Category Archives: 2014 Atlantic Crossing

Lisbon Passage: Days 5-7

Monday, June 30 – Today is Ken’s birthday – a big one, without mentioning numbers.  We celebrated Ken’s birthday at sea with molten chocolate cupcakes we made on board.  The candles got recycled.  We lost our wind and finally turned … Continue reading

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Lisbon Passage: Days 1-4

Thursday, June 26 – We walked around Ponta Delgada and explored the local produce market.  The quality of the produce is excellent and very affordable.  We loaded up knowing the refrigerator space was going to be very tight.  By 4 pm … Continue reading

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Holy Tuna!

June 24-25, 2014 We left Horta mid-afternoon and motored, windless, to Sao Miguel, the eastern most island in the Azores. It was an uneventful 24 hour run for the first 20 hours, then — we caught a 25″ tuna!  The … Continue reading

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Prep for the Final Leg

June 22-23, 2014 Laundry day again.  With our heading off to sea again this week and the location of the next laundry opportunity unknown, everything needs to get done.  The challenge at the marina laundry here is the language barrier.  … Continue reading

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Horta

June 12-13, 2014- It became clear today that while Flores is rugged and beautiful, there is nothing to keep us here after the first few days.  More clearly, was the realization that unless we found a café, consistent internet and … Continue reading

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Azores Passage: Land Ho!

Sunday, June 8 – Land ho!  What a beautiful sight to see Flores about 40 miles in front of us.  It is volcanic and high making it visible from so far.  As we approached the island was magnificent with high … Continue reading

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Azores Passage: Days 4-10

June 1-7, 2014- Day 5 – the boat did an average of close to 9 knots overnight under sail.  Bob took a picture of the speed instrument showing 9.6 knots.   Thrilling! Day 6 – A whale swam by the boat less … Continue reading

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Azores Passage: Days 1-3

May 29-31, 2014- Winds were strong and we sailed for the next few days, completing 175 miles in the first 24 hours.  That is good.  Day three Ken and Bob took the winch apart and repaired it. The seas were … Continue reading

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Azores Passage: Departure

Wednesday, May 28, 2014- We left the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club about 1 pm and motored around the north shore of Bermuda to St. George’s to clear out with Customs.  The two Customs agents would make a great comedy team, … Continue reading

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Good Bye Bermuda

Tuesday, May 27, 2014- We met with meteorologists at the Bermuda Weather Service who provided weather charts and advice for out crossing.  They also offered to provide us updates along the way.   What a fabulous service.  In addition we are … Continue reading

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