Adventure of a lifetime

Sailing round the world....slowly

Day 5 of passage

Noon to Noon: 136nm (then an extra 34nms to anchor)
Then when I came up on my 0900 watch, I enjoyed a coffee with Phil - I never feel like coffee on passage, but I was excited that we were nearly in. Between my excitement of the passage ending and the...

Day 4 of passage

Noon to Noon distance: 176nm
We found the Gulf Stream, but still have little wind, so motoring. Lots of sargassum (seaweed) in the water, sometimes so thick that we have to alter course to avoid it.
We were just sitting up enjoying the late...

Day 3 of passage

Noon to Noon Distance: 160nm
Still motor sailing, and some sailing time - I'm getting stronger muscles from hoisting and lowering the main so often. Usually we just have the genoa out in light winds so can easily furl and unfurl as needed, but not so...

Day 2 of passage

Noon till noon distance: 156nm
A beautiful day sailing, well for most of the day. We still had a double reef main and all the genoa out and were doingb6-8 knots, we were cracking along
We had lunch, mahi and rice, i had cleaned up and had just...

1st night

And we're off! Departed egg island, Spanish Wells 0730. A bit of a lumpy start, 1.5-2m waves with an occasional extra big one thrown in for good measure. Winds 20 - 25 a couple gusts in of 30kts. Needless to say, Phil took first watch! Just before lunch, with...

Spanish Wells

85nm sailed overnight, anchor dropped at 1130 in Spanish Wells. The evening continued to be beautiful sailing conditions but all that changed at 0730 when we found the squalls. Heavy rain, but not much wind. We could see a bank very large dark clouds up...

Enroute to Spanish Wells

Having a glorious night passage. First we have been sailing on a beam reach with just a little bit of swell on the side, quite comfortable though. We have been doing good speeds - 5-6kts and our usual 3 hour watches. It's a clear night, so many stars, but...

Half Moon Cay

21 nm sail today to Half Moon Cay, or Little San Salvadore. Had a good sail all the way just on the genoa. Of course we had to go a little further out than necessary to stay in the deeper water in the hope of cataching a fish. But alas, this was not to be,...

Bennetts Bay

Sailed up to Bennetts Bay today. Had a late start as today was going to be a relax day. Then after checking the weather and seeing the possibility of a couple of squalls tomorrow, we decided it would be better to move today.
Oops left for the Exumas...

New Bight

0630 start this morning so we could go back out to the drop off and do some fishing for a couple of hours before we were due to meet Oops at New Bight. Well the fishing thing didn't work again! No fish out at the drop off, and just a slimy barracuda on the...