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May - Day 4
May - Day 4
10/06/2015

GarliX - Rost, Grünspan und anderer Gammel

Tour: 8.6.-10.6.15 Tonga - Fiji / erstes Ziel Lau Group - Vanua Balavu / Distanz: 290smJa, die Überschrift ist etwas ungewöhnlich. Aber Angesichts der Bedeutung von diesem chemischen Prozess der Feuchtigkeit, ist es mehr als überfällig, darüber mal zu schreiben. Größter „Reißer“ hier sind zur Prophylaxe wasserdichte Boxen und Plastiktüten mit Zipp - Verschluss und zur Therapie WD 40. Letzteres ist das Allheilmittel hier überhaupt und gibt es übrigens in fast jedem Laden der bisher ersegelten Welt; steht häufig gleich neben Nesquik und Nutella… ist ja auch ähnlich wichtig. Ohne WD 40 würde die Welt hier wohl leicht „festgefressen“ stillstehen. USB Sticks, die nur so rumliegen, fangen an zu rosten. Auch an den Computern die ohne Hülle rumstehen, entsteht an den USB Kontakten eine leichte. read more...


10/06/2015

Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!

Sienna likes listening to music up close and personal with the cockpitspeakers     m_IMG_2430 m_IMG_2432 m_IMG_2436 m_IMG_2440 m_IMG_2441 m_IMG_2445 m_IMG_2446 m_IMG_2450 m_IMG_2451 m_IMG_2452 m_IMG_2454 m_IMG_2455 m_IMG_2457 m_IMG_2458 m_IMG_2459. read more...


Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
Firefly - Some pictures of Leg 3!
10/06/2015

Widago - Barnacles

Yum! (photo credit: DALA)IMG_4597. read more...


Widago - Barnacles
Widago - Barnacles
Zingara - Zera vor uns....
Zingara - Zera vor uns....
Zingara - Erinnerungen
Zingara - Erinnerungen
Zingara - Faial, Pico
Zingara - Faial, Pico
10/06/2015

Widago - Azores Cruise

ARC EUROPE: Azores Cruise 2015Yesterday, I ate a barnacle. Yes, you read it right. You know those gnarly attachments you’d find growing along the bottom of a neglected hull? Yes, indeed….and it was worth the flash of horror that crossed my mind as the waitress delivered our lunch.Unfortunately, you cannot really expect your kids to venture off the kiddie menu in foreign countries, if you do not exemplify the same adventurous spirit. Luckily it worked, and the boys were asking for seconds. If you had asked me six months ago if I would ever eat the crusty turd scraped off the bottom of boat, I’d have said, “Not in a million….”So let’s back this up a bit. WIDAGO successfully completed a 1800nm journey from Bermuda to Horta, Faial (Azores) in 14 days. Our passage was very calm with light. read more...


Zingara -
Zingara -
10/06/2015

Firefly - Povoa

All arrived safe and sound in Povoa after 55 mile sail! Nice day but with alittle cloud! Sienna played in the cockpit (photos to follow) and she alsodecided that the Almanac was a better read than the beatrix potter books... Position currently 41:22:30N 8:45:89   We leave tomorrow and head to Porto where we pick Anna’s sister up for somecrew help! Should be fun! Again the boat is performing well and keeping us safeand sound! Thanks Firefly.... read more...


10/06/2015

Free Spirit - Log 25: 10 June 2015

I went to bed early Monday night in preparation fora 0600 start next morning. The crew went to a strip club. Not all  - I'llleave it to the reader to guess which ones. Some, not all, didmanage to emerge from their bunks at dawn, eyes bleary and bloodshotfrom insufficient sleep, too much intoxication and seeing things theyshouldn't, to lend a hand getting out of port. This was tricky because wewere hemmed in by other boats and the wind was blowing at 20 kts but we made itwithout mishap and are now back on the open sea with just over 900NM to go tothe Strait of Gibraltar.One of the attractions of Angra, in additionto its rich history, the beauty of its buildings - and its stripclub - is the bull fight, which takes. read more...


10/06/2015

Zingara - Via Inmarsat:

Weiter gehts....nach einigen schoenen tagen auf faial und tercheira segelnwir,- ja, wir segeln - bei idealem halbwind kurs durch die nacht nach saomiguel, marina ponta delgada. Dieses mal ist es keine wettfahrt, so konntejeder starten wann er wollte. Uns geht es prima, auch zingara funktionierteinwandfrei.So, das war s fuer den moment, beste gruesse von den azoren,ernst, wolle u ingo mit einem hallo zu nils in fra beim geldverdienen!. read more...


10/06/2015

Luna Quest - Wednesday, 10th June, 2015

Noon Position: 17.52S 177.05WDaily run: 63 milesA strong breeze is sending big blue rollers onto the port quarter of Luna Quest. It is difficult to keep her speed down to under 5 knots. She only carries a scrap of genoa. A near gale is forecast soon and our passage through the pass is due tomorrow morning. All night we have been hove-to to allow us to time our passage. This morning at 07.30am we only had a 130 miles to go to the pass from our hove-to position, a distance Luna Quest would cover in about 16 hours in this wind, but we have been told not to enter the pass at any time other than in the morning hours from 9am, when the sun is behind us and obstacles (bommies and rocks) can be spotted by the naked eye or with the help of polloroid sunglasses.The rollers are magnificent with. read more...


Isabella of Portsmouth - Photos start Arc Portugal 2015
Isabella of Portsmouth - Photos start Arc Portugal 2015
09/06/2015

Firefly - Some pictures of the trip so far! -

We are now in Baiona which is around 70 miles north of the Portuguese border and have a lovely berth at the yacht club! Sienna is very happy as shehas been reunited with all her toys... Boat looks great and really finally feelall the hard work prep has paid off as we are now so self sufficient. Current position 42:07:33N 8:50:86W   Leaving for Porto WednesdayAgain big breeze from the North so Sienna is excited  LOL   Crew Firefly    m_IMG_2401 m_IMG_2380 m_IMG_2363 m_IMG_2400 m_IMG_2424 m_IMG_2421 m_IMG_2410. read more...


Firefly - Some pictures of the trip so far! -
Firefly - Some pictures of the trip so far! -
Firefly - Drinks in Bayona
Firefly - Drinks in Bayona
Firefly - Dinner
Firefly - Dinner
Firefly - Fishing tackle
Firefly - Fishing tackle
Firefly - Night out
Firefly - Night out
Firefly - Crew in Plymouth
Firefly - Crew in Plymouth
Firefly - Fishing tackle
Firefly - Fishing tackle
Dala - Touring Terceira, North-East view
Dala - Touring Terceira, North-East view
09/06/2015

Firefly - Fast passage to Fiji's Lau Group

As we approach the end of a passage we are normally pushing Firefly as fast as possible in order to arrive in time for a deadline - normally its to arrive before it gets dark. Its different this time - we are going to need to slow down on our second night at sea in order that we have good light to enter the Tongan Passage, our planned route into the lagoon of Vanua Balavu, part of the Lau Group of Fiji - we are going too fast! Firefly cast off her mooring in Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga at 1030 on Monday 8th June to start this passage of just over 300 miles. The destination is a village called Lomolomo, which in this case is a 'sufferance' port. It is called this because its not an official port of entry for Fiji - the ICA have special permission to arrive here and have arranged to fly the. read more...


09/06/2015

Luna Quest - Tuesday, 9th June, 2015

Noon Position: 18.07S 175.53WDaily run: 128 milesIt seems that most of the time ashore is taken up with effecting small repairs, socialising, trying to get an internet signal and deciding where to have an evening meal. However, we did manage an excursion to a vanilla farm, where there were more pigs than evidence of growing vanilla. We also had a boat trip out to the coral gardens, where we snorkelled to admire the landscape and the thousands of multicoloured fish that abound in these tropical waters and a huge cave that we entered by boat. The Kingdom of Tonga is a stretch of hundreds of small, mostly uninhabited, islands, where one could be cruising an entire season, seeking shelter from the trade winds behind the islands, but not all of them have a shelving seabed so that anchoring. read more...


Dala - Crossing the finish line in Horta
Dala - Crossing the finish line in Horta
Dala - DALA peacefully waiting for the next leg, in Horta
Dala - DALA peacefully waiting for the next leg, in Horta
Dala - Joelle painting our mark upon arrival un Horta 2
Dala - Joelle painting our mark upon arrival un Horta 2
Dala - Joelle painting our mark upon arrival un Horta 1
Dala - Joelle painting our mark upon arrival un Horta 1
Dala - Our two broken halyards
Dala - Our two broken halyards
Dala - That?s what remains of our Code zero's halyard sheave!
Dala - That?s what remains of our Code zero's halyard sheave!
Dala - Architecture, sea and hill, Horta
Dala - Architecture, sea and hill, Horta
Dala - My birthday near our painting, and close by a very old painting of a Boat named ESSAOUIRA, my birth city, in Morocco!!!!!!
Dala - My birthday near our painting, and close by a very old painting of a Boat named ESSAOUIRA, my birth city, in Morocco!!!!!!
Dala - And now: Verso!!
Dala - And now: Verso!!

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