Position: 15º 55.482′ S 5º 43.488′ W Moored in St Helena! Upon arrival we were greeted by the crews of no less than five boats who hopped right aboard for celebratory sundowners. Those who arrived before us report that this is a magical location, and our initial survey would lead us to concur. This most […]
Position: 16º 6.18′ S 4º 51.318′ W LAND HO! Vick spotted the faint outline of St Helena at 715GMT. We had 63 miles to go! It looks like we will make landfall just after sunset. I spotted a large turtle to port this morning. All is well.
Position: 17º 0.852′ S 2º 36.54′ W @Raymarine we are hand steering. Truly wish the ST2000 that we paid so much for (less than a month ago) was working. 🙁
Position: 17º 2.148′ S 2º 34.95′ W It’s been seriously overcast for two days and the batteries are showing it, so we had to turn the engine on this morning, just to top up. The wind has slacked off a bit too, so it works out just fine. A little boost to speed and power! […]
Position: 17º 36.192′ S 0º 45.708′ W We are in the Western Hemisphere!! The coconut oil is liquid and Vick reports that she did not wear shoes or socks for her pre-sunrise watch this morning. All is well.
Position: 19º 15.582′ S 4º 4.392′ E Day 5 and we are reveling in this rolling main. The sea is slight and orderly, the wind is constant the sun is out, and the reading and cuddling that we recall most warmly from our best passages are now the norm again. I could do this forever. […]
Position: 19º 18.042′ S 4º 13.212′ E Day 4 and we are fully into the groove of this passage. The wind has been steady between 8-15 knots from the S to SE. We made 143 miles in the last 24hrs, not quite as good as day 1 but pretty much exactly what we budgeted in […]
Position: 20º 4.332′ S 6º 39.132′ E This is the stuff. The wind is just a little light (10 knots) but we are sailing well and the sea is super comfortable. The kids are reading their biographies (school work) and have finally chilled out enough to be allowed off their berths 😉 Last night I […]
Position: 21º 28.26′ S 11º 0.888′ E The weather has moderated finally and we are smooth sailing in 10-15 knots with 2m seas. The sun is out, and we are drying/airing out and fixing a few of the worst leaks. The kids have been a bit nuts, so they are confined to quarters for the […]
Position: 21º 31.32′ S 11º 6.882′ E Well we didn’t get the send off we had hoped for from Africa, but after a very rough start we are starting to settle into what might be a nice passage. There has been a lot of water indoors and out which is a little disappointing since one […]