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Decisions and Consequences

Monday 21st December 14:30 GMT – Forecast – E 15/12 until 21:00, E / ESE 12/15. Well I’m not sure what to say, the weather is ok, but if it’s good enough to break 50 I have no idea. We...

What A Race To The Finish

14:00 GMT – Forecast – ESE/E 15/18 until 18:00, ESE 18 until 21:00, ESE/E 18/15. If only it were true! I have water coming over the side while drifting so that suggests there’s still some SE in the wind, the...

Monsoon Madnesses

Saturday 19th December 14:00 – Forecast- ESE 18-15 until 06:00 tonight. So I’m trying to head for Magdelaine Cay, drifted high last night, the wind seems to have gone deeper SE not ESE at all. I’m now nearly 3nm above...

Survive The Day

Friday 18th December 14:00 – Forecast – SE 15/18 all day, goes ESE overnight tonight. So what a night! Eventually the wind moved away from south, I had the para anchor out and for 2 hours or so went NE....

Crocodile Dundee

Thursday 17th December 13:30 GMT – Forecast – S 12/9 until 18:00, S/SSE 9/6 until 03:00 then SSE moving eventual on 19th to ESE. The south combined with the north current means I can either fight to stay south and...

40 is the new 50

Wednesday 16th December 14:00 GMT – Forecast – ESE 9, 00:00 SE less than 6, 06:00 SSE 6/9. Not a great forecast. It’s always difficult when conditions are light as it could mean anything and with no big meteorological forces...

Under 400nm To Go

Tuesday 15th December 14:00 – Forecast – SE/ESE 15/12 reducing to 12/9 later.  Not great but if the SE stays high I should still do ok.  Looks like I’ll keep in front of the no wind that is coming this...

Creeping Ever Closer

Monday 14th December 14:00 GMT – Forecast SE 12/15 until 21:00, ESE 12. So the SE forces itself in again, no surprise there then. Looking outside it shouldn’t be too bad today, drifting just under 270° so at the oars...

The Best Laid Plans

Sunday 13th December 14:00 GMT- Forecast – ESE 9/12 until 21:00, ESE/SE 9/12. Don’t like the SE butting in, it wasn’t in the forecast before and now I’ve come north and have to turn WSW in 7nm it will be...

The Boy Stood on The Burning Deck

Saturday 12th December 14:00 GMT – Forecast – ESE until 18:00 then E all 9/12 knots. Good direction but low speed so it won’t be a fast day. It’s at the low end at the moment so hopefully it picks...

Hot, Hot, Hot

Friday 11th December 14:00 – Forecast – ESE 12/15 to 15:00, ESE 12 to 21:00, E 12/9 to 03:00, E 9/6. So light wind again today, no big milage days just hard work in the sun. It’s not blowing 15...

Get Up You Lazy #!@$

Thursday 10th December 19:00 – Forecast – SE/ESE 15/18 until 15:00, ESE/E 15/12 until 00:00, E 12/9. You’ll notice the time above is late, that’s because I got up late this morning, I’ll explain later.  The SE blew until 18:00...

False Dawn

Wednesday 9th December 14:00 – Forecast – SE 15/12 until 00:00 then SE/ESE. So I have 8 hours of SE wind combined with a NW current, can’t get much worse than that. I’ve lost 5nm to the north over night...

All Change

Tuesday 8th December 14:00 GMT – Forecast. – SE 15/18. This is a tough break, it was supposed to be ESE/SE. The NE swell pushed by the SE wind was growing from yesterday afternoon so I knew the change was...

One More Day Done

Monday 7th December 14:00 GMT – Forecast – SE/ESE 15/18. Same as yesterday and the same for the next two to three days. I’m still in the SW current, had an excellent drift, combined with my 4:00 to 5:30 row...