BACK TO “NORMAL”

Time: 1:42 AM Current Position: South 4 degrees, 59 minutes, West 24 degrees, 25 minutes Well, after a series of squalls, we seem to be back to normal. The boat is on autopilot, she’s racing along at 8 – 10 knots in 20 – 25 knot winds, the seas are bumpy because of the storms, […]

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HALFWAY HOME

Time: 1:40 PM (yes, writing to you when the sun is out! – well, overcast, but daytime, in any case) Current Position: South 4 degrees, 10 minutes, West 27 degrees, 29 minutes You are receiving this “extra” update because today is the day we will now officially consider the “halfway home” day. We have basically […]

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ALBATROSS ON BOARD

Current time: 2:58 AM, GMT minus 2, I think. Current position: South 3 degrees 57 minutes, West 28 degrees 09 minutes Hi. Just started to pour again. We’ve been in the middle of squalls for days. Right now we have set our course for the next waypoint, and the autopilot is taking us there. Except […]

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ALMOST TO THE EQUATOR

Current Time: 2:55 AM Current Position: South 2 degrees 43 minutes, West 29 degrees 12 minutes. Hi, Everyone. Wind is steady, although not too strong – mostly 5 to 8. Seas a bit bumpy, so it’s rocking the boat a bit. Oh – we just got to 11 knots on the wind. That’s good. The […]

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STORMY, STORMY NIGHT

Current time: 7AM (we realized we’d crossed a time zone, and reset our clocks) Current position: South 2 degrees, 01 minute, West 30 degrees, 55 minutes Hi, Everyone. I was going to call this update “a boat is a moving vehicle,” to give you the sense of what it means to be at sea – […]

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