Position: 14º 27.606′ N 60º 52.296′ W We have moved in to the Le Marin anchorage. The kids have their own little mangrove island to play on and town is close. Life is easy these days. All is well.
Position: 14º 26.292′ N 60º 53.502′ W Convivia and crew are safe in sound in Martinique. Our third (and last, for this trip) ocean has been crossed. The water is turquoise and the air is warm. All is well.
Position: 11º 40.632′ N 59º 11.76′ W The seas have flattened out, and we are making our northbound approach to Martinique. We have been chasing current since Fernando de Naronha, and it’s been paying off. Now we will beam reach at 7-8knots the rest of the way (I hope). It looks like we will arrive […]
Position: 9º 42.84′ N 56º 14.52′ W Ticking away the miles to Martinique. The sun is finally out, we are charging up the batteries and our spirits. The kids are happy and easy going, and we are really excited for landfall in a couple of days. All is well.
Position: 5º 56.778′ N 49º 27.732′ W Yesterday was the pits. We had swell from three directions, and Vick took some seasick pills that had side effects worse than the malaise. Today is a lot more comfortable, despite the continued squalls. We are still trying to figure out if running the engine with raw water […]
Position: 2º 17.898′ N 43º 13.188′ W Darn has this ever been a gray and miserable day. We’ve been alternating between 3 and 7 knots as we pass from one squall to the next, and it’s been so dark that we need lights or headlamps for everything. This is the first passage I can remember […]
Position: 1º 22.572′ N 42º 13.272′ W Today has been back to back squalls. At one point we were getting 40Ah in from the wind generator, that was pretty exciting. The seas have picked up somewhat, so our Halcyon days may be over for a while. We also have wind more on the beam than […]
Position: 0º 14.262′ N 41º 2.4′ W Convivia and her crew crossed the equator for the fourth time today. This time, in lockstep with Eva. We are almost exactly 500 nm due West from the mouth of the Amazon, and if the wind picks up as promised, we have 10 days of passage ahead. Tonight […]
Position: 1º 20.34′ S 39º 6.18′ W Today was a little bit of amazing. The wind was 10-15 knots from off our quarter, and the current was about 1knot from behind. Without the least bit of effort we managed a 144 mile day. To make a good day better, our friends on Eva crept up […]
Position: 2º 53.142′ S 36º 44.07′ W Our last 24 hours have done its level best to tip our fun to suck ratio, and failed. We have discovered a hole in our heat exchanger, which has rendered our fresh water cooled engine into a raw water cooled version. We thought we had run out of […]