Monthly Archives: September 2008

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Hello again, Well for the first time this trip it's rained when I was on watch. I just finished my 6-9pm shift and it was raining the entire time, and just for good measure it decided to give me a

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Sailing Progress

Dear family and friends,We are celebrating tonight as we have clearly passed by the dreaded doldrums and we should reach the equator in the next couple of days. Tonight we are speeding along at 7 knots complements of South Eastern

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bob, bob,bob bobing along

Howdy!Yes, bobbing along would be us. We have entered the twilgiht zone of the ITCZ at about 6 degrees N and are now slowed down to between 1 and 4 knots. Last night, just before dark, the wind veered from

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the Doldrums r’us

Finally, got the email out! The extra voltage from running the engine made the difference by giving us a better propagation range for the ham radio. The only land stations I have been able to reach for sending email by

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Day 7 with coffee all over the place!

Hello again, I first want to apologize to anyone who hasn't received a personal email…this is because I didn't write any of them down and don't have the internet to access my contact list. Oh well, I'll make sure I

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Ahh, for a life on the rolling sea

Ahh, for a life on the rolling sea!Where a spill-less travel coffee mug leapt down from its secure place and assaulted the unsuspecting navigator with scalding hot coffee; Where the cook flew across the galley, bound for the main salon,

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Sailing the ocean blue

From Quiet Jim Our home on the water saling on “Conversation 2″ is living up to its name. We never stop talking and surprise we all have lot to say. There is just the 5 of us and lots of

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Oh Natasha!!

Hello to all of those who get to live a balanced lifestyle (meaning you can walk without tipping over). I believe it's our fourth day and sea and so far so good. The wind was quite low the first few

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Second mornig at sea

Captain Cress here.Day two has broken bright and sunny, but even more significantly, with wind! In the first two days,we covered only what we would have normally sailed in a day – about 170 miles. It was pretty slow going

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Underway

And we are off! It took some powerful discipline on our part, but yesterday at last we managed to tear ourselves away from the promises and delights of Hawaii and put to sea for Fiji. On board, we are a

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