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Entries from November 2008

At Sea: Free Wind

November 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on At Sea: Free Wind

Position 14.64,-25.61 at 09:00 GMT 2051 miles to go. ETA at 5 knots 06:50 17th Dec local time. ETA at more likely 5.5 knots over the ground 18:50 15th Dec local time It took us to 01:30 this morning to get the wind free from the effects of the Cape Verde islands. A full 24miles […]

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Tags: At Sea · Atlantic Leg

At Sea: Leaving the music behind

November 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on At Sea: Leaving the music behind

Position 14.647,-24.270 at 17:48 GMT 2123 miles to Martinique. We spent our last night at anchor in Praia, Ilha de Santiago listening to an open air concert we could hear blaring out from a stadium above us on the plateau. Most of it was OK! Left at first light and washed the decks to remove […]

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Tags: At Sea · Atlantic Leg

Update: Cape Verde

November 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Update: Cape Verde

Plan to leave today or early tomorrow. We have lots of good photos on the memory stick but Praia internet, Santiago has deafeated us on the communications front. Mary┬┤s story of getting ready to leave Canaries and our time on Cape Verde will have to wait until we get to Martinique. David

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Tags: Atlantic Leg

At Anchor: Definitely Foreign

November 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Position 16.7524,-22.9802 Baia da Palmeira, Ilha do Sal Got the speed right, just light when we dropped the anchor. A good number of other boats here. Peak season. Some off to the Caribbean and an equal number off to Brazil. We had flying fish all yesterday only one on deck for breakfast though. Ashore it […]

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Tags: Atlantic Leg

At Sea: Moonman in a hammock

November 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on At Sea: Moonman in a hammock

Position 18.674,-22.068 at 7:40 GMT Wind E 4 ETA Monday Morning The moon is waning to a very small crescent. Back home this looks like the man in the moon is relaxing in a high backed chair. Here he is sleeping in a hammock! Makes you realise that none of the illustrations of moon from […]

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Tags: At Sea · Atlantic Leg

At Sea: Larger Long

November 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on At Sea: Larger Long

Position 20.787, -20.787 at 07:52 GMT. Wind NE 5/6. 272 Miles to go. Longitude is now a larger number than the latitude. It will stay this way until we return into the Mediterranean! Will also be smaller if we have to do the trip around South Africa. In international waters again. More than 200 miles […]

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Tags: At Sea · Atlantic Leg

At Sea: In the Tropics

November 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Position 22.75, -19.30 at 07:53 GMT (Reminder this format can be entered straight into Google maps to show where we are. Stands for Latitude 22.75N and longitude 19.30W) 415 miles to go. ETA Ihla do Sal, Cape Verde still Monday evening. We officially crossed the Tropic of Cancer yesterday evening. Feels like the tropics too. […]

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Tags: At Sea · Atlantic Leg

At sea: Back in company

November 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Position 24.53, -18.15 at 08:30 GMT. 539 miles to go. Wind NE2. I thought it was going to be just ourselves for this trip but the dolphins are back. We have had 3 large groups visit. Half a dozen or so of the second group were well clear of the water on a regular basis […]

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Tags: At Sea · Atlantic Leg

At Sea: On our own

November 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

At 26.014,-16.837 Wind NE force 3. 652 miles to go. ETA at 5 Knots is 20:00 Monday 24th Nov. We have a 0.5 knot current which should mean we get in at first light on Monday. Wind was oscillating overnight with a 90′ shift every 2 hours or so requiring a gybe. The spare battens […]

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Tags: At Sea · Atlantic Leg

At Sea: 738 Miles to Cape Verde

November 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

We got away from a small port on the east of Gran Canaria, Puerto Taliarte, (27.987, -15.371) early this morning. We had moved across from Lanzarote to test out the water maker after fitting the bits Sheana and Ewan had delivered to us. It can only be run in clean waters out of harbour. It […]

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Tags: At Sea · Atlantic Leg