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25/06/2015

Exody - Days 157 - 165 : Gooood Mooorning Savusavu

...was the cheery morning call of resident sea-salt Curly Carswell, running the daily cruisers net from his houseboat in the well protected Nakama creek on Fiji's northern and second largest island Vanua Levu.Curly provides weather and routing advice to yachties as well as selling fishing lures- guaranteed to work if you put them in the water! The creek, brown from the overnight torrential rain, is full of yacht moorings virtually all occupied as we arrive on Tuesday 16th June and pick one up immediately in front of the busy bus station and market. Dolly Singh from the small Coprashed marina, where we had a reservation, later politely explains that unfortunately no-one had left!The attractions and services of this small town seem to grow on visitors and this, combined with the wet and. read more...


24/06/2015

Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!

 We have arrived in Marina de Lagos after 3.5 weeks of sailing and themajority of which has been a real treat! Final legwas around 80 miles and we had some fun 30 knots around Cap St Vincent which wasfun as no reef in and we were surfing at around 14 knots until Sienna hadfinished LunchWhat a lovely trip and FIREFLY was a dream and really part of thefamily thanks for keeping us safe  Crew Firefly   37:06:61N08:40:50 m_IMG_2521 m_IMG_2522 m_IMG_2523 m_IMG_2524 m_IMG_2525 m_IMG_2526 m_IMG_2527 m_IMG_2528 m_IMG_2529 m_IMG_2530 m_IMG_2531 m_IMG_2532 m_IMG_2533 m_IMG_2534 m_IMG_2535 m_IMG_2536 m_IMG_2537 m_IMG_2538. read more...


Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
Firefly - Marina de Lagos Hooray!!!!
24/06/2015

Flomaida II - Cooktown, Lizard Island, Flinder´s Group Islands (21.7.-24.7.)

Wow, nun fängt es an: ca 20 Tage einsame Riffinseln, kein Netz und auchkeinen Supermarkt!! Welcher Verzicht fällt uns wohl am Schwersten??Nach einem herrlichen Segeltag von Cooktown nach Lizard Island(Durchschnitt 8 Knoten bei 30 Knoten Wind) tanzen wir nun vor Anker aufdem Vulkan! Der Wind hat noch zugenommen, und wir pendeln im 90 GradRadius hin und her. Gut nur, dass es keine Welle gibt hinter dem CaptainCook Lookout Berg.Der wird morgen erklettert (356m). Wir werden denBleitauchgürtel umbinden, damit wir nicht wegfliegen!Wir waren nicht auf dem Lookout, aber auf Mrs Mary Watson´s Spuren.1881 lebte sie hier mit Mann und Baby und 2 chinesischen Bediensteten, umSeegurken zu ernten und zu vermarkten.Als ihr Mann auf See war, wurdenihre Bediensteten von Aborigines angegriffen. Einer wurde. read more...


23/06/2015

Two Fish - Sailing sailing

Date: June 23, 2015 at 9:30:42 AM EDTHeading out to sea today. It's a 2-3 hour motor out of the river. We got a late start because we "slept in" until 6:30 am. Almost all the other sailors left around dawn. We will be grateful for those 2 extra hours of sleep during our overnight watches this evening.The exit out of the Chesapeake Bay is very very busy with commercial boat traffic, tugs & barges, and battleships. LOTS of battleships, huge ones with big guns and the right of way. We've even seen a submarine-- unsubmerged of course. There are lots of Navy police vessels with machine guns and 18-year-olds at the helm to make sure we don't get too close to something that were not supposed to.There is a huge wide channel that all the ships follow as they enter and leave this area. But. read more...


Two Fish - Sailing sailing
Two Fish - Sailing sailing
22/06/2015

Luna Quest - Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 22/6/15

Position: 17.46S 177.23EPort Denarau MarinaRun from Suva: 134 mliesWe were glad to be in Suva Harbour securely tied up to one of the yacht club’s mooring buoys as the weather unleashed fierce gales with masses of rain. It was cold and we needed to dress warmly. The Royal Suva Yacht Club is a grand name for the shabby conditions and services the club provided. The jetty was half worn away with rusty bolts sticking out and threatening any yacht that might want to come alongside for watering or fuelling up. As the tide went out, Luna Quest settled in the mud alongside for the night. The following morning the damage had been done; not irreparably, however. So we were glad to find one of the club’s mooring buoys available in Suva harbour as there was no space in the dirty and crummy marina,. read more...


21/06/2015

Widago - Father's Day 2015

Father’s Day 2015 OK… Before we start, go grab a coffee (or beer if you’re in the right time zone) and put your feet up because this might take a few minutes. Been a very busy Father’s Day… First of all, justa big Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there, especially ours: Popeye & Granddaddy Pawpaw. thanks for your love, support, and awesomeness. …it all started out with a best of intentions, in the wee hours. At this lat/long, sunrise is at 3:30am, which means the skies begin to get dusty by 1:30. My normal night shift has me on lookout for pirates, vessels, and weather from 11-3. So lucky for me, I’m the only one these days who is on watch in the pitch dark and pitching seas. Normally, I hear Ahab begin rumbling by about quarter ’til, my drooping eyelids yearning for the sleep.. read more...


Widago - Father's Day 2015
Widago - Father's Day 2015
21/06/2015

Firefly - Riding the 'Bangowali' to Savusavu

Firefly passed another milestone en route to Savusavu from Port Vianni. She clocked up 40,000 nautical miles since her launch back in 1999. The first 10,000 was when she was with the original owner, Andrew Bray, who undertook an 'Atlantic Circuit' - to the Caribbean and back. The other notable milestones are that when we left Salcombe to start our circumnavigation the log was at 20100 and at the start of the World ARC in St Lucia it was right on 25,000.Interestingly another record was set at the same time - our maximum recorded wind speed. Due to the weather situation we have been experiencing some enhanced trade winds - known in Fiji as Bangowali and translated as '8 day winds'. We had made the passage from Lau to Vianni ahead of the stronger winds and then spent 3 nights anchored in. read more...


21/06/2015

Two Fish - Ahoy

Cool ship entering the Potomac to our starboard FullSizeRender. read more...


Two Fish - Ahoy
Two Fish - Ahoy
21/06/2015

Two Fish - Ready ,Set,Go.......

After the torrential storms last night the skies have cleared the winds gently blowing the temps cooled a bit ,for now we are not long from our departure.Waiting for our crew to arrive. We are thrilled to have Kelly& Howard with us on the journey.Stay tuned for more. read more...


20/06/2015

Flomaida II - Cooktown mit Bodenberührung

Das war schon eine spannende Sache, da wir bei Niedrigwasser ankamen!Gut, dass wir einen starken Motor haben, sodass wir wieder frei kamen. Die Einfahrt nach Cooktown ist extrem flach und eng, sodass wir froh waren, es noch im Hellen geschafft zu haben. Es ist die letzte Stadt vor dem Nord Cap und für uns vor Darwin, das bedeutet, dass wir auch kein Netz mehr haben, was auch seinen Reiz hat!In Cooktown sind wir nun zwei Tage, da es uns mal wieder sehr gut gefällt! Wir ankern vor dem kleinen Ort und genießen die Kleinstadtatmosphäre ohne viele Touristen und Souvenierläden.Wir waren auch auf dem Grassi Hill Look Out. Von dort hat Captain Cook 1770 bei Ebbe seine Weiterfahrt aufgezeichnet, denn man kann sehr gut die Riffe vor der Bucht von Cooktown sehen.Die ganze Stadt lebt in Erinnerung. read more...


20/06/2015

Flomaida II - Cairns, die Touristenmetropole Queensland' s

Nun haben wir das Kontrastprogramm zu Townsville erreicht. Überall werden Touren angeboten, es gibt exklusive Boutiquen und auch eine Ballermann Zeile, also für Jeden etwas!Und natürlich massenhaft Touristen von Kreuzfahrtschiffen etc.Trotzdem muss ich sagen, dass besonders die Marina einen gewissen Flair hat mit gemütlichen Restaurants und Cafés.Da Cairns kaum Strand hat, gibt es eine kostenlose, öffentliche Badelagune direkt am Strand- im Meer wird eh nicht geschwommen wegen der Krokodile- sehr schön angelegt, sodass man den Eindruck hat, man schwimmt im Meer, da Tonnen von weißem Sand verteilt sind. Auch findet man am Boardwalk Trimmgeräte und wieder Grillstationen, die frei nutzbar sind.Entgegen unserer normalen Gepflogenheiten waren wir diesmal "touristisch" unterwegs.Wir haben. read more...


20/06/2015

Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)

We are now in Lisbon and it is great! lovely marina and very funcity. we are heading to Sines tomorrow and then our minds turn to where we storethe boat for a few weeks whilst we return to London for a few weeks.38:40:60N 9:19:04W m_IMG_2463 m_IMG_2464 m_IMG_2469 m_IMG_2472 m_IMG_2476 m_IMG_2481 m_IMG_2485 m_IMG_2487 m_IMG_2490 m_IMG_2492 m_IMG_2501 m_IMG_2503 m_IMG_2504. read more...


Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Firefly - random photos of the trip (LIsboa)
Flomaida II - So ein schöner Beach in Townsville, aber leider nur zum Anschauen
Flomaida II - So ein schöner Beach in Townsville, aber leider nur zum Anschauen
19/06/2015

Widago - Azores-Europe Leg Day 8: Part Two

Bless his little heart.....Get a load of this freeloadin', hitchhikin' stowaway. I think the term "bird brain" may need to be reviewed by Mr. Webster and his etymologists. Clearly, this little fella is no dummy. Guyon found him hiding in a perfect spot - he could have been there for days. We have these small alcoves in the forward cockpit where Peter the Pigeon was convalescing.In calmer, downwind sailing we might be hanging out forward, but we have been moving along at a pretty smart clip, somewhat close reaching, so no one is going forward. Except for Ahab. He was exercising his OCD prerogative, washing the exterior windows. And whaddaya know? He came across this little fella, all snugged up hiding out and hitching a ride. Poor Peter probably plunked down to rest his weary hollow. read more...


Widago - Azores-Europe Leg Day 8: Part Two
Widago - Azores-Europe Leg Day 8: Part Two
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