Monthly Archives: December 2008

The last word!

Sunday, Dec 14, BaliCresswell here I cannot sleep, aware that this is my last night on board. This is everyone's last night on board. The moon is bright and full above, the scudding clouds are passing low overhead and and

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Pete’s Version of Events

Ha ha, after reading Matt's blog post I feel like I have to defend myself. Yes, getting Matt a jacket did take longer than expected, but only because the boat was heeling so hard that not just the toe rails

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30 Seconds of fear…

Hello all,Matt here Thursday December 11 It's been a long time because there's been nothing to write about. I've opened this blog window five or six times over the last few days, began to write but nothing has come out.

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Pete’s First Blog Post

So I wrote an entry a few days ago but didn't post it, so I'll add that one and then fill in some updates after. December 5 We set sail from Darwin on the 3rd, so I had some time

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Tripping the light fantastic

Fiona, Dec 8th. We have just been treated to the sight of the year!! Just before sunset, dozens and dozens of dolphins joined us in the most spectacular dance I've ever seen. They stayed with us for about 10 minutes,

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Boring, boring, boring across the balmy sea

Sunday Dec 7Cresswell hereWell we had a night of sailing last night! Nothing spectacular, but it was very welcome. Amazing as how just a wee bit of wind we would have sniffed at in the Pacific is now a bonanza!

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Belt Buckle Blues

Hi Dennis here This story starts way back in Fiji where Jim had left in such a hurry thathe left a bunch of his clothes, sheets, head lamp and belt on the boat. Noproblem we would take them back to

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C is for Calm, as in BECALMED! -> Not!

Or is it C is for crazy?When the wind holds it breath, nothing gets in my face more than my frustrated agenda. 'Gotta get there in 8 days.''Gotta not spend money on fuel.''Gotta get home.' Or is it C is

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Friday morning, beginning of the third day.Position 12 82 S, 127 32 EC Cresswell here.Wow, we are totally becalmed. Its like doing a passage along the doldrums! The sea is oily, featureless, and the horizon is a hard flat all

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Dec 4, Fiona on line. Well, here we are! Have already racked up a couple of 'firsts' and have only been aboard for one day. Darwin's tidal fall is huge, so there's a lock system to get in and out

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