Caribbean is calliing
30 March 2012 | at sea
Hi all, we have 250 nm to go to St. Lucia; after a kickstart from French Guyana with good wind and current, the second day of our voyage was very slow in light winds and no more current once we were in the deep water. Now the ENE tradewind is back with 15 kn and we have a comfortable trip in sunshine with some Simpsons-clouds and 1.5m seas. Here is some info how we have planned the remaining voyage to Hamburg: After St. Lucia we will sail further north to Antigua with a possible baguette-shopping-stop at Martinique. On the 5th of May Kati and kids are flying from Antigua to Hamburg to initially stay with my sister and then visit Kati's family and friends. So they will have more time in Germany and don't need to do another 4.000 nm of ocean passages in possible colder and rougher conditions. Kati feels that she has done enough of sailing and for the children the long passages are often a boring time with the odd highlight of visiting dolphins, catching a fish or seeing the green flash when the sun goes down. So from Antigua on I will continue with crew: end of April Andrea, the partner of my cousin Klaus, will come on bord in Antigua . Next stop will be the Azores where my friend Martin will join us beginning of June for the passage to Germany. For the 2500 nm passage from Antigua to the Azores (6.May to end of May) there would be still one berth vacant - if someone out of my circle of friends is keen to see a lot of water, please contact me now!
Greetings from the Iemanja crew Lennard, Emily, Kati and Arne AHOI!
PS: we are looking for a housesitter for June + July when Ed is in Germany