Sequitur

Michael & Edi have headed out on a slow, thorough exploration of the globe.

Vessel Name: Sequitur and Zonder Zorg
Vessel Make/Model: 2007 Hunter 49 and 1908 Wildschut Skûtsje
Hailing Port: Vancouver, Canada
Crew: Michael Walsh & Edi Gelin
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13 January 2014
26 April 2013
24 April 2013
27 October 2012 | Harlingen, Friesland
29 September 2012 | Sneek, Netherlands
19 September 2012 | Hoorn, Netherlands
13 September 2012 | Aalsmeer, Netherlands
20 August 2012 | Sequitur: St Augustine, USA - Michael & Edi: Vancouver, Canada - Nieuwe Zorg: Aalsmeer, Netherlands
11 August 2012 | Sequitur: St Augustine, USA - Michael & Edi: Vancouver, Canada - Nieuwe Zorg: Aalsmeer, Netherlands
10 August 2012 | Sequitur: St Augustine, USA - Michael & Edi: Vancouver, Canada - Nieuwe Zorg: Aalsmeer, Netherlands
08 August 2012 | Nieuwe Zorg: Aalmmeer, Michael & Edi: Vancouver
28 July 2012 | Nieuwe Zorg in Aalsmeer - Michael & Edi in Vancouver
26 July 2012 | Nieuwe Zorg in Aalsmeer - Michael & Edi in Volendam
17 July 2012 | Michael & Edi in Leeuwarden, Netherlands
07 July 2012 | Edi & Michael in Vancouver, Sequitur in Saint Augustine
27 June 2012 | Saint Augustine, USA
07 June 2012 | Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
20 May 2012 | Fajardo, Puerto Rico
11 May 2012 | Terre Le Haut, Les Saintes, Guadeloupe
01 May 2012 | Carlisle Bay, Barbados
Recent Blog Posts
13 January 2014

Another New Book Released

I am delighted to announce that my new book: Carefree on the European Canals is now in print and is available on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca [...]

26 April 2013

New Book Released

The proof copy of my new book arrived by courier today. I have approved it and it is now listed on Amazon for pre-order, with a publication date of 30 April. It is a rather large book at 680 pages in an 8.5 by 11 inch format with 315,000 words illustrated by over 2400 colour photos, charts and maps. [...]

24 April 2013

One Year Out of Brazil

One year ago today we sailed Sequitur out of Brazil after enduring more than six weeks in the least-friendly country that we had experienced during our three-year voyage. In the early evening of 24 April 2012 we crossed the line on the chart dividing Brazil from French Guyana and breathed a huge sigh [...]

27 October 2012 | Harlingen, Friesland

Planing a Metamorphosis

We have added a new post to the Zonder Zorg blog at: Planing a Metamorphosis.

29 September 2012 | Sneek, Netherlands

Onward to Friesland

We have arrived in Friesland and have added a new post to the skûtsje's blog at: Onward to Friesland

19 September 2012 | Hoorn, Netherlands

North From Aalsmeer

We have moved northward from Aalsmeer and I have added two new posts: Heading North From Aalsmeer and North From Amsterdam

13 September 2012 | Aalsmeer, Netherlands

Taking Possession

We are back in the Netherlands, and I have added some new posts to the ZonderZorg blog at: Taking Possession and Settling-In and Making Plans

20 August 2012 | Sequitur: St Augustine, USA - Michael & Edi: Vancouver, Canada - Nieuwe Zorg: Aalsmeer, Netherlands

Added a New Website

We have added a new website: Skûtsje ZonderZorg. Zonder zorg in Dutch means without worry. Our intention with the site is to provide a place to share some of the history, geography and culture of the skûtsje as we discover it. We will also use this place to document [...]

11 August 2012 | Sequitur: St Augustine, USA - Michael & Edi: Vancouver, Canada - Nieuwe Zorg: Aalsmeer, Netherlands

Still More Skûtsje History

We continued to attempt to track-down Douwe Albert Visser, who was the owner of Nieuwe Zorg in 1941 when she was re-registered. One of the problems we repeatedly encountered in our online searches was the effect of currently having Albert Visser and two Douwe Vissers as very competitive skûtsje racers, [...]

10 August 2012 | Sequitur: St Augustine, USA - Michael & Edi: Vancouver, Canada - Nieuwe Zorg: Aalsmeer, Netherlands

Some More Skûtsje History

While I was researching the history of Nieuwe Zorg, I finally found her first registration details obscured by an apparent typographical error in a transcribed online spreadsheet. She was listed as having been built in 1901 instead of 1908. I emailed the webmaster of the [...]

Galapagos Passage Day Five

29 April 2010 | 292 miles off the south coast of Mexico
Michael
At 1215 Edi started a second load of laundry for the day and half an hour later I shut down the watermaker, having made 138 litres in two hours and bringing the tank gauge to the upper part of the full mark. I then began overhauling the spinnaker, changing the tangled sheet for a spare one and replacing the parted shackle.

With the second load of laundry washed and hung-out to dry, we watched the dolphins frolic in the bow waves for a while. In the lee of the jib I un-socked the spinnaker, while Edi tended its sheet from the cockpit. At 1357 we then rolled-in the jib and main and set Hydra to steer eastward on a broad reach in the 2 to 5 knot intermittent northerly puffs. Our 1800 position showed we had made 9.77 miles at 140 degrees since noon.


For dinner I made a double batch, one half to enjoy hot and the remainder to put in a Lock-and-Lock and in the fridge as a cold pasta salad for Thursday evening. I toasted some sesame seeds in the wok as I cleaned and chopped vegetables, then setting them aside I wokked two large diced garlic cloves, diced fresh ginger and sliced white mushrooms in vegetable oil with a dash of sesame oil, and then added white onions, broccoli stems and carrots. Then after I had added rotini to a pot of boiling water, I added to the wok some diced ham steak, chopped broccoli florets, poblanos, red peppers and tomatillos, and when this was nicely heated through, I added a few dashes of light soy sauce, a few splashes of water and a shake or two of rice flour to make a nice sauce, to which I added a big dab of oyster-flavour sauce. I turned off the heat under the wok, added the hot, drained pasta, the toasted sesame seeds and a couple of diced Roma tomatoes and tossed.


Part way through enjoying this delicious dinner we paused to watch a spectacular sunset, which was filling much of the western sky with golds, oranges and magentas. We hoped there was enough red sky to be 'a sailor's delight', and bring us some winds.

After dinner we jibed the spinnaker in 2 to 3 knots of breeze, and our midnight position showed we were averaging 1.7 knots southward. At 0015 we were becalmed and remained so until 0615, when a ripple grew into a westerly 2 to 3 knot breeze then slowly increased to 4 to 5 knots by sunrise at 0717, when it was pushing us along at 2.5 to 3 knots.

Shortly after sunrise I flashed-up the generator, started the watermaker and Edi put in the first of two loads of laundry. With the three loads the previous day, we have nearly emptied the laundry hamper, overstuffed with a backlog from our weeks of poor watermaking. In three hours we made another 206.6 litres of water, bringing the tanks back up near the upper end of the full mark. At 1030 we shut-down the generator, which brought the battery bank to 92%, while running our watermaker, washer-dryer, coffee maker and toaster. The solar panels and wind generator took over and by early afternoon had brought the 1225 amp-hour battery to 100%.

Our noon position showed a distance made good from the previous noon of 61.47 miles on a course made good of 158. Not very good, but considering we were totally becalmed for 6 hours, and for the rest of the period we saw no breeze over 5 knots. About one third of our movement was thanks to the south-going current. Our distance run thus far is 416.37 miles and we are 809.4 miles from Academy Bay, Isla Santa Cruz in the Galapagos.
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Sequitur and Zonder Zorg's Photos - Main
Some shots of seabirds we have encountered along the way.
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Created 3 March 2010
Sequitur arrives in Vancouver by truck
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Created 7 September 2009
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Created 7 September 2009
A few views of Sequitur in port.
9 Photos
Created 6 September 2009

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