Monthly Archives: August 2015

On The Canvas Spitting Out Teeth

  (Continuation of the Rocky analogy) Didn’t get much sleep in the light, probably about an hour, woke up and pottered about until about 05:30, dusk here. Here’s what happened since: 06:00 Sleep 08:30 Wake, check position and collect weather....
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Well Done Mo

Triple, double world champ and double Olympic champ, a repeat in Rio and he’s got to be one of the modern championship greats. “Get in there my son”. Well it’s now 01:00 GMT (Sunday) still 5 hours of daylight here...
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Punch Drunk

Where do I start about today? Well, I guess I left you trying to work out if I should row or not. The wind had picked up from the SSE which I measured it at a max 14knots but a...
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Between a Current and a Hard Place

Currently 20:00 (Thursday) I’m writing this early and you know that can’t be a good thing. I left you last night with the forecast just updated and all my plans went to pot. I did turn in and got some...
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Dam That Wind

I’ll start with something light hearted as there’s not much good news. I now have two Alberts roosting on the boat. Not too happy as they poop and it’s not in an easy place to clean. The other thing is...
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Equatorial Counter Current

I’m all finished for the day and the boat is adrift. I’m trying to drift south and a little west, that’s going ok. The current is strong, there is a swell and light breeze from the north and they are...
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Back On The Road Again

05:00 GMT (Monday) Well I’m just about to turn in, really hoping tomorrow turns out as forecast as the wind today never really got past south, either that or it’s so light I can row into it. The mile south...
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Admiral Albert on Deck

17:30 GMT (Sunday) Well it was a calm but stormy night if that makes sense, not a lot of gyrating but lots of heavy down pours. First light, a couple of hours ago, I went out on deck to see...
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Fickle Wind

11:00 Saturday Well it was very calm when I turned in, not drifting anywhere north or south, just being pulled east by the current.  As predicted the wind started at about 05:00 coming from the SW.   I had lost nearly a...
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At One With The Boat

I know I’ve mentioned this before but I find it amazing that even in calm conditions I can sense a shift in direction while sleeping. I’ve been up about an hour, it’s 12:30 GMT probably 2:30 local. Socks had started...
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