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Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion sights
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion sights
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion sights
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion sights
02/11/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: 11/2/2017

A group of the Arc went on a downhill mountain bike tour-ride. Luckily I did not go. I did not learn how to ride a bike until I was in medical school. At least I knew my limits. When we returned this afternoon we learned that Gary had fallen off his bike a broken his collar bone. He is doing fine but was in significant pain and second guessing himself. The day before he had spent the day with us touring in the car. I will show a photo of he and I. May fair winds fill your sails with activities that are age specific. Bobimage1. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: 11/2/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob: 11/2/2017
02/11/2017

Oui Chérie - Log#1. Bientôt le départ de Las Palmas

Les préparatifs vont bon train.Le départ sera le 5 novembre prochain.Cordialement,André DubéÀ bord de OUI-CHÉRIE! Lagoon 52#119LOA: 15,8M  LWL:15,6M BEAM: 8,74M DRAFT: 1,55M. read more...


Barefoot - Barefoot
Barefoot - Barefoot
01/11/2017

Numada - Log day - 4 Cooking day on Numada

Today the boys helped me out cooking four different dishes for the first few days at sea. Sebastian chopped several onions while wearing his googles and Matthew, still wearing his Harry Potter scar from last night trick-or treat, handled carrots and potatoes. The pressure cooker did the magic. True team work!! Raffaella IMG_4457 ATT00001. read more...


Numada - Log day - 4 Cooking day on Numada
Numada - Log day - 4 Cooking day on Numada
Numada - Log day - 4 Cooking day on Numada
Numada - Log day - 4 Cooking day on Numada
01/11/2017

Nutcracker - Log Day 1 - The Last Land Meal

The first day began at a mellow pace with the crew crawling out of bed. The only sustenance was stale croissants and cold coffee but still, spirits were high.After the discovery of yet another unexplained scratch on the owners car - the day could only get better? A shaky start to the jobs list, the dinghy cover didn't fit and still no one had managed to make a warm cup of coffee. However, crew spirit prevailed and the jobs were done before nightfall.The crew were briefed whilst sipping the first hot drink of the day, a cup of Yorkshire's finest - and things were definitely looking up.The appetite was built, the table booked and the crew (well most of them) were ready for dinner. A glass of Rioja or a cold Cerveza greeted us and during the wait for the last member to arrive, talk turned. read more...


Nutcracker - Log Day 1 - The Last Land Meal
Nutcracker - Log Day 1 - The Last Land Meal
01/11/2017

Barefoot - Noch 48 Tage bis zum Start - Angekommen in Las Palmas

Noch 48 Tage bis zum Start - Angekommen in Las Palmas693sm nonstop von Gibraltar nach Las Palmas - ein erster Vorgeschmack auf die Weiten des Atlantik. 4 1/2 Tage liegen hinter uns und wir fühlen uns so richtig gut!----------------------------------------------------------POS 12:00 UTC:  28 7,4 N  15 25,3 W0.000 sm seit Las Palmas (Durchschnitt: 00,0 Knoten)0.000 sm bis Rodney Bay St. Lucia (geschätzte Ankunftszeit ca.: xx. Dezember 00:00 Uhr)Etmal 00:00 bis 24:00 Uhr: 000 sm (000 unter Segel, 000 unter Motor) -  (Durchschnitt: 00,0 Knoten)Motorlaufzeit seit ARC-Start: 00,0 StundenWind:Wetter: . read more...


30/10/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion tour

The second part of our day was going to Cilaos, a valley town tucked in between three mountain peaks. It had roads. The drive up took 420 hair pin turns. image1 image2 image3 image4. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion tour
30/10/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Monday 10/30/2017

We hired a tour guide today to drive around with us today.The island was formed by a volcano. You have the choice of sea shore or mountains. We choose mountains. The mountains are tall and steep with huge gorges between the high mountain peaks. There are large caldera also between the high spots. The first area that we went to was Piton Maido. Looking out over this area you could see much lower land where there were villages on small plateaus. There are no roads into these areas. A big sport or activity on the island is trekking thru these areas. We climbed down a trail towards these villages but did not come near getting there. We hiked 50 minutes down and back 50 minutes to get a feel. There are small places for trekkers to stay for the night to continue trekking. image1 image2 image3. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: Monday 10/30/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob:  Monday 10/30/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob: Monday 10/30/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob:  Monday 10/30/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob: Monday 10/30/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob:  Monday 10/30/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob: Monday 10/30/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob:  Monday 10/30/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob: Monday 10/30/2017
Lexington - Captain Bob:  Monday 10/30/2017
29/10/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion Tour

It is Sunday 10/29/2017. We have a tour organized by World Arc. We had a nice bus and tour guide. We went to The Furnace, the English name for their volcano which has been active off and on for several years. It last had a lava flow this year in July. It was an enjoyable day. I will show some photos. image1 image2 image3 image4 image5 image6 image7. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion Tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion Tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion Tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion Tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion Tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion Tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion Tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion Tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion Tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion Tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion Tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion Tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion Tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion Tour
29/10/2017

Shimna - On our way

Finally after two weeks getting ready we are leaving this morning for Las Palmas . The weather is looking good , it should take us 4 days ,maybe less if the wind picks up . We are all looking forward to starting the journey ,and joining the boats gathering in Las Palmas . Let’s hope we have remembered everything ( Dave thought he’d lost his passport yesterday) !!! panic . We have a new sail a cruising chute, which on the trail run was not easy to deal with. Could cause a few tricky moments. Just keep eating chocolate before it melts, drink the gin and all will be well . Julie Thorp. read more...


28/10/2017

Shimna - Shimna - We sail at dawn... well maybe

The 1,000 boat parts so neatly (yeah right) placed on the pontoon and around the boat are now reattached, well all but five and I am sure they don't really matter anyway.The provisioning is complete, the bickering has stopped, the forecast is good, the water pump is pumping, the sea is blue the ginger nuts are ginger and early tomorrow morning we will leave Lagos bound for Las Palmas.Now does the clock go forward or backwards...John. read more...


28/10/2017

La Pecadora - Log 002 - Entering the Atlantic -

On Saturday, Oct.28th @ 16:50 UTC, La Pecadora got her first “taste” of the Atlantic Ocean. As she crossed the Strait of Gibraltar and managed to catch some favorable winds in the range of 26 knots, her SOG picked upto 14kn. A very nice welcome to be in these new waters!! Meanwhile the Crew for the Atlantic Crossing is preparing in Costa Rica and are excited to see La Pecadora advancing on her way towards Gran Canaria. LCDR. C.Schmidt Log_002-IMG_5327.. read more...


La Pecadora - Log 002 - Entering the Atlantic -
La Pecadora - Log 002 - Entering the Atlantic -
27/10/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Reunion

We are about 10 miles from the marina in Reunion. We have had mixed weather. We did motor some but had fair winds for a good portion of the 135 mile trip. It is amazing the efforts taken by islands and or countries to protect there boarders. We were called last night by the coast guard about 50 miles out. A plane just flew over ( about 10 miles from the marina) and circled behind us. The did not contact us on radio. On several occasions far off the Australian coast we were contacted by Australian planes by radioconfirming our identity. When we were in Christmas Island and Cocos Keeling there were large boats with about 25 personnel patrolling up and down the coast. Christmas Island actually had a prison for illegal immigrants for all of Australia. I think the Australian government tries. read more...


26/10/2017

La Pecadora - Log 001 - Back in the Water -

Since La Pecadora departed on June 25th 2017 from Portoroz - Slovenia, she has crossed the Adriatic, the Gulf and Canal of Corinth, criss crossed through the Aegean Sea, the Ionian Sea, the Tyrrhenian and Balearic Sea, covering more then 3000nm.  After a 14 day stop in Port Adriano - Mallorca, where she underwent some final preparations for her Atlantic crossing, La Pecadora is now under way since Oct-21st, and currently in the Alboran Sea, heading for Gran Canaria. With 23 days to go for the startof the ARC Atlantic 2017 Regatta. The excitement and expectation is clearly mounting for the whole Crew. LCDR. C.Schmidt. read more...


La Pecadora - Log 001 - Back in the Water -
La Pecadora - Log 001 - Back in the Water -
25/10/2017

Mad Monkey - Boat Prep Finished and TUNA for Dinner !

After 4702+ miles sailing around the Mediterranean, Mad Monkey is now ready for ARC inspection!Maybe like many yachts, we are used to only having a maximum of 3 weeks holiday per year at any 1 time sailing, and thus maybe not enough time to fully test out / shake out all kit onboard, thus the reason for our 3 month jolly’ (sorry… equipment test voyage) around the Mediterranean prior to our ARC (then WARC) adventure.Apart from the hot water hose exploding between the engine and hot water exchange module flooding the bilges with water, and then the primary fuel filter bleed nut gasket leaking thus pouring 30Ltr’s + again into the bilges nothing really failed!I guess that’s a good result as neither of the above one would normally not change during routine maintenance… (but maybe now!).With. read more...


Mad Monkey - Boat Prep Finished and TUNA for Dinner !
Mad Monkey - Boat Prep Finished and TUNA for Dinner !
25/10/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Thank you to good service

My wife is stuck with trying to help us keep the boat running even though she is far from a sailor and at home in Kentucky.Her last task was getting us a remote microphone for our VHF radio.We had tried and found that some that were listed as available were not actually there to be shipped. Having failed we turned it over to my wife, Judy. She has been successful where we were not. She also ran into an excellent service provider who acknowledged right off that he did not have the item but provider her with the phone number and email address of a competitor who he knew had the item. This is my way of thanking him and alerting others as to a potential source of goods. His name was Edward. His data is below. EdwardAmerican Communication Systems>> P.O. Box 715>> Brooklyn, NY. read more...


25/10/2017

Shimna - Nearly ready

Well we are nearly ready for the off , shakedown sail today with all the experts on board making sure all is well . The cruising chute is up ,and we do have some wind today . The provisioning is nearly done . Dave keeps telling me where are we going to put all this the stuff !!( wait till he wants more crisps and chocolate and we’ve runout ) he’ll be throwing  me over board for the fishes . We have the car here , from memory it is a long  walk to the shops from the Marina in Las Palmas. We hope to leave on Saturday morning , the weather is looking good at the moment but that can change . It will take about 4 days. It’s (young ) cabin boy Johns birthday today a cake is called for ,he is considerably younger than Dave . If we don’t win any prizes for the race we might get one for. read more...


Shimna - Nearly ready
Shimna - Nearly ready
Shimna - Nearly ready
Shimna - Nearly ready
23/10/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour

This house in the distance is CHATEAU de LABOURDONNAIS. It was built by one of the early leaders of Mauritius. image1 image2 image3 image4. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour
Lexington - Captain Bob: 10/23/2017 tour
23/10/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob : tour 10/23/2017

We went on a tour today. They had nice buses and guides. The first place was SSR Botanical Gardens in Pamplemouse, Mauritius image1 image2 image3 image4 image5 image6. read more...



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