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Makara of Exe - Makara in St Lucia 14 04 N 60 56 W

We finally arrived at 0700 on Dec 13th. We could have arrived overnight but slowed down to get in at first light.
We sailed 3,158 Nm from leaving Las Palmas at 0130 on Sunday 25th Nov. A lot of zig zagging the rhumb line caused us to sail 400 miles further than the actual distance.

On our last night at sea we were treated to a wonderful sunset and then a pod of dolphins appeared out of nowhere as the sun set on 12th Dec.

I think everyone is sad that the passage is over but relieved to be back on dry land and having showers without stumbling over. The lows of the trip were the squeaky rudder bearing, which we managed to fix, and the rip in the main, which we managed to patch up and is now in the hands of the local sail maker.

The highs were some fantastic sailing days, constant wind, great food, great crew and champagne has never tasted sweeter when we celebrated reaching half way, oh and Georgia's log entries. Poor lass probably needs rehab after sharing this yacht with four old men.

I am probably never going to do the ARC again so it is quite sad but hey we have the World ARC starting Jan 12th 2019 when we continue west across the Pacific to Australia.

Until the World ARC it's Makara standing by. Out

Makara of Exe

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