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Bird At the Helm
Richard
Wed May 14 16:00:00 EDT 2008, 47 59.9'N:008 43.2'W

One of the adventurous birds that flew so far to sea, and found our boat.

Sat May 31 23:30:07 EDT 2008 | Brittany
So the 4th crew member showed up after all. No doubt he's very skilled at determining wind direction. :) This picture is hilarious!
Sun Jul 13 6:37:25 EDT 2008 | Sylwia
Adorable!
Current Location
Richard
Tue May 13 17:49:26 EDT 2008, En Route to Azores, 48 12.8'N:008 04.1'W

Second+ day en route to Azores. In spite of very light winds, all is well.

Tue May 13 21:27:14 EDT 2008 | eric
Thanks for this site and keeping us in the loop. If I can help let me know - sitting around twiddling thumbs at the monent. Good luck guys! Eric
Wed May 14 5:41:46 EDT 2008 | Laura Culic
Ahoy Richard!
Issuma is beautiful!!

Happy Sailing!
Laura
Plane checking us out
Richard
Tue May 13 1:55:02 EDT 2008, 48 34.9'N:005 17.2'W

Not sure who is flying the plane, they just came close for a look, and George got a picture.

We are west of France, sailing in light winds and seas.

Wind Vane Taking a Rest
Richard
Mon May 12 11:07:34 EDT 2008, Departing L'Aber Wrac'h

Downwind is tough for the wind vane (wind regulator, in French) so we hand-steer, SOG: 5kts.

Working with the Fisherman
Richard
Mon May 12 10:53:03 EDT 2008, Departing L'Aber Wrac'h

First time setting fisherman this way (without old roller furling rig).

Light winds are expected for the rest of week, so it will probably take longer than two weeks to get to the Azores.

Email
Richard
Mon May 12 10:00:00 EDT 2008, 48 39.9'N:004 52.2'W

George's IPhone works really well.

Writing the blog
George
Sun May 11 15:25:02 EDT 2008, 48 35.98'N:004 33.69'W

blogging aboard

Mon May 19 16:25:43 EDT 2008 | sif
just read all the blog. Issuma is beautiful and I am glad things are going as planned. A special greeting from Snæbjört Sif and the rest of us in Iceland.
Sif
Every Boatyard Needs a Horse
Richard
Sun May 11 14:45:02 EDT 2008, 48 35.98'N:004 33.69'W

This boatyard actually has two horses. The horses are kept (partly) to keep the grass short, which they do a good job of by eating grass most of the day.

We have left this boatyard, and are further down in the harbor of L'Aber Wrac'h, where there is enough water that we can leave at any stage of tide.

Richard

Sun May 11 14:29:23 EDT 2008


Interior Layout
Richard
Fri May 9 14:33:02 EDT 2008

This is the interior layout plan of Issuma, as drawn by Yann Sergent, the previous owner.

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