Glory Days

26 April 2013
26 April 2013 | Fort Lauderdale
01 July 2011 | Bergan, Norway
24 April 2011 | Fort Lauderdale, FL
18 June 2010 | 56 25'N:5 30'W, Scotland
17 June 2010 | 56 05'N:06 40'W, Land Ho
17 June 2010 | 56 01'N:07 20'W, Entering Scottish territorial waters
16 June 2010 | 55 47'N:10 54'W, 150 miles from Scotland approach
16 June 2010 | 55 03'N:17 01'W, 359 miles from Scotland approach
15 June 2010 | 55 03'N:17 01'W, 359 miles from Scotland approach
14 June 2010 | 54 12'N:21 32'W, 523 miles from Scotland approach
14 June 2010 | 54 12'N:21 32'W, 523 miles from Scotland approach
13 June 2010 | 53 22'N:25 35'W, 668 miles from Scotland approach
12 June 2010 | 5 04'N:29 42'W, 837 miles from Scotland approach
12 June 2010 | 51 49'N:30 52'W, 882 miles from Scotland approach
11 June 2010 | 51 32'N:32 44'W, 952 miles from Scotland approach
11 June 2010 | 51 10'N:33 20'W, 983 miles from Scotland approach
10 June 2010 | 50 25'N:35 08'W, 1064 miles from Scotland approach
10 June 2010 | 49 37'N:36 53'W, 1147 miles from Scotland approach
09 June 2010 | 47 50'N:39 48'W, E Heading (85-90 degrees)...1302 miles from Scotland approach

Maine to Scotland - Day #16/17

16 June 2010 | 55 47'N:10 54'W, 150 miles from Scotland approach
Wayne - aboard Wiki Wiki
** Some glitch with sending...you may see this entry twice.

Winds SW at 14, making 7.6 kts with light swells. Overcast, but some sun. Air is 59F and water is 55F. Very peaceful night last night. Buzzed by a twin engine plane this morning.

As you can see, and much to our satisfaction, the liferaft is still secure on deck as we approach our landfall. So the "toasts" that were made upon leaving seem to have been heard...."keep the wet side down". It's interesting to me the way the raft is labeled......"Survivors Raft". Not sure how to read that. If you've survived the sinking this is your raft? Or, if you consider yourself a survivor, get in? Seems to me it should have been called, "Wannabe Survirors Raft". There tends to be an assumption of "no problem" if your boat should begin to sink at sea and you have a liferaft. Just jump in and snuggle up, right? Wrong. Many don't inflate once deployed, or folks forget to tie them to the boat and they immediately blow away or turn upside down. So, it does provide a safety net, but it's a small net; plus, what you see in the photo is a "six man" raft. I'm not sure what tailor fitted this raft, but I prefer a looser fitting .

FYI, this is one of the best rafts made....that was nice to know.

It would seem that our thoughts of survival can be put aside now; it's almost in the bag. Also, we're all still friends, we may have put on a couple of pounds, and it looks like my hair is going to grow back.

I'll probably post a few more entries before it's over. Thanks for following along and for the moral support we've received. It has been most gratifying.

Stay tuned.

Wayne ....aboard Wiki Wiki (approaching Europe)
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Vessel Name: Glory Days
Vessel Make/Model: Hinckley Bermuda-40
Hailing Port: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Crew: Wayne Lee, Captain and Owner
Glory Days's Photos - Main
Just random photos of Glory Days taken over the past 20+ years.
12 Photos
Created 24 April 2011
Great adventure. Invited to help John Treanor take his boat, Wiki Wiki to Scotland....from Maine!! Close to 3000 miles offshore, non-stop. 5 of us aboard....John, Ted, Dean, Peter, me.
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Created 18 May 2010