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Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 07-07-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,990
Posted By Rover Crew
Hello Roy, According to my records from the...

Hello Roy,
According to my records from the search for him, Eddie arrived in Hout Bay around the end of January 2012. Certainly he was in Hout Bay during the first week of February of that year....
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 07-07-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,990
Posted By Rover Crew
Thank you Roy for uploading the photos. I...

Thank you Roy for uploading the photos.
I shall alert the others of 'the scout gang' that they are there, so that they can view them too.
My husband and I spent a few days with Eddie when he was...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 07-05-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,990
Posted By Rover Crew
Thank you Roy, for contacting this thread, and...

Thank you Roy, for contacting this thread, and trying to put your photos on it.. and thank you Auzzee, for your assistance there!
Sadly it is clearly, more than obvious that Eddie was lost at sea...
Forum: General Message Board 09-14-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,614
Posted By Rover Crew
Everyone safe?

Hi guys..
Just wanted to post a message saying that I hope everyone is safe out there, after this last weeks devastating weather across the Caribbean and the Gulf.
I've seen way tooooo many news...
Forum: The Poop Deck 10-23-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,858
Posted By Rover Crew
Oh Auzzee and John T.. how I agree with your...

Oh Auzzee and John T.. how I agree with your sentiments.
few years ago, my husband and I flew from our home in Spain back to UK. After delays and diversions we arrived at our destination airport,...
Forum: The Poop Deck 09-08-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,184
Posted By Rover Crew
Take a challenge

Anyone fancy just drinking water for 10 days?
No coffee, no beer, nor wine, nor fizzy soft drinks..:eek: all in a good cause though.. to raise money for the RNLI UK.. the lifeboat institution around...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 12-25-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,367
Posted By Rover Crew
I'd like to echo Auzzee's sentiments - from my...

I'd like to echo Auzzee's sentiments - from my 'non cruising ' position on a mountain in Spain.
Fair winds and safe sailing to all during 2016
Forum: The Poop Deck 09-30-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,279
Posted By Rover Crew
Like everyone else, I'm glad that you're ok -...

Like everyone else, I'm glad that you're ok - now.
I thought I hadn't seen any posts from you recently, but its clear now why.
all the best..
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-09-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,534
Posted By Rover Crew
Bargains to be had??

Spanish news programmes last night, reported the large amount of abandoned boats (due to the financial crisis here)to be found in Spanish Marinas etc. Authorities look to be trying to find ways of...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-29-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By Rover Crew
Me too! Jealous as hell!! I wanna be there! ...

Me too! Jealous as hell!! I wanna be there!
Enjoy !!
Forum: The Galley 03-01-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,038
Posted By Rover Crew
Ok Auzzee, if we are going down this route.. try...

Ok Auzzee, if we are going down this route.. try this one, - a standard dish here in southern Spain..
Fry together some onion, garlic, ham (spanish serrano ham if possible) sliced chorizo sausage...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-27-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,455
Posted By Rover Crew
I swear by the wrist bands, although a few years...

I swear by the wrist bands, although a few years ago, in the waters around the Galapagos Islands, (as passenger, not crew) I backed them up with some homeopathic medication (pills) containing the...
Forum: The Galley 02-23-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,038
Posted By Rover Crew
Wonderful Auzzee!! I have never come across that...

Wonderful Auzzee!! I have never come across that before, how interesting - I shall have to follow this up.
Having now spoken to my mum, she says that the family tradition of crushing the eggshells...
Forum: The Galley 02-22-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,038
Posted By Rover Crew
Never mind about how you fry them, - just make...

Never mind about how you fry them, - just make sure you break the shells up well before disposing of them - that way the witches can't use the eggshells as boats, set sail in them and sink the...
Forum: To Absent Friends 02-04-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,908
Posted By Rover Crew
Edward (Eddie) Anker

Edward, or Eddie Anker, (aged 75 and sailing solo), set sail from Hout Bay, South Africa on 26 December 2012, with a plan to sail 'straight across' to Australia - amost the final leg of his...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 02-04-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,990
Posted By Rover Crew
TO ALL FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES & SAILING...

TO ALL FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES & SAILING COMPANIONS
OF EDWARD (EDDIE) ANKER,
OF 'THE SPIRIT OF REMA'

A Memorial Fund has now been set up for Edward (Eddie) Anker.
It is known as the...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 01-31-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,990
Posted By Rover Crew
Thank you 'moetsailing' for you thoughts and...

Thank you 'moetsailing' for you thoughts and words about Ed.
Yes he is missed by all of us, and I am sure that he has been an inspiration to many. I certainly have been contacted by many people who...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 12-25-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,990
Posted By Rover Crew
Ed. RIP ...........?

Tomorrow will mark a year since Ed set sail from Hout Bay, South Africa.
He has now been officially registered as 'missing'.
We wil be raising a glass to his memory, along with a any number of his...
Forum: The Poop Deck 12-25-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,318
Posted By Rover Crew
Yes.. we too would like to wish everyone out...

Yes.. we too would like to wish everyone out there, wherever they are, the very best for the festive season, and good and safe sailing in 2014.
I raise my glass to you all.
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 11-22-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,990
Posted By Rover Crew
Exactly!! and this is what we have to say about...

Exactly!! and this is what we have to say about Ed - if he has gone, and it would appear that he has, he went doing just what he loved and wanted to do. It was his ambition to circumnavigate, solo...
Forum: The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 10-13-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,657
Posted By Rover Crew
svhoneybee... I read your rescue tale with my...

svhoneybee... I read your rescue tale with my heart in my mouth.
I just want to say - Well done you!!
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 10-04-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,990
Posted By Rover Crew
Thank you, Anthony & Lynn for those kind words...

Thank you, Anthony & Lynn for those kind words about Eddie. 'Unassuming' just about sums him up, and it is difficult to accept that we may have lost him.
We all hope against hope that he will...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 09-29-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,990
Posted By Rover Crew
9 months

So here we are, just over 9mnths since Ed left Hout Bay. We had been pinning our hopes on the supply vessel Marion Dufresne, recently operating in the waters around the islands where we hoped that Ed...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-09-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,542
Posted By Rover Crew
D'y'know, since I posted (above), I've had a...

D'y'know, since I posted (above), I've had a think about things.. and we did have a washing machine - it was a bucket of water, and it doubled as a dishwasher when the need arose - and we did have an...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-08-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,542
Posted By Rover Crew
Smile Auzzee, you hit the nail on the head.. like so...

Auzzee, you hit the nail on the head.. like so many things these days, over commercialism has brainwashed people into 'needing' all the fancy gadgets, and his and hers oilskins.
My dear beloved,...
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