Position: 43º 39.762′ N 70º 14.292′ W Convivia is back on Anchor in Portland. The adults are looking for jobs, and the kids are enjoying “summer break”. All is well
Position: 43º 56.592′ N 69º 27.228′ W Zero miles to go. Convivia and crew have completed the Round the World trip that we set out on. October 1, 2011 to July 1, 2017. Convivia fits right in here. All is well!
Position: 43º 39.492′ N 70º 14.862′ W WE DID IT! We arrived in Portland, ME with the sunrise this morning after an ideal 1400 nautical mile passage. By lunchtime, we will be with our parents again for the first time in 3 years. Convivia had one last treat for us. As we entered the inner […]
Position: 40º 49.05′ N 69º 15.21′ W We lost our wind entirely today. It’s been 12 hrs of motoring already, and we probably have a dozen more before the wind fills in. Match that with a 1.7 knot counter current, and you have some real slow going. We used the time to make power and […]
Position: 38º 25.482′ N 71º 59.202′ W Well that was fun. Our little gale blew right on time, and gave us a post-Gulf Stream daily average speed of 7 knots. It is a strange thing to be sad to see such powerful weather evaporate, but now, as I look at our paltry 5.4 knot avg, […]
Position: 37º 46.848′ N 73º 4.098′ W I love me a good gale, which is a good thing because that’s what we will get tonight. 12-24 hrs of gale and 11′ swell. Convivia is managing the conditions like a champion, holding her course like she’s on rails, and yawning at the occasional side swell as […]
Position: 35º 10.98′ N 74º 38.358′ W We rounded Cape Hatteras (aka The Graveyard of the Atlantic) this evening. This seems momentous, our next waypoint is Cape Cod, then it’s West one last time to Portland. If you had been a fly on the wall around dinner time, you might have heard us all belting […]
Position: 31º 59.958′ N 77º 33.072′ W Today was the rainy, squally day that we have been expecting (while still hoping against) since we left Georgetown. Its been a lot of motoring and a lot of staying out of the rain. We had some pretty epic nachos for dinner though, so… All is well.
Position: 30º 19.368′ N 78º 15.642′ W Today’s big excitement was the mid-passage potato cull. How such a bland vegetable can smell so bad when it rots, is beyond me. Other than that, we are glad to see that the Tropical Storm is going to pass well to the South of us (thanks Suzy and […]
Position: 28º 21.492′ N 76º 55.398′ W Day 2 things are going pretty smoothly. Ruby celebrated her 13th birthday by going 3/4 of the way up the mast to save our lazy jacks. What a hero. All is well.