Anthem Adrift

17 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
16 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
16 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
14 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
10 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
29 September 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
24 September 2016 | Doom Island off Sorong
22 September 2016 | Waisai, Raja Ampat
17 September 2016 | Pef Island
16 September 2016 | Alyui
15 September 2016 | Alyui
14 September 2016 | Wayag
10 September 2016 | Kokara Besar
08 September 2016 | Doruba
05 September 2016 | Bunaken
03 September 2016 | Manado
26 August 2016 | Tarakan
22 August 2016 | Tawau
10 August 2016 | Pulau Bohaydulang
08 August 2016 | Tungku Bay

It's Like Real Sailing

21 January 2009 | Rodriguez Key
January 21

Not being in a hurry, so as to avoid a pre-sunrise arrival in Marathon, Bud Karins and I departed Tierra Verde at 1400 Friday. Not wanting to sail under bare poles we arrived Sunday at 0430. Feat accomplished primarily broad-reaching on a scrap of headsail called a yankee (sorry Boston fans, no sail named for you) which replaced a much larger bagged out genoa. It's not nearly the size of the old sail, but way cooler looking (the more overlapping sails one has, the better). Sailing is substantially
an esthetic, even sensual, activity. Like a woman, a beautiful sailboat elicits a combination of adoration, aggravation and fear, hopefully in that order.

Strong fronts, big North winds. Figured to be on this side of the Gulf Stream for awhile, but Chris Parker, weather guru, claims tomorrow, Thursday, will be OK. So... here I am at Rodriguez Key after a good double-reefed day in 15 to 25 from the north, augmented by noisy, smelly thing in bilge for a few hours when wind veered. It's good to break free of Tarpit Harbor. Had been all too willing to sell my soul and buy cable TV and wifi for a buck and a half a foot. Attitude encouraged by lengthy
recovery from arrival celebration.

Tomorrow, South Riding Rock - maybe. Weather people sometimes err.


Vessel Name: Anthem
Vessel Make/Model: 1997 Hylas 46 - MMSI xxxxxx750
Hailing Port: Weeki Wachee, FL
Crew: Jack Warren, Janice Holmes
Jack: Formerly productive member of the community as a Northwest Airlines Captain who retired to become a drain on, and embarrassment to, polite society. [...]
While I will be delighted if anyone else enjoys these excursions into semi-intelligible foolishness, the primary purpose is personal amusement. This is not travelogue, cruising guide or philosophical exploration of anything in particular, merely random musing of a slightly twisted mind. Despite [...]
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Who: Jack Warren, Janice Holmes
Port: Weeki Wachee, FL
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