  • Living Water has arrived in Madeira!After a slow passage from Spain, the crew are finally in warmer weather and an area of fairer winds! After stopping for a night at anchor off Porto Santo to delay their arrival in Madeira till daylight, Living Water has just arrived in the marina, ready for the crew to […]

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  • After a few days rest and recuperation in Bayona and a turkey dinner, Living Water has just cast off again bound for Madeira, 600 miles to the SSW. There is no wind today, but they are expecting some to arrive when they get level with Lisbon. Spirits are high on board, and when I spoke […]

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  • Many of you know that I am now based on Living Water and working to prepare her for the voyage back to Papua New Guinea. This involves a number of things for which we need money to accomplish. I have come to realise that slipping Living Water before the crew arrive from PNG is a […]

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  • Colly and Guy returned recently to PNG to begin organising things in the containers and getting ready for the next stage of the ministry. Sadly a careless fork lift truck driver had damaged one of the containers allowing white ants to enter and ruin everything. Guy is now back in the UK, completing things here […]

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  • Living Water is currently out of the water in Cornwall, following a great sail down the Irish Sea. After a coat of paint and servicing the underwater fittings, she will continue up to the Isle of Wight, where the rest of the refit will continue. We have an amazing team of volunteers on board, who […]

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