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04/11/2016

Paw Paw - Log Day 299: It's a Strange Ol' World

Today was a restful day aboard, although we did get a few things done.Roy spent most of the day re-imagining his tablet after it started behaving strangely, while Elaine tidied a few things on deck and then changed our bedclothes - Nothing like a fresh, clean bed to get into at night.We did, however, have to dig out our blankets to supplement our duvets. It's still freezing here. In fact, we've had to run the central heating on Paw Paw every morning,which is another first,since moving onto to her. A wonderful start to our day was spending time with Keenan,Brooke,Brayden and Carter via Facetime. All are doing really well. Both babies were awake, but were quietly observing their surroundings and looking straight at the camera. You could almost see them wondering: "Who are these strange. read more...


Paw Paw - Log Day 299: It's a Strange Ol' World
Paw Paw - Log Day 299: It's a Strange Ol' World
04/11/2016

Caffè Latte - Our departure is now Saturday / Notre départ est maintenant Samedi !

Nous avons été informé que le départ est devancé d'un jour, ceci pour bénificier des meilleures conditions météo.A+Yolène et JeanS/V Caffè Latte----This e-mail was delivered via satellite phone using IRIDIUM's AxcessPoint Mail & Web software.Please be kind and keep your replies short.. read more...


Endeavour of Cork - Getting closer now...!
Endeavour of Cork - Getting closer now...!
04/11/2016

Endeavour of Cork - Getting closer now...!

D-day minus 2..... The last couple of days have been a flurry of fixing, buying, testing, breaking, fixing again, making lists, ticking items off the lists, adding even more to the lists.... the first load of provisions arrived yesterday evening and somehow has been magicked away into nooks and crannies all over the boat.... 200 litres of bottled water, 24 litres of milk, I lost count of the litres of juice.... and that was just the stuff that was easy to count.  Fresh fruit/veg and meat are due tomorrow, let's hope the Tardis is big enough!!! Anaïs is up and down the mast like a jack-in-the-box as we try to identify a problem with the radar and fix it. Mairéad was in charge of hoisting her (thank goodness for electric winches!) and not dropping her onto the deck on the way back. read more...


04/11/2016

Peacekeeper - Prep for Carib 1500

We began back in June to reposition Peacekeeper from Florida to the northeast. Russ captured this photo when we were in Charleston, SC.image1. read more...


Peacekeeper - Prep for Carib 1500
Peacekeeper - Prep for Carib 1500
Eau Too - Boat preperations We fixed 348of the 365 things&situations Close to being ready! :)
Eau Too - Boat preperations We fixed 348of the 365 things&situations Close to being ready! :)
Faraway - Preparations
Faraway - Preparations
Faraway - Preparations
Faraway - Preparations
Faraway - Preparations
Faraway - Preparations
Faraway - Preparations
Faraway - Preparations
Faraway - Preparations
Faraway - Preparations
Faraway - Preparations
Faraway - Preparations
Faraway - Preparations
Faraway - Preparations
03/11/2016

Faraway - Faraway, log 2. Gibraltar, 3 November 2016

The 5 member Faraway POL9494 international crew have boarded in Benalmádena marina on the 30th of October. The boat and skipper are Polish. The crew are Canadian, Spanish and Dutch. Age range 29-63.We have worked hard for 2 days, turning the entire boat upside down, stocking it with extra diesel and food for 10 days. We have sailed to Gibraltar (spotting lots of dolphins!) were we have completed more work and had the engine and generator serviced. We have tested our fishing gear and have developed a pretty good understanding of who loves eating and drinking what. We found time to visit Gibraltar rock as well. Tomorrow we will leave the Med  for Morocco.During the weekend the wind will turn to NNW, which should provide excellent conditions to sail to Las Palmas in one go.. read more...


Lucky - Cosideracions previes
Lucky - Cosideracions previes
03/11/2016

Lucky - Consideracions prèvies

CONSIDERACIONS PRÈVIESBenvolguts amics,Avui comencem a escriure aquest blog que esperem que us acompanyi duranttota la travessa oceànica que començarem d’aqui un parell de setmanes.Aquí hi trobareu el “report” diari de les vivències abord així com tambéfotografies que diàriament anirem penjant. Ens farà molta il·lusió que desde casa pogueu acompanyar-nos en aquesta per nosaltres aventurafantàstica.Com sol passar sempre en aquests casos, un comença amb uns projectes queal cap de pocs dies es van fent petits. Durants els darrers anys, en Luckyha navegat per tota la mediterrània, des de les Illes Balears, fins aSardenya o Còrsega, la costa del sud d’Itàlia, Sicília... L’estiu passatva creuar el mar Jònic fins arribar a Ítaca. Aquesta darrera singladura iles aproximadament 2.000 milles. read more...


03/11/2016

Fleet II - Log day 1; D day -3

Having been on board since Monday we've achieved a lot, albeit the to-do list doesn't seem to shrink!Keith has been up the mast and Kim currently has his head in a cupboard installing the water-maker.A trip to replace the defective microwave is next on the list.The ARC seminars have been hugely informative and well put together, tho' perhaps we shan't comment too much on the evening entertainment (although if you're FB friends with Peter you'll have seen the pics already!).Only three days to go!Colin Chief Blog Officer 👮. read more...


03/11/2016

Paw Paw - Log Days 297 & 298: The Birth of Our Twin Grandsons

Yesterday and today have been spent getting ourselves settled in. That included getting to the nearest town, Paihia, in order to get to a bank and pick up some groceries, getting access to all the marina facilities,obtaining membership to the Opua Cruising Club and getting some high priority issues resolved like our depth sensor and wind generator bracket. A trip to the farmer market was a wonderful outing and,needless to say,Elaine arrived back with all sorts of delightful goodies, like smoked salmon pate from the local smoke house, homemade chocolate clusters, a huge butter lettuce, freshly baked potato bread and avocados, which we cannot even remember when last we were able to purchase them. We also had the opportunity to reconnect with Time Bandit (Ann and Stewart)whom we last saw in. read more...


Paw Paw - Log Days 297 & 298: The Birth of Our Twin Grandsons
Paw Paw - Log Days 297 & 298: The Birth of Our Twin Grandsons
Paw Paw - Log Days 297 & 298: The Birth of Our Twin Grandsons
Paw Paw - Log Days 297 & 298: The Birth of Our Twin Grandsons
01/11/2016

Breeze On - Testing Iridium Go

I am sending this post using our Iridium Go satellite phone. It is what we will use when we are offshore. Today we attended seminars on weather and Diesel engines. I also attended a women's round table discussion which was fun and helped to reduce the anxiety I have been feeling (at least a little).. read more...


02/11/2016

La Capitana - Log 1, Essaouira, Morocco 28.10.2016

Last stop before Las Palmas and the start of ARC+. We had to come in forbunkers due to motoring most of the voyage from Portugal. A trip on the flatbedof a small Tuk-tuk with jerry cans to a fuel station was quite an experiencetoo! We arrived safely at Las Palmas on November 1 – on our 44 anniversary.   Captain Essaouira_small. read more...


La Capitana - Log 1, Essaouira, Morocco 28.10.2016
La Capitana - Log 1, Essaouira, Morocco 28.10.2016
01/11/2016

Paw Paw - Log Day 296: Getting Settled in our New Home

By 1900 local time yesterday evening we were safely tied up to the customs wharf in Opua, helped by Talulah Ruby with our docklines, since they had arrived about an hour ahead of us. We'd no sooner had our celebratory drink, when three more yachts arrived, so we returned the favour of assisting them with their docklines. Needless to say,we were all very relieved to have arrived safe and sound and not having to spend another night at sea. Since the temperatures had plumeted, we were absolutely freezing, so we decided that the only way to stay warm through the night was to actually sleep together in the same cabin. It was snug alright, but we both had a good night's rest, nonetheless. What struck us though was the silence. After the roar of the ocean and wind in our ears for a week, the. read more...


Paw Paw - Log Day 296: Getting Settled in our New Home
Paw Paw - Log Day 296: Getting Settled in our New Home
Paw Paw - Log Day 296: Getting Settled in our New Home
Paw Paw - Log Day 296: Getting Settled in our New Home
Paw Paw - Log Day 296: Getting Settled in our New Home
Paw Paw - Log Day 296: Getting Settled in our New Home
Paw Paw - Log Day 296: Getting Settled in our New Home
Paw Paw - Log Day 296: Getting Settled in our New Home
Ludanka - if you can’t take the sail to the repairer, bring the repairer to the sail
Ludanka - if you can’t take the sail to the repairer, bring the repairer to the sail
Ludanka - if you can’t take the sail to the repairer, bring the repairer to the sail
Ludanka - if you can’t take the sail to the repairer, bring the repairer to the sail
01/11/2016

White Satin - arrives in Las Palmas

Dear AllTuesday 1st NovemberA very hectic 48 hours began with an emotional departure from home, with three different neighbours standing at their windows/front doors to wave us off early on Sunday morning - thank you Pete, Lynne and Jennifer - that was very special. With the flight behind us, Vicki started to relax (she has been known to inform the stewardess that the airplane she was about to get onto had a crack in the tail - to which the stewardess most tolerantly responded "Madam, that is the rudder." ) The boat, having been left under the watchful eye of a British couple who are permanent live-aboards in Lanzarote, was exactly as we had left her (apart from a small problem in the Heads which will be fixed imminently). Puerto Calero came highly recommended as a safe place to leave a. read more...


White Satin - arrives in Las Palmas
White Satin -  arrives in Las Palmas
01/11/2016

Breeze On - We Passed Our Safety Inspection!

Breeze On arrived at Ocean Yacht Marine Center in Portsmouth, VA late yesterday afternoon. We officially checked in this morning and had our safety check this afternoon. We passed and are so relieved!  Lyall (shown in attached photo with George) had some great suggestions to make our passage easier.  IMG_0060. read more...


Breeze On - We Passed Our Safety Inspection!
Breeze On - We Passed Our Safety Inspection!
31/10/2016

Woifal - The Boat

Here a photo of our Boat during a competition in CroatiaDSC_4374. read more...


Woifal - The Boat
Woifal - The Boat
31/10/2016

Dolphin Star - SUCESSFUL SAFETY INSPECTION (29.10.2016)

Dolphin Star has just passed the safety inspection carried out by the ARC safety officer. Nevertheless a few things need to be fixed like the dinghy water leakage or theupgrading of the rescue gear. Dolphin Star032 033. read more...


Dolphin Star - SUCESSFUL SAFETY INSPECTION (29.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - SUCESSFUL SAFETY INSPECTION (29.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - SUCESSFUL SAFETY INSPECTION (29.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - SUCESSFUL SAFETY INSPECTION (29.10.2016)
31/10/2016

Dolphin Star - LAS PALMAS TOURING (27,10.2016)

Dolphin Star will stay there until 6/11, which is the kick-off date of the ARC crossing. The crew can rest and take time to discover this famous touristic resort. Dolphin Star030 031. read more...


Dolphin Star - LAS PALMAS TOURING (27,10.2016)
Dolphin Star - LAS PALMAS TOURING (27,10.2016)
Dolphin Star - LAS PALMAS TOURING (27,10.2016)
Dolphin Star - LAS PALMAS TOURING (27,10.2016)
31/10/2016

Dolphin Star - GRAN CANARIA FOURTH STOP (26.10.2016)

Dolphin Star arrives in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria around midday as scheduled. The crossing was tough with heavy rains and strong winds with peak at 48 knt. It finally took16 days to get there since we left Barcelona on 10/10. Dolphin Star029. read more...


Dolphin Star - GRAN CANARIA FOURTH STOP (26.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - GRAN CANARIA FOURTH STOP (26.10.2016)
31/10/2016

Dolphin Star - LANZAROTE THIRD STOP (25.10.2016)

Due to very unfortunate wind conditions, Dolphin Star continuously run the engine for the last 6 days and has to stop in Castillo del Aguil (south of Lanzarote Island) forrefuelling. This marina gets may be the best fuel station in the world with a lovely bar next to it. Dolphin Star026 028 022. read more...


Dolphin Star - LANZAROTE THIRD STOP (25.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - LANZAROTE THIRD STOP (25.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - LANZAROTE THIRD STOP (25.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - LANZAROTE THIRD STOP (25.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - LANZAROTE THIRD STOP (25.10.2016)
Dolphin Star - LANZAROTE THIRD STOP (25.10.2016)