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Flomaida II - Ein wunderschön angestrahlter Baum im Park
Flomaida II - Ein wunderschön angestrahlter Baum im Park
Flomaida II - Wer kein Dinghi hat wie wir, der nimmt sich halt ein Wasserflugzeug
Flomaida II - Wer kein Dinghi hat wie wir, der nimmt sich halt ein Wasserflugzeug
Flomaida II - Keine Angst, wir verloddern nicht!
Flomaida II - Keine Angst, wir verloddern  nicht!
Flomaida II - Ohne Worte!
Flomaida II - Ohne Worte!
Flomaida II - Herrlicher Ausblick auf Regenwald und Wasserfall
Flomaida II - Herrlicher Ausblick auf Regenwald und Wasserfall
Flomaida II - Die Wurzeln der Bäume im Regenwald sind gigantisch!
Flomaida II - Die Wurzeln der Bäume im Regenwald sind gigantisch!
Flomaida II - Die sehr enge und flache Passage durch den Hinchinbrook Chanel
Flomaida II - Die sehr enge und flache Passage durch den Hinchinbrook Chanel
Flomaida II - Klein-Wallabi scheint es ja recht gut zu gehen!
Flomaida II - Klein-Wallabi scheint es ja recht gut zu gehen!
Flomaida II - Ist er nicht süß???? Und zufällig mal wach!
Flomaida II - Ist er nicht süß???? Und zufällig mal wach!
Flomaida II - Ankern in der Abendstimmung vor Low Island
Flomaida II - Ankern in der Abendstimmung vor Low Island
Flomaida II - Wer sagt denn, dass sie böse ausschauen?? Das sind aber Süßwasserkrokodile
Flomaida II - Wer sagt denn, dass sie böse ausschauen?? Das sind aber Süßwasserkrokodile
Flomaida II - Im Papaya Garten, nur leider hängen die Früchte zu hoch......
Flomaida II - Im Papaya Garten, nur leider hängen die Früchte zu hoch......
Flomaida II - Entweder sind sie zu schnell, oder die Krokos mögen ihr Fleisch nicht
Flomaida II - Entweder sind sie zu schnell, oder die Krokos mögen ihr Fleisch nicht
Flomaida II - Wir haben Nemo gefunden
Flomaida II - Wir haben Nemo gefunden
Flomaida II - So fängt man in Cooktown Köderfische
Flomaida II - So fängt man in Cooktown Köderfische
Flomaida II - Ankern vor dem stimmungsvollen Städtchen Cooktown
Flomaida II - Ankern vor dem stimmungsvollen Städtchen Cooktown
Flomaida II - Einmal muss es sein- Aborigines in kunstvoller Bemalung
Flomaida II - Einmal muss es sein- Aborigines in kunstvoller Bemalung
Flomaida II - Herrlicher Segeltag vor der Küste von Queensland
Flomaida II - Herrlicher Segeltag vor der Küste von Queensland
Flomaida II - besondere Morgenstimmung beim Ablegen um 7 Uhr
Flomaida II - besondere Morgenstimmung beim Ablegen um 7 Uhr
Flomaida II - Wir würden Fish and Chips durch Spaghetti-Vongole ersetzen! Welch wahrer Spruch!
Flomaida II - Wir würden Fish and Chips durch Spaghetti-Vongole ersetzen! Welch wahrer Spruch!
Flomaida II - Abendvergnügen der Bewohner von Cooktown
Flomaida II - Abendvergnügen der Bewohner von Cooktown
Flomaida II - Man sieht, es geht uns gut!
Flomaida II - Man sieht, es geht uns gut!
Flomaida II - Die Aborigines haben ihren eigenen Kalender
Flomaida II - Die Aborigines haben ihren eigenen Kalender
Flomaida II - Ein waiser Captain Cook!
Flomaida II - Ein waiser Captain Cook!
Flomaida II - Eine Aborigines Familie beim Picknick am WE
Flomaida II - Eine Aborigines Familie beim Picknick am WE
Flomaida II - Überall stehen diese Schilder! Also auch im Dinghi aufpassen!!!
Flomaida II - Überall stehen diese Schilder! Also auch im Dinghi aufpassen!!!
Flomaida II - Das haben wir so ungefähr in Vanuatu erlebt!
Flomaida II - Das haben wir so ungefähr in Vanuatu erlebt!
Flomaida II - Mein Job, wenn Flomaida zu teuer wird!
Flomaida II - Mein Job, wenn Flomaida zu teuer wird!
Flomaida II - Direkt vom Fischtrawler :1kg Shrimps schon fertig gekocht hoch und Geld runter !
Flomaida II - Direkt vom Fischtrawler :1kg Shrimps schon fertig gekocht hoch und Geld runter !
Flomaida II - Frühschoppen am Samstag in Cooktown
Flomaida II - Frühschoppen am Samstag in Cooktown
09/07/2015

Luna Quest - Wednesday July 8th and Thursday July 9th

Position: Port Resolution in Tanna, VanuatuAt anchorSince our arrival on Tuesday, it has not stopped raining despite being in the dry season! El Nino is definitely playing games. Yesterday the ARC fleet had been invited to help restore some of the destruction and some of the braver participants ventured ashore to lend a voluntary hand. In the afternoon a violent squall came through with masses of rain, sending one or two boats dragging their anchor. One of them, whose crew were ashore, collided with another boat that as a result collided with a third. Julia and I were on board Luna Quest listening to nostalgic songs from the 1930s upwards on Julia’s powerful Mac Pro and were largely unaware of the turbulence outside aided by the fact that we were anchored closer than anybody else to the. read more...


08/07/2015

Flomaida II - Segeln vom Feinsten von Cape York nach Darwin 1.-5.Juli

Wir haben ALLES auf diesem perfekten Segelabschnitt außer keinemWind,Internet und einem Fisch. Unsere Köderfarbe ist wohl geradenicht in Mode!Der Wind kommt aus der richtigen Richtung mit +-25 Knoten, die Sonnescheint, der Vollmond scheint die ganze Nacht. Es gibt Sternschnuppen,nur die Wellen nerven manchmal beim Kochen und Essen.Entgegen der Prognose unseres Wetter Guru´s begann unsere Überfahrt(750 sm)mit sehr leichten Winden, was und dazu animierte,unserenParasailor mal wieder zu lüften.Es ist schon ein größerer Aufwand undrichtig Arbeit, die sich aber dann auch gelohnt hat. Es ist nur wieverhext! Da es sehr viele Taue gibt, gibt es natürlich auch immer einGewusel.Bei zwei Möglichkeiten ein Tau über das andere zu legen,wählen wir zu 90% immer zuerst die falsche!! Ist bei Vielem auf. read more...


07/07/2015

Luna Quest - Tuesday, 7th July, 2015

Noon Position: 19.32S 169.30E (Port Resolution in the island of Tanna, part of the Vanuatu group of islands).Distance run from last noon position: 90 measured milesThe strong winds from yesterday that pushed Luna Quest too fast to arrive in today’s daylight hours of Port Resolution fell away fairly rapidly to a light breeze by 0300 hours this morning, insufficient puff to fill the sails from aft in the confused sea that the wind had produced with one swell from the south and another from the north. Having made strenuous efforts to ensure we would not arrive in the dark, now meant we had to call upon engine power to get us to our destination in the morning!We approached the island in fine rain, blocking it from our sight from time to time. Rally Control had given us some co-ordinates,. read more...


06/07/2015

Widago - Rostock to Ronne

A big bright moon is lighting a torch for us tonight as we head to Denmark in search of butter cookies, blue cheese, and bacon.WIDAGO uncovered a pair of Maryland Moseley stowaways aboard. So now the count is:Boys: 6Girls: 1Always outnumbered. Regardless of my domestic engineering efforts, I really don't think there is anyway to keep that tweenage man-child smell at bay. Farts and Fritos my friends.So far, the sailing has been great. We left the docks and had sails up by 4pm. Last night we were treated to a beautiful lightning show, followed by winds gusting to +30kts. A bit too rich for my blood. Arab, being the wise, kind sage that he is, decided to wait it out until the winds were lighter to depart for Ronne. After a few hours on a beam reach, we made the turn, and unleashed the. read more...


06/07/2015

GarliX - Betreff: Fiji Abschied? endlich wieder unterwegs

ab 4.7.15 unterwegs von Musket Cove / Fiji nach Vanuatu Insel Tanna - Distanz: ca. 450smSolch Tage kurz vorm Start sind immer irgendwie komisch… wir wollen dann weiter; irgendwie sind wir dann „fertig“ mit dem Land und sind bereit für neue Abenteuer. Mit diesen Ansichten teilt sich die ARC Fleet. Für einen Teil der Fleet geht alles zu schnell; müsste die Zeit in den Ländern viel länger sein. Geplant werden auch einige Schiffe der Fleet hier im Pazifik bleiben; manche ein Jahr; manche noch länger. Wir treffen hier Crews, die sind seit 4,5,8 Jahren hier in der Gegend. Sind ein paar Monate hier, suchen einen sicheren Platz für ihr Schiff während der Hurrikan - Saison, fliegen nach Hause und besuchen dann die nächsten Inseln. Genauso kommen einige Boote wieder dazu, die jetzt. read more...


06/07/2015

Luna Quest - Monday, July 6th 2015

Noon Position: 18.58S 171.20EDaily run: 115 measured milesThe wind was forecast to be a moderate breeze today, but instead it is strong, up to near gale force, making the seas very rough with large breakers. All the windows and hatches are closed, but perversely, inside the boat it feels calm, save for the occasional rogue wave that may roll us ignominiously. Then everything that is not secured will be on the move. The rough weather is making the task of navigation quite exhausting. Planning to arrive Tuesday morning has me up and down the companion way like a yoyo adjusting the sails and the Hydrovane to keep us at the correct speed and direction. The solar panels and the wind generator have not been able to feed enough energy into the batteries for overnight power consumption, so that. read more...


05/07/2015

Firefly - Overcast and fast to Tanna

Firefly is en route to Port Resolution, Tanna, Vanuatu having left Fiji on Saturday. Sailing as part of the 17 strong World ARC 2015 fleet we started at 1100 just outside Musket Cove and after a gentle first afternoon with 2 fairly brief spells of motoring we have had 20 knots plus from the south east. The sea state is moderate to rough and we are bumping along with grey overcast skies and at present it does not feel much like the South Pacific - more English Channel.Today is Monday 6th July, its coming up to 1000 and with 125 miles (of the 460) to go we are thinking about our arrival time. The wind is currently 22 knots and we are averaging about 8 knots so if this continues it will be dark when we arrive. We have been to Port Resolution before and with good moonlight (which we will. read more...


05/07/2015

Exody - Days 166-176 : Bula Bula, Moce ,Vinaka

The last ten days in Fiji have seen Exody relaunched after just one night on the hard at Vuda marina, Petter departed after five months crewing, and second daughter plus two of our old friends boarded for Leg 6 from Fiji to Vanuatu.Today Sunday 5th July we are averaging over 7 knots in 20 knot winds and have covered 190 miles of this 450 leg. It's 30 hours since the start yesterday morning and we have five other World ARC boats in sight.We are on schedule to arrive at Port Resolution on the island of Tanna lunchtime Tuesday 8th. Determined to launch before Tessa's arrival, since she last left us in January from Exody on the hard in Carriacou, and with the impetus of a Fiji public holiday on Friday 26th,I painted into the evening on the first night out the water and from first light. read more...


05/07/2015

Starblazer - 06/07/2015 – Not quite ‘Champagne Sailing’

We were very fortunate to be allowed to clear out of Fiji on Saturday morning, having arrived in Musket Cove far too late to be cleared out on Friday. There were several problems we still had to sort out, the most important being the electric bilge pump in the saloon.One mucky hand confirmed it wasn’t blocked however one of the wires was dangling.This is a sealed unit and the wire had failed where it entered the body of the pump so John wired in the spare and we were up and running.We reached the start line about one minute late, I’ll gloss over the state of Starblazer down below; let’s just say it was lucky that it was almost a flat calm and lots of items could be stowed as we picked our way through the reefs surrounding Malolo and Fiji.Usually being late at the start means you just see. read more...


05/07/2015

Widago - Happy 4th of July - ARC Baltic

Greetings from WIDAGO and her crew!We just returned to Hohe Duene after a fantastic week visiting the German Countryside, Amsterdam, and back to Hamburg. Luckily the boat was still floating, in exactly the same place we left her. Whew…..The last couple days, I noticed our sweet Ahab showing signs of WIDAGO withdrawal….headaches, stomaches, irritability, crabby-pant-itis…worried about the big girl as she was left to fend for herself while we were getting our “touristic” land-based adventure fix. Rest assured all was as we had left it, minus one wild ferret or weasel/mink like creature that had begun to visit our boat.We had a very successful trip to Hamburg, securing our Russian Visas for the rally into St. Petersburg Russia at the end of the month. Again, so many thank yous to Martine at. read more...


Widago - Happy 4th of July - ARC Baltic
Widago - Happy 4th of July - ARC Baltic
05/07/2015

Gertha 4 - Rostock

54.10 N  12.05 E   Hot and sunny in Rostock. Over 30 yesterday and humid similar today.Tomorrow it breaks we are told and wind comes back, could be good for a sail toBonholm. WCC have found the swankiest marina in the area to start the rally,hospitality and organisation is usual quality operation. Gertha continues to behave herself, treated to a new water pump in Kiel, soshowers are back on full blast.   s. read more...


05/07/2015

Luna Quest - Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Noon Position: 18.42S 173.21EDaily run: 115 measured milesOur wish yesterday for a little more wind was soon fulfilled. The sky overcast quite rapidly in the afternoon with a mass of heavy rain clouds straight ahead of us. No sooner had we reached these, than a wind sprang up first from the SW, but rapidly changing to the South with 20 knots. We were romping along at 7 knots of speed and all night the wind held from the South. Our noon position leaves us no more than 225 miles to go, which calls for careful planning so as not to arrive in the dark on Tuesday morning. Port Resolution is a grand name for an inlet on the east coast of Tanna island that is not on any recognised chart. We have to make do with coordinates that Rally Control have given us, but comparing these with our chart. read more...


04/07/2015

Northern Light - Cuxhaven to Hamburg

Wednesday 1st July08.30 - Set off from Cuxhaven accompanied by customary porridge with honey and milk,11.30 entered the lock at Brunsbuttel and into the Kiel Canal with the barometer still rising (1042), in bright sunshine and light winds, and commenced the 50 mile passage to Holtenau, and the Baltic SeaThe Kiel canal was fascinating mainly for the enormous variety of vessels, both commercial and pleasure, passing through. We thought of stopping off at Rensberg which is about two thirds of the way along it, but when we got there we were not very impressed, and decided to head for Holtenau and the baltic. 20.30 - entered the lock at Holtenau, along with some very large commercial ships - we were fortunately allowed out first! You have to pay at the East end of the canal depending on. read more...


Northern Light - Cuxhaven to Hamburg 1
Northern Light - Cuxhaven to Hamburg 1
Northern Light - Cuxhaven to Hamburg 2
Northern Light - Cuxhaven to Hamburg 2
Northern Light - Cuxhaven to Hamburg 3
Northern Light - Cuxhaven to Hamburg 3
Northern Light - Cuxhaven to Hamburg 4
Northern Light - Cuxhaven to Hamburg 4
Northern Light - Cuxhaven to Hamburg 5
Northern Light - Cuxhaven to Hamburg 5
Northern Light - Cuxhaven to Hamburg 6
Northern Light - Cuxhaven to Hamburg 6

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