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04/12/2017

Blue Top - BlueTop 04122017

Bonsoir a toutes zé tous, Comme prévu le vent d'ESt a faiblit un peu...notre vitesse itou,bien que sous grand spi et grand voile haute,mais avec un ecart de route assez faible...cela devrait durer jusqu'a mercredi, jour ou nous changerons de cap pour plus d'Ouest que de Sud...a suivreToujours beau temps chaud, air a 31° eau a 27°...bref les places a l'ombre sont fort disputées!!!Cette apres midi visite d'un groupe de dauphin...mais toujours pas de poisson au bout de la ligne depuis la bonite de jean Mi...Aujourd'hui c'etait le jour des poubelles...non pour vendre le calendrier, mais pour le compactage et l'ensachage des emballage, le tout dans des sacs poupou's de jardin, scotchés avant de rejoindre la baille a mouillage a l'avant du bateau, avec toutes les bouteilles plastique...la. read more...


04/12/2017

Avel Biz - J+15 Les sargasses, ça agace

Lundi 4 décembre12h00 UTC15°14 N42°21 WDistance 24h : 161 millesDistance restante : 1078 millesLes sargasses, ça agaceDepuis quelques jours nous apercevions de temps en temps des petits paquetsde d'algues flottantes, des sargasses.Hier en début de soirée, nous trouvions le Pogo un peu lent, ne démarrantpas sur la vague. Apparemment, rien dans les safrans.Comme le vent montait, nous avons décidé de changer de spi pour la nuit.Pendant la manœuvre, nous en avons profité pour faire une marche arrièresous grand voile seule. Avel Biz a retrouvé ses ailes. Il devait y avoir ungros paquet d'algues pris dans la quille.Re belote ce matin,re marche arrière avec le même résultat. Il va falloirfaire attention.Les vitesses moyennes augmentent, les alizés sont là. Et ça bouge beaucoupA demain. read more...


04/12/2017

Angkor - Tag 16: Wandler angekokelt

In der Nacht sind wir durch unseren ersten großen Squall gesegelt. Schnell drehende Winde bis acht Windstärken, Wellen und reichlich Regen. Ich übernehme die Hundewache nach Knut um 2:30 in der Nacht. Als ich aufstehe, bemerke ich schon reichlich Wasser in der Kabine. Von oben hat es reingeregnet, durch die Seitenluke ist eine Welle geschwappt und hat wohl zehn Liter Wasser an der Wand und auf dem Boden verteilt. Regen ist deutlich unproblematischer, da er nur Süßwasser bringt. Ich bin bei bestem Wetter mit offener Seitenluke eingeschlafen, nicht sehr gut.Da der Regen ein starkes Echo auf dem Radar erzeugt, verdeckt dies eventuelle Schiffe, die sich im Regen verstecken. Radar hat seine Stärken bei Dunkelheit und Nebel, bei Regen kann man aber eher nur den Regen sehen. Dafür haben wir AIS. read more...


Angkor - Tag 16: Wandler angekokelt
Angkor - Tag 16: Wandler angekokelt
04/12/2017

Shepherd Moon - Land ahoy!

Well we made it, or we've very nearly made it. We are within a stone's throw of St Lucia (or at least a stone thrown by anyone other than the current crew of Shepherd Moon. The throwing gene seems to have gone awry in this family, and a well aimed stone is as likely to head for Cape Verde as St Lucia).With a pod of dolphins helping shepherd us towards port, we just have to gybe the genoa and head for the finishing line. What could possibly go wrong! At least we don't have to give too much thought as to which sails to use for our approach. We've broken all the other options and so the genoa it is.Yesterday the wind was mostly kind and we made good progress throughout the day. Jacob was starting to show clear signs of cabin fever but it was too rolly to send him up the mast and so we opted. read more...


04/12/2017

Blue Bayou - It aint half hot mum

The sun - the damned sun - continues to beat down on the shrivelled bodies of the ill thriven crew. A motley collection of young and old, rich and poor, gay and straight, industrious and work shy, they are struggling to bond as a team of men with one common goal; the next drink. (Note to Readers, this is for lemon related scurvy prevention and not to calm the DT’s) So in a desperate attempt to curry favour with the domineering skipper, and get the drinks safe opened earlier than 5pm, it has been decided to put on a wee show for him.The character of “Lofty” was a natural choice for the somewhat subservient and vertically challenged ship’s rat, and he is looking forward to performing a rendition of “Whispering Grass” in homage to the gently swaying shag pile of the luxurious carpet in. read more...


04/12/2017

Hot Stuff - day 15 - kitemares

So far in our blogs we have talked a lot about all the beautiful skies, stars, dolphins and flying fish, but yesterday was a different kind of day. We had been flying our spinnaker for four days, had been getting it up with ease and were getting well practiced at helming with it up. However, just before happy hour yesterday I was in the galley when I heard that we had wrapped the spinnaker around the forestry and it was "ALL HANDS ON DECK". We had squirrels in the forepeak trying to pull it down and a team on the bow, and in the cockpit all working together to try and get it down, listening to the surprisingly calm instructions from our skipper Lizzy. There was a lot of grunting and sweating, we were all working together but really not having any luck, no matter how many different things. read more...


04/12/2017

Lei Lei - 15. Tag auf hoher See - Die Olive des Skippers

Das Boot legt sich schräg, die bereits 7. Olive verlässt den Teller des Skippers und fällt auf den Cockpitboden. Kaum bückt er sich hinunter um sie aufzuheben kullert sie auf die andere Seite und so geht das lustig hin- und her.Ein wiederholter Fluch...Wir sind dim der Routine angekommen. Alle 7,5h hat man Schicht und steuert die lei lei für 1,5h durch den Passat auf St.Lucia zu. Die restlichen Stunden beschäftigt man sich Schlaf zu bekommen oder am Tag mit Lesen, Angeln und mit dem Navigieren nach der Sonne. Es sind nur noch 750 Seemeilen bis St. Lucia, die Vorfreude kann man schon in den Gesichtern der Crewmitglieder erkennen und jeder überlegt sich schon, was er als Erstes an Land unternehmen will...Endlich mal richtig lange und ausgiebig duschen, endlich wieder Internetzugriff haben. read more...


04/12/2017

Ellen - Day 15

Wow, soon Christmas fantastic. Jackline has done a tremendous work to create Ellen with Christmas feeling. Small coloured balls, coloured lamps and music with Christmas theme. Fast sailing and a very nice Maui-Maui for at least two dishes. All well on board and we have now less than 1000 Nm left to St Lucia. Life is good!. read more...


04/12/2017

Barefoot - Tag 15 - 4.12.17 - die Mitte des Atlantik ist erreicht

Barefoot - Tag 15 - 4.12.17 - die Mitte des Atlantik ist erreichtDer Wind hat etwas zugenommen, wir sind direkt ein wenig schneller. Die Wettervorhersage hat sich ebenfalls für uns verbessert, wir werden nun bis St. Lucia schöne Winde zu haben. Wie es scheint segeln wir im Vergleich zu vielen anderen ARC Booten recht weit südlich. Da sollen wir morgen dann auch noch etwas stärkeren Wind bekommen. Ich komme mir so langsam schon vor, wie Österreicher, die grundsätzlich die Woche vorm Skiurlaub super Schnee hatten und die Woche danach dann auch wieder. Wie nennt man das Syndrom?Gestern gab´s mittags ein sehr leckeres und scharfes Tofu Gericht von Brad, super! Am Abend versorgten wir uns dann mit Spaghetti AOP.Erstaunlich ist, dass wir seit zwei Tagen mit unserem letzten Köder angeln und. read more...


Barefoot - tag 15 fotos
Barefoot - tag 15 fotos
Barefoot - tag 15 fotos
Barefoot - tag 15 fotos
Barefoot - tag 15 fotos
Barefoot - tag 15 fotos
04/12/2017

Rubikon - Day 14 - Köfte-coma, a jibe and a bird

Sunday afternoon continued as relaxed as the day started. We decided to head on a slightly more southern course to catch better winds and therefore moved our sails over to the other side, for the first time in almost 48 hours.Before eating a load of Köfte (middle-eastern-style meatballs) with bulgur and hummus and subsequently canceling our training session for the day, a round of cards (Skat) seemed in order. Beyond that we realized that we had not seen a lot of wildlife since passing Cape Verde (where we were escorted by a group of dolphins for the better part of an hour). What we are incredibly surprised about is the amount of birds that seem to live this far out at sea; With about 1500nm to go in each direction towards dry land, it seems odd as to where they would breed and. read more...


04/12/2017

Odessa - 14-th day of race

Ветер опять немного скис - 15 - 20 узловПродолжались проблемы с генакером - несколько раз после непродолжительной работы обнаруживались дырочки - приходилось спускаться клеить... Немного барахлит Иридиум - периодически низкий уровень сигнала, возможно какие-то контакты в антенне.На завтрак - хлопок с молоком.. read more...


Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 20: Neil on the helm
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 20: Neil on the helm
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 22: life below decks 2
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 22: life below decks 2
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 21: life below decks 1
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 21: life below decks 1
03/12/2017

Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 19: Approaching the End

The mood on Wild Iris is quite emotional and reflective. The highs and lows of the voyage stored and a sense of achievement creeps through the boat. The mood from home has also changed instead of the arm chair advice of go faster you are losing places the emails are now about reunion and the practicalities of what to bring. Only 220 miles to go, which a month ago for us small island Brits would have been a major voyage, seems like we are almost there. The watch mileage being closely monitored for any drop in performance. Talk on board is about our last shared meals, cold beers and showers.Maybe not that emotional. We can now join the Flying Fish (OCC) club which seems appropriate as the little critters have been our constant daily wild life show.. The companionship of the ARC has been. read more...


Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 19: Approaching the End
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 19: Approaching the End
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 25: Sitting on the spini to stop it blowing away!
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 25: Sitting on the spini to stop it blowing away!
03/12/2017

Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 24: Storm approaching

As dawn broke and we gybed back onto port for the final leg into St Lucia we could see black clouds on the far horizon. It took all morning with the spini up for them to get closer. Why were they not moving downwind though? Why were we on “collision course” with a weather system on our port beam? The first squalls passed ahead at right angles to our course and we took the spini down as a precautionary measure, but had it up again within 30 minutes.We then kept a compass bearing record on the squalls ahead to see which were “coming to get us” on a constant bearing. However as I came up out on deck to take another reading I saw a front approaching directly from behind… a cloud had burst and we only had a few minutes before it hit… “all hands on deck. Get the spini down immediately! Now.. read more...


Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 24: Storm approaching
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 24: Storm approaching
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 23: The calm before the storm
Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 23: The calm before the storm
04/12/2017

Mischief - Log Day 14: Work to Rule, Christmas decorations and the further possibility of Virgins

3 December 2017 Position 0830 Precisely somewhere in Mid-Atlantic I believe.The wind has dropped again and the progress has slowed to 5-6 knots not what we really want as our schedule gets tighter and tighter. Not only that but the waves overtake the boat and what wind there is is insufficient to keep the rig full with the result that the mainsail flogs back and forth with a bang which doesn't do it, nor our sanity, much good. We still have the Code 0 up poled out with the genoa and full main which is the best we can do other than the spinnaker.To make matters worse Dave and I were called up on watch 10 minutes early at 2350 as Alf was tired and had made us coffee. At that time of night 10 minutes is ten minutes and I sat there looking at the floor for those stolen minutes and refused to. read more...


04/12/2017

Blonde Moment - Nearly there!!

Hello again!We've passed the 1,000 mile distance to go mark so we hadour second ice-cream treat this afternoon- those last few miles seemed to take ages, but now they've passed, we're steaming ahead and eating the miles quite quickly!Of course, discussions are being had about our ETA and the pressure is on to maintain our position, now it is established so tactics and sail trimming techniques are in full flow and we're disappointed if VMG is less than 7knots! Over 7 and it become VGM (very good miles). A week ago we would have been happy with 5!! After days of not seeing any boats, like buses, 3 came at once today!!We know we're on our way to somewhere hot, it's very muggy and warm at night, on watch now in shorts and t-shirts! Still little marine life, though one boat reported. read more...


04/12/2017

Windseeker - Windseeker

Diumenge 2 de desembre de 2017 Ei família Windseeker!!!!Divendres a les 21:42:40 hora local vam arribar a la meta, vam arribar al carib! A primera hora de la tarda ja vam divisar terra, el neguit es va apoderar una mica del barco, ens vam vestir amb les samarretes oficials, ens vam pentinar i posar colònia. Tot estava a punt per l’ocasió... però encara faltaven 5 hores!En tot cas, nosaltres estàvem a punt, el vent finalment va entrar i l’arribada a Saint Lucia va ser agradable tot navegant a 7 nusos, el gènova atangonat i la major a dalt de tot! L’entrada encara va ser més gloriosa, com que ja era de nit, just abans de la meta vam encendre la bola de llums i vam arribar com uns campions! El del barco de la línia d’arribada va quedar fascinat. I això que no ens va veure fent el nostre. read more...


Windseeker - Windseeker
Windseeker - Windseeker
Windseeker - Windseeker
Windseeker - Windseeker
Windseeker - Windseeker
Windseeker - Windseeker
03/12/2017

La Cigale - Day 15 - 3 December - Halfway there!

At around 3am this morning we hit the halfway mark, geographically speaking. Hurrah! Hopefully we are well over half-way to St Lucia in terms of time, now that we are flying with the trade winds, but it is extraordinary to think we are still closer to Cape Verde than to the continent of America.We had the gennaker up all night for the first time. A risky tactic, given that the cat that recommended it to us, albeit monitoring for squalls on the radar and taking it down if the wind consistently reached above 18 knots, has just ripped theirs during the day. It also means the Skipper chooses to snooze with one ear open in the cockpit, but he reckons the peace of mind going that bit faster outweighs a restless night.For those in need of a novel caffeine fix the morning after the night before,. read more...


03/12/2017

NoStress - Log Day 15 - Pandora’s Revenge

There was a minor kit breakage yesterday that needed attention (broken pole loop) so Jake and Des once again opened Pandora’s Box.Amongst the things escaping from the dreaded container there would appear to be a hydra from the tales of Ulysses.Sure enough every attempt to conquer one task yielded two more in its place.Fickle “Jennie” had another 4 hours of tests and analysis and even the tools themselves needed repair!As Des was stripping down the (brand new but non-functioning) Ryobi (yes you Ryobi!) angle grinder to clean the brushes I was considering offering him the benefits of my recall of Hellenic tales - I thought better of it - maybe suggesting to burn the stump of each freshly severed head on the hydra might not be the most useful advice to a man with a stripped down generator. read more...


NoStress - Log Day 15 - Pandora’s Revenge
NoStress - Log Day 15 - Pandora’s Revenge
03/12/2017

Queen Bee - terza domenica in atlantico

Buona domenica a tutti. Già questa è la terza domenica in navigazione e la vita a bordo procede con i suoi ritmi ormai collaudati. Ieri abbiamo impostato una rotta che ci consentisse di scendere un po verso il 14° meridiano, ma i risultati non sono stati buoni e questa sera abbiamo ripreso la rotta 275° dritti verso ovest, a scendere ci penseremo più avanti. Oggi a pranzo abbiamo mangiato il pesce pescato ieri e debbo dire che era veramnete buono, una specie di dentice, carne bianca e finissima. Ecco il nostro piccolo mondo è tutto qui.... chissà cosa sta succedendo lì, nel vostro mondo ?Un abbraccio .Arnaldo.. read more...


03/12/2017

Avel Biz - J+14 Au clair de la lune

Dimanche 3 décembre12h00 UTC14°27 N39°42 WDistance 24h : 145 millesDistance restante : 1234 millesAu clair de la luneCette nuit nous avons fait route directe vers le but, cap 272°.Nous voguons sous la lune sur une mer argentée, bercés par une grande houle qui fait rouler le bateau.Avec cette clarté bleutée, seules les étoiles de première grandeur sont visibles. Nous les reconnaissons immédiatement car elles nous sont devenues familières.Véga, Deneb et Altaïr sur tribord en début de nuit. Capella puis Aldébaran sur notre arrière. Betelgeuse et les Mages apparaissent avec Castor et Pollux suivis par Sirius l'étoile la plus brillante du ciel. Nous sommes suffisamnent près de l'équateur pour voir Canopus la deuxième étoile par ordre de magnitude après Sirius.Nous nous sentons tous petits. read more...


03/12/2017

Kindred Spirit - 2 week at Sea with Kindred Spirit

Sunday 3rd Dec. It has been 2 weeks since we started the ARC and 1 week since our last blog. This week has seen team KS get into a routine of watches and meals. Meal and coffee breaks are important events that break up the day. We had our last fresh meat yesterday and i cannot praise enough the excellent meat that the recommended butcher in Las Palmas delivered to us vacuum packed and frozen. So from today we move to ham, cheese, tinned meats accompanied with tortilla de papas,rice, pasta etc. The good news is that we still have fresh onions and apple to stave off scurvy. We have moved 23 degrees west over the last week we have noticed the sun setting later and rising later so to fit in with this change we have moved our eating and watch times by 1 hour. This gradual shift will help us. read more...


03/12/2017

Aedis - Blog Day 15: A paper anniversary on board

Today marked a number of time markers on board. Firstly, we made the call that 40 west would signify our half way mark (it’s a little further than that but it will make the second half go a bit quicker) which we are now well and truly past. Perhaps more importantly today also marks the first wedding anniversary for the captain and first mate, Brenton and Claire. Holly made some beautiful paper cranes which flew gracefully on the front deck. A nice bottle of champagne was had with lunch to celebrate:)image1. read more...


Aedis - Blog Day 15: A paper anniversary on board
Aedis - Blog Day 15: A paper anniversary on board
03/12/2017

Ellen - Day 14

Two Week since we started , time flies!Time gets faster when you have fun. Sailing fast, top feelings aboard and everything's working on Ellen. No fish today because we haven't fishing... But Moltas made a very nice fish soap yesterday on the Maui-Maui that we got the day before. Cheers!!. read more...


03/12/2017

Lothlorien - Tag 15 - Advent, Advent ...

.. Ein Lichtlein brennt bei uns zwar nicht, aber dafür haben wir den Tag mit selbstgebackenen Muffins zelebriert. Für mehr Weihnachtsstimmung waren wir bei "gefühlten 50°" (Zitat des ersten Steuermanns, Arjan) nicht fähig. Wir haben heute Morgen wieder ein paar Delphine gesehen, darunter auch ein kleines Jungtier, haben fleißig den ganzen Tag lang Seegras aus dem Meer geangelt und gerade eine vegetarische Reis-Gemüsepfanne gegessen.Das spannendste Thema heute war aber wohl unsere Süßwasserversorgung. Die 60 verbliebenen Liter in Tank 1 sind durch Algenablagerungen unbrauchbar geworden und an die 45 Liter in Tank 2 kamen wir nicht heran, da die Leitungen zusaßen. Weder mit der elektischen, noch mit der Fußpumpe konnten wir richtig Wasser aus dem Hahn bekommen - nur spuckend und stotternd.. read more...


03/12/2017

Nutcracker - Phew....Nutcracker !!!

You have your good days and you have your bad days. Given that we've had a decent helping of the latter I'm pleased to report on two good un's. The wind is holding, and, dare I say it, we may have found the elusive trade winds. On top of that we are, for the first time all trip, pointing in the direction we want to go in! To cap this all off, we have finally (FINALLY) passed half way - and we'll quietly skip over the fact that it's taken us two weeks to do so. All in all, a good time to be on board the once again, good ship Nutcracker. I can confirm, a salt water shave is not the most pleasant thing you will ever do, but is still more preferable to looking like a badger. And an update on the on board hygiene situation (I know you're all dying to know) - if you ignore the occasional odd. read more...


03/12/2017

Meltemi - Tag 14 Putztag & Tag 15 Sonntag

Tag 14 PutztagDen Samstag Morgen begannen wir nach einem gemütlichen Frühstück mit einer Halse, da der Wind über Nacht gedreht hatte und wir so unseren Kurs nicht mehr beibehalten konnten. Das Manöver dauerte mit Umsetzen vom Spibaum und Versetzen der Bullentaillen ca 30 Minuten, wir sind schon deutlich schneller geworden nachdem wir zwei Wochen an unserem Teamwork arbeiten konnten. Danach war grosser Putztag angesagt an Bord. Sämtliche Bettwäsche wurde gewechselt und der Salon wurde frisch gewischt. Nun hatten wir auch wieder ein sauberes Schiff. Zum Morgen war deutlich mehr Seegang ausgehend von einem Ausläufer eines Sturmtiefs welches weiter oben im Norden gewesen war.Aber mit Seegang hat hier an Bord zum Glück ja weder physisch noch seglerisch irgendjemand Probleme. Es sind alles alt. read more...


03/12/2017

Manihi - Beleza!!!!

Salut les amis!Sur manihi , c'est le jour de visites ce matin.Nous avons d'abord eu un clin d'œil d'un poisson indéterminé qui a eu l'outrecuidance de nous emporter notre tout dernier leurre fait maison avec un morceau de cordage, un doigt de gant de vaisselle et deux ,trois ecrous en guise de lest. Un leurre prototype du plus bel effet disparu sans laisser un mot, une carte postale,rien....quel toupet!!!!Puis pendant une vingtaine de minutes nous avons été accompagnés par un rorqual de 7-8m qui ,curieux passait à proximité puis sous le bateau avec aisance et élégance. Magnifique moment suspendu!Dans le même temps un groupe de dauphins est passé non loin mais ils semblaient occupés et nous les avons vu sauter en bandes, apparemment en action de pêche. Ils sont les maîtres des lieux c'est. read more...


03/12/2017

Blue Top - 03122107 C'est Dimanche

BlueTop Dimanche 3 12Alors comme promis, nous nous sommes régalés de la Bonite pêchée par Velcro JMi...servie a l'apéro du soir..hummmNuit rapide sous spi et grand voile 1 ris, ciel en grande partie dégagé, et quasi pleine lune...Alice ...ca glisse dirait Franky Vincent;)Depuis ce midi le vent a un peu ralenti, nous faisons route en dessous de la ligne droite vers Ste Lucie pour garder une meilleure vitesse, et éviter une zone moins ventée ( encore!) sur cette route directe...Toujours beau temps chaud, avec multiples arrosages a seaux d'eau de merCe midi, encore une salade de tomates fraiches...mais cela se terminera bientôt...il reste quand même pas mal de conserves pour aller au bout!Ce soir le chef prépare salade de lentilles vertes du Puy, accompagné de saucisse de Morteau...on. read more...


03/12/2017

Angkor - Tag 15: Ups and Downs

Gestern lag ja zum zweiten Mal der Spinnaker im Wasser. Morgens um 4:30. Nachdem der gerettet war und alle sich etwas ausgeschlafen hatten, war großes Palaver angesagt. Ohne den Spinnaker würden wir wohl noch acht statt sechs Tage brauchen. Natürlich starker Frust für uns, die wir angefangen hatten uns schon am Ziel zu sehen und natürlich das Ende jeglicher Wettbewerbsambitionen. Nach Lage der Dinge hatten wir kein Fall mehr an der Mastspitze, um dort den Spinnaker anzubringen. Matt könnte zum zweiten Mal in die Mastspitze und versuchen, ein neues Fall einzufädeln und dort nach unten zu drücken, wo wir es dann irgendwo aus dem Mast wieder ausfädeln müssen. Oder das ganze alternativ mit erstmal einer dünnen Leine, an der man dann das Fall durchzieht. Das Problem bei der Sache ist der. read more...


03/12/2017

Barefoot - Tag 14 - 3.12.17 - die ersten zwei Wochen und 2.000 sm sind voll!

Barefoot - Tag 14 - 3.12.17 - die ersten zwei Wochen und 2.000 sm sind voll! Heute Mittag seit 12:30 Uhr sind wir weit 14 Tagen unterwegs. Eine ganz schön lange Zeit. Auch wenn uns die wichtigsten Infos zumindest in schlagzeilenform zugerufen werden - Jamaika geplatzt, Deutschland in einer Gruppe mit Schweden, Südkorea und Mexiko - so ist es doch ein komisches Gefühl, ansonsten von so ziemlich allen Nachrichten abgeschnitten zu sein. Naja, ganz so schlimm ist es dann doch nicht, denn die familiennews erreichen uns ja auch noch :-))Nachdem so viele Boote von zum Teil abenteuerlichen Stunts berichten, haben wir heute auch eine Geschichte für euch. Uns ist eine Angelleine gerissen......:-))Gemeinsames Ziel der Crew ist, ohne Zwischenstopp auf den capverden direkt in die Karibik zu segeln.. read more...


Barefoot - tag 14 fotos
Barefoot - tag 14 fotos
Barefoot - tag 14 fotos
Barefoot - tag 14 fotos
Barefoot - tag 14 fotos
Barefoot - tag 14 fotos
03/12/2017

Shepherd Moon - Squid marks

Yesterday morning our daughter made her way from her flat in London to Gatwick airport. The weather this past week has been freezing in the UK, and there is talk of snow at Christmas. At around 10 a.m. she climbed on a plane and nine hours later she arrived in St Lucia to be met by a wall of heat. In those nine hours we travelled just 44 miles. By comparison, Shepherd Moon left the UK in early August, and except for a six-week sojourn in Lagos, Portugal, the rest of the time she has been plodding her way towards the Caribbean. On the plus side, we have had a chance to acclimatise to the heat, although I'm not sure my body has fully seized that opportunity. It is still dreaming of frosty mornings. We also have no baggage limitations, no airport queues, no jet lag and no risk of DVT. I. read more...