Yacht Destiny

Adventures with Janice and Andy

13 December 2017 | MV Reel Dreams, Pacific Ocean
08 December 2017 | MV Reel Dreams, Pacific Ocean
04 December 2017 | Motor Boat Reel Dreams
26 November 2017 | Bicester, UK
23 November 2017 | Test location
30 October 2017 | Sisimiut
28 October 2017 | Sisimiut
25 October 2017 | 65 56.5'N:53 40.69'W, Sisimiut
22 October 2017 | 65 56.5'N:53 40.69'W, Sisimiut
18 October 2017 | 65 56.5'N:53 40.69'W, Sisimiut
16 October 2017 | 65 56.5'N:53 40.69'W, Sisimiut
12 October 2017 | 65 56.5'N:53 40.69'W, Sisimiut
12 October 2017 | 65 56.5'N:53 40.69'W, Amerloq Fjord
05 October 2017 | 65 56.5'N:53 40.69'W, Sisimiut - Destiny's Winter Home
04 October 2017 | Sisimiut - photo shows it in good weather
01 October 2017 | Sisimiut
30 September 2017 | 65 56.5'N:53 40.69'W, Sisimiut - Destiny's Winter Home
24 September 2017 | 65 56.5'N:53 40.69'W, Sisimiut, West Greenland

Crew Showers

13 December 2017 | MV Reel Dreams, Pacific Ocean
Janice
Day 13 and we are in another area of squalls. Yesterday was calmer during the day so we did another laundry day and fuel transfer jobs. Bud and Andy have already done filter and oil changes on each engine on the go and they had to change one alternator after a few days out from Monterey Bay. Otherwise the boat is going well. Until today Bud had backed off the revs to conserve fuel reserves but with 4 days to run, a good reserve and having eventually picked up a favourable easterly current and wind on the stern we are now flying at 7 knots instead of 4-4.5 knots. Janice is still soldiering on with the motion and some sickness. Bud is doing the cooking (he really enjoys it) and makes sure there is good food for Janice. We all get regular showers including Bubba the dog. Looking forward to Honolulu and a few days recovery before starting the leg to Majuro. PICTURE : Bubba having a shower in the galley sink

Great White!

08 December 2017 | MV Reel Dreams, Pacific Ocean
Janice
Well we are 8 days into this passage. It is a slower boat than anticipated (averaging 4.5 knots but we have just had three days barely making 4kts) in order to have fuel reserves at the end. Watching paint dry is one thought but ocean crossing in a Kadey Krogen is a new dimension in slow, we have never been in such a slow boat! Typically the wind would have pushed Destiny along at 7 kt average. We have also had days of bad weather so we have headed further South to avoid the worse of the storms. Today is the first relatively calm day since starting out so we have cleaned the inside of the boat and are currently doing the laundry. Both Andy and I have been seasick but Janice is currently eating hourly to make up reserves. Hopefully we will have calmer conditions now which will help with the boat speed. We have now set a course for Honolulu. Still 10 days to run, ETA 20 December. Not much wildlife to see. 2 nights ago we had squalls and lightning all night. The clo cks went back another hour yesterday and there will be another hour to lose before we reach Honolulu (-10 GMT). Bud and the dog Bubba are good company and Bud enjoys cooking so I am getting a break while not feeling well. Today is the first day the crew have been in shorts and t-shirts.

Cruising in the Big Blue Pacific

04 December 2017 | Motor Boat Reel Dreams
Janice
We are 3 days into the passage from Monterey Bay California to Honolulu. We have seen White sided dolphins and are accompanied by albatross. The first couple of days were quite lumpy. Bud's weather expert has routed us slightly further south today to avoid some rougher weather on Wednesday. Andy and Bud had to change the alternator on the starboard engine today, which went smoothly. Sun is shining, water temperature has risen to 62 degrees Fahrenheit. Sunset is about 6.30pm and dark lasts 12 hours. It was a full moon last night. Reel Dreams is comfortable with the hydraulic stabilisers running the worst of the rolling is eliminated we have the long Pacific swell running NW with a smaller "wind chop" set of waves running North.
Vessel Name: Yacht Destiny
Vessel Make/Model: Van de Stadt | Samoa 47
Hailing Port: Stornoway, UK
Crew: Andy and Janice Fennymore-White
About: We built Destiny from scratch in a barn over 8 years and have lived aboard her full time since 2013. We are on a journey to explore our limits without time constraints anywhere the wind may take us. We have spent the last 3 years in the Arctic enjoying endless summer days and long Northern lights.
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Yacht Destiny's Photos - Main
Pictures of Icelandic nature including animals, fauna, birds
22 Photos
Created 30 July 2017
We have been in Iceland for almost a year, we have met fabulous people and enjoyed the wild weather, but it is now time to depart..
27 Photos
Created 27 July 2017