Barracuda's Blog

The adventures of Kate and Graham and our OVNI 395.

22 March 2019 | Island Water World Marina, St Maarten
14 March 2019 | Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, Leeward Islands
12 March 2019 | Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, Leeward Islands
08 March 2019 | Sint Maarten, Leeward Islands
06 March 2019 | Virgin Gorda, BVI
04 March 2019 | Anegada, BVI
02 March 2019 | Norman Island, BVI
02 March 2019 | Norman Island, BVI
01 March 2019 | St Thomas, USVI
28 February 2019 | Culebra, Spanish Virgin Islands
24 February 2019 | San Juan, Puerto Rico
22 February 2019
21 February 2019 | San Juan, Puerto Rico
20 February 2019 | Casa Cubuy, El Yunque Rain Forest, Puerto Rico
17 February 2019 | San Juan, Puerto Rico
15 February 2019 | Between the Navidad Bank and the Samana headland (which is north east of the Dominican Republic)
14 February 2019 | South of the Mouchoir Bank - which is north of the Dominican Republic
13 February 2019 | Six Hills Cays, Turks and Caicos Islands
12 February 2019 | Sapodilla Bay, Turks & Caicos Islands
10 February 2019 | Sapodilla Bay, Turks & Caicos Islands

Approaching Beaufort, North Carolina

27 April 2018 | 55 SE of Cape Fear
Well, that there Gulf Stream can be a fickle thing. We had it for a while, then we didn’t, now we do. There are maps and forecasts to try to help you know where and how strongly it’s flowing, and we have tried to use them. On balance, the Stream is giving us a good shove in the right direction, but there was a while last night when we even had slight current against us. Must have been an eddy on the side of the main stream. But progress is being made again, and we are now off North Carolina.

We had to motor a fair bit in the last 24 hours, but now the wind is back and there should be enough of it to blow us up to Beaufort, our intended landfall and where we will clear officially into the USA. We are expecting to arrive during the coming night, but no promises. We are hoping to meet some sailing friends there who we last saw in Portugal. Excited!

Kate’s catering countdown is going well but still not sure what to do with three garlic bulbs, two plantains and a lime. Tonight’s supper will be a salmagundi of everything that we can’t take into the US, and there’s huevos rancheros for lunch (taking care of the last 3 eggs, a pepper, an onion and a tomato).
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Vessel Name: Barracuda
Vessel Make/Model: OVNI 395
Crew: Graham and Kate
About: Learning as we go....
Extra: Look to this day for it is life...
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Barracuda does the Western Isles of Scotland.
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Kate and Graham Chillin'
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