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Date: 21 Mar 2011 18:57:57
Title: Sailing around the World

MONDAY  21st March 2001
 
This thing of doing two blogs in one day is becomming a habbit, but not for long more,
Skipper is hoping to have the statistics today from mailasail regarding the number of readers at present. and as
we will reach Granada tonight around 02.30hrs , we will have reached our final destination of the " World A.R.C. "
Yes, we will have completed our trip around the world,
 
Kevin Dwyer sent an early email today reminding skipper of this impending " Final Act " so our last Blog of this most interesting
circumnavigation of the World will offcially be tomorrow,  This marraige will be over,
 
No more " Buts "
No more " Sheppards" kicking their dogs,
No more " Happy Bunnies"
No more " Starlight " dinners in the cockpit,
 
Since leaving the " Royal Cork Y.C." Crosshaven , Co. Cork , Ireland on the 24th June 2009,
We have sailed........................................................ 33,603 nautical miles
We have been to...................................................... 20 different Countries,
We have stopped at.................................................. 98 different Ports, Islands, Villages and towns,
We Motored .............................................................5,000 miles approx,
We used ..................................................................10,430L of fuel motoring,
We used.................................................................... 6,231L of fuel with the generator.
We used in total ........................................................16,661L of fuel...............................or 16 tons of Diesel
 
We really did not know what to expect when we decided to do this trip, and it has proved to be one of the most facinating
journies of our lives,  The places we visited, the people we met, the different cultures, the religions and choir singing,
 the weather patterns, the sea, ohhh that volotile sea, from pure bliss to sheer misary, (all in one day at times )
 
But above all, the crew which changed from time to time and are listed below played a huge part in the
enjoyment of the trip.
 
From Crosser to Las Palmas, We had at different times the following :-   Rom Hyde, Denis O Sullivan & Vera Herlihy, Pat & Ann Lyons,
Dermot Lovett , Sarah Hyde, Arnaud Disant, Johnny & Leah Mc Kenna, Terry and Colette O Sullivan, and Helen Cadogan .
 
From Las Palmas for the ARC to St Lucia,,  we had Dermot O meara, John O Connor, Mark Newenham & Jenny Brierly, & Skipper
 
For the World ARC, from St Lucia around the World and back to Granada, we had at different times,
Donal Mc Clement ( 6 months) Kevin Dwyer ( 2 months ) Grattan & Richard Roberts, Margaret How, John Chesborough ( Scotty )
Niall & Mary O Rielly, Neill Tritschler, Terry & Collette O Sullivan, Sham & Emily  Riordan , Suzanna Buraca, & Daniel Hearsum ,
 
 
The World ARC were great and in particular , Rally Control, Paul and Suzanna played a large part in the success 
 of the overall trip. not just for us, but for the whole fleet.  Well done,
 
Well , thats it for this afternoon, our second last day.
 
Signed :-  Stephen Hyde  ( Skipper )

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