No compromise? No Regret!

Skyactiv-G

I went for the naturally aspirated 2.0l petrol as I prefer simplicity - so there's less to go wrong, and living in the big smoke I hate dirty diesel particulates.

Kodo Design

An incredible departure from the prior generation's happy smile! Generation 1? I considered switching while my Civic was being serviced... but stuck with the trusty old girl instead. Generation 2? Nah. Civic again. Generation 3? :) :) :) :) :)

Jinba Ittai

To be fair the BMW we test drove was a better drive, but we felt like proper twats being seen in public in it... sorry. Kodo design ftw!

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Oops, drifted :-s

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The End Is Nigh!!!

Woe unto you who do not scruple to say in irony, “

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More triples

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Milestones

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Sat Nav crash

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Tomorrow never comes…

…but Saturday 12th September 2015 is today’

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Bon Voyage!!

..and then finally on to Sheerness. Unfortunately due t

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I hate Pauline!!!

So I bum around all day thinking if the Progress is sti

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私はあなたを発見しました

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Mercedes Mercedes (and Vauxhall) everywhere…

…but not a Mazda in sight 🙁

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…to the sun rising over the east coast of Great B

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Done queuing for Killingholme

So, I could forgive having to queue for the Suez, but i

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The camera doesn’t lie…

Slightly later (and longer) lunch than usual today so I

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No! No! You’re going the wrong way!!!

So having watched all day in anticipation that it might

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Then we dock…

here. Close enough. I’m off to bed or I’ll

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An hour to traverse the dock…

Man I should have been off to bed for my 16 to go sleep

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Arrival Zeebrugge

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Nearly there :)

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Mutiny on the Progress Ace!!!

So the detour took us all the way in to Cherbourg, but

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21.2knots Woot!

So on my regular checkup I noticed a sharp course direc

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Back in range off Britanny

As predicted the wait wasn’t too long to be picke

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Once more into the fray

For hopefully the last time as we cross the mouth of th

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There’s Lisbon on the starboard, Jim

In a couple of weeks time my wife, who’s of Portu

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Full speed ahead

So we’re through the Gibraltar Straits and steami

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What will we do with the drunken sailor?

Apparently the captain picked up rather a lot of Sangri

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Departing Barcelona

During the night we docked in Barcelona. I found a live

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No Sitges detour pls!

A couple of hours and she’ll be docked in Barcelo

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Updated ETA 2015-08-13 03:00 UTC

So the ETA’s been updated as I’d already an

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No chance for 15:00

At this rate we’ll be getting in to Barcelona sho

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Passed Sicily

So today’s been a good day! Progress of the Progr

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Barcelona bound…

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Mazda still leads the way…

Still leading the way, and just catching proof it went

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Yay VesselFinder

So I’ve been using MarineTraffic mostly, but sinc

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Delays delays delays…

So apparently there’s around a two day queue back

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Another day done it’s been great to have been mon

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And on the portside…

Weaning myself off checking every five minutes we’

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Watching paint dry!

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Delayed :(

MOL’s updated the schedule for the Progress Ace.

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Frustration!

Still no sign of the Progress Ace’s progress. By

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Passing Banda Aceh

We’re back in range after a gap around the northe

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38th sleep overdue

One last check before checking out for the night…

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Out of range past Kuala Lumpur

So I hope she’s picked up again around the northe

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Progress Ace through Malacca Strait

At 01:00 UTC (09:00 local time) we set off from Singapo

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Anchored Off Singapore

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Approaching Singapore

Running a bit late Progress Ace finally appears in rang

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Passing the Philippines

After another brief abscence from the AIS network we po

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Sndamac su bale duri

Popping up in range of the Taiwanese coast. Bring back

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GO!

Due in Zeebrugge 17th August, in my garage 1st Septembe

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On your marks, get set…

Progress Ace just arrived at Nakanoseki. A whole crew o

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Fully redesigned and evolved in every way, it marks a huge step forward.