Monthly Archives: October 2008

What’s that noise?

“What's that noise?” asks Matt.He and I have been sitting idly in the cockpit digesting an excellent dinner of Dennis' spaghetti and meatballs and Rita's fresh baked scones. It was only a few minutes after sun down and already it

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A Trampoline on board !!

Tueseday, October 28/08 Hi there:Jan signing in- finally! I was going to write this a few days ago while we were at sea but sitting below in the Navigation Station with the hatches closed, no air movement and the boat

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Keeping on Course for Vanuatu

The trade winds are back. And we are sailing! Now the challenge for everyone on board is to keep the ship on course for Vanuatu. For the beginner helmsmen we have on board, this is especially challenging. In the unfamiliar

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How slow was it

How slow was it? The birds didn't even want to land on our mast for a free ride.The fish wouldn't bit on our lines.We could out-swim the boat.It was so slow, even our beer cans were passing us. Who said

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Back on the open seas!!

Hello again, Lets start with a little Fiji recap. We pulled into Fiji two weeks ago into Lautouka, checked in and had a real shower! They're weren't many boats at the anchorage and the next morning we found out why.

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Day 20 with land in sight!

It was 13:20 and I had just woken from another afternoon nap. I think it was the fine aroma of yet another Turkish bean salad which had once again been prepared by the captain. As I staggered into the galley

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Fastest day!

Day 20 dawned clear and bright. Even before 5:30 am, the sky had brightened in the east and stars gave way to milky white. The morning sun rose quickly from behind the fluffy clouds rimming the distant horizon and flooded

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Movin’ quickly, sleepin’ poorly

Day 20 (I think) It's amazing to think that we are 20 days into this journey and just a few hundred miles from our destination. Everyday comes and goes comes and goes with no real concept of time. The boat

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Morning Gusssssst

Wooooshhhhhhhhh!!! Clang clang clang After a rough 12 – 3 am watch, I wake to the sound of 30 kt winds and the ship speeding along at 9 kts. I see Marcel, Mat, and Cress struggling in the storm as

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Alone with the night

“Cress…… creSS… CRESS… CRESS!!!”“Huh?… What?… What is it?”“Its 2:45……err sorry… Its time for your watch” Roland says apologetically, as his words and head lamp come down the companionway and into my brain like thunder and lightening. Consciousness hits hard. I

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