Traveller's Passages

Antigua to Annapolis 2019

14 November 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
14 November 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
13 November 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
12 November 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
11 November 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
10 November 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
09 November 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
08 November 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
07 November 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
06 November 2019 | Chesapeak Bay
02 November 2019 | Chesapeak Bay
02 November 2019 | Annapolis MD
07 June 2019 | Chesapeake Bay
06 June 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
04 June 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
03 June 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
02 June 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
01 June 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
31 May 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
30 May 2019 | Atlantic Ocean

Still Sailing

14 November 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
Mike Miller
We still have generally northerly winds between 10 and 15 knots! I expected that we'd be battling the trade winds by now but it looks like
either fair or no winds for the remainder of the trip. The wind instrument which was replaced just 5 days before I left keeps tripping offline
so it's hard to know what wind strength is but we're making good time without straining at all. We're about 330 miles from Deshaies which
at this speed would have us arriving on Sunday. We'll likely stay there Monday to rest and then head to Antigua Tuesday morning.

A little drama

14 November 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
Mike Miller
Both the large Alternator AND the engine decided to go down nearly simultaneiously last night at 3AM. Luckily there was absolutely no
wind and the seas were quite calm making repairs easy to effect. We were back underway, better than ever by dawn and all is well.
We're south of Key West at this point and it's feeling very tropical.

Bathing Suit Weather

13 November 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
Mike Miller
It seems awfully warm, in the high 80's but the weather's nice and the seas are pretty calm so sailing is good except for the lack of fair
wind :). At the moment, we're making easting slowly in light winds from the South. We should be motoring but a bolt on the alternator
broke and I'm waiting for the engine to cool off to fix it. In a few hours we'll be back to heading SE, still on track for arrival in Guadeloupe
on Sunday.

Perfect Day

12 November 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
Mike Miller
The day dawned clear, warm and fairly calm with 15 knot winds. We set all the sails and have been comfortably cruising at abour 8 knots
all day. It's a nice break from the largely overcast, windy days with much rougher seas. We're about at the same latitude as Boca Raton,
FL. Of course conditions like this don't last and this stuff is already dieing out. I expect we'll be motoring by the end of the day.

Half Way!

11 November 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
Mike Miller
We're about 850 miles from Guadeloupe. It's a squally day as we pass through the frontal system that's providing all this wonderful wind.
It's staying between 25 and 30 knots but it's warm and mostly sunny and that makes a big difference. We're double reefed and staying
that way so we don't have to do much when a squall arrives although it's hard to cook as the seas are a bit lumpy. We're probably going
to lose this wind tomorrow and have to motor for a day or so. We'll see.

Finally, a really nice day

10 November 2019 | Atlantic Ocean
Mike Miller
The rain stopped, the sun came out and the wind is a steady 15 knots from the ENE. We're making good progress although we've
shortened sail for the night. Currently, our ETA to Guadeloupe is Novemver 17 at the moment. That would likely have us in Antigua on the
18th or 19th but there's still a week of sailing to go so it will change.
Vessel Name: Traveller
Vessel Make/Model: Caliber 47
Hailing Port: Phoenix, AZ
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