The Delos Diaries: Part 9 “Naked Dune Day.”

The morning comes and Brian is excited about another day of exploring. “Ok, guys, there’s this dune we have to climb- it’s about a 3km walk there and then we climb the dune. So it’s probably about an hour and a half there and an hour and a half back. What you reckon?”

The Delos Diaries: Part 8 “The Skeleton Coast.”

I look down at the thing that has just crunched beneath my feet and take a step back quickly. “Bones…” I mutter in astonishment. The white skull beneath my foot stares back at me accusingly, the deep black holes where eyes once were sunk deeper into the sand beneath my footprint.

The Delos Diaries: Part 7 “The Ghost Town Of Luderitz.”

“It’s only seven thirty,” Alex said cheerfully. “We’ve got loads of time.” Surrounded by music and dancing people in Luderitz, I wasn’t ready to go back to Delos right now. Brady had just returned from dropping off Lisa, Karin and Brian to the boat and was ready for a couple of drinks at the Cray…

The Delos Diaries: Part 6 “Becoming a Salty Sailor.”

It’s cold, it’s dark and the blanket I’ve wrapped around my legs keeps slipping off in some way or other. I’m trying to keep my eyes open whilst making sure I’m checking radar and making sure we stay on course. I clench my jaw as I stand, the blanket falling to my feet, heat lost…

The Delos Diaries: Part 3 “It’ll be all right.”

Night is descending upon Delos and I am sitting here surrounded by the Delos Crew. Brady is cooking, everyone is freshly showered and I am recovering from an epic hangover. It’s been a strange few days. Four days ago I received some bad news. Maybe I should just go back to that day. I felt…

The Delos Diaries: Part 2 “A sh*t situation!”

It’s been another busy day at SV Delos. We’ve been busy packing away the late night food delivery by our good friend Ian and trying to figure out where to put everything. I have a well-deserved rum at my side and Brian is busy chuckling away at his computer screen. Lisa the Austrian has put on…

The Delos Diaries: Part 1 “The Beginning!”

Ok, a quick update is needed here of some of the things that have happened. We’ve been preparing for our voyage to Namibia, which includes preparing the boat, fixing anything that seems to go wrong and stocking up Delos for a mountain of food. I had always dreaded doing the food provisioning, finding it stressful…