Libeccio - Suwarrow- first group ashore
The first World ARC group to reach Suwarrow held a combined sundowner and litter pick-up event this evening. All boats participated. The group first went across to the windward side using a trail that lead between the buildings that remain on the island all the way out to the windward shore line. The group split into two and went different directions around the island. In doing so, the island was circumnavigated by the two groups and all litter was collected along the way.Following the collection, everyone gathered on the beach by the dock to enjoy their sundowners and each other company.A very pleasant evening was had by all,Kevin and JaneS/V Libeccio. read more...
Libeccio - Galapagos- Isabela
Greetings from the crew of Libeccio, Once again we must send our apologies for being tardy on our updates. We get busy and before you know it you are almost 3 days into a passage to the Marquesas and you realise that you missed commenting on two of the Galapagos islands. I am sure you can relate. This is going to be a bit long, so either hit "like" now and move on or grab a coffee! I think we last mentioned we had just arrived at Isla Isabella, following a dramatic and very brave action by the good ship Libeccio to transfer emergency fuel to our friends Denis and Briggitte on Pret Aixte. No movie offers have yet been received but it must be due to our agent negotiating the best deal and not due to the fact that it wasn't that brave nor dangerous. We have been looking forward to Isabela. read more...
Libeccio - The equator!
Well, at 6:00pm tonight we crossed the magical "00 degrees 00.000 minutes" into the Southern Hemisphere. It capped a rather pleasant day- unfortunately the wind gods were taking a break, but, so were the wave wizards and so we had an increasingly smooth ride through the day. Neptune put on quite the show through the day as we were treated with large pod of whales enjoying themselves broaching and tail slapping. This was followed by a huge school of dolphins that were also inspired to give us an aerial show. Just before sunset, there was a school of fish, we are not sure which, that also spent more time in the air than they did in the water. What a treat. We used the calmness to make Libeccio a little more shipshape as we expect to arrive on San Cristobal at about 8:00 am on Thursday. read more...
Libeccio - Another First!
Yes, we know- this is the second blog post in as many days. Normally, there can be weeks in between. We will keep this one short as wanted to celebrate catching our first fish of the WARC. We realise that the vast majority of boats will have already caught many fish by this time, but, we have not started to try to fish until this leg. We have to say a big Thanks! to Mark on Mad Monkey for his tutorial on how to arrange our "muppets", yes, seriously, that is what they call the lures. Paul had tried initially yesterday when we were being followed by a small school of very large fish that we initially thought were dolphins, but, they never surfaced or swam by our bows as they tend to do. It was literally 5 seconds after Paul had dropped the lure in the water that it was struck by one of. read more...
Libeccio - It has been awhile!
Hi, hope you all are well. As most of those who read this blog are also friends of ours on SV Libeccio on Facebook, you will have caught up with our time in the San Blas Islands, through the Panama Canal and to the awards night in Las Perlas (did we mention that Jane and I were the second fastest catamaran in the second leg!). Its currently Monday the 12th at 8:30 pm (20:30 for you 24 hour clock people), we have had a tasty meal of vegetarian fajitas prepared by the internationally recognised team of Paul and Jane. Internationally recognised because Paul lives in BC, Canada and Jane lives in Kent in the UK. There is a huge bank of ominous looking clouds on the horizon and so we have gone to defcon 2 in preparation: all hatches closed, side plastics have been unfurled and tied into place. read more...