Monthly Archives: March 2012

ETA

“GRINDING”, “EASING”, “PORT”, “STARBOARD”, “2, 6, HEAVE”, “MAST”, “BOW”; The last few days have been a hive of activity and noise on the boat. We have had dramatic wind shifts in both direction and speed. One minute the wind is … Continue reading

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Stopover Prep

914 miles to go… not that we are counting! Goldilocks pointed out to me today that we had actually taken longer to get to Singapore than we have been on the boat so far this leg but somehow, and I … Continue reading

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Junk

Junk Apparently there is an island 20 miles wide in the North Pacific just of junk and, if what we have seen in the last few days is anything to go by, then I believe it. We are miles from … Continue reading

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On The Lighter Side Of Life

We have only one gas ring working; imagine, cooking for 15 people in a moving kitchen with one gas ring and everything you then put on that ring insists on sliding all over the cooker whilst you are flung from … Continue reading

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Downwind

It’s still grey and wet but now the wind is from behind. This makes for a bit of change in boat motion and also some great speeds on the surf (up to 23 knots so far) but it is a … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

Have I mentioned that it is cold, wet, grey and windy? We are now well into our third week across the Pacific and are well versed in getting out of bed at 30 degrees, clutching on below and navigating round … Continue reading

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Mary Ann’s Blog

Mary-Ann is a freelance journalist who has joined us for this leg. She is writing for the Independent, Zest and Getaway. Her writing is much more eloquent than mine so I thought you’d like her descriptions of what it’s like … Continue reading

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