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Day 29 at sea – 4,035 miles

A walk around deck at first light reveals the treasures that Neptune has offered up during the night hours. For the first thousand or so miles we were given squid, silent visitors slipping in on a wave unnoticed. Then came … Continue reading

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Day 16 at Sea, 2000+ nautical miles into the Pacific

After leaving the island chain of Las Perlas we bashed south westwards away from the Gulf of Panama in search of the south east trade winds. Of course we haven’t had the luxury of waiting for a suitable weather window … Continue reading

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Taking the Plunge into the Pacific

After the tiring but excellent canal transit we spent a very rolly night on a mooring ball (actually it was an old car tyre) at the Balboa yacht club for the handsome price of US$41 with a free launch which … Continue reading

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Transiting the Panama Canal

It was a very early start on Sunday morning, up at 2am sharp to prepare to leave Shelter Bay Marina having collected our two new crew members, Karolin and Patrick, the night before and enjoying our last evening meal in … Continue reading

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Rafts and Rainbows

We arrived back in Martinique from Tobago after a slow sail in light winds, approaching the island at about 3am we decided to hove-to and wait until daylight as there are not only lots of unlit fishing traps along the … Continue reading

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A bit of a ‘Kadoo’

We’ve had a lot of fun and relaxation anchored off of Port St Charles Barbados. We took the dinghy up on deck to replace an old patch that had started to leak, and then when it was fixed and back … Continue reading

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A Day at the Races ‘Bajan’ style

Barbados has a beautiful race track within its historical Garrison Savannah area not far from the hustle and bustle of Bridgetown.  ‘The Season of Emancipation Raceday’ was their 6th race day of the 2nd racing season and well attended, not … Continue reading

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The Storm Approaches

Mother nature always has a way of changing our plans, dictating what we do and where we go, a reminder that she is the most powerful element of our lives as sailing folk.  We have been watching a strong tropical … Continue reading

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Martinique Magic

Back on board after three months away was a strange feeling, she was in pretty good condition in the marina all but a couple of scuff marks left by neighbouring boats with poor boat handling skills.  We of course arrived … Continue reading

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Sheltering from Otto in Shelter Bay, Panama

We had a great sail from Puerto Lindo with only one brief shower, approaching Colon and the entrance into the breakwater there were around  30 commercial vessels anchored, presumably waiting to transit the canal.  Night fell as we tacked in … Continue reading

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