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Ginger Nuts And Coffee!

Sunday 22nd November 13:30 GMT – Forecast – SE all day, 9/12/15/18, a bit of ESE at the end of the day. Would be good if the ESE does turn up and the SE is good. I suspect as I’ve...

Meet Me By The Volcano!

Saturday 21st November 11:00 – Forecast – SSE-SE 18/15, SE 15/12. The SE on its own is 4 hours away. Funny how the SSE crept in there. I took in the para anchor because I was going NNW and lost...

The Current Plan

Friday 20th November 13:30 – Forecast – SE 18-15-18-21, the wind was supposed to blow at 21 knots last night but don’t think it got there. Still windy though and the swell is full of power and battering the boat....

Wet, Cold And Miserable

Thursday 19th November 13:30 – Forecast – SE 15 to 18. It’s blown hard all night, got no sleep at all, well almost, dozed between big hits from the swell, was supposed to get up early and fell asleep just...

A Day of Contrast

Wednesday 18th November 13:30 GMT – Forecast – E until 03:00 15/12/9 then E-ESE moving to SE overnight. At the moment, tomorrow is ESE with heavy 18/21 knots of SE on Friday. So it looks like I am in for...

No Trauma, Just A Good Rowing Day

Tuesday 17th November 13:30 – Forecast – ENE -E 15/12. It turns out that the north in the wind is gone after today and in three days 18 knot SE wind is back. The plan is now to get a...

The Nightmare Continues

Monday 16th November 13:30 – Forecast – ENE, 15/18, E, 18/15, E/ENE 12/15. The east is supposed to kick in at 21:00, if it does I will be able to get north a little bit but if it’s like yesterday...

You’re Not Going To Believe This – The Sequel

Sunday 15th November 13:30 – Forecast – ENE-E-ENE-12/25/18. So more north wind, too late now the decision is made and Santo is the option. Should make for another good day though. Wind has been strong all night, I got no...

You Just wouldn’t believe It.

Saturday 14th November 13:00 – Forecast – E, ESE 9/12/9/6. As I predicted, all the north has gone from the forecast and looking at the 10 day forecast we don’t think I can make the south waypoint anymore. I’m now...

The Perfect Start

Friday 13th November 13:00 – Forecast – East 18,15,12, ENE 12,15. If the east at first is higher we could be in for a good day. Had a good drift on an ok course, so there is ground to get...

A Day To Dig In And Be Gritty

Thursday 12th November 12:30 – Forecast – ESE-E15, ESE-E 15/18, E 15, E-ENE 15/12. Good day looking at it, drift modest but on good course until an hour ago, wing dropped to low ESE and I’m going a bit north....

51 Not Out

Wednesday 11th November 13:30 GMT – Forecast – E, E/ESE, E, all 15 knots. Pretty good forecast, let’s hope there are no local conditions today. Rough night with waves crashing over the boat so didn’t sleep much but that’s given...

Damage limitation With A Small Recovery

Tuesday 10th November 13:00 GMT – Forecast – E 12/15, E – ESE 15/18. Unfortunately the east overnight dropped down a bit so we’ve ended up drifting a bit high, not a huge problem but not as good a start...

A Day In Paradise

Monday 9th November 13:00 GMT – Forecast – E/ESE, E, ESE/E, E. All 12/15 knots. That’s about as good as it gets. I got a small drift last night but it was high, 257°, so I have my work cut...

A Day In Hell

Was going to call the blog “Damage limitation”, then “The Glide Has Gone” but wen’t with the above. Sunday 8th November 13:00 GMT – Forecast, ESE/SE, ESE 12/15. A lot of the SE has gone from the forecast which is...