Monthly Archives: November 2011

Photos From Geraldton to NZ

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It’s Not Over Till It’s Over

Just as we were thinking that the weather was going to give us a break until the end of the race we were hit by 3 lows in quick succession.  We came on watch at 6am to pleasant sailing and … Continue reading

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Weather

We are still having everything thrown at us in terms of weather. As I write this the weather outside is like a North Walian day in the mountains, cold, damp, rainy and misty. We have a distinct lack of wind … Continue reading

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The Invitation by Orion Mountaindreamer

Thanks Baz, Rich, Scarlet and Shaggy for everything… It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest … Continue reading

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Madness Setting In

Hours on deck with the correct sail plan means that there is not a huge amount to do when you are on watch so we have been inventing a few games to pass the time and keep us warm. There’s … Continue reading

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Unrelenting Wind

The weather is still giving us a battering, just the other day we experienced 50 knot (average force 10 gusting force 11) winds and were sailing with 3 reefs in the main and a storm jib. The noise and movement … Continue reading

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Relentless

Since just shortly after the start of this race the weather has been quite ‘full on’. There has been no respite from the wind, the bumpy sea and the rain/waves. We have spent most of our time wet and a … Continue reading

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Snake Pit Heaven

I thought I might give you a bit of an insight to the charms of the snakepit which is where I spend most of my time when I am on deck and we are making sail changes. Each role on … Continue reading

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It’s A Little Lively At 42 Degrees South In The Southern Ocean…

Apologies for some of this blog being a bit technical, the sailors amongst you will love the detail and be able to picture the chaos, for the non-sailors just imagine that it’s cold and wet, you’re on a waltzer and … Continue reading

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THE WAY TO CAPE LEEUWIN

The last time I was at Cape Leeuwin was about 7 years ago. The sun was shinning, there was a gentle breeze blowing and I was just a tourist. If anyone had told me that one day I would pass … Continue reading

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