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At sea: “This life is not for the faint hearted but there are many rewards”

June 12th, 2009 · No Comments

The quote in the title is from Pamela Stephenson’s book Treasure Islands subtitled “Sailing the south seas in the wake of Fanny and Robert Louis Stevenson” and certainly true.  David Lunt, who helped crew Giselle across Biscay, gave me this book by Billy Connolly’s wife as amusing reading which it certainly is.  Especially some of the dry quotes from Billy himself.  We hope to see RL Stevenson’s house and grave on the island of Samoa.

Position: [-6.482,-122.682] at 16:00 local, 23:00 GMT
24hr run: 154 miles by GPS, 160 miles through water.
993 miles to Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands. ETA at 5 knots: 05:31GMT 21st June
Wind: ESE 16 knots Sea: SW swell 3m SE Swell 2m.
Sky:  30% small fluffy cumulus

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg