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Sailing safely through pirate waters? – Ep 206

Sailing safely through pirate waters? – Ep 206

Is sailing safely through pirate waters really possible? We’re about to head through the Sulu and Celebes Seas, one of the most dangerous places in the world to sail. But don’t worry, we reckon we’ve got the safety angle covered…

The mini rally we’re joining takes us round north east Sabah through some pristine natural habitats, including virgin rain forest along the Kinabatangan River and one of the top three diving spots in the world at Sipadan.

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It had been a while since we properly ran all of Esper’s systems so we talk through a whole load of stuff from keeping your bearings clean, charging the batteries, how we manage all our sails and where Jamie got his sunglasses from…

There’s also a drunken sea shanty recital by old salty sea dog Roy of “Roy’s Ropes”. Most of it is bleeped, but we think you’ll get the gist.

Peace and fair winds!
Liz and Jamie

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All music from Epidemic Sound:
“Amanecer” – El Neon
“Jakarta” – Bonsaye
“Much Adore” – RaFa Sessions feat. Rasmus Faber

Co-ordinates:
5°50’38.2″N 115°59’29.8″E

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