Monthly Archives: July 2015

Not slept much the last few nights, what with storms, poor drift direction and the boat being beaten by waves, so I was pretty tired before I started. Made my coffee and set up on deck. It was very lumpy...
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At last the Pacific gives up the goods. Patrick: does 66nm answer your question from last week. Brian: 66 not out! So I won’t do a session by session as they were all the same. I creamed it today! Had...
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Well another strange day, but the all are. I left you last night with the para anchor out. After I finished the blog I sent Tony an update, asking about the weather. I then looked at my coordinates and found...
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Today has been the craziest yet which all started last night. The wind never dropped, it got stronger and sorting out the drift angle was a real challenge. I got no sleep because the boat was bombarded from all sides...
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Been a strange day which started last night with a text from Tony stating to change course over ground to 250° to avoid large area with no wind.  Easy enough (though a little worrying).  Also aside WNW current, oh no,...
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Been a strange day today. I pushed things back half an hour to 5:30am California time, felt like I was skiving some how. Anyway, got going, wind was still good, speed still 2.5 knots, stopped for breakfast got going again....
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Another day of two halves. Set off this morning, current still with us so that’s good, wind was light but from the ENE so that’s good. Made 2.5 knots, so not thrilled but satisfied. Had a big squall while it...
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Been a bit of a strange day today but I will take it. Woke up to a modest drift and calm conditions, I’d been pulled 4.5 miles west so suspected I was in a west moving current as the wind...
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My first 3.5 hours at the oars were hard work. Just like yesterday, the current was making life difficult. I finished just 3nm short of where Tony said the current would change. In the last couple of miles things eased....
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How much would you like to wager? Yesterday’s NE current was a mileage killer. Got up this morning, hardly any drift, started rowing. By breakfast (3.5 hours at the oars) I had less than 10 miles on the clock. Email...
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