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Getting ready for Africa

30 September 2010 | la gomera
The weather south of us seems to be settling and the grib files seem to show fair weather well into next week.Penny flies back sunday 3rd so all looks good for leaving mid week.
The Cabo Verde Islands are 800nm from here and approx 400nm west of the african coast at a level with the Gambia.Ex Portugese colononies they were an important fueling stop on the route to South Africa and Brazil.The island we shall be going to is well away from the tourist islands ofSal and Boa Vista.From here on the boat will need to be well stocked with provisions and all gear will need to work because we will be very much on our own for the
next 3000nm to Brazil
[grib files are computer generated weather charts provided free by the US government.They can be downloade but must be interpretted by the user]
Comments
Vessel Name: Esprit de la mer
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau
Hailing Port: Milford Haven
Crew: Chris and Penny Bates
About:
Chris Bates is a Haverfordwest GP retiring at the end of March after 28 years at Winch Lane Surgery. Penny is a nurse in outpatients at Withybush Hospital and retires at the end of June. [...]
Extra:
Capt pictured here with his pet seagull says 'Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans: it is lovely to be silly at the right moment' and thinks it is far more important to find him a name so we are running a competition to find him a name and guess the miles he will have sailed by [...]
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