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We would be delighted if you have spend some time on Giselle for you to contribute to the site. You can send us photos or perhaps write a short article about your visit to be included on the blog — please leave a message below and we will send you our email address.

We may also be reached by SailMail — which we can receive in the middle of oceans. Again, you only have to ask for details 😉 . Of course if you’re in the area you’ll also find us on VHF…

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  • 1 Mario Francis // Jun 10, 2014 at 2:13 am

    Good day David and Mary,by these means I,the younger brother of Ernesto Ryce regret to inform you of the passing of your welder Ernesto Ryce in Shelter Bay,Panama.Ernesto suffered a stroke in his home in Panama on April 1,2014. He was hospitalized for two and a half months until his passing on May 24,2014.May his soul Rest in Peace.
    Ernesto will be remembered for his craftsmanship and precision thru out his career.

  • 2 Ernesto Ryce Welder // Apr 12, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Hi David & Mary, hope you’re in the best of health when you receive this letter. I saw that you received a comment from my younger brother mario,nevertheless my concern was on how are you enjoying the performance of your new rudder?i hope you’re satisfied. David i want tou to know that i received a call some time ago from someone that you recommended me to but i never did that job,seem like the guys in the shelter bay convinced the client and they did it. I’m not the only one who can but having you know this would clear me if it should fail. thank again and be good.

  • 3 Mario Francis // Apr 7, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I was moved to know that you had some professional/precision work done in my home Panama by Mr.Ernesto Ryce.His work and craftsmanship speaks for itself. I am pretty sure you will not have a reoccurrence of what you had in Shelter bay.This mans dedicated years of his apprenticeship on welding and metallurgy has put him where he stands today.Proudly speaking for my brother.Ship ahoy.

  • 4 Peter & Linda Gibson // Apr 7, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Dear David and Mary,
    WE have read all your web pages and are interested in your adventure. Before you leave NZ we would love to meet you, either in Nelson or on the Kapiti Coast where we live. If you are traveling North by road do call in and stay if you wish. Plenty of room here. Regards

    Peter & Linda Gibson

  • 5 Brad Smith // Mar 11, 2012 at 8:22 am

    We just passed on an aluminum Samoa 47 and are looking for something a little smaller. Would you recommend we look at the Madeira? What is the bridge clearance- it does not show on the stadt web site. Where was Giselle built? Contact me on email. Would love to chat.

  • 6 Kathleen Bowie // Feb 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Hi Mary, just back from Australia myself and thought I’d tap into your website to see where you are. Susan mason from your Fallin class and i are friends and she was asking about you so i said i’d send you an email and give you her best regards. i always think ofyou when i get out thesewing machine !!! How long will you be going round the world for now? (bad grammer !!) Hope you and all your family are well. Best wishes Kathleen

  • 7 Ian Hards // Feb 4, 2012 at 11:23 am

    David, I heard a rumour you might be back in Scotland. Hardslog is in Ferry Marine getting a bit of facial work done after a Port Edgar hurricane but you know you are welcome to come out on her anytime you are home until you have a boat back here. just say the word. Regards to you both and really sorry to hear about the house. Ian

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