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06/12/2021

Walkabout - Walkabout - We've Only Just Gone and Done it!! - We are in Grenada

N12:02.7 W61:45.0We are here!!We crossed the finish line at 1630 (Walkabout/Grenada Time, UST-4) on Saturday 4 December 2021.Apologies for the lack of update since then - we have been too busy celebrating, meeting up with friends from the ARC community and enjoying the Caribbean sun and vibe.I find it hard to put into words how we feel…. We are overjoyed at what we have achieved.  5 years in the planning, and Traci and I have pulled this off - by ourselves.  15 days at sea, through all sorts of weather, we have done each other proud, and Walkabout has done us proud.We arrived too late to get through Health and Customs control on Saturday, so we were resigned to having to stay quarantined on the boat overnight - a slightly disappointing way to celebrate the moment.  But we. read more...


Walkabout - Walkabout - We've Only Just Gone and Done it!! - We are in Grenada
Walkabout - Walkabout - We've Only Just Gone and Done it!! - We are in Grenada
Walkabout - Walkabout - We've Only Just Gone and Done it!! - We are in Grenada
Walkabout - Walkabout - We've Only Just Gone and Done it!! - We are in Grenada
Walkabout - Walkabout - We've Only Just Gone and Done it!! - We are in Grenada
Walkabout - Walkabout - We've Only Just Gone and Done it!! - We are in Grenada
06/12/2021

Just4Fun - Just4Fun blog # 7

Just4Fun ARC Blog Nummer 7Kap Verden - Grenada Tag12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17Boah, sind wir im Rückstand! (mit dem Blog, beim Rennen sowieso 😅). Das ist der Beweis, dass Nachtfahrt nicht gleich Nachtfahrt ist und die letzten Tage eher sportlich waren. Mit Squalls kennen wir uns jetzt wirklich gut aus und Thomas musste einige Nächte während meiner Wache im Cockpit schlafen. Da war nix mit gemütlich einkuscheln und Sterne oder Netflix schauen. Die Windsteueranlage war zwar fast immer im Einsatz, je nach Bedingungen musste aber oft aktiv mitgesteuert werden und non-stop Windwinkel und Kurs kontrolliert werden (auch mit Patenthalsen haben wir so unsere Erfahrungen gemacht…dazu mehr bei der Statistik 📈 unten). Jetzt haben wir in unserer wahrscheinlich letzten Nacht (ole, ole🍾🍾🍾), nochmal ein. read more...


06/12/2021

Khamsin - Khamsin Day 18

Land Ahoy!! Blew our last bit of gas on bacon and egg butties to celebrate! What a fantastic morning. Beautiful sunrise. As Khamsin ploughs through the waves we disturb the flying fish and as they glide across the waves sparkling in the morning sunshine they’re being stalked by white beaked gulls swooping and diving. Gonna really miss all this… Well… takeaways from this trip. Worked well: water maker - many thanks David for pushing us to get one you were right we really appreciated the showers; pre-cooking and freezing the meals - a nuisance rotating the food to keep it frozen but we’ll worth the effort; autopilot on wind heading - tho used a lot of power and I would prefer a wind vane; Parasailor tho our relationship was brief it’s a fabulous sail. Lessons learned: practice going up the. read more...


Cajuna - J+16 : vent fort, mer forte, mais beau soleil
Cajuna - J+16 :  vent fort, mer forte, mais beau soleil
05/12/2021

Cajuna - J+16 : vent fort, mer forte

Le bon côté des choses, c’est que ça nous propulse vers l’arrivée. Les Caraïbes ça se mérite !Nous pensons arriver mardi, nous devrions être ric-rac car il faut arriver avant 15h UTC, 11h heure locale. Nous avons tout de même de beaux levés de soleil, mélange de grains et de soleil (et le soir il se couche et c’est beau ! Nda Pour les connaisseurs ).Tout va bien à bord,A+. read more...


05/12/2021

Khamsin - Khamsin Day 17

The double overhand slip loop (used for attaching cord to the arms of your spectacles) is our final knot of the day. Hopefully anyway. Maybe the hangman’s knot would be more appropriate haha… Song of the day: Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd. We are all counting down every mile now and St Lucia really isn’t arriving soon enough - it’s a very long 120 miles. Nobody really wants another night at sea but it surely looks inevitable - in the hope that at some time we’ll see land lights and more sailing vessels we are going to have two people on each watch and so are drawing lots for the watch times. One more night sky seeing Venus Saturn and Jupiter almost in alignment. Mad… Dreaming now of a huge plate of salad and chocolate! Nearly nearly nearly done it - wahey!!!. read more...


Morgane of Sark - Yes!! We are in Grenada
Morgane of Sark - Yes!! We are in Grenada
05/12/2021

Chula - Chula Log 07 - The last 1000

When our waypoint count down reached the last thousand NM there was a definite shift in atmosphere, the log book had a dedicated entry for the moment. Since then we've been trying to quantify the remaining distance by comparing it to previous passages, after all a passage of this scale is pretty hard to get your head around before you experience it for real. 800nm the distance from Las Palmas to Cape Verde (8 days)600nm our Biscay crossing (West Wales to A Coruna - 5 days)300nm Vigo, Galica to Cascais, Portugaland next will be 120nm West Wales to Scilly, 80nm Cardiff to Pembroke.The last thousand has had a distinctly different feel to it, the trade winds have established resulting in fewer sail changes and just the occasional gybe to keep on track. We have experimented with various sail. read more...


04/12/2021

Morgane of Sark - we crossed the finish line!!

Whoop Whoop!We made it! Crossed the finish line at 16:53 local time.Yeah!!! Xxx crew Morgane of Sark. read more...


04/12/2021

Cajuna - J+15 : les jours se suivent et se ressemble, ou presque !

Après le programme lavage, voici le rinçage !Trois petits grains nous ont rafraîchi les idées cette nuit, des trombes d’eau en l’espace de quelques minutes. Sympa.A part ça, nous n’avons toujours rien pécher mais vu l’état de la mer, je serais poisson je viendrais pas en surface. On a retrouvé un petit copain bateau, ça fait plaisir de voir une voile. Tout va bien à bord. A+PS : information importante, surtout pour nous, François s’est lavé à l’eau de mer !. read more...


04/12/2021

Morgane of Sark - yeah! land!!

The mountains of Grenada just popped up! “Land in zicht!” Yeah!!!! The last miles of our crossing are here. Still 34 miles to go. Doing around 6-6,5 knots with a wind speed of 14-16 knots. We guess another 5 hours, hopefully we can manage to get in by the last light of the day! Last night and this morning we had a lot of squals again, with pouring rain showers. But, who cares. We are almost there!Feeling euphoric and looking forward to arrive! Xxx crew Morgane of Sark. read more...


04/12/2021

Walkabout - Land Ahoy!!!!

N11:58.6 W61:21.1After 15 days at sea, the call has gone out - Land Ahoy!!!!!It is a bit fuzzy in the distance, but it is there and we are closing in.A really frustrating morning with very little wind, just doing whatever we can to coax the boat along.Just over 30 miles to get through the finish line and into the marina.Think we can smell the rum punch from here!!. read more...


04/12/2021

Khamsin - Khamsin Day 16

When Piers spotted a mysterious well wrapped package floating past we naturally assumed it was drugs. Much to the disappointment of some on board we could think of absolutely no way at all to salvage it. Just as well as we are fast (well relatively) approaching St Lucia. We are starting to see frequent cargo ships now - BUT STILL NO DOLPHINS! The strangest thing yesterday evening tho, a cargo ship, Jose Progress, came within two miles of us - sounds a big distance but at sea feels surprisingly close - and then proceeded to ‘mill around’ changing direction here and there. We called up via VHF to see what was going on (nosy) and the guy was really grumpy and wouldn’t talk to us. As it was high in the water and didn’t look laden our imaginations began to run riot, no doubt fuelled by weeks. read more...


04/12/2021

Walkabout - Walkabout - It Ain't Over 'til the Fat Lady Sings - Day15 Mindelo to Grenada

N11:59.5 W60:45.6Just when you think you are cruising in to the finish, and everything is good in the world.Having a bit of a chat with Morgane of Sark on the VHF - and it all goes to rats.The Blue Water Runner that has been driving us towards Grenada for the last 30 hours decide to separate itself from the top furler.The whole thing slid down the torsion rope and very nearly into the drink.Luckily Traci noticed the problem very quickly, and we dashed on deck to try to sort the mess out.The sail is unusable without getting the torsion rope back in place - looks like we will need a tennis court or something to lay it all out and get it put back together - so no more BWR on this trip.The cause of the problem - our old friend, and jogger’s nemesis - chafe. The attachment line worn right. read more...


04/12/2021

Walkabout - Walkabout - It Ain't Over 'til the Fat Lady Sings - Day15 Mindelo to Grenada

N11:59.5 W60:45.6Just when you think you are cruising in to the finish, and everything is good in the world.Having a bit of a chat with Morgane of Sark on the VHF - and it all goes to rats.The Blue Water Runner that has been driving us towards Grenada for the last 30 hours decide to separate itself from the top furler.The whole thing slid down the torsion rope and very nearly into the drink.Luckily Traci noticed the problem very quickly, and we dashed on deck to try to sort the mess out.The sail is unusable without getting the torsion rope back in place - looks like we will need a tennis court or something to lay it all out and get it put back together - so no more BWR on this trip.The cause of the problem - our old friend, and jogger’s nemesis - chafe. The attachment line worn right. read more...


03/12/2021

Morgane of Sark - our last full night at the ocean

Hi there, we just enrolled in our final nightly watche schedule! We hope to be in Grenada tomorrow night around this hour. We are getting excited to arrive and are ready for some “land life “ again.But, a lot to tell about the life on the Morgane of Sark on the ocean since our last log yesterday afternoon. Herco caught a tuna fish yesterday evening right before dusk. He hadn’t been fishing because of the waves, but yesterday afternoon it eased a bit, so he gave it one more try. Witha fat tuna fish as a result, guess around 3 kilos. Tasted delicious! Tomorrow the other half!We continued the pup quiz with guys of Sandy Cay late afternoon. They were still within 10 miles. We lost the battle…. So, drinks are on us in Grenada. It was a lot of fun, playing the pup quiz on the VHF like this, in. read more...


03/12/2021

Cajuna - J+14 : la machine à laver se calme…un peu

Journée studieuse, salon de lecture pour tout le monde. Il fait chaud, on a du mal à boire autant que l’on transpire (ça doit en faire rêver certains-es). Nous commençons à sentir l’odeur de l’écurie. Il nous reste un peu plus de 480 nm à parcourir. Si le vent est avec nous, ce qui sembleêtre le cas d’après la météo, ça devrait se faire en moins de 4 jours. Tout va bien à bord. A+. read more...


03/12/2021

Khamsin - Khamsin Day 15

I’ve been mulling over awards the Arc Plus might want to consider: steepest learning curve, amount of things fixed, relentless optimism in the face of adversity, problem solving and ingenuity… I could go on but you’ll notice they’re all things we could win - who wants just to be first?! We really do seem to be making steady progress now and the Caribbean is well and truly in sight. As much as we’re looking forward to all the celebrations of arriving in port I think we’re all going to miss the peaceful solitude and the break from mobile phones and internet access. It feels like we’re in a surreal time warp, it’s been great, and I can hardly believe we’ll get caught up in Christmas festivities before we know where we are - all light years away from here. The biggest disappointment has been. read more...


03/12/2021

Walkabout - Walkabout - Talk of Scurvy may be Premature - Day14 Mindelo to Grenada

N12:10.0 W58:36.0Oooh! We are getting close to Grenada now!!If things stay as they are/forecast, then we should be in Port Louis sometime tomorrow afternoon (Walkabout Time) - so just one more night at sea, and 190NM to run!!The cookery club has been doing a stock take, and figuring out how much food we need to gorge ourselves on before we arrive!!The list of remaining fresh produce is as follows;1 Orange1 Courgette (zucchini)1 Avocado7 Lemons & Limes1 Cabbage1/2 Red Cabbage6 Tomatoes3 Carrots1/2 MangoBag of potatoes We also have 2x500g beef mince.It’s like ‘Ready, Steady, Cook…’. Suggestions please on what we can rustle up for our final night at sea with that little lot!One thing is for sure, the scary has been held at bay by Traci’s fab victualling.We ate like kings yesterday.For lunch. read more...


03/12/2021

Chula - Chula Log 06 - Only use what you need

Over the last winter during our long hours of our refit I had spent many an hour listening to podcasts from Fully Charged. I suppose having a plug-in hybrid car was the stimulus but we have also always had the interest in doing what we can with Chula to be as green as we can. The podcast show talks about everything from electric cars to solar charging, generation and green systems.On the way down to Las Palmas I met a really interesting couple off a boat from who said to me the three most important things on a green boat were "1: only use what you need", "2: only use what you need" and I'm sure you can guess what the third item was.Peter was the first to sail around the globe fossil free on a modest purpose built boat with a number of simple solutions to keep as green as possible. Have a. read more...


Cajuna - J+13 : des sargasses encore et encore
Cajuna - J+13 : des sargasses encore et encore
02/12/2021

Morgane of Sark - early update after much nightly activity

An early update today, as there has been quite some activity since yesterday evening.It was a squally night!! They popped up at the radar all the time. Sometimes suddenly seem to develop right next to us. One hit us right on our butt with more than 40 knots of wind and a tremendous amount of water pouring down from the sky. Herco even had to put on his Musto heavy weather sail jacket. While even at night it is still around 27 degrees..But, we were prepared and with only a reefed main we experienced no problems. The good thing about the squals is that the disappear as quick as they arrive. It lasted around 10 or 15 minutes. The rest of the night was genua in, genua (half) out, as the squals flew by. Fortunately, we weren’t hit that hard anymore, just a few tails passed by with a few. read more...


02/12/2021

Walkabout - Walkabout - The Day After the Night Before - Day13 Mindelo to Grenada

NAfter the excitement of the ‘Tiramisu’ rendezvous, the next 24 hours have been looooong…. Some serious lack of sleep for both of us.Just at the time when the weather decides to play all of it's cards.We have had the strongest winds of the crossing (30.2knots was the highest seen), the biggest swells (hard to judge but look like 4m or so), and a steady flow of squalls through the night, bringing wind shift and heavy rain.All of these things are not conducive to catching up on sleep.You need to be paying attention when in the cockpit, as there is a lot of power in sails and if the steering ‘lets go’ in a gust it all gets very messy, very quickly.Once we got going again yesterday after our rendezvous, I did put the hammer down a bit (competitive - moi??!).We saw 10 knots of boats speed. read more...


02/12/2021

Khamsin - Khamsin Day 14

Just had one of those nights where you feel you didn’t sleep at all. Plucky Khamsin has had to battle hard all through the night: whereas yesterday the sea was on our side and the 3-4 metre swell gave her a swooshing kick, last night it turned more hostile and she was pummelled continuously from dusk til dawn. Having said that, once settled into the routine of squally showers and gusty winds passing through regularly, I quite enjoyed my night watch tho I got pretty wet a few times when waves crashed over the back of the boat, and had to rescue a few flying fish who were surprised to find themselves unexpectedly in our cockpit. I did try to photo their dragonfly wings for Piers but pretty unsuccessfully as it turned out. Right. What happened yesterday. For me yesterday was mixed thanks to. read more...


02/12/2021

Cajuna - J+13 : des sargasses encore et encore

Des kilomètres de cette algue poison qui dérive, non seulement ça interpelle mais elle nous empêche de pêcher, et c’est pas une excuse !Ceci étant, nous avançons bien, allure de sénateur certes, mais on fait ce que l’on peut avec ce que l’on a. En effet, avec 20kts de vent, un grand SPI reste dans la soute, et le reste est plutôt mouchoir de poche…mais on se rapproche du graal. Tout va bien à bord.En pj un arc en ciel sous le grain.A+image1. read more...


01/12/2021

Cajuna - J+12 = J+11

Curieuse équation mais effectivement même programme qu’hier, ça brasse …Point important : nous faisons presque tous fait un peu de gym (je ne trahirai pas le tireur au flanc). Sur le plan culinaire, nous avons goûté au poisson volant. Deux candidats au suicide que l’on a retrouvé sur le pont. Pas mauvais mais rien d’exceptionnel non plus, et à 5 dessus c’est juste pour goûter. Tout va bien.A+. read more...


01/12/2021

Khamsin - Khamsin Day 13

It’s 7am and the sky is brilliant pinks and reds as the sun is rising But there are no shepherds out in the ocean so hopefully it’s not such a bad omen. Actually it does look like rain ahead but from a pale unthreatening looking cloud. Famous last words we’ll see haha. Anyway best of all it’s Wednesday after our very first half decent Tuesday. Actually it was a great day yesterday: I used my primary school skills to cut and stick coloured tape over Roland’s fabulously neat cross stitches on the torn red sail which we then hoisted to zip along comfortably, despite a swell of 2-3 metres, having the most beautiful sailing day in glorious sunny weather. The sea was intense and amicable as we tried to surf to get a kick out of the swell and in the spirit of the moment the time seemed right to. read more...


01/12/2021

Walkabout - Walkabout - Never a dull moment on the Atlantic - Day12 Mindelo to Grenada

N12:32.2 W52:36.5Pretty much every day, when the sun is going down, we comment ‘where did that day go??’Before we embarked on this adventure we were probably the same as you, wondering how you fill your time in such a small space for so long.But the days go quickly.Keeping the boat sorted and safe, and managing nav and sails, looking after ourselves and each other - and the day is gone!Yesterday was fairly chilled.We did shake the reefs out of the main.Then got overpowered, so decided to go to reef one - only to discover that the clew attachment block had fallen off!!So no reef 1.So down to reef 2.Figured out the problem with Reef 1, and had to clamber up to the end of the boom to refit it (a shackle had obviously come undone, and had disappeared.After that things settled down.Had a good. read more...


01/12/2021

High Cotton - Goons for hire!

Have you ever had too much mainsail out, but you know as soon as you reef the wind will drop back? You can now hire these strapping young lads to wrestle your helm for you while you wait out the freshened breeze. Call 1-800-handsomehelmsmen.Posted by Paulimage1. read more...


High Cotton - Goons for hire!
High Cotton - Goons for hire!
01/12/2021

Walkabout - Walkabout - Responding to Another Seafarer in Need... Day12 (cont) Mindelo to Grenada

The Life Saving Club was called out of their bunk this morning at 0245 (Walkabout Time - UST-3), following the call from Tiramisu.We shortened sail (dropping the main turned into bit of a pickle) to slow down and altered course to rendezvous at daybreak.As it was becoming light, Tiramisu’s lights appeared few miles to port.We had regular radio comms to work out a plan of what was required from us, and what he may be able to do safely.The sea state was pretty ugly, and as soon as we turned into the wind to slow the boats it was obvious that getting into the water to try to sort out the problem was a non-starter.Tiramisu can’t use it’s engine because of whatever is underneath, so she ran very close hauled with 2 reefs in the main, whilst we motored about 100m from her port side.We could. read more...


01/12/2021

Just4Fun - Just4Fun blog # 6

Just4Fun ARC Blog Nummer 6Kap Verden - Grenada Tag9, 10 und 11Hallo meine Lieben, heute mal der Skipper mit einem Bericht zur Lage.Vor 2 Tagen hatten wir unseren ersten Squall, eine Wolke mit Regen und Wind. Diese sah zwar nicht danach aus, brachte aber sinnflutartigen Niederschlag und Böen mit mehr als 30 Knoten. Volle Action an Bord, gleichzeitig steuern, reffen, alles ins Boot räumen und wieder die Kontrolle kriegen. Seitdem läuft das Radar auch tagsüber mit…In der Nacht dann nochmal, aber mit Vorwarnung. Dafür aber eine Stunde lang statt der üblichen 5-10 Minuten. Nach Blog war dann keinem mehr zumute. Seitdem kommen wir aber gut voran und machen ca. 130 Meilen am Tag gut, gerade eben haben wir 2/3 der Strecke geschafft und noch knapp 700 vor uns. Der Wind bläst wie er soll, aus Ost. read more...


01/12/2021

Chula - Chula Log 05 - The Squall

At dusk on Monday we experienced our first proper Atlantic squall. We had a few minor squalls throughout the day but as the sun went down a huge black cloud loomed over us and it was clear we were going to end up in the middle of it. The front of the squall came with the last of the daylight, it looked and felt like a giant mouth, with heavy rain on each side and a dark front it gave us the feeling of being swallowed by a giant. The wind shifted drastically, up to 90 degrees at times and then all we could do was wait to see what it had in-store for us.We had just had dinner and were about to open a cool (non-alcoholic) beer to celebrate reaching the half way point of our crossing. Chula was set up for downwind on starboard tack with the Hydrovane steering a good course to the wind. As. read more...


01/12/2021

Morgane of Sark - pup quiz Wednesday

Hi there, going into our 13 th night. Today flew by. Last night a couple of squals came close, but didn’t hit us. So, it was a good night.This afternoon we did a pup quiz on the VHF with the guys from Sandy Cay. They are about 6 miles ahead of us, so we can communicate on the VHF. We had a lot of chips and nachos and they also had popcorn and fresh made hummus. Like a little party.The pup quiz was a lot of fun. Both boats prepared 10 questions and the losers have to pay for the Pina Colada’s in Grenada. The score was 3-4, when a squal came to chase us. Wequickly closed all the windows and rolled in our genua and changed course a bit. Fortunately, the squal just passed by. But than, the squal was moving towards Sandy Cay. It was already going towards “dinner time, and it looked a bit. read more...


Cajuna - J+11 : machine à laver : essorage
Cajuna - J+11 : machine à laver : essorage
30/11/2021

Morgane of Sark - 12 th night on the ocean. About tuesday

It’s 21:30 UTC and we are living at 19:30 right now, our board time. But, it’s still dusky, not quite dark yet. In Grenada it’s 17:30 now. We noticed that we eat dinner later every day as we don’t feel like eating dinner already with the sun still high in the sky. We should set our board clock back one hour tomorrow..At this moment Mila is still participating in the evening SSB net.She is really getting a hand of it! It’s nice to have this kind of communication. We learned that there is a large commercial vessel in this area without AISsignal and strange navigation lights. And this morning we heard one of the boats lost it’s life raft. It’s good to know otherwise it’s quite shocking if you encounter an empty life raft in the middle of the ocean. We didn’t by the way.What else happened on. read more...


High Cotton - A midway toast!
High Cotton - A midway toast!
30/11/2021

Khamsin - Khamsin Day 11

A Cheshire Cat smile moon appeared at 3:30 this morning giving me a fleeting jolt as the first red glow looked initially like a boat then a ufo. Either way who expects the moon to rise at 3:30 am? A bit late I would have thought. It was a beautiful smile tho and Lewis Carroll’s cat could clearly be seen. And after it’s tardy entrance it didn’t hang about, shooting up into the highest sky within 30 minutes or so. Maybe I should have called this blog Ramblings of an Amateur Sailor… talking of which Joe just finished reading A Voyage for Mad Men (the Golden Globe race with Donald Crowhurst and Robin Knox Johnson amongst others). It instigated a lot of discussion! If you haven’t read it, lucky you you have the joy to come - it’s a fantastic read. Personally I think it was bad luck that our. read more...


30/11/2021

Walkabout - Walkabout - The Onset of Scurvy?? - Day11 Mindelo to Grenada

N12:47.1 W50:15.2It looks like we will arrive in Grenada with a boat full of food - think we may have over catered.We have lockers full of tins, and have so far used just one.We are still using fresh or frozen food and ingredients, which is great.But there is a crisis looming on the nutrition horizon…We have eaten our last tangerine!!! You may recall that we had rather over purchased on that front in Las Palmas.We have been eating them as fast as possible, to make sure we don’t have to throw any away.But now they are gone, and life on board is not the same.We have used our last apple.There are 3 oranges and one mango left out of all our fresh fruit.Looks like rationing will be required to avoid the onset of scurvy before we arrive in Grenada!!Yesterday was spent acclimatising to the new. read more...


30/11/2021

High Cotton - A midway toast!

Most boats have a midway celebration on passages. Some friends cooked cheesy pancakes, some had Norwegian waffles, others had Irish coffees! Aboard High Cotton we had Aquavit shots which are a small nod to John and Paul’s Scandinavian heritage and fittingly the bottle boasts a sailboat. Photo taken with 1075nm ahead and behind us at 2300 on Saturday night.image1. read more...


30/11/2021

Cajuna - J+11 : machine à laver : essorage

Mis à part le côté machine à laver, un beau début de journée, soleil au rdv. C’est un vrai plaisir de barrer avec ce temps la. Nous allons trop vite pour pêcher et la mer trop démontée. Mais on a retrouvé un bout de thon acheté au marché au poisson de Mindelo dans le congelo, miam demain. Nous en oublions pas pour autant de se maintenir en forme, séance de gymnastique !Tout va bien,A demain. image1. read more...


Cajuna - …le coup de barre !
Cajuna - …le coup de barre !
Cajuna - A la barre
Cajuna - A la barre
29/11/2021

Khamsin - Khamsin Day 11

Mine is the 12-3am watch tonight and the vast sky is just stunning - completely covered by a sparkling blanket of stars. So so many stars. Need Piers’ app to navigate me past the Girl Scout staples of Orion’s Belt and the Plough. You can really get why people are so passionate about deep space. Maybe that’s the next challenge. Haha no way… don’t worry Gareth! And fingers crossed all the stars mean no prospect of squalls. For the moment at least. Actually I love the nights at sea. Just me, the stars and the ocean. It’s an awesome feeling knowing you’re in the middle of the Atlantic with no one around for miles and water as deep as the Andes (poetic license but you get the drift). Having space and time to enjoy inner peace is such a privilege even if disturbed from time to time by an over. read more...


29/11/2021

Cajuna - J+10 : machine à laver au programme

De beau creux et un beau soleil nous ont accompagné tout au long de cette journée. Les vagues vont perdurer avec 2,5 à 3 m, j'espère que le soleil fera de même. Nous faisons trace directe en vent arrière. Plus confortable mais nécessitant une vigilance constante pour ne pas se faire embarquer par une mauvaise vague. Nous allons passer sous les 1000 miles restant à courir, hips !Ce soir c'est pain maison et quiche surprise!Tout va bien à bord. A+. read more...


29/11/2021

Morgane of Sark - messy monday

Hi there, this is our log of day 11 at the Atlantic Ocean.Today we were a bit tired. We didn’t sleep all that great. Last night was a bit messy with two squals and gusty winds; anywhere between 12 and 35 knots. A lot of rain again during the squal. We sailed most of the night only on our main and at “quiet” times we pulled our Genua partlyout. The hardtop on our boat is very comfortable when the wind and waves are picking up and we always feel safe.Waves have been increasing during the night and we kept rolling in our beds. From one side to the other. And back. And again..Finally, piled a bunch of pillows on both sides of the bed, against the slings to stabilize ourselves. Must say that by now we do look forward to a straight 8 hour sleep in a non-moving bed!We didn’t have our daily SSB. read more...


Amari - Day14 pic 1 of 2
Amari - Day14 pic 1 of 2

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