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Position Report: June 10, 2016

Position: 14º 11.928′ S 88º 8.592′ E Today was just lovely sailing. It took me back to the South Pacific. The sea was closer to 2m and organized, and the winds hovered around 15knots. The kids made up codes and Vick and I rested and ate. We had huevos rancheros for breakfast. All is well.

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Position Report: June 09, 2016

Position: 13º 42.318′ S 90º 18.912′ E The sea state has settled a bit as did the winds. Vick made a delicious tuna steak salad with ginger, garlic, carrots and rice noodles. We are all relieved that the worst seems to be behind us for a while. We may see another few days like this […]

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Position Report: June 08, 2016

Position: 12º 50.772′ S 93º 3.822′ E Another rough and boisterous day for us. Mother Ocean gave me two late birthday presents though. 1. Our fastest day ever, 182 miles in 24 hours, and 2. A gorgeous blue tuna. The kids were joking around a bit more today but are still a bit wobbly on […]

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Position Report: June 08, 2016

Position: 12º 12.792′ S 95º 54.078′ E Another rough and boisterous day for us. Mother Ocean gave me two late birthday presents though. 1. Our fastest day ever, 182 miles in 24 hours, and 2. A gorgeous blue tuna. The kids were joking around a bit more today but are still a bit wobbly on […]

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Position Report: June 07, 2016

Position: 12º 12.18′ S 95º 56.46′ E So it’s my birthday. I’m celebrating it the way any true salt would, by heading out into the ocean with a fresh breeze at my back. The 3m+ square seas have made for a bit of a lumpy start, but the 8.5knots of average speed might make this […]

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Position Report: May 22, 2016

Position: 12º 5.778′ S 96º 52.788′ E Arrived in Cocos Keeling. We are all super glad to be not on passage. Vick celebrated by cooking 4 pizzas and now we are all celebrating by eating them. Later on we may celebrate with a margarita or two. We’ll spend our time here, beach-combing, snorkeling, and working […]

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Position Report: May 22, 2016

Position: 10º 53.172′ S 98º 31.272′ E Standing, one foot on the weather deck and one foot in the cockpit, staring out over the bow and beyond, I am reminded of all the times in my youth when I stared over the deck of our Luders, out past Louds Island, to the deep water. I […]

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Position Report: May 19, 2016

Position: 7º 10.278′ S 101º 17.28′ E When I hired Bob Perry to advise me on which boat to circumnavigate on, he hammered into me that “seakindly” was not a word, and that it was too ambiguous to be used in serious discussions about a sailing boat’s qualities. I accept the venerable man’s critique, but […]

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Position Report: May 18, 2016

Position: 5º 33.828′ S 102º 26.31′ E Enggan pitstop successful. We had the anchor down just after sunrise. After breakfast and a 15 minute “power-nap” (power nothing, I promise) we were loading the dinghy for a shore trip. We found the local business man, and arranged for diesel to be delivered, or maybe we would […]

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Position Report: May 18, 2016

Position: 5º 33.828′ S 102º 26.31′ E Enggan pitstop successful. We had the anchor down just after sunrise. After breakfast and a 15 minute “power-nap” (power nothing, I promise) we were loading the dinghy for a shore trip. We found the local business man, and arranged for diesel to be delivered, or maybe we would […]

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