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Welcome to John & Jenny's Al Shaheen website

 

Shaheen is the Arabic name for a female Peregrine Falcon and the name epitomises powerful, silent, speed in flight. The Peregrine is capable of a sustained speed in level flight of over 100 km/hour and has been recorded in a dive at well over 320 km/hour.

 

When I came to register the name on the UK Part 1 registry, “Shaheen” had already been taken and was not available. Not wanting to settle for “Shaheen of East Sheen” or similar ridiculous corruption, I adopted the Arabic definite article “Al”. “Al Shaheen” effectively means “The Shaheen”.

Useful links:

 

 

Ocean Cruising Club:

www.oceancruisingclub.org

 

Cruising Association:

www.cruising.org.uk

 

Royal Institute of Navigation:

www.rin.org.uk

 

Jimmy Cornell's Noonsite:

www.noonsite.com

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You can email us at jj@alshaheen.co.uk

 

JOHN & JENNY’S AL SHAHEEN WEBSITE

 

  

Soutpiel Safari

 

In October 2010 John & Jenny left Al Shaheen in Nova Scotia for the winter and, in search of a warmer climate, drove their Land Rover 15,000 miles (22,000 km) from England to South Africa.

  

John’s  Soutpiel Safari blog is at

www.blog.mailasail.com/soutpielsafari

 

Jenny’s blog is at www.getjealous.com/thesoutpielsafari and continues to tell the story of their travels up to the present day.