2 in a boat

Episode 26: Tall tales of Russian sailing

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By suzanne easton
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2 in a boat brings you the sailing and travel world of Suzanne and Andrew on their aged yacht Crystelle Venture. Join them as they prepare for their longest sail yet, from Dartmouth, UK to St Petersburg, Russia. Across the North Sea and around the Baltic this summer, a round trip of about 3000 nautical miles. The novice and the old salt. All the gear and no idea? What on earth (or on water) could go wrong...?

Theme Tune by Joe Jarred Turner
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2 in a boat brings you the sailing and travel world of Suzanne and Andrew on their aged yacht Crystelle Venture. Join them as they prepare for their longest sail yet, from Dartmouth, UK to St Petersburg, Russia. Across the North Sea and around the Baltic this summer, a round trip of about 3000 nautical miles. The novice and the old salt. All the gear and no idea? What on earth (or on water) could go wrong...?

Theme Tune by Joe Jarred Turner
travelatanyage.org/crystelleventure/

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Episode 38 - Back to Dartmouth with a bump
Two in a boat have done it! Safely round the Baltic and back to Blighty! But it's not all celebrating as they arrive back into Dartmouth with a bump. Find out all the details in today's final podcast.
28:35
November 2, 2019
Episode 37 - the final leg
Our two in a boat are on the final stretch of their round the Baltic journey.  Join them briefly as they set off back to Dartmouth.  
06:27
October 29, 2019
Episode 36 - And so we're back in Britain
Finally our two in a boat are back in Blighty.  We catch up with them as they are blowing past Brighton and Beachy Head.  But what's happened since the incident in the Elbe?  Listen in to catch up on the goings on between Den Helder and Brighton.
18:14
October 26, 2019
Episode 35: Taking a tumble in the Elbe
Taking a tumble in the Elbe leads to an A&E visit in Den Helder. Just which one of our two is that unlucky/accident prone?
40:53
October 20, 2019
Episode 34 - Drifting through Denmark
Blissed out in Denmark. What more can they say?
08:51
October 16, 2019
Episode 33 - Wiggling through Denmark
Our two our back - after all they still have 950 miles to get back home! How’ve they got on since the rally ended?
16:00
October 13, 2019
Episode 32 - and so the end is near
Is this the end? Yes, the Baltic rally is finished. Is it time to say goodbye to our 2 in a boat?
27:33
October 9, 2019
Episode 31 - Broken in Broken
Disaster strikes, not once but thrice. Are they truly broken in Broken? Listen in to find out.
24:09
October 6, 2019
Episode 30 - Stormin' Stockholm
Our two sailors discuss surviving a storm in Sandholmn, stunning Stockholm and singinalong to Abbba.
17:27
October 2, 2019
Episode 29 - think we found our viking!
Our two touch bottom, again, visit the old capital Turku, and discuss cake gate. Oh and a brief mention of their viking. Find out how and why in today’s episode.
26:03
September 29, 2019
Episode 28 - In search of vikings
Join our 2 in their cockpit as they’re making 7 knots under sail on the look out for vikings. 
17:57
September 25, 2019
Episode 27 - Where the devil does his washing up
Time for our 2 in a boat to start recycling their Scandinavian jokes. When and where will it finish?!
10:10
September 22, 2019
Episode 26: Tall tales of Russian sailing
 Catch our 2 in a boat talking fried egg sandwiches, touring St Petersburg and the terror of anchoring at night.
30:22
September 18, 2019
Episode 25 - How we almost joined the Russian Navy
 Our haphazard sailors almost join the Russian navy, are boarded by sniffer dogs and eventually find themselves in St Petersburg.  Catch up with all the excitement into today's episode of '2 in a boat'.
27:32
September 15, 2019
Episode 24 - Thoughts on Tallin
Our 2 in a boat are all Tallinn'd out!  Hear them chat about their time in the Estonian capital - we're talking showers, submarines, and chandleries of course!
13:41
September 11, 2019
Episode 23 - Talking in Tallinn
Today's episode finds our 2 in a boat talking tales of travel in Estonia, as they find themselves in the capital city, Tallinn.
14:42
September 8, 2019
Episode 22 - Loving Latvia
Our 2 in a boat make an unscheduled stop in Lativa - and love it!  Find out how our intrepid Baltic explorers got on in one of the smallest Baltic countries.
19:16
September 1, 2019
Episode 21 - Bandidos, hoards and painted stones
Our 2 in a Boat have now made the first official leg of their journey.  Listen is as they discuss their findings on the islands of Bornholm in Denmark and Gotland in Sweden.
27:18
August 28, 2019
Episode 20 - Sunshine on a cloudy day
Join Suzanne and Andrew, newly landed on the island of Bornholm in Denmark after their overnight sail from Germany.  You can also follow their travels, and see photos, on their blog travelatanyage.org/crystelleventure, and track their current progress by downloading the Yellow Brick app, and following the Arc Baltic Rally.
25:55
August 25, 2019
Episode 19 - Blowing old boots to Bornholm
Today we find our 2 in a boat preparing for the first official leg in their Baltic rally - from Warnemunde, Germany to Bornholm, Denmark.  What have they done in the past few days and what are their thoughts on the rally?  Join them on Crystelle Venture to catch up with our 2 in a boat.
25:55
August 21, 2019
Episode 18 - Fingers crossed (we don't hit the bridge)
Fearless?  I don't think so.  Hear about Andrew's fear of bridges and bears as they arrive into Warnemunde, the starting point for their Baltic rally.  
27:12
August 18, 2019
Episode 17 - Happy in Heiligenhaven
Join our two jolly sailors as they celebrate crossing the canal, and their tricky entry into heavenly Heiligenhaven.
25:53
August 14, 2019
Episode 16 - Cracking the canal
Today is the day our 2 in a boat face one of their biggest fears, and most anticipated parts of their journey to the Baltic - going into the Keil canal (NOK).  Find out how they got on in today's episode.
24:34
August 11, 2019
Episode 15 - Borkum, bikes and boys
At last our 2 intrepid sailors have made their way to the gateway to the river Elbe and the prospect of the Kiel canal looms.  But what are our 2 in a boat talking about?  Borkum, bikes and boys! Listen in to hear about their journey from Borkum to Cuxhaven, and all manner of other discussions.
24:11
August 7, 2019
Episode 14 - Beating the boat from Borkum
Learn about beating, VMG, and horny Borkum in today's new podcast from 2 in a boat.
09:21
August 4, 2019
Episode 13 - Casting my account to Neptune
A hard day and night's sail and our 2 in a boat are reliving the tale.  Just who gave their account to Neptune, and just what did it consist of?  Find out in today's episode of 2 in a boat.
19:20
July 31, 2019
Episode 12 - Slow is pro
Settled into their island berth Suzanne and Andrew discuss the various tactics to mooring up in a box berth, being the only Brits in the village and other such nonsense.  
09:18
July 28, 2019
Episode 11 - Submarines, boarders and concrete sheep
Just where have our 2 in a boat washed up now?  They've spotted submarines, been boarded by the Dutch authorities, and now want to buy concrete sheep.  Listen in to find out what on earth/on sea, has been going on.
26:30
July 24, 2019
Episode 10 - Decisions, Decisions
Wind shift not in your favour?  You have three options - which one are you going to choose?  Listen in as our 2 in a Boat, Suzanne and Andrew, sail up the Dutch coast.
13:36
July 21, 2019
Episode 9 - Chatting in Cadzand
A week after setting off from Dartmouth, where have 2 in a Boat found themselves?  Find out as they chat in Cadzand.  
14:21
July 17, 2019
Episode 8 - Adieu Dunkirk
Join Suzanne and Andrew in the cockpit of Crystelle Venture as they motor sail from Dunkirk.  Does what happened in Dunkirk stay in Dunkirk?  Listen in to find out.
18:30
July 14, 2019
Bonus track - episode 7a - Deceptive Dunkirk
Enjoy this bonus episode with our sailors first morning off on the other side of the channel.  Join them as they discuss the delights of Dunkirk and bothersome Belgians.   
11:37
July 10, 2019
Episode 7 - Footfall in France
Finally Suzanne, Andrew and Crystelle Venture make footfall in France.  But how did the channel crossing go?  Was it all plain sailing?  Download our latest podcast to hear how it all went.
11:37
July 7, 2019
Episode 6 - Departing Dover
Finally 'Two in a Boat' are set to sail to France.  Just where will they end up this time?  
06:45
July 3, 2019
Episode 5 - Why we dove into Dover
So last episode we were on our way to Dunkirk.  But did we get there? Find out in our new episode of Two in a Boat.
14:10
July 1, 2019
Episode 4 - Enroute from Portland
Join Andrew and Suzanne as they podcast from Crystelle Venture as they sail from Portland towards Dunkirk.  
11:37
June 28, 2019
Bonus episode - 3a - in the boat from Dartmouth to Portland
Ever wondered exactly what goes on when Suzanne and Andrew are sailing Crystelle Venture?  Want to hear for yourself?  Hear snippets of what actually goes on during those hours spent at sea - warts and all - in this bonus episode!
19:40
June 25, 2019
Episode 3 - Dartmouth to Portland
Finally we set sail - leaving our home berth in Dartmouth, to venture across Lyme Bay, around the infamous Portland Bill, to Portland.  How did it go?  Well you'll just have to listen to find out!
11:14
June 23, 2019
Episode 2 - the night before departure
At the end of two long days of preparations, Suzanne and Andrew gather their thoughts, and their loins, before setting off on the first leg of their journey. You can also follow their journey at https://travelatanyage.org/crystelleventure/
08:18
June 19, 2019
Episode 1 - A week to go
On a wet windy June day, Suzanne and Andrew discuss their preparations a week ahead of setting off for their longest sail yet - across the channel, on their way to the Baltic - as they travel down to their boat moored in Dartmouth.
15:30
June 16, 2019
Introducing 2 in a Boat
A brief introduction to  2 in a boat - Suzanne and Andrew - and our plans for podcasting and sailing this summer.
00:52
June 11, 2019
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