Author Archives: Jill Beckett

About Jill Beckett

I hope you enjoy reading this blog, it is written purely for entertainment value! Its just a way of keeping a journal for myself as well as staying in touch with family and friends around the world. I try to "live life to the full", "think out of the box" and any other cliches for making the best of it that you can think of! I started writing this blog in 2011 when I gave up my job as a midwife ("The Baby Catcher"!) and began circumnavigating Britain in a 45ft yacht and trained as a skipper prior to going to Australia to live for a year. I then spent 16 months in the UK, before moving to Bali to my scuba diving to a professional level ("Jilly Fish") and trained as a Dive Instructor. I am now sailing from Malaysia, through Indonesia and making my way to the Sunshine Coast of Australia on a 50ft Catamaran and, quite frankly, having a ball! Drop me a message, I would love to hear from you and what you think of my blog! Mwah x

Going Bananas!

When I first arrived in Australia over 3 years ago, my daughter, Francesca and I were invited to crew on a boat on a race around Magnetic Island. We prepared a packed lunch with scrummy sandwiches and crisps, and completed … Continue reading

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A Very Merry Unbirthday To Me!

I’m starting to find my feet now I have arrived back in Australia, and it certainly feels like I have come home.  I miss my family and friends in the UK so very much, but I am now close to … Continue reading

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A Taste of The Top End!

I found it very sad to say goodbye to Indonesia, but had to admit, in many ways, it was a welcome change to be back on Australian soil. I no longer have to struggle communicating with my smattering of Bahasa and … Continue reading

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Sailing to A Land Down Unda!

When I started this blog in July 2011, it was at the start of my circumnavigation of Britain. I set myself a task of writing a journal detailing each day, trying to keep it lighthearted, and dare I say, funny, … Continue reading

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My Love Affair With Indonesia

My love for this wonderful country has deepened as I have explored many of its islands and met many of its people. I’m now preparing to leave Indonesia and sail to Australia, we set out at 3am to begin our … Continue reading

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Blowing Bubbles With A Hookah

I had fun thinking up titles for this blog, but decided to keep it clean! When Daryl was looking for someone to help crew his boat, one of his selection criteria was a love of scuba diving as he wanted … Continue reading

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The land of the Dragons

I have so enjoyed traveling around Indonesia and am quite taken by this beautiful place and the warmth of the people. Onwards from Bali and Lombok to a very special place – Komodo national Park. This is comprised of two … Continue reading

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My Surfing Phase

“You are never too old to try new things” I told myself as I straddled a surf board like a beached whale, waves of salty water bashing into my face, salt water stinging my eyes and my thighs getting sore … Continue reading

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Lucky sailor

Here I am, a lucky lady on another adventure! I am 6 weeks into this particular adventure, and have so much to tell! I will start by writing a general blog outlining my travels, then write further with specifics, I … Continue reading

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Making Luck Happen

As I make my posts on Facebook, I frequently get comments saying things like “You are so lucky” or, “I’m so jealous”, and “I wish I could do that”, and it is something I have given alot of thought to. … Continue reading

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