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07/12/2014

Miss Malin - Lag day 13 - Soon in Caribbean

14 days on Atlantic.Hi,Today it´s very hot and I realised that we soon will reach our goal inCaribbean. It was nice to take a bath in the Atlantic today.Everyone on the boat is ok. We still have some good food to eat.I look forward to find a bed in Saint Lucia that is still and doesn´t makeany sound.Best regardsStefan Åhman, Crew Miss Malin. read more...


07/12/2014

Red Devil 3 - Ator, ator mutil etxera

Domingo 7 (decimo cuarto díadenavegación)   La nubosidad es la protagonista. De noche y de día.La luna está llena pero es sólo un resplandor. Al menos no hemos tenido agua enlas últimas horas y se agradece. Hay un centro de bajas presiones al oeste y nosenvía esta nubosidad y viento del Sur. Ahora vamos de travésprácticamente en dirección aSanta Lucia. Los peces han dejado de visitarnosy picar los anzuelos hace varios días. Las verduras frescas ya se han acabadoabordo pero tenemos abundantes conservas. Hoy de menú garbanzos con acelgas ycon callos. Han vuelto a fallar varios patines de la mayor que arreglaosanteriormente. Bajamos la vela y navegamos sólo con génova a 7 nudos(suficiente)y muy tranquilos. Tendremos que reparar los patines si queremoscorrer más. Aunque la verdad. read more...


07/12/2014

Louise - Blog 11 - 13th day at sea.

Iperformed fine last night and we made quite some nm. Now there is only 1274 nmtill we reach our destination. Thecommander has developed a sweet tooth! Whenever the cock lays out some sweetsJan finds them, and eats them. At home he never eats cake or sweets. Apparentlythe Atlantic has changed his habits! Thecock was sure there were plenty of sweets and biscuits, but now she has toration. As to the rest of the food she still has a lot in stock and can make avariety of dishes. Mostof the day my crew has been on deck talking, reading, taking sun heights, andnursing me. It has been a beautiful sailing day. However Carina complains thatit’s still too cold to wear bikini. I guess she will be able to do that shortlyas we are heading south slowly. The water temperature is 22 degrees C. I’mhoping. read more...


07/12/2014

Cheri - Sonntag, 7. Dez. 2014

Von Wiederholungstaetern und WindrichtungenNach der grossen Aufregung segelten wir unter Gross und Genua auf Halbwindkurs weiter. Das Leben an Bord wurde dadurch nichtgerade angenehmer. Weil immer wieder Wellen ueber Deck schlagen, bleiben seit Tagen vor allem im Vorschiff alle Lukengeschlossen. Kein Wunder dass es dort gefuehlte 30 Grad heiss ist und die Luftfeuchtigkeit bei 120% steht. Dazu kommen soangenehme Duftnoten wie: schmutzige Waesche, nasse Schuhe, Schweiss, Diesel, verfaulte Fruechte usw. Da wird es schwierig,Schlaf zu finden.Mahlzeiten sind immer Hoehepunkte des Bordlebens. Da wird trotz aller Muehseligkeiten immer wieder herzhaft gelacht undgescherzt. Gestern Abend gab es wieder einmal die legendaere „Kohlsuppe à la Ronny“. Jetzt ist aber all unser Gemüeseaufgebraucht. An. read more...


Helen - Red sky in the morning again!
Helen - Red sky in the morning again!
07/12/2014

Jo - 17:12:31N 50:45:47W

Sunday 7th December2014 Either one pot dinner or salads tendto be the easier options when cooking aboard. However judging the quantity a potwill hold when assembling dinner is often hit or miss. Last night we were wellabove the plimsoll line of the skillet used for the chicken Provencal and muchas I tried to reduce the sauce we suffered the odd spillage despite the factthat the stove is gimbled. Cleaning behind the stove will be one of those choicejobs when we arrive! We have also discovered another of those unwritten rules ofthe sea that conditions will always deteriorate as soon as anyone starts toprepare a meal. We now are fairly well acquainted with the ‘safe zones’ forplacing cooking items, however, there will always be that rogue wave thatcatches us out. It was sometime after the. read more...


Jo - 17:12:31N 50:45:47W
Jo - 17:12:31N  50:45:47W
07/12/2014

Helen - Day 14 - the day that the rains came down!

The winds picked up more than expected last night and we fair sped along - Joe reported hitting 11 knots briefly overnight. I was up on deck by 9.00am to watch the sun rise. Joe was already concerned because he had seen lightening in the distance and as the day got lighter we could see that the clouds were getting darker and we were heading straight for them. The colours in the clouds as the sun rose were spectacular - purply pinks and unusually the clouds in front of us glowing orange. You could mistake it for a sunset rather than sunrise. This was our warning as to what was to come. The radar then picked up great red blobs which are an indicator of rain and as we sailed into them boy did it rain. As I write it has been raining solidly for 7 hours and the wind has dropped. At one point. read more...


07/12/2014

Captain Blind - avant-dernier jour

dimanche sous le soleil étouffant et éprouvant , il fait hyper chaud et pasde refuge à l'intérieur c'est un four !Côté vent c'est pas la joie non plus .En ce moment on a 8/9 nds de vent etextrêmement changeant en direction. On attend l'établissement d'un alizé desud est prévu pour cette nuit .On commence à voir des oiseaux - signe des îles proches - et en particulierdes fous de bassan dont on admire les piqués dans l'eau. Il y aussi 3petits oiseaux ui ont élu domicile sur le Captain Blind , ils ont le dosgris, le ventre blanc et la gorge orange , de la taille d'un gros moineau.Si quelqu'un sait de quelle espèce il s'agit. L'ornithologue du bord(Yoann) et son admirateur (Patrice) ont déclaré très sûrs d'eux qu'ils'agissait del'hirondelle des Antilles.!! l'esprit de Bougainville frappe. read more...


07/12/2014

Nisida - Day 14 ARC 2014

Position 1600 UTC 15:40N 42:02WLast night brought a mix of good breeze to start then some thunder storms in the distance & rain showers & squalls this morning, leaving us becalmed in a hole with angry dark clouds all around, we could hear thunder in some miles away. More dophins and more heavy rain today. Breeze has just kicked back in blasting us toward St Lucia at between 8 & 9kts over the ground.. read more...


07/12/2014

Profile - Profile News Bulletin

Today’s breaking headlines: Profile and her crew continue to destroy/damage key sailing items. Despitetheir strong progress in the race, the elite skipper, first mate and crew ofrenowned Profile continue to have their troubles. To add to the two brokenpreventers, the twice ripped kite, the lost kitchen plug, the light that shortedand set fire in the bathroom, the small fire in the kitchen, the multipledead/mortally wounded toy soldiers from the battle of the chart table, theprimary kitchen cleaning utensil launching itself into the sea, the guy snappingout of the pole, the seaweed around the rudder..... yesterday the flyingDutchman lost a bucket. The yacht’s skipper, Timothy Scarisbrick, has reported aseverely damaged soul to further complicate matters.   In other round up stories:. read more...


07/12/2014

Cheri - Freitag, 5. Dez. 2014

Beinahe-Sonnenschuss im MondscheinDen ganzen Nachmittag segelte die „Juno of London“ gestern in Sichtweite vor uns her. Wir kamen zwar etwas naeher, dochschnappen konnten wir sie nicht. Also genossen wir bei dem leichten Wind das herrliche Sommerwetter an Deck, und es wurdewieder fleissig „geduscht“. Mit ein bisschen Routine geht uns das jetzt schon ganz leicht von der Hand.Als der Wind wieder etwas zulegte, setzten wir um 17 Uhr erneut den grossen Spinnaker und eroeffneten die Jagd. Wirverfolgten die „Juno of London„ in einen feurigen Sonnenuntergang hinein. Dann trennten sich unsere Wege leider, weil dieEnglaender mit Gross und Genua einen etwas anderen Kurs wählten als wir unter Spi. So verloren wir sie bald aus den Augen.Der Skipper beschloss, auch diese Nacht unter Spi (diesmal dem. read more...


07/12/2014

Cheri - Samstag, 6. Dez. 2014

Von Gewittersturm ueberrascht19 Uhr Nachtessen: Gersauermagaronen mit Apfelmus à la FridyUm 21 Uhr wechselten wir den Spi fuer die Nacht. Der grosse musste runter, der kleine hoch. Nach den Erfahrungen dervorherigen Nacht wollten wir kein Risiko eingehen. Alles lief nach Programm.Was folgte, war eine phantasische Nacht unter Spinnaker. Der fast-Vollmond tauchte das Meer in eine fast unwirkliche Farbe.Es machte einen Riesenspass, die Cheri unter Spi durch diese Traumlandschaft zu steuern. Die grossen Wellen erlaubten einemimmer wieder kleine Surfs, und die dreistuendigen Nachtwachen waren im Nu vorbei.Heute macht das Wetter aber nicht so gute Laune. Es ist zwar warm und schwuel, in der Sonne sogar heiss, aber leider zumeiststark bewoelkt. Schon seit dem fruehen Morgen kreuzen immer wieder. read more...


07/12/2014

Monomotapa - 7th December

Monomotapa 7 DecemberGood winds at the moment which we hope will last for the next 24 hours before we reach the high pressure.It has been hot, but it is the humidity has been the mostuncomfortable especially during the night in the cabins. The windows can be left open on the lee side but there is always the risk that a rogue wave will crash over the boat and wet the interior, a wet bunk is most especially unwelcome.This has so far been an unorthodox trip according to those who has done it before. We still haven't got any real trade winds after more than 12 days at sea. Our Swan performs best in winds around 20 to 25 knots. Those velocities we have only had for about two days, all other days have been slower winds. Mike went on a sea survival course this autumn and when the teacher heard. read more...


07/12/2014

Zulú - 7th December

ROTO GENOVA 2ESCOTAS 1ENRROLLADOR LLEGAMOS TRINQUETA Y MAYOR CAE DILUVIO VENCEREMOS. read more...


07/12/2014

EH01 - Dear Sun... Where have you gone?!?

Morning/Afternoon/Evening everyone... I don't even know what time of day it is its so dark outside,Well we have had an interesting night on board EH01. We had a fantastic days sailing yesterday under white sails and headed into the night hoping for it to continue. We knew some of the people ahead of us had headed into lighter breezes so we all saw the opportunity to make some good gains. As usual, as soon as the sun starts to set... the squalls seem to arrive. Every half an hour for the whole night they came and went giving us a real good soaking and providing some stiff breezes. We had shortened sail early in the night putting in a couple of reefs and hoisting our number 4 headsail and we were powering along nicely at around 8-9 knots. We managed to maintain this speed for a good 10-12. read more...


07/12/2014

Thula - day 14

Day 14 As exciting the day was the day before yesterday as tranquil and uneventful was the next day. Some of us had hopefully put out their shoes and socks over night – it seems, however, that St Nicholas didn’t quite make it all the way out here this timeL From the beginning of the day on, we were again blessed with hot tropical weather and an almost entirely cloudless sky (we can also tell that we are getting closer to the tropics as we are seeing more and more white, long-tailed “Tropic birds” circling over our heads). Winds were steady and reasonably strong, enabling us to approach St Lucia at a nice 7 knots or more. Everyone in our little commune used these perfect conditions to further refine their tan (Mike has by now turned almost entirely black), continue with their reading. read more...


07/12/2014

Southern Child - Day 13 07/12

Day 13 07/12Position 1200: 16* 29' 28N 052* 05'21W Daily Run: 176Nm Distance to Waypoint: 530Nm   Whoa - what happend?! At 6am this morning we go onwatch (Rachel, Lars & Johanna).The wind is still doing 15-20knots and wetake our positions on deck. Only minutes later it gets windier. And windier. Andwet, wet, wet! A squall comes over us with wind quickly getting up to 35-37knots and torrential rain. We put the 2nd reef in the main (we already had onein) with some struggle of trying to see and hear each other and get back oncourse. And suddenly we have 0.5 knots of wind. Then follows a flurry of varyingwind speeds, a 360, reefs down and up again, flashes of lightening, winddirection changing between 350 and 150 and so much rain that the palms or ourhands (and feet in Harriet. read more...


07/12/2014

Reina - Log 14 REINA, THE BEST RESTAURANT ON THE ATLANTIC

Already in earlier logs I gave a big compliment for the kitchen on Reina, where Chef Floss is ruling. Today there was another big surprise for lunch; PAELLA. Tasteful as in the best Spanish restaurant we have been before the ARC starts in Las Palmas.Arie Blokland. read more...


07/12/2014

Tinia - Day 12

Today we liberated the ashes of Jeanneau ....Rob and James preceded the ceremony with a little trumpet/guitar jam . Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder caught the senses of some pilot whales who appeared from the depths to see what was going on. Then we had a champagne toast to our late friend and we all got quite excited. No fish caught for a few days and fresh food still present but on the way out soon. Picked up some speed today due to slightly better wind and repositioning of spinnakker . Nice !!Rob blew trumpetJames strummed a guitarAnd a couple of whalesCame to say Ta TaTo Jeanneau. Au revoir.(a poem by JW). read more...


07/12/2014

Pelican - pelicans wet

Well that was the night that was let me introduce you to scyril squall andhis band suzi and the rain makers stan blower and his wind section about 1600ship time we hit the squall line  with rain the man and his ark would havebeen proud of  the winds topping out at 37 knts blinding rain .Now ofcourse no wind just flopping around waiting so just time for a swimthen........ok back now still parked up let you know later how we getting on. read more...


07/12/2014

Miss Liz II - Log - Day 13 - Squall me!

A good days sail on the whole. Wind moving on to the beam meant a normal sail plan and 10 knots plus frequently passed.No issues for another day (wow!). We are steadily heading South aiming to hit 16 degrees North later today before turning to head straight for St. Lucia. Plan is to avoid as much as possible the forecast weak winds that are meant to arrive in the area on Monday.Pleasant stew for dinner, but let me digress for a moment.My daughter, Jon's wife (the intrepid heads unblocker) were married just over two years ago in Florida. While there we had the chance to visit MGM studios and the backlot tour.On the tour I volunteered for the Pearl harbour special effects show. Never volunteer. For the pleasure of it I had to sit on a chair, pretending to make a call to the engine room. read more...


El Mundo - 06/12 - Bringing in the big one..
El Mundo - 06/12 - Bringing in the big one..
25/05/2005

El Mundo - 07/12 - Zig-zagging Across the Ocean

We've covered 175 miles in the last 24 hours, witha good wind all day and night, alternating between goose-winged and reaching asthe wind changes.....so a bit of a zig-zag course. A bit more action on the fishing front too...lost 2 fish andfound the hooks to have deteriorated, so replaced them. Then caught a largeDorado....maybe 8-10kg, which we let go as we would have been eating it for aweek! Anyway....it was Saturday curry nightand Amanda produced quite a spicy version of her Thai Green Curry. We baked agrain and seed bread loaf for the morning too.Our masthead tricolour bulb has blown (notsomething you really want to replace at sea!), so went to turn on the main Navlights but only the stern light came on. It would seem that the jolt of thespinnaker issue caused both. read more...


07/12/2014

Take Off - Second spinnaker out of service

It is 21h45, Olof is stearing, the full moon is lighting from behind, thewind is stable at around 15 knots (we guess now with no wind instrument), Nilsand Johan are sleeping in the cockpit and Jörgen in the saloon and just as Ipressed on “send” to send the former blog letter I heard a “bang”!What now? There was no wind change nor heavy waves. Olof stearing shoutedthat the rope that holds the spinnaker up lostened itself. We managed to take inthe spinnaker smoothly and saw that the top of the spinnaker had ripped off, weguess due to shafe. So now that our second spinnaker is out of service, wecontinue with the  genua...   Sorry all you guys following us on our trip over the Atlantic, it seems itis now going to be quite challenging to chase BombyXs 4th place. But we’re. read more...


07/12/2014

Philocat Ena - visitor / besuch

Nicht oft bekommt man fernab von Land und Zivilisation ungebeten Besuch,umso entzückter waren wir gestern Abend, als sich ein Vögelchen ins Cockpitverirrte, nein, es sich ganz speziell aussuchte, mehrfach rein und raus flogund schließlich die Nacht bei uns verbrachte. Nach 14 Tagen auf See freutman sich über die kleinste Abwechslung wie ein Kind zu Weihnachten...It is not often that you receive guests, far from land and civilisation.Therefore, all of us got reaqlly excited when a little bird entered ourcockpit in the evening hours. It flew in and out and in and out and aftersome circles it even decided to spend the night with us - which we reallyenjoyed. Wishes are getting small and happiness is easily achieved after 14days on water...FranziskaIMG_4296. read more...


Philocat Ena - visitor / besuch
Philocat Ena - visitor / besuch
07/12/2014

Hera - Piraten der Karibik

  Dankunseres professionellen Petrijüngers Axel gab es  wieder frischeThunfischsteaks direkt von der Angel in die Pfanne. Im Cockpit gab es noch einenKampf, bei dem Frank den Thun mit dem Gaff so erwischte, dass es wie imSchlachthaus aussah oder als ob wir auf dem Deck einen Enterangriff der Piratender Karibik abgewehrt hätten. Die Nacht drehte der Wind, so dass die zweite Wache den Spibaum auf dieandere Seite bringen mußte. Während Susanne am Ruder gebannt auf den Verklickerstarrte, turnten Jürgen und Werner im Flutlicht auf dem Vorschiff umher. DieFreiwachen müssen in in ihren Kojen alle senkrecht gestanden haben. Das sindNächte in denen der Skipper von einem Kurzschlaf zum nächsten taumelt. Dafürsind wir jedoch gut voran gekommen, haben den 45. Längengrad überschritten. read more...


07/12/2014

Domini - The world's most boring blog…Ever!

We had a lovely day sailing. read more...


07/12/2014

Scarlet Oyster - Scarlet Oyster ARC Blog Update Sunday 7th Dec 2014

Hi All,Been pretty frenetic here!There have been numerous squalls over last 3days, good news is we have all had showers, and also plenty to do!The A3has been our work horse, it has been hoisted and dropped at least a dozentimes at all hours of the day, amazingly it is still in one piece, mostunusual especially as it has been flown in up to 35knots on a few occasions!We must have used a couple of sheep's worth of wool in stopping it with woolfor each hoist!The results have been great, and we have been racking up the miles.Hikingis a new discipline to ARC sailing, but makes a difference when pushinghard, we have 10 strong crew so have decided to capitalise on this, theweight is no use on the wrong side!We got caught by a massive cloud system after 1600 yesterday, the cloud hadits own wind. read more...


07/12/2014

Firefly - Cruising Northland by sea and by land

Firefly sailed North from the Bay of Islands a week ago and we have spent a glorious week in Whangaroa, travelling from there by road to Cape Reinga.The 20 mile sail (on Sunday 30th November) to the Cavalli Islands was quick in a brisk but chilly south west wind. Our intended stop at the Islands was curtailed as it was gusting to 30 knots as we passed - Barney and Juanita sensibly clearing the cockpit and going down below to warm up while we reduced sail and decided where to go instead. Passing Flat Island the wind dropped away again and Susie spotted a promising looking bay on the chart called Whangaihe. We decided to have a look and hoped that the swell would not be entering this perfectly shaped bay. In fact it was calm, with the anchorage off a beach and surrounded by steep wooded. read more...


07/12/2014

Exody - Day 26 - 5th December - St Lucia Landfall

It was on his morning watch, whilst Tony was studying the spectacular and colourful early morning cloud formations, that he kicked himself for missing the multiple bumps of both St Lucia and Martinique which were clearly visible at 40 miles off.Mixed emotions accompanied this 'Land Ahoy' moment:relief that we'd made it, regret that the experience was closing, excitement at prospective arrival and civilisation.After a long night of motoring, mostly with Droppelmina pacing us slightly to the south, we were rewarded with a wind shift to the south/southeast that enabled us to sail 'properly' ie both sails on one side of the boat and 6 knots plus with under 10 knots of wind - something not experienced for a fortnight and it was good to get the mainsail out again!We thus had a great sail for. read more...


07/12/2014

Aretha - Water Maker Dramas, 80's Throwbacks and Zambian National Improvisation Day.

Aretha - 17 04 North, 46 32 West.It doesn’t take much to transform the excellent into outstanding.Today all it took was a small silver disc from the 1980’s. A CD to be precise. Sash and Equador. Don’t think i have listened to that in over 15 years now. In seconds Aretha was transformed to a pumping dance floor. Willow and Bluebell doing their moves downstairs, Paul and Caspar on the poop deck throwing some shapes and getting down to good some dance tunes. The buzz is infectious and soon enough all are involved. We might not win prizes for being first to St Lucia but put us on a dance floor and its a different story.Pressure and breeze has built today and we’re now in South Easterly 15-18 knots of breeze flying along at 8 knots. Every morning we have a values prize for the child and adult. read more...


07/12/2014

Exody - Day 25 - 4th December - Lunation Double Birthday

Whether it is a real word or not, we started a tradition of 'lunations' with our last boat in the early eighties in Trinidad where I was living.Every full moon we would invite a couple of friends and go for a short evening moonlit sail around the small islands in the north of Gulf of Paria.There have been few opportunities to reprise this experience in the intervening 30 odd years but the very near full moon over a tropical sea rising directly above our wake and setting many hours later over the pulpit brought the memories of this privilege back.It was a great way to finish a day of double birthdays at sea - Marian's 60th and Kathy's 66th.The day of quiet winds and slight sea was much the same as the previous 'golden' day.Balloons were tied up, gifts were opened, hidden treats were. read more...


07/12/2014

Meltemi - 14.Tag Suesswasserdusche an Deck

Die frischen Vorraete gehen zur Neige, nun gehts ans Eingemachte. Am Freitagabend gab's entsprechend Kinderessen - Kartoffelbrei mit Wuerstchen und Erbsen aus der Dose an Ketchup. In der Nacht stand ein goldener Vollmond am Himmel, endlich. Dazu samtweiche Luft und Barbara Streisand mit "Moonlight" - DJ Ruediger hatte erneut die richtige Wahl getroffen. Mit durchschnittlich 9 kn duesten wir durch die Nacht und in den 14. Tag. Frueh am Morgen durchbrachen wir die 700 sm Marke, heute Mittag knackten wir dann die 600 sm: Aktuell sind es noch 553 sm bis Rodney Bay Saint Lucia. Ein Klacks im Vergleich zur Gesamtstrecke von 2.700 sm. Der Nikolaus-Tag dann allerdings grau, Nordsee-like. Beim windigen Mittagessen mit rutschenden Salattellern im Cockpit zeigte sich bereits eine gewaltige. read more...


06/12/2014

Milanto - Milanto Log

buongiorno  after the morning routine of cleaning and maintenance of the various pumps and filters x the soft water sustems, coffees, teas and various breakfasts everyone lay down on the deck to enjoy the sun and the wind  , which thank goodness is continuing meaning that we are travelling fast towards St Lucia f. The spinnaker is resting, reaching with white sails and jazz music, The Tropics are like that, we have lunch and eat supper , change the lures on our fishing rods  but not a fish in sight. Well , not quite we lost one around 15kgs. yesterday -we tried to get it on board for over an hour but finally the hook broke and it slipped back into the sea. What a pity!  So as I said everyone around me looks like they are at the beach. half asleep. read more...


Milanto - Milanto Log
Milanto - Milanto Log
Milanto - Milanto Log
Milanto - Milanto Log
Milanto - Milanto Log
Milanto - Milanto Log
06/12/2014

Arrayan 2 - no wind: no sail

Today was a bit strange : no sun for all day and wind coming from south.Then a few squalls with little wind in it.Then the little wind shift interestingly to the west.And then, no wind at all !Tired to listen to sails suffering with flogging, we put all sails down. In the middle of the Atlantic!Now with nobody at the helm we are moving at 1.5 knots, heading 300, stableWhat a beautiful day for the irish se., sorry for the west indies.Hoping to see some wind coming sometimeBest wishes from all crew of ARRAYAN 2Marc YREUX. read more...


Oynas - Twin headsails and the now golden spinnaker pole - mid Atlantic
Oynas - Twin headsails and the now golden spinnaker pole -  mid Atlantic
Oynas - St Charlie... fitting right in on Oynas!
Oynas - St Charlie... fitting right in on Oynas!
06/12/2014

Reina - Log 13 SINTERKLAAS AVOND (EVE OF SINTERKLAAS)

During the daily gathering at 18.00 hours aboard Reina there was a big surprise. For the two Dutchmen aboard because far away from home they were going to celebrate Sinterklaas Avond, The Eve on which Saint Nicolas surprises them every year on December 5 with gifts. It was also a big surprise for the English members of the crew who would celebrate this specially Dutch Holiday for the first time in their lives.Next to the cupboard with glasses (representing a burning fireplace) we found a bunch of nicely wrapped parcels. Brought by Zwarte Piet (Black Pete). All with a name on it and on top a rhyme. All typical Dutch. One after another we had to recite our poem. Then unwrap your present. Exactly like at home. Only on the ocean the temperature at that time was about 22 degrees and at home. read more...


Reina - Log 13 SINTERKLAAS AVOND (EVE OF SINTERKLAAS)
Reina - Log 13 SINTERKLAAS AVOND (EVE OF SINTERKLAAS)
Reina - Reina Sinterklaas Avond
Reina - Reina Sinterklaas Avond
Reina - Reina Sinterklaas Avond
Reina - Reina Sinterklaas Avond
06/12/2014

Allegro - 6 de Dezembro de 2014

Sábado.Hoje o vento tem estado permanentemente inferior a 8 nós.Apanhámos com um “squall” grande, carregado de chuva fresca e com algum vento, mas com uma duração limitada e uma direcção inadequada (dos quadrantes Sul).Assim, temos vindo a motor.Contamos chegar amanhã à tarde.Está um tempo quente e abafado.Hoje o almoço foi feito por mim - Arroz de Salsichas e “Crumble” de Maçã.Interrompemos temporariamente as tentativas de pesca, porque há muitas algas à superfície e já tivemos que recolher a amostra várias vezes e desembaraçá-la do meio de um emaranhado de algas.Nas primeiras vezes ficámos todos entusiasmados com o barulho da linha a correr, para depois constatarmos que só tínhamos pescado algas!O Luís tentou perceber o que se passa com as bombas de água. Parecem ter ficado isoladas.De. read more...


06/12/2014

Weirkraken - Re: Log Weir Kraken cont

Pilot Whales - Day 12Another lovely day, cooler but sunny with good winds, which wasenlivened in the after-noon by Andy spotting a whale which veryobligingly came over and frolicked by the bow giving us a good 1/2 anhours entertainment.As we are now almost 500 nautical miles from St Lucia we have starteda sweepstake on the estimated ETA in St Lucia. A prize still has to bedetermined, but the entries are as follows:- Rupert Tuesday 4pm, Andymidnight Tuesday, Archie Wednesday 2.30am, Anne Wednesday 6.30am, LizWednesday 9am, Magnus Wednesday 10am. Watch this space..... read more...


06/12/2014

Northern Child - nc blog. day 12

0530 AM. I wake up, what time is it, holyshit only 30 minutes to go for my shift starts. 5:45 AM a red light shinesin my eyes, who is this, where am i, what do they want ''goodmorning, your shiftis on'', hmm... no way i am getting up, way too tired, what kind of holidayis this?? 5:50 AM I get out of bed, I meet myroommate in the hallway for the 21st time and for the 21st time we do ourroutine: "how are you:", "I am ok", "how are you?", "goodthanks".  He disappears in the toilet, as he always does. I get mylife jacket, shorts and t-shirt and walk outside, meeting on the waysome other sleepy faces getting up, the kettle is on, good stuff. I take thestairs outside, my eyes half open, ''you might want to get your rain jacket wehave a squall. read more...


06/12/2014

Cheri - Samstag, 6. Dez. 2014

Von Gewittersturm ueberrascht19 Uhr Nachtessen: Gersauermagaronen mit Apfelmus à la FridyUm 21 Uhr wechselten wir den Spi fuer die Nacht. Der grosse musste runter, der kleine hoch. Nach den Erfahrungen dervorherigen Nacht wollten wir kein Risiko eingehen. Alles lief nach Programm.Was folgte, war eine phantasische Nacht unter Spinnaker. Der fast-Vollmond tauchte das Meer in eine fast unwirkliche Farbe.Es machte einen Riesenspass, die Cheri unter Spi durch diese Traumlandschaft zu steuern. Die grossen Wellen erlaubten einemimmer wieder kleine Surfs, und die dreistuendigen Nachtwachen waren im Nu vorbei.Heute macht das Wetter aber nicht so gute Laune. Es ist zwar warm und schwuel, in der Sonne sogar heiss, aber leider zumeiststark bewoelkt. Schon seit dem fruehen Morgen kreuzen immer wieder. read more...



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