Monthly Archives: August 2015

When Rest is Wrong

16:30 GMT (Thursday 20th) Got light here a little while ago, normally I’d be worrying about the sun but it’s stormy outside with heavy cloud cover so for the next couple of hours at least that’s not an issue, conserving...
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The Never Ending Downpour

03:00  GMT   Still Tuesday afternoon here local time, about 5pm.  Started raining about 4/5 hours ago and hasn’t stopped. That’s good as it has cooled everything down and reduced the humidity.  Bad because the sun has been behind heavy cloud all day...
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The Big Blow

15:00 GMT Well I’ve had a night on the anchor, rest it’s not. It’s blown hard all night so the boat has been thrashing about on the end of the para anchor line which is quite a violent action, making...
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The Toughest Day Off I’ve Ever Had

Before I start, with all the trauma yesterday I forgot it was Sunday so didn’t do a review, the second half of the blog fixes that. (While I’m writing this, there’s a big squall passing over and the sun is...
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The Wrong Kind of Wind!

So I’m stuck on para anchor for a while. The wind and swell are coming from about 190/95 degrees, I thought it was 210° but now on the PA it’s a bit easier to be accurate. The wind is blowing...
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Major Challenge

Not sure I’ll have time to do a blog tonight as I have a major challenge going on at the moment.  If you have a look at Tony’s note below, it will make more sense.  Basically we had two days...
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Kingman’s Reef 2

I’m writing this at about 4am local, just in case I don’t get time later. Quick update on overnight. I drifted about 4 miles south of my required course, in essence that means I’m heading straight towards the reef. However...
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Kingman’s Reef

That Equatorial Counter Current (ECC) is getting closer, it’s at least a couple of weeks of uncomfortable, wet, hard rowing if not more but I’m no more than 80nm away. Up early this morning and I like the flexibility this...
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No Wind, In The Doldrums, Who’d Have Thought!

I should start with last night. Just after I finished up, I noticed we’d started tracking North. There was still a breeze from the south and it was turning us but the current wasn’t strong enough to drag us any...
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The Para Anchor At Its Best

I’m sat here in the middle of the day on para anchor so I thought I would get some of the blog done as I may be rowing late (hopefully). I’ll use yesterday’s chronological method to keep me on the...
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