Monthly Archives: May 2009

May 16, Day 17, Its a long way from Bali to Langkawi!

You know, its a long way from Bali to Langkawi. 2300 NM if you go the long way by wind. As I contemplate covering the last 80 miles tonight into the port of Kuah on the island of Langkwai, I

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Safely around the corner (NW tip of Sumatra) and headed more or less straight for Langkawi which is 240 miles away on the GPS. Its raining off and on and off and on, but the winds have backed off, so

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Now this is more like sailing!

Breaking gear, ripping sails, and starting to believe I am not alone onboard – I must be single handed sailing! I have lost track of time since I last posted. Its now Wednesday May 14, because my watch says so.

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Last night a front moved in and she started to blow about 20 knots. One by one, the stars all went out and it got pretty dark. Every hour or two an embedded storm system came through with driving torrential

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Tuesday May 12….drifting along, singing a song, all by myself…..

Light winds, like teenage love, are fickle. They go, they stop, they blow this way, they blow that way, and then they don't blow at all. The sails go fwack fwack fwack. And Cress goes F…F…F…. And every few hours

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Day 13 and we are sailing again

Position N00 37 E 091 53 Course 000 SOG 4.0 At the risk of jinxing the venture, after 40 hours of motoring, I can again hear the happy gurgle of water along the hull passing the nav station where I

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Droning along….

We are now just 4 hours short of motoring for a full 24 hours and no wind in sight. With no wind, the fluffy white clouds rise straight up from the glassy surface of the aquamarine water. Its rather fun,

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Post or no post, I must blog!

Ah me, it was a tough day yesterday. A bunch of things went wrong. No email – something is wrong, either on board with my equipment, or with the one station I can reach. It seems not to be answering

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The most exciting thing that has happened to me in the last 24 hours, is sleeping in. This morning, the sun was up when I came to in the cockpit. I could hardly believe it. When I opened my eyes,

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One Week at Noon Today

Counting myself blessed this morning. It is yet another beautiful, sunny day, sparkling waters and a following tradewind breeze of about 15 knots. Everything on the boat is working well enough. I managed to uncover my modem problem (fingers crossed,

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