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Ilhéu das Rolas

Ilhéu das Rolas We visited the small island of Ilhéu das Rolas off the south coast of São Tomé on our last day. Population: 296 (wikipedia; 2008). At first glance, as…

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Chocolate Islands

Chocolate Islands Adventures Visiting the chocolate islands is just that: an adventure. Be prepared to lose your heart to this gorgeous place like Salty Dog did. The experience you have…

Libreville Gabon

First Impressions: Libreville Libreville International Airport Flying to Libreville was really quite painless. Ironically, the most stressful part was making the flight to Paris from London on time! Heathrow had…

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Travel fishing

Travel fishing with Salty Dog Travel fishing isn’t all about the catch, it’s about the adventure. Want to have some fun on the water and get to know far off…

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São Tomé & Príncipe

Preparations: São Tomé & Príncipe I’m really excited! But also slightly nervous. I grew up in South Africa, so I’m no stranger to Africa, but São Tomé & Príncipe is off…

How to tie a snell knot

How to tie a snell knot Watch Paul in this short video to find out how easy it is to tie the snell knot. A crucial knot in your armour…

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Ramblings of a fisherman

Going Going Gabon! ‘When cold autumn winds greet me from the north, my thoughts drift to tropics down south where the longitude and latitudes are stretched out wide and the African jungle…

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Building a boat, building a dream

Building Salty Dog: 23 ft Wilson Flyer I commissioned Salty Dog, a 23ft Wilson Flyer, from Brian Wilson in 2010. He was the designer and builder of the original Wilson Flyer,…

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Welcome to Salty Dog

The Story of Salty Dog  The story of Salty Dog started long before it actually started! As dreams usually do … First of all, a little background on Paul and where…