Monthly Archives: September 2011

Some Things That Have Made Me Smile On This Leg

Boat names that I can see on the AIS: ‘Twinkle Express’, ‘Olympic Octopus’ keep me smiling in the wee small hours. Scarlet (aka Nick Barclay).  Every day he asks me for a smile, which funily enough, makes me smile 🙂 Karens … Continue reading

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We Made It

Waking up after 6 hours sleep and popping my head up on deck to find the sun shining and the South American coastline off the starboard side was an amazing experience.  I can’t quite describe the moment as I realised … Continue reading

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The Way To Rio Is Paved With Oil Fields and Bilge Water

After our Atlantic gale we were still in full foulies and beating up wind for the next few days.  Not quite the arrival under spinnaker and in shorts and T-shirts that we had all imagined.  I also don’t think any … Continue reading

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Atlantic Gale – Having a Whale of a Time

This morning I came on watch at 6am to a beautiful sunrise and fantastic morning light.  It was so serene helming with the sun rising behind us and the guys on deck making the boat go faster.  The clouds were … Continue reading

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Clipper Round The World – Repaired By People Like You

As much time as we spend sailing, we seem to spend the equivalent amount of time fixing the boat.  CV1 (our boat) has sailed the world 4 times already so it is no wonder that she needs a bit of … Continue reading

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