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24/11/2017

Marisja - Dag 9

We waren gebleven bij de ontbijt pannenkoeken van Rodie op de midway partyday! Na dit ontbijt stond uitbuiken in de schaduw op het voordek op hetprogramma. De ene lag nog harder te snurken dan de ander en degene die niet doorhet gesnurk konden slapen zaten lekker een boekje te lezen.Dit hebben we na de sangria lunch borrel (verzorgt door Haico en Rob!) nogeen keer gedaan tot het magische moment aanbrak dat er weer wind stond! Na heteen half uurtje aangekeken te hebben en we onze sangria roes hadden uitgeslapengingen de zeilen weer omhoog na 20 uur motoren. YEAAAH!!   Het begin was nog een beetje twijfelig, maar al snel gingen we weer 7+knopen en vliegen we weer op ons doel af, vlak langs de RUMlijn .De avond had weer een konings maaltijd in petto (biefstuk, gebakkenaardappeltje en. read more...


24/11/2017

Blue Top - BlueTop 24112017

Bonjour de la lessiveuse!Pour de du pres dans la brise ...on est servi...jusqu'a presque 40Kt dans les grains...le pilote gere super sous 3 ris ORC...mais dedans c'est Beyrouth;))avec une petite touche de Niagara...une belle vague a claqué sur le coté et malgre la capote et le panneau de descente mi ferme...une petite rasade a été servie a la table a carte...mon cahier, c'est po grave...mais plus ch..t l'ecran et le clavier...alors l'homme d'entretien a 8H apres son quart a entrepris de remettre ce petit monde en route...c'est chose faite a grand renfort de WD40, sopalin, et huile de coude, et tout ca sur un etabli qui n'arrete pas de bouger!!!mais on en a vu d'autres!Frank d Optimix,du CNH aussi, m 'a averti par mail hier soir qu'il avait un souci de demarreur de son moteur, et qu'il se. read more...


24/11/2017

Ngahue IV - Ngahue IV update 24-11-2017

Together with Geronimo, Chantana and Libelula (our close - and only - neighbours on the AIS), we have now embarked on a "deep south" route which is taking us all the way to the Cape Verde Islands! Having grappled with long windless moments, given up sailing in despair as a result, and switched on the engine in the search of wind, and having studied all the met information at our disposal this morning, we decided to head south (or more correctly south-east) in the hope of picking up the trade winds in a couple of days. We had several very useful chats on the VHF with Chantana, who had come to the same conclusion. And so off we went, soon joined by Geronimo and Libelula.We're sailing close-hauled against 17-18 knots of southwesterly wind; the sea is quite lumpy and despite our moderately. read more...


24/11/2017

Shepherd Moon - Shoal mates

Still no wind! Much of yesterday was spent ghosting along in just 4-5 knots of breeze, and then when that got too frustrating, we would whack on the motor until the wind appeared to pick up again. I say appeared because it seems to be a universal rule of the sea that as soon as you put a sail up the wind dies and, conversely, as soon as you start motoring the wind increases.The lack of wind did give us an opportunity to tackle the penguin sanctuary. The freezer has been working overtime trying to keep our celebratory "half-way" steaks frozen, and a side effect of all this hard work is that the thin pipe leading from the compressor to the freezer had become a thick sausage of ice. This wouldn't be too much of a problem if the tube hadn't decided to annexe some of the adjacent electrical. read more...


24/11/2017

Avel Biz - J+5 Clignotant à gauche

Vendredi 24 novembre 201712h UTC25°22 N24°54 WDistance sur 24h : 97 milles (Et oui quand on tire des bords on avance peu surle fond)Distance restante : 2134 millesClignotant à gaucheAprès beaucoup de réflexion depuis 48 heures et vu l'évolution de la météo, nousavons décidé de mettre le clignotant à gauche.Nous quittons la route orthodromique qui s'est fermée pour cause de dépressionet de calmes se succédant. La prévision météorologique reste un art comme la médecine précise Pierre-Yves.Nous partons vers le grand sud. Mais ce n'est pas simple.Après quelques heuresde calme reposant pendant l'après midi de hier, le vent est revenu mais du sud !Au lieu de l'ouest annoncé. Décidément la prévision météorologique reste un art(comme la médecine précise Pierre-Yves).Bref la nuit fut fort agitée.. read more...


24/11/2017

Helen - Day 8, fuel tactics

One of the other highlights at sea is watching the sun rise. Please see my picture from the other day which includes my second bird sighting, a tropic bird. I am very glad that I was able to get the bird to pose for the photograph!Ask any sailor about the wind and you will be told that a lot of the time there is either too much or too little. The ARC+ this year is certainly in the latter category.In the last 24 hours we have travelled 145 miles on 120 litres of fuel. However, like all boats in the fleet, we have a finite amount of fuel. The captain reckons that we have 5.75 days to get to St Lucia but only 4.5 days of fuel left.Hopefully the wind will return so that we can do some sailing but in the meantime we need to start conserving energy.We have three fridges on board and one needs. read more...


24/11/2017

Susan Ann II - log day 6

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES!From swimming in 5000m of water with the engines off and the boat drifting along sweetly to 36kts and a 3rd reef in 12 hours! They say catamarans are only good for downwind but we’ve been beating to windward at 40 degrees apparent since we left Las Palmas and Susan Ann II is doing us proud.We are currently 2 days from 20N30W doing 6.5kts upwind with a 2 - 3m swell on our beam.That being said... our boat is trashed, there’s water melon all over the cockpit floor and somehow squashed bananas all over the flybridge supports.Crew morale is still high after the amazing past 5 days but we are all looking forward to finding the trade winds and putting this swell firmly behind us.Love from The Daley Adventure x. read more...


24/11/2017

Lei Lei - 5. Tag auf hoher See - Harte Zeiten

Kaum hatte ich gestern meinen Beitrag beendet hallte der Warnruf Fisch, Fisch! über Deck. Die Rolle der Rute gab kreischend Angelschnur frei und Alex übernahm in bewährter Manier seinen Job. Das Ergebnis war ein 7 kg schwerer Thunfisch, der in Minutenschnelle ausgenommen und filettiert war. Köstlich !Wie meine Leser bereits wissen gibt es beim Segeln eigentlich nur 2 Aggregatzustände: kein Wind oder zu viel Wind und das Letztere immer von vorne. Wir erfahren das gerade erneut. Nach der lähmenden Flaute in der wir unseren halben Dieselvorrat verfeuert haben, hat uns das Tiefdruckgebiet nun voll erwischt. Es bläst mit 25 Knoten aus Südwest, was gegenan einen scheinbaren Wind von ca. 30 Knoten ergibt. Zu viel um Spaß zu machen, es ist primär nicht der Wind der uns zermürbt sondern die hohen. read more...


24/11/2017

Barefoot - Barefoot - Tag 5 - 24.11.17 - segeln im Zeichen des Motors :-(

Barefoot - Tag 5 - 24.11.17 - segeln im Zeichen des Motors :-(Gestern war dann doch eher ein ereignisarmer Tag, aber das ist ja kein Wunder, wenn Neptun und/oder Poseidon am Mittwoch schon so viel rausgehauen haben. Der Mittwoch hätte euch auch gefallen, die Delphine und Wale waren schon beeindruckend und die beiden Fische, die wir gefangen hatten, waren gut für unseren jagdinstinkt und für unsere Bäuche! Richtig lecker!Heute morgen um 8:15 haben wir dann endlich den Motor ausstellen können. Wir segeln jetzt so langsam (ca 3 kn) vor uns hin in Richtung ost-Südost und hoffen Samstag/Sonntag dann den Passat nach West zu finden....ihr habt richtig gelesen, tendenziell geht es ein Stück weit in die falsche Richtung ( nach Osten anstatt nach Westen). Aber: wir segeln, wir müssen nicht Motoren. read more...


Barefoot - barefoot - tag 5 Foto
Barefoot - barefoot - tag 5 Foto
24/11/2017

Lily - Leg 2 - Day 9

Well... not a lot going on really. We had our first rain since northern Spain this morning, for about 5 minutes. Some clouds looked dark and ominous, but then they all left and we had a clear blue sky the rest of the day. Wind still not that great, 5-10 knots. But according to our information, the wind is suppose to increase to 10-15 tomorrow. We shall see. Peder. read more...


Helen - A tropic bird for ED
Helen - A tropic bird for ED
24/11/2017

Odessa - 5-th day of race

Ветер усилился. Из мелких неприятностей - бежит гайка бимини, протекает передний люк и капает правый комовой люк.На завтрак - яичница с беконом,обед - картофельное пюре с сосисками.. read more...


Gust of Wind - Getting a washdown
Gust of Wind - Getting a washdown
24/11/2017

Haji - Emails from Haji to Mupi - 'Le Vide Grenier'

Salut my young French friend,The crew have abandoned all pretence of sailing me and my foredeck looks like a vide grenier for sails and control lines.In my old age bits have a tendency to fall off me at unexpected times, some are important bits, some not so important. One of the roles of the crew is to go round the deck in the morning and find what has fallen during the night, identify it, and repair it.When big Bertha the spi was up, it was double halyarded, in case one gave in through chafe, however when it came down they found the main shackle had worked loose and abraded the thread flat, almost a catastrophe! The skipper got out the tool kit and cut a new thread on the shackle, not as good as new, but it will work again.Then they found a little bolt on the foredeck, the Skipper. read more...


24/11/2017

Gust of Wind - Mad Night at sea

With a strong head wind yesterday we decided to head North hoping to get a wind shift driven by a high pressure system moving east which would allow us to have a more favourable heading towards St Lucia. The high moved South faster than predicted and we landed in the middle of it with winds up to 40 knots. Heading into it gave us apparent wind of 50 knots with big seas. We reefed down to a third reef and solent and bounced along all night. It looks like the front will be with us all day until at least midnight tonight. Its going to be a long day! The move North will undoubtably hit our position, but should give us a better run for the next few days as the front moves East.Gust of Wind has performed remarkably. No breakages. Although in these conditions she doesn’t beat well.Storm gets. read more...


23/11/2017

Aedis - Aedis Day 6: We have Wind!!

Good Morning!Great to finally have some wind come in this morning, albeit SW we are sailing due West as we catch the edge of the low pressure system. Planning to tack and head a little more south if the wind shifts more westerly.Claire is enjoying a mint tea at the helm, a lovely flat place on the catamaran even upwind :) have pulled in some more dorado which will make for a nice lunch. Have a good day - Aedis crewimage1. read more...


Aedis - Aedis Day 6: We have Wind!!
Aedis - Aedis Day 6: We have Wind!!
24/11/2017

Louanne - Half-way point crossed

Crossing the half way point of 42 degrees west, 1050nautical miles, was celebrated with cake and ice-cream, followed by a luxurydinner of sirloin steaks on the grill, asparagus and roast potatoes. Yum! (Timeis upside down at sea so it was kind of appropriate to eat dessert first). 9CE6. read more...


Louanne - Half-way point crossed
Louanne - Half-way point crossed
24/11/2017

Passepartout - No motoring for bilingual Passepartout

Despite being in cruising division H the temperaments on board Passepartout are in full-on racing mode. No motoring penalties for us as we tweak and sail change 24/7; religiously download weather GRIB files; debate wind arrows and best course scenarios; eagerly plot competitor positions and; stalk SSB scheds to relish in other’s tales of windless woes.The origin of our race mode temperament comes from our youthful days as shorthanded ocean racing multihull sailors which laid a solid foundation for ‘no pain no gain’.As of yesterday, before last night’s despairing light airs, we calculated that we were coming first in Division H and had also knocked-off the boats in divisions G, E and F.On occasions some rituals remind us we are ion the edge of “cruising” mode as we trawl for fish, knit,. read more...


24/11/2017

Sunrise - Tag 5 (23.11.)

Jetzt geht die Party richtig los! Ein Blick in die Geburtsdaten der Teilnehmer beschert uns die Erkenntnis, dass zwei der Mitreisenden sich dieses einmalige Abenteuer wg. runder Geburtstage gegönnt haben (Nachträglich alles Gute, André und Hanno), aber noch besser ist, dass wir zwei aktuelle Geburtstage in Folge feiern können. Heute lassen wir Ortwin hoch leben und morgen - abwarten!Wir fahren unter Motor! Das verdient aus zwei Gründen ein Ausrufezeichen. Zum einen, weil wir das selbstverständlich nur tun, weil ein (noch nicht) georteter Kriechstrom sonst unsere Energiespeicher aussaugen würden und nicht etwa weil wir uns in einer ausgedehnten Flaute befinden. 😉 Zum anderen aber vor allem deshalb, weil es in der Nacht schlagartig Aus mit dem Motoren ist. Notstopp und ein Dahindümpeln. read more...


24/11/2017

Hummingbird - Half way party

We’re over halfway across the Atlantic! St Lucia is now closer than Cape Verde, less than 1000nm to go! The atmosphere on board Hummingbird is normally a solid mix of cockpit dancing/ evening socials/ night watch giggles anyway, but with this official crossing of the mid-Atlantic ridge being kind of a big deal we’ve upped our game to a grand two-day celebration.Much of our great progress so far has been down to our lightweight spinnaker, which manages to keep us sailing at the 6 knot mark even in breezes as slight as 8 knots true. A total life saver. We’ve had perhaps an average wind speed of 7 – 13 knots from the NE – ENE this whole passage so far, with the occasional sprinkle of a very light and fluffy 6 knots or less. For over a week we’ve pressed on without resorting to the engine as. read more...


24/11/2017

Hot Stuff - josies blog - thursday 23/11

Our fifth day at sea started with a 2am wake up call to start watch. Lucky it's a short commute! Not long after being on deck we hear some big splashes, puffs of air and shadows in the bioluminescence- we were joined by dolphins! Very cool and quite a relief after talking of kraken, mega sharks and sea monsters. Very light winds mean tricky sailing as we head south to the waypoint. The crew is making the most of the calm, cranking up the r&b and doing laundry, hair braiding and boat showers (a bucket of sea water). And most importantly some excellent snacking (especially now I have found the boat stash of Nutella).To top off the day we saw a turtle! Just chilling out in the waves (like in finding nemo!) The sea and sky changes every moment and is always spectacular, another great day. read more...


24/11/2017

Charm - Day 8 - giving thanks

As we sat down to enjoy our burgers (beef for most and quinoa for Tim) and hot dogs with sides of mashed potatoes, cranberries and fruit salad (sort of 4th of July meets Thanksgiving), I realized how lucky we are to have Tim and Kent on the boat.Preparing for and undertaking a trip like this on a boat with a family with 3 children isn't how everyone might choose to spend a month of their lives.So I'm dedicating this entry to the two of them and hope to give you a sense of how lucky we are to have them on board.Kent's involvement started more than 20 years ago when he and Joe sailed together in Oregon.Then he and his lovely wife, Heather, hosted us on their boat, Hiatus, while they were cruising in Central America. At some point in the past year, Kent agreed to help us with the. read more...


23/11/2017

Kiloran of Edinburgh - Blog

Day 8 (again?)Death by ArticulateBetween a breathtaking sunset and a smoldering moonset (which, by the way, David has guessed is 800 miles away, making it closer than London...) our entire crew nearly perished. Had the deadly event occured our headstones would read:"14 degrees North by 45 degrees WestDeath by Articulate".Other than that unspeakable game, which has left me in flustered tears and desperately needing a pee along with a tattered team moral, we've had a fairly pleasant day. We kicked off with a group reading of Aiden's (Erica's lover's) reply to our questions put in the previous blog which described, at serious length, the patterns of the moon and the hunting patterns of hungry sharks. We then promptly slept. Then we had some "grilled cheeses" as recommended by the chefs on. read more...


23/11/2017

North Star - USA - Log Day 4 - Please send wind

As with most boats at sea, mealtimes are the highlight of the day. This is true aboard North Star. Today was Thanksgiving, which we celebrated appropriately with a grand turkey dinner with all the trimmings. We had to make a couple of substitutions since we didn't have any turkey. With grand meals which involve multiple cooks and a galley big enough for only one, the meal preparation is somewhat of a dance. At the right moment one cook steps aside and the other takes over, like a symphony everything builds to the finale with a crescendo as the meal is served. Rick and Henry's performance was brilliant! The "turkey" dinner was perfect!Just as we sat down to dine we were visited by a huge pod of dolphins. They always are welcome but seem to appear only when you least expect them and by the. read more...


23/11/2017

Windseeker - Windseeker

--Dijous 23 de novembre de 2017Ei pipol,Ja tornem a ser aquí. S’ha fet llarga l’espera del post? Doncs per nosaltres aquests dos últims dies han estat bastant insofribles! La calma s’ha apoderat de l’Atlàntic i les puntes de vent no passaven dels 10 nusos i nosaltres hem estat moltíssimes hores entre 2 i 4 nusos... com si entréssim a port!La nit passada ha estat, potser, la més frustrant. Hem provat totes les configuracions de veles possible. Cap d’elles ha aportat velocitat ni estabilitat al barco. Si veieu les traces a les aplicacions veureu com de voltes hem donat fent el windseeker. Tant és així que hem acabat tots composant una versió pròpia de la cançó de la Trinca que la tornada fa així... Que lluny és el carib. Que bonic és arribar-hi. Però de calmes n’estem tips...Quan la. read more...


Windseeker - Windseeker
Windseeker - Windseeker
Windseeker - Windseeker
Windseeker - Windseeker
23/11/2017

NoStress - Log Day 5 - Soggy Bottoms

It was a frustrating night at sea last night.Little or no wind and a rolling swell meant the boat (and contents) were rattled like a snow-globe in a toddler’s hands for about 5 hours. The coffee machine made a bid for freedom and Paul had his first intake of non-fermented grapes for a long time as fruit fell onto him from the storage nets.Eventually the wind arrived. It started on the nose again but has gradually shifted to afford us the chance to make some much needed progress West. The breeze built steadily through the day and we expect to follow our current course for another day or so until we encounter the next weather system.It’s been a good day’s sailing.Although “Jennie” remains quite fickle (with a lot of heel on a port tack we discovered she doesn’t like being bent over too far. read more...


NoStress - Log Day 5 - Soggy Bottoms
NoStress - Log Day 5 - Soggy Bottoms
NoStress - Log Day 5 - Soggy Bottoms
NoStress - Log Day 5 - Soggy Bottoms
23/11/2017

Blonde Moment - blonde moment thursday 23 nov

Another frustrating day from the sailing point of view with minimal wind coming from the wrong direction, in that it's coming from where we need to go, but that's sailing! As always though there are big positives, such as a swim off the back of the boat in surprisingly warm waters, a flying fish show where a large shoal of Mahi Mahi followed us at the stern of the boat for hours, jumping out of the sea to entertain and cleverly not biting our bait when we tried to catch them, which would have been mean anyway after the fun they gave us!More dolphins today, fresh home (or boat!) made yoghurt and a fabulous sunset to end a fabulous day, more than making up for the lack of miles covered! We feel very privileged and lucky to have this experience, particularly when we hear the weather in the. read more...


23/11/2017

Susan Ann II - Log day 5 - Killer Whales at play!

As if sailing at 7 knots on a warm sunny day wasn’t enough we were visited by a pod of Killer Whales that joined us and played like dolphins in our bow wave for around 10 minutes.The whole crew were up and in awe as these huge mammals danced gracefully in front of Susan Ann II, however Hayley was physically trembling from the adrenaline and a bit of a worry that one of these huge animals would unwittingly damage the boat.I think all five of us agreed that this visit was one of the most amazing moments of our lives.Thank you Mother Nature.Love from The Daley Adventure. Ximage1. read more...


Susan Ann II - Log day 5 - Killer Whales at play!
Susan Ann II  - Log day 5 - Killer Whales at play!
23/11/2017

Helen - Day 7 - Mutiny averted

We have crossed the halfway point and have only 966 miles to go before I leave Yacht Helen.Yesterday was a challenging day. It all started when the catering department made some lovely scones for afternoon tea.The first argument was over how do you pronounce the word "scone". There was clearly an english north/south divide amongst the crew.Then things started to get ugly. Do you put the clotted cream on first and then the jam or is it jam first and then the clotted cream? It got so heated that I thought that we may have a mutiny on our hands!So I stepped in and said that when Iguanas see food they eat it. So we did and they were delicious.When I was on the Island of Sao Vincente (Mindelo is the capital), I met an orphaned street kid. I ask him what he wanted most in life. His reply was. read more...


Charm - Atlantic experience game
Charm - Atlantic experience game
23/11/2017

Charm - Happy Thanksgiving!

For Thanksgiving, we have decided to share our Atlantic crossing experience with you.It will help if you do this with friends.Print out the photo and post it in a convenient place.Look at it for 3 hours.Find a friend and pass on the photo.Tell your friend to look at it for 3 hours.Repeat this process for 2 more rotations.Then turn out the lights and do it 4 more times.Continue this for at least two weeks - longer if you really like to suffer.Enjoy!I've also included a photo of our big catch of the day.Joe was experimenting with facial expressions.I asked for cheesy grin.I think I got maniacal glare.It's better than the drunken leer he tried on before that.What the heck -it's a holiday.I'll include both for your viewing pleasure.. read more...


Charm - Drunken leer
Charm - Drunken leer
Charm - Maniacal glare
Charm - Maniacal glare
23/11/2017

Neverland - Neverland Leg 2 - Days 7 & 8

We have no wind. Ok no wind is a bit of an exaggeration but I consider 6 knots of wind resulting in a maximum boat speed of 3.5 knots the equivalent to having no wind. We have been bobbing along and sometimes it feels like our only forward momentum in the gentle nudge from the following sea. Light winds mean slamming sails which, for a long enough period of time, is enough to send most people stir crazy.We’ve tried sailing at a wind angle of 140 degrees and putting the Spinnaker up (or ‘tissue’ as my friend Wendy calls it). We picked up speed which was great…but the angle we were sailing meant we were almost going backwards…not great. The tissue came down and we have reverted back to the typical goose wing set up.HOWEVER…we will not let our horribly slow progress drag us into a state of. read more...


Neverland - Neverland Leg 2 - Days 7 & 8
Neverland - Neverland Leg 2 - Days 7 & 8
23/11/2017

Neverland - Neverland Leg 2 - Days 5 & 6

Mr Marlin came back. Thankfully not to pick off another lure (he’s obviously more intelligent than that). Instead he swam in our wake, then darting under, circling us and returning to our wake. We apologised profusely for the altercation the previous night. He didn’t seem the vengeful type and after strutting his stuff for 20 minutes disappeared. We haven’t seen him since and are hopeful he has called off the heavies.Since leaving Sao Vicente we haven't had more than 15 knots of wind since and that was only for 5 minutes when we went through a tiny squall. For most of the time we have had between 8 and 12 knots so our progress is slower than we’d hoped. Having thought we would arrive around 30th November it is now far more likely to be at some point on 3rd December. Urgh. We’ll have to. read more...


Neverland - Neverland Leg 2 - Days 5 & 6
Neverland - Neverland Leg 2 - Days 5 & 6
23/11/2017

Ellen - Day 4

Hi all! We have a quite normal day, sailing in light breeze and a Maui-Maui again. A delicious tuna for lunch (catched yesterday) and chicken to dinner. Nice evening with a thin moon come up over the horizon and get down in an hour again.Best regards!. read more...


23/11/2017

Blue Top - BlueTop 25112017

Le blog du TOP n°5 du jeudi 23/11/2017Bonjour, bonjour, il est 12h TU.Quelques compléments au complément envoyé par Nono hier au soir. Cette nuit, changement de quart àminuit, nous héritons d'une vitesse zéro et quasi l'absence de vent. On redescent le petit spi et on reste avec la grand voile unpetit moment. Le vent tourne encore et on sort le foc ! Ouf 1/2 kt !Deux explications, d'abord les quarts. On les commence à 20h - minuit, minuit - 4h, 4h - 8h. Chaque nuit le tour est inversé. Jesuis avec Nono et Catherine avec Bernard. Sinon, les Velcros (trade mark pour velours crochet),certains disent scratchaujourd'hui et d'autres plus incultes disent crash. Alors les velcros, pas Velcro D ni Velcro T comme les Dupond/t, ce sont Bernardet Jean-Mi qui ne se rasent pas pour le moment, d'où le. read more...


23/11/2017

Lothlorien - Noch mehr Delphine und eine neue "Taktik"

Heute hat uns tatsächlich noch einmal eine größere Schule von Delphinen begleitet. Die "Lykke" haben wir dafür mittlerweile aus den Augen verloren. Wir haben aber noch Funkkontakt und wissen seit gestern Abend, dass ihr Motor wieder läuft. Leider zickt jetzt stattdessen ihr Stromgenerator und vermutlich muss die Tiefkühltruhe schnell leer gegessen werden.Auch wir kämpfen z.T. mit dem vielen frischen Gemüse und Obst, das wir an Bord haben. Zum einen müssen wir einige Sachen schnell essen, aus Angst, sie werden uns schlecht (ein paar schimmelnde Apfelsinen sind schon über Bord gegangen). Zum anderen wollen wir die Sachen ja möglichst lange aufbewahren. Bei den Bananen kommen wir mit dem Essen auf jeden Fall nicht mit und gerade ist ein Bananenbrot im Ofen, um zumindest ein paar der. read more...


Lothlorien - Noch mehr Delphine und eine neue "Taktik"
Lothlorien - Noch mehr Delphine und eine neue
23/11/2017

La Cigale - Day 5 - 23 November - On a roll of the dice

Learning to piece together more and more of the sky at night like some giant astronomical jigsaw puzzle. Just as I had figured out Pegasus last night on watch, I sighted a shooting star to the west. Made a wish for the well-being of the journey, though maybe I should have been more specific about winds as we are motoring right now and heading towards skirting a gale! TOGINA has long since passed ahead, and this morning we were in company of SKIATHOS and BAHARII. We consulted the ARC t-shirt and surprises to find the latter is not part of the ARC. "Maybe she's on her way to Canada..." observed Helen ;-) Our course is a bit of a gamble, fingers crossed it pays off! It was apt then to spend the rest of the morning learning a new dice game - "Dudo" (Spanish for "I doubt") - thanks to Harley,. read more...



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