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September 2012: New information posted on noonsite

By Sue Richards last modified Apr 20, 2018 11:33 AM

Published: 2012-10-02 00:00:00

Last month was a hectic one for the noonsite team with the launch of the “new look” noonsite and associated hours of checking and re-checking that goes with a new site launch. We hope after a week or so of using the site you are all pleased with the new look and have discovered it’s still noonsite, just with a new suit!

With so much extra work on our hands there were consequently not so many cruising reports published last month. We will of course get those outstanding up on the site as soon as we can and thank you to all who contributed to the site last month with cruising reports, updates, corrections and useful info. for fellow cruisers.

We hope you enjoy reading and taking advantage of the latest information on  Please do not hesitate to send us your news, reports and updates from wherever in the world you are cruising. This website relies on feedback from the cruisers that use it, to keep it as up to date and informative as possible. Please remember that not only do we welcome updates, we also welcome emails stating that the info. you found on noonsite was 100% accurate. All contributions will be personally acknowledged by a member of the noonsite team.

See previous monthly report summaries since 2009 here.



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Panama Clearance: Cruisers Report on their Experiences

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Brazil, Jacare, Cabedelo: Cruisers’ Reports
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Spain & Portugal: More Marina Prices

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Gambia, Banjul: Clearance Update

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