Monthly Archives: October 2015

No Not The Para Anchor

Tuesday 13th October 06:00 GMT – Monday evening, had to put the para anchor out in the end. Went from drifting SE which I could handle, loosing one nm west to gain one nm south, to due east and then...
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SW Wind Terrors

Monday 12th October 12:30 GMT – Forecast: N, NNE 6/9. Good forecast however the wind is light and still from NW, not great as it won’t reverse the swell. The swell however is light as well. Low drift, everything calm...
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Another Grinding Day

Sunday 11th October 12:30 GMT – Forecast NNE 9/12, N 9/12, NNE 9/6. Shame the good stuff, NNE is light but that’s the way it goes. The wind is actually light now and more NW than north so it may...
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Sometimes I Do Get Some Luck

Saturday 10th October 12:30 GMT – Forecast: N 9/12 then N 12/15, also looking good over next couple of days. Didn’t get much of a drift last night as the north wind picked up an hour or two ago so...
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The Day of Storms

Friday 9th October 12:30 GMT – Forecast NE, NNE less than 6. Well the forecast hasn’t picked up my weather reversal from yesterday. I’ve got light NW wind and swell going SE. Still could be worse, drifted at 197° so...
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The World Has Gone Mad

Thursday 8th October 12:30 GMT forecast ESE 9/12/9 then E 9/6. Not bad. Tony suggests as much south in my COG (course over ground) to avoid SW wind to my west, other than that we should be ok today. Drifted...
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Back With A Bang

Wednesday 7th October 12:30 GMT Forecast ESE 9/6, later E 9/6. Not a bad day, current seems a bit stronger from ESE but that’s fine, got a little drift and course over ground (COG) came down to 248° Not a...
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Three Times Across 4°

Tuesday 6th October Forecast : E9, E9/12, E9 08:00 GMT After the little push from the north, I was still going north so I put the para anchor and event then was still going north. I decided that the current...
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At Least I Moved Today!

Monday 5th October 12:30 GMT Forecast 12(now) variable 6, 18.00 ESE 6, 21.00 E 6/9 Well I look out the cabin it’s still blowing 10/15 from the SW, no chance to row, back indoors. I had a terrible rest period,...
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Still Going Back (Part Two)

Sunday 4th October Not a lot of rowing news since I left you. Shortly after I sent the blog I was checking to see if conditions would allow me to row. In a 20 minute period the wind, which was...
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