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Previous Diary Entries

Date Subject Position
2017
Aug 2017
Thu 17 Aug 06:14 The cruise around the Baltic in numbers 50:42.50N 1:59.90W
Tue 15 Aug 17:50 WHERE'S BASIL? LAST SEEN BEING HELD BY THE SKIPPER SUSPICIOUSLY CLOSE TO THE WEATHER RAIL!
Tue 15 Aug 14:40 We anchored in the foreground for a swim
Mon 14 Aug 17:12 Full English at dawn
Mon 14 Aug 17:09 A swim and Fecamp. 49:45.70N 0:21.90E
Sun 13 Aug 23:53 Rounding Cap Gris Nes 50:40.90N 1:32.00E
Sun 13 Aug 10:23 Heading SW 51:21.60N 2:55.10E
Fri 11 Aug 12:14 Arrival at Scheveningen 52:05.80N 4:16.00E
Fri 11 Aug 11:50 Waypoint 53:26.50N 5:16.00E
Thu 10 Aug 09:28 7 hour pit stop in Borkum 53:33.60N 6:44.80E
Thu 10 Aug 09:26 Waypoint off Scharnhorn isle 53:58.20N 8:10.50E
Tue 08 Aug 14:44 Farewell Crew 7?
Tue 08 Aug 06:18 Arrival at Cuxhaven 53:52.50N 8:42.40E
Sun 06 Aug 15:47 Ships galore!
Sun 06 Aug 15:44 Peter drew the short straw during a passing deluge....
Sun 06 Aug 15:42 (no subject) 53:53.70N 9:08.80E
Sat 05 Aug 17:14 Keep a good lookout at all times.....
Sat 05 Aug 17:04 Birthday badge!
Sat 05 Aug 17:01 60 yrs young!!!
Sat 05 Aug 13:27 Routine shipping in the Kiel Canal
Sat 05 Aug 13:26 Skipper up close with his sister...
Sat 05 Aug 13:25 ....MV ALDEBARAN!!
Sat 05 Aug 13:24 In Holtenau lock. The blue hulled MV is none other than....
Sat 05 Aug 13:13 Birthday and MV ALDEBARAN.... 54:18.40N 9:40.10E
Fri 04 Aug 15:27 Two old geysers getting gophered
Fri 04 Aug 15:27 Robert keeps the skipper company on the weather rail...
Fri 04 Aug 15:24 Short tacks out of Harup Haff
Fri 04 Aug 15:23 Fast passage to Kiel 54:20.30N 10:09.50E
Thu 03 Aug 17:34 A storming sail to an enchanting anchorage 54:52.40N 9:57.50E
Thu 03 Aug 17:24 Boy's boating.....
Wed 02 Aug 19:37 Winning Ticket?
Wed 02 Aug 17:52 Lots of plan changes... 54:45.10N 10:40.40E
Wed 02 Aug 16:44 STILL SEARCHING.......
Wed 02 Aug 16:43 SEARCHING FOR TRAFFIC
Wed 02 Aug 06:05 Progress towards Kiel 54:34.80N 11:55.20E
Tue 01 Aug 01:04 25 July - approaching Bornholm. Third slab yet to go in...
Tue 01 Aug 01:01 Skipper in pack-mule mode with new-best-friend Boris.
Tue 01 Aug 00:59 Stuart pulls a train....
Jul 2017
Mon 31 Jul 18:52 Loafing in Copenhagen...
Sat 29 Jul 10:06 Remember - never buy a boat!
Sat 29 Jul 10:02 In Copenhagen...
Fri 28 Jul 15:13 At Langelinie, Copenhagen
Fri 28 Jul 09:32 Leaving Kastrup, the Skipper lamented the loss of his recent crew
Fri 28 Jul 09:31 Arrival into Copenhagen
Fri 28 Jul 09:21 Arrival in Copenhagen 55:41.60N 12:35.90E
Thu 27 Jul 16:09 In light airs, the skipper will do anything for extra boat speed
Thu 27 Jul 15:59 Big ships and 'The Bridge'.
Thu 27 Jul 15:54 We decided on Plan B. 55:38.60N 12:39.60E
Wed 26 Jul 17:34 Fast passage to Rodvig 55:15.20N 12:22.50E
Wed 26 Jul 14:47 The importance of maintaining a good look out...
Tue 25 Jul 19:15 En route to Bornholm
Tue 25 Jul 19:09 At Bornholm, the skipper dashed ashore for essential provisions
Tue 25 Jul 13:52 Varied conditions en route to Ronne. 55:05.90N 14:41.60E
Mon 24 Jul 16:38 Making ground west 54:53.20N 18:01.90E
Mon 24 Jul 04:02 The marina was full...so we're alongside the wall.
Sun 23 Jul 20:37 Aquila enjoying city life
Sun 23 Jul 20:24 In Gdansk...
Sun 23 Jul 07:24 Rugged it was....
Sun 23 Jul 07:07 Big boy's breakfast under asymmetric...
Sun 23 Jul 07:06 Aquila under cutter rig
Sun 23 Jul 07:04 Stuart keeps watch for rampant Russians....
Sun 23 Jul 06:04 Fabulous overnight sail to Gdansk. 54:20.90N 18:39.60E
Sun 23 Jul 05:46 Blue steel in Klaipeda - farewell to Ken and Sam
Fri 21 Jul 16:12 Entering Lithuanian waters with the asymmetric
Fri 21 Jul 16:05 Adieu to Sam and Ken 55:42.40N 21:07.70E
Thu 20 Jul 15:40 Ken and other inmates undergoing corrective training
Thu 20 Jul 15:38 Exercise in Karosta Military Prison
Thu 20 Jul 15:36 Liepaja
Thu 20 Jul 15:34 Roomassaare recreation for reprobates..
Thu 20 Jul 15:32 Recovering a signal halyard at sea
Thu 20 Jul 13:24 Activities in Liepaja
Thu 20 Jul 04:09 Arrival in Liepaja. 56:30.70N 21:00.80E
Wed 19 Jul 15:21 A fair wind at last... 57:23.40N 21:22.30E
Wed 19 Jul 07:25 Aquila crew departing Estonian waters
Tue 18 Jul 15:20 A struggle to Roomassaare 58:13.00N 22:30.70E
Mon 17 Jul 19:53 When the skipper cracks a joke it's politic to laugh...
Mon 17 Jul 19:52 The crew of the Baltic states...
Mon 17 Jul 19:51 Weighing anchor on a drizzly morning...
Mon 17 Jul 19:45 A hard but exhilarating sail 58:34.30N 23:23.50E
Sun 16 Jul 22:44 At anchor 59:14.30N 23:41.50E
Sat 15 Jul 15:55 Departing St Petersburg, Stuart got into the swing of things...
Sat 15 Jul 15:53 Soviet era architecture, with Lenin statue..
Sat 15 Jul 11:08 Final miles to Vergi 59:35.90N 26:06.00E
Sat 15 Jul 10:12 Passage towards Vergi.
Sat 15 Jul 07:48 Crossing into Estonian waters 59:48.00N 26:43.90E
Wed 12 Jul 05:41 The Mate and daughter at Peterhof
Wed 12 Jul 05:39 ....and in full tourist mode.
Wed 12 Jul 05:38 Aquila's crew ready to hit the sights...
Wed 12 Jul 05:37 Exhausted crew on final 20 miles to St Petersburg
Wed 12 Jul 05:34 Vladimir Ivankiv, who smoothed so many paths for us....
Wed 12 Jul 05:31 Russian customs post at KRONSHTADT
Wed 12 Jul 05:16 On the lookout as we cross into Russian waters...
Tue 11 Jul 17:06 Peterhof
Tue 11 Jul 17:05 Church of the Spilled Blood
Tue 11 Jul 17:04 Romanov memorial
Tue 11 Jul 17:04 St Petersburg - mid visit update
Sun 09 Jul 16:25 Arrival saga
Sun 09 Jul 15:48 Arrived St Petersburg. 59:57.90N 30:14.30E
Fri 07 Jul 16:42 The 'sporting entrance to HAAPASAARI pool...
Fri 07 Jul 16:38 Secure in Haapasaari pool
Fri 07 Jul 16:38 Snurglys galore..
Fri 07 Jul 16:34 Haapasaari Island 60:17.30N 27:11.70E
Thu 06 Jul 17:41 Silent chapel
Thu 06 Jul 17:41 Diagnosing George
Thu 06 Jul 17:40 Between a rock and a hard place... 60:12.10N 25:54.80E
Wed 05 Jul 04:20 Helsinki's Lutheran Cathedral
Wed 05 Jul 02:51 From the left: Snurglette, Snurgly - and maybe an NB.
Wed 05 Jul 02:49 Surgeon Lieutenant Commander MRCS Royal Navy on the wheel.
Tue 04 Jul 14:17 The stalwart crew
Tue 04 Jul 14:08 Helsinki marina
Tue 04 Jul 14:04 Navigational hazards
Tue 04 Jul 14:03 Arrival in Helsinki 60:10.20N 24:57.70E
Tue 04 Jul 04:11 Technical stuff
Mon 03 Jul 18:52 Evening activities
Mon 03 Jul 18:46 Life at sea
Mon 03 Jul 16:11 Anchorage at Barölandet
Mon 03 Jul 15:25 Skipper in his element
Mon 03 Jul 15:25 Evening anchorage
Mon 03 Jul 15:24 What a difference a day makes...! 59:58.20N 23:51.30E
Sun 02 Jul 19:33 A testing 30 hours 59:49.20N 22:58.00E
Sun 02 Jul 19:17 Rumnaro anchorage
Sun 02 Jul 19:17 Sandhamn, the "Cowes of Sweden"
Jun 2017
Fri 30 Jun 15:22 Skol!
Fri 30 Jun 15:20 We thought we'd put in an offer...
Fri 30 Jun 15:19 Aquila in Wasahamen, Stockholm marina
Fri 30 Jun 15:17 A hard struggle to windward 59:17.80N 18:46.40E
Fri 30 Jun 15:15 Waypoint 59:26.60N 18:23.60E
Fri 30 Jun 15:12 Thank you Stockholm
Tue 27 Jun 10:21 PHOTOS....
Sun 25 Jun 05:16 The Mate at the wheel - again!
Sun 25 Jun 05:12 Last lock and bridge to Stockholm
Sun 25 Jun 05:10 Arrival at Stockholm 59:19.60N 18:05.60E
Fri 23 Jun 15:11 Source of alien odour discovered...all serious bids considered..
Fri 23 Jun 14:31 If you want some aspirin...
Fri 23 Jun 14:29 Landlocked once more 59:20.30N 17:22.70E
Thu 22 Jun 13:35 Afternoon sunshine...
Thu 22 Jun 13:34 Another secluded anchorage
Thu 22 Jun 13:31 Steady progress in tranquil seas 59:06.10N 17:38.60E
Thu 22 Jun 13:22 Swedish anchorage
Thu 22 Jun 06:19 Trosa Treasure
Thu 22 Jun 06:13 A testing transit for two 58:53.30N 17:33.10E
Tue 20 Jun 16:54 Adieu marvellous crew
Tue 20 Jun 15:48 Free of shoreside constraints once more. 58:27.60N 16:51.80E
Tue 20 Jun 06:41 ARRIVED AT MEM, END OF GOTA CANAL 58:28.70N 16:24.80E
Sun 18 Jun 16:21 Sailing over a motorway - not that you'd know it!
Sun 18 Jun 16:19 Another perfect day. 58:30.40N 15:58.60E
Sun 18 Jun 05:55 Mutinous crew
Sun 18 Jun 05:49 Gota wilderness
Sun 18 Jun 05:44 Sweden at its magical best 58:33.30N 15:08.40E
Fri 16 Jun 20:30 Spoken, Lake Vanern, at 0430
Fri 16 Jun 20:27 Log phot
Fri 16 Jun 20:24 Phot
Fri 16 Jun 20:19 INTO LAKE VIKEN 58:38.20N 14:22.40E
Thu 15 Jun 14:54 Into the Gota canal. 58:47.20N 14:04.90E
Wed 14 Jun 17:11 Fwd: Progress up Gota Alv river
Wed 14 Jun 17:09 At SPIKEN 58:41.40N 13:12.10E
Tue 13 Jun 15:32 START OF LAKE VANERN 58:30.10N 12:28.10E
Mon 12 Jun 17:18 FIRST DAY UP GOTA ALV 58:08.40N 12:07.30E
Sun 11 Jun 12:50 MORE OF LIFE IN GOTEBORG
Sun 11 Jun 10:56 SOME PHOTOS FROM THE PAST WEEK
Sat 10 Jun 09:43 LIFE IN GOTEBORG (amended)
Fri 09 Jun 16:24 Passage to Goteborg
Fri 09 Jun 15:11 PHASE ONE COMPLETED 57:42.70N 11:57.90E
Thu 08 Jun 18:24 Question Time
Thu 08 Jun 17:28 Day 11. Arrival Gothenburg 57:40.00N 11:50.70E
Wed 07 Jun 16:10 Photo - Crossing the Kattegat
Wed 07 Jun 16:05 Crossing the Kattegat 57:17.80N 10:55.40E
Wed 07 Jun 08:22 On departure Alborg
Tue 06 Jun 16:17 ARRIVED AT AALBORG 57:03.50N 9:54.20E
Tue 06 Jun 08:56 Too many bridges to cross 56:59.70N 9:17.30E
Mon 05 Jun 14:33 Banished to the seaboat
Mon 05 Jun 12:47 At ⚓️Fur Island
Mon 05 Jun 11:30 ⚓️in the lee of Fur Island 56:49.90N 9:03.80E
Mon 05 Jun 10:36 SALLING SUND BRIDGE
Sun 04 Jun 16:52 AT ANCHOR IN HARRE VIG
Sun 04 Jun 15:50 Sunday evening - at ⚓️in Limfjord 56:41.90N 8:53.20E
Sat 03 Jun 13:14 ANOTHER FLASHBACK TO LAST SATURDAY
Sat 03 Jun 13:07 LIFE ASHORE
Sat 03 Jun 13:05 LEMVIG
Sat 03 Jun 13:03 LIFE AT SEA
Sat 03 Jun 13:02 Rugged sailing
Sat 03 Jun 12:53 ARRIVAL AT LEMVIG 56:33.10N 8:18.40E
Sat 03 Jun 08:03 Phot
Sat 03 Jun 08:03 FLASHBACK TO LAST SATURDAY
Sat 03 Jun 08:02 PHOT OF GILBERT, GEORGE AND ROBERT
Sat 03 Jun 08:01 GILBERT, GEORGE and ROBERT
Sat 03 Jun 08:00 PERFECT SAILING
Sat 03 Jun 07:57 THANET WIND FARM
Sat 03 Jun 07:56 PROGRESSING TOWARDS THYBOREN
Sat 03 Jun 07:31 PROGRESS TO MID NORTH SEA
Sat 03 Jun 02:16 Arrival Thyboren 56:42.80N 8:08.90E
Sat 03 Jun 02:09 Progress to mid North Sea 53:48.50N 3:41.80E
May 2017
Tue 30 May 12:42 DROPPING OFF PLOT 51:20.00N 1:32.20E
Tue 30 May 12:35 Fwd: DROPPING OFF PLOT 51:20.00N 1:32.20E
Tue 30 May 11:04 GULL STREM 51:15.90N 1:27.60E
Tue 30 May 08:26 BREAKFAST OFF DOVER
Tue 30 May 06:49 APPROACHING DOVER 51:01.00N 1:14.20E
Tue 30 May 05:22 Off Owers Light 50:35.50N 0:37.40W
Mon 29 May 22:53 We're off!
Sun 21 May 09:21 2017 TEST
2016
Jul 2016
Thu 21 Jul 19:43 GALICIAN CRUISE IN NUMBERS 50:38.70N 1:56.10W
Thu 21 Jul 12:42 OFF PORTLAND - AND 10th ANNIVERSARY. 50:23.80N 2:12.00W
Thu 21 Jul 12:41 SHOTS FROM UPRIVER L'ABERWRACH
Wed 20 Jul 21:12 Almost home 49:38.60N 3:49.80W
Tue 19 Jul 08:44 PHOTS OF PAST WEEK
Tue 19 Jul 07:03 PASSAGE TO L'ABERWRACH 48:35.90N 4:33.70W
Tue 19 Jul 06:30 ASHORE IN USHANT
Sun 17 Jul 07:03 ROUGHERS
Sun 17 Jul 06:57 BISCAY BEHIND US 48:27.10N 5:08.60W
Sat 16 Jul 20:00 Dolphins galore 48:19.20N 5:22.20W
Fri 15 Jul 20:26 Clear skies mid Biscay 46:49.30N 6:59.50W
Fri 15 Jul 16:39 Mid Biscay 45:47.20N 7:53.50W
Wed 13 Jul 14:33 A CORUNA: AWAITING SEB
Sun 10 Jul 16:35 RETURN TO A CORUNA
Sun 10 Jul 16:07 NEW CREW ABOARD – PASSAGE TO ENSENADA DE ARES 43:25.60N 8:13.90W
Sun 10 Jul 16:01 WHAT DID THE ROMANS EVER DO FOR US?
Mon 04 Jul 15:58 A CORUNA: CREW CHANGE AND SIGHTS
Sat 02 Jul 16:48 PASSAGE TO A CORUNA 43:22.10N 8:23.70W
Sat 02 Jul 16:44 COSTA DA MORTE 43:15.80N 8:57.60W
Sat 02 Jul 16:39 A 1 MILE TRIP TO ANCHOR 43:08.10N 9:10.40W
Jun 2016
Thu 30 Jun 05:26 PASSAGE TO CAMARINAS 43:07.60N 9:10.90W
Thu 30 Jun 05:25 TROUBLESOME ANCHORS AND OFF PISTE EXPLORATION ASHORE 42:56.30N 9:13.90W
Thu 30 Jun 05:20 CREW CHANGE AT A WINDY CORCUBION
Sat 25 Jun 18:23 Phots7
Sat 25 Jun 18:22 Phots6
Sat 25 Jun 17:29 PHOTS5
Sat 25 Jun 17:28 PHOTS4
Sat 25 Jun 17:28 Phots3
Sat 25 Jun 17:26 Phots2
Sat 25 Jun 17:24 Phots
Sat 25 Jun 17:17 NEW CREW ALREADY ADEPT AT FIXING BOATS 42:56.80N 9:11.40W
Wed 22 Jun 09:56 Skipper-no-mates
Wed 22 Jun 09:54 (no subject)
Wed 22 Jun 09:47 Phots
Wed 22 Jun 09:43 MAINTENANCE OF BOAT AND CREW 42:47.70N 9:01.60W
Mon 20 Jun 07:50 PORTOSIN, AND CREW CHANGE 42:45.80N 8:56.70W
Mon 20 Jun 07:43 PASSAGE TO RIA MUROS 42:45.40N 9:04.20W
Mon 20 Jun 07:28 REBEIRA
Fri 17 Jun 15:51 TO ROBEIRA 42:33.80N 8:59.40W
Fri 17 Jun 15:48 AT ANCHOR AT THE HEAD OF RIA AROUSA
Fri 17 Jun 15:44 HARD SAIL TO RIA AROUSA 42:36.80N 8:51.50W
Fri 17 Jun 15:40 AT PORTO NOVO
Tue 14 Jun 16:09 CREW CHANGE, OVERNIGHT ANCHORAGE AT ILAS CIES AND PASSAGE TO PORTO NOVO 42:23.70N 8:49.30W
Sun 12 Jun 11:23 ILES CIES AND BACK TO VIGO FOR CREW CHANGE 42:13.90N 8:53.90W
Sun 12 Jun 11:17 ILAS ONS 42:23.20N 8:55.60W
Sun 12 Jun 11:13 COMBARRO 42:25.90N 8:42.30W
Thu 09 Jun 11:18 CREW ENJOYING RIAs 42:23.30N 8:49.90W
Mon 06 Jun 13:49 WONDERFUL CRUISING IN RIA VIGO
Sat 04 Jun 09:20 DAY SAIL TO ISLAS CIES AND AU-REVOIR TO KEN
Thu 02 Jun 17:03 OVERNIGHT ANCHORAGE AND ARRIVAL AT VIGO 42:14.50N 8:43.60W
Wed 01 Jun 16:49 ANOTHER LOVELY DAY 42:15.40N 8:50.40W
May 2016
Tue 31 May 16:41 PERFECT SAILING IN A PERFECT CRUISING GROUND 42:36.30N 8:56.00W
Mon 30 May 18:44 Passage to Muros 42:46.80N 9:03.50W
Sun 29 May 17:02 BAY OF BISCAY - TRANSIT HIGHLIGHTS 43:07.00N 9:10.90W
Sun 29 May 07:50 LANDFALL 43:23.00N 9:07.70W
Sat 28 May 07:34 44:50.8N 7:44.5W 44:50.80N 7:44.50W
Thu 26 May 18:33 47:47.0N 5:30.2W 47:47.00N 5:30.20W
Wed 25 May 18:06 PASSAGE PAST LE FOUR LIGHT (GULP!) TO L'ABER ILDUT 48:28.00N 4:45.00W
Wed 25 May 18:02 A MEAL TO DIE FOR 48:35.90N 4:31.30W
Tue 24 May 12:20 A day L'Aberwrach 48:35.90N 4:33.60W
Tue 24 May 12:18 First day at sea 50:10.20N 2:37.80W
Tue 24 May 12:12 WE'RE OFF! 50:38.80N 1:55.00W
Tue 17 May 11:38 SHAKEDOWN PHOTOS - TEST
Tue 17 May 10:51 2016 TEST 1
2015
Jul 2015
Thu 30 Jul 20:16 Anchored in Studland Bay 50:38.70N 1:55.90W
Thu 30 Jul 15:53 Rounding Portland Bill 50:28.90N 2:27.80W
Thu 30 Jul 15:10 Approaching Portland
Wed 29 Jul 12:46 Essential maintenance
Tue 28 Jul 15:37 Arriving Dartmouth 50:20.00N 3:33.30W
Tue 28 Jul 15:32 Rounding Start Point 50:11.10N 3:43.70W
Tue 28 Jul 06:05 Passage to Fowey 50:20.30N 4:37.90W
Mon 27 Jul 16:55 Passage to Fowey 50:20.30N 4:37.90W
Mon 27 Jul 07:30 At Helford River for 50:05.80N 5:08.40W
Sun 26 Jul 20:51 Stormy seas 49:55.00N 5:08.90W
Sun 26 Jul 11:48 Departing Penzance
Sat 25 Jul 08:53 At Penzance 50:07.00N 5:31.80W
Sat 25 Jul 08:42 Waypoint 50:02.00N 5:33.00W
Fri 24 Jul 15:53 Departing Scilly
Fri 24 Jul 08:51 At Scilly Isles 49:57.90N 6:18.30W
Wed 22 Jul 18:11 Hot dogs at sunset 52:21.90N 6:05.80W
Wed 22 Jul 11:03 At Arklow, co Wicklow 52:47.70N 6:08.70W
Wed 22 Jul 08:13 Fickle zephyrs 53:17.10N 5:42.40W
Tue 21 Jul 08:58 On our way again 54:37.00N 5:29.50W
Mon 20 Jul 16:58 UPDATE FROM BANGOR - FIXING BOATS IN EXOTIC PLACES
Sun 19 Jul 17:59 Diverting to Bangor, NI 54:39.90N 5:40.40W
Sun 19 Jul 14:00 Ailsa Craig
Sun 19 Jul 13:58 Lumpy going 54:58.90N 5:14.80W
Sat 18 Jul 10:10 CREW IS A'GATHERING....
Sat 04 Jul 11:09 At Androssan Marina for a fortnight's stand down. 55:38.40N 4:49.10W
Sat 04 Jul 10:44 Photo update 2
Sat 04 Jul 10:38 Photo update 1
Sat 04 Jul 10:07 Loch Ranza, Arran
Thu 02 Jul 16:51 Passage to Loch Ranza just before, Arran 55:42.50N 5:17.70W
Wed 01 Jul 15:40 Crinian canal transit 56:05.50N 5:28.20W
Wed 01 Jul 15:35 Entrance to Crinian canal 56:05.70N 5:33.60W
Wed 01 Jul 15:03 Change Sound 56:15.40N 5:37.80W
Jun 2015
Mon 29 Jun 07:46 Crew change at Oban 56:25.10N 5:29.70W
Sat 27 Jun 17:28 Passage to Port Appin
Sat 27 Jun 16:07 Ashore in Loch Aline 56:32.50N 5:24.70W
Sat 27 Jun 16:00 Waypoint 56:27.00N 5:35.80W
Fri 26 Jun 09:13 At Loch Aline 56:33.40N 5:45.00W
Fri 26 Jun 09:10 Waypoint 56:31.50N 5:48.00W
Thu 25 Jun 09:12 Tobermory for the night 56:37.60N 6:02.80W
Thu 25 Jun 09:09 Rounding Ardnamurchan Light 56:43.20N 6:14.90W
Thu 25 Jun 08:56 Waypoint 57:01.10N 5:49.70W
Thu 25 Jun 08:55 Kyleakin and passage to Loch Nevis 56:59.70N 5:32.00W
Thu 25 Jun 08:43 Waypoint 57:02.60N 5:49.40W
Thu 25 Jun 08:42 Waypoint 57:15.10N 5:38.20W
Mon 22 Jun 14:12 Photos from Kallin, Grimsay, to Kyleakin, Skye
Mon 22 Jun 14:04 Photo update: Kallin, Grimsay
Mon 22 Jun 13:56 Photo update - Dunvegan.
Mon 22 Jun 13:30 At Kyleakin 22nd 57:16.30N 5:43.20W
Mon 22 Jun 13:27 Waypoint 57:20.90N 6:06.30W
Mon 22 Jun 13:27 Overnight anchorage 21 June. 57:38.60N 6:13.40W
Mon 22 Jun 13:25 Waypoint 57:43.20N 6:19.60W
Sat 20 Jun 11:33 Kallin harbour
Sat 20 Jun 11:26 Brief update from Kallin
Fri 19 Jun 13:34 At Kallin, Grimsay, Benbecula 57:28.90N 7:12.30W
Wed 17 Jun 10:52 Watering ship at Dunvegan
Wed 17 Jun 10:52 A wet and windy day
Mon 15 Jun 16:43 At Dunvegan 57:26.40N 6:35.50W
Mon 15 Jun 16:32 Waypoint 57:31.60N 6:43.30W
Mon 15 Jun 16:10 Waypoint 57:24.10N 6:50.00W
Mon 15 Jun 16:07 Waypoint 57:19.20N 6:28.10W
Sun 14 Jun 10:30 A MOVE TO BETTER SHELTER 57:20.70N 6:26.60W
Sun 14 Jun 10:11 AT CARBOST, LOCH HARPORT
Fri 12 Jun 08:55 STRUGGLING FOR A CONNECTION AT CARBOST, LOCH HARPORT
Thu 11 Jun 17:56 WAYPOINT 57:18.20N 6:21.20W
Thu 11 Jun 17:50 LOCH EYNORT, SOUTH UIST 57:13.80N 7:19.00W
Thu 11 Jun 17:29 WAYPOINT 57:08.50N 7:10.30W
Thu 11 Jun 17:28 WAYPOINT 56:59.20N 7:19.10W
Thu 11 Jun 11:42 48 hours at Loch Eynort S Uist
Mon 08 Jun 20:12 Crew change at Barra
Sun 07 Jun 17:46 Passage to North Bay, Barra. 57:00.10N 7:24.90W
Sun 07 Jun 17:13 Waypoint 56:58.90N 7:20.60W
Sun 07 Jun 17:12 Waypoint 57:07.90N 7:11.40W
Sat 06 Jun 18:37 EXPLORING THREE ISLANDS
Sat 06 Jun 18:34 RUM TO SOUTH UIST
Sat 06 Jun 18:31 GLENMORE BAY TO RUM
Fri 05 Jun 17:13 Lochboisdale
Fri 05 Jun 16:18 At Lochboisdale, S. Uist 57:09.00N 7:17.90W
Fri 05 Jun 16:10 Anchorage Rum 57:00.70N 6:16.20W
Fri 05 Jun 16:08 Waypoint Eigg 56:54.70N 6:13.80W
Fri 05 Jun 16:07 Waypoint Muck 56:50.30N 6:11.90W
Fri 05 Jun 16:06 Waypoint Ardnamurchan 56:40.90N 6:14.20W
Thu 04 Jun 14:39 LOCH DRAMBUIE, GLENMORE BAY AND GLENBORROWDALE CASTLE 56:41.10N 5:56.10W
Thu 04 Jun 10:22 Loch Drambuie. 56:39.20N 5:56.50W
Tue 02 Jun 17:06 AT TOBERMORY- CREW CHANGE AND GALES
May 2015
Sat 30 May 14:04 A GENTLE SAIL TO TOBERMORY 56:37.20N 6:04.00W
Fri 29 May 17:40 CHANGE OF RV FOR IMPENDING CREWS 56:41.60N 6:07.10W
Thu 28 May 18:55 BARRA 56:57.70N 7:26.30W
Thu 28 May 09:54 Passage to Barra 56:55.50N 7:31.90W
Wed 27 May 15:05 WAYPOINT 56:31.00N 6:41.00W
Tue 26 May 14:14 AU REVOIR PIPPA
Mon 25 May 16:24 At Tiree
Sat 23 May 18:11 PASSAGE TO TIREE 56:30.80N 6:48.10W
Sat 23 May 11:04 PASSAGE AND PIT STOP, TOBERMOREY 56:37.20N 6:04.00W
Sat 23 May 07:08 UPDATE - LAGAVULIN BAY to LOCH SPELVE
Sat 23 May 06:54 WAYPOINT 56:28.50N 5:37.00W
Sat 23 May 06:51 WAYPOINT 56:22.00N 5:38.00W
Fri 22 May 12:47 Loch Spelve 56:24.50N 5:44.50W
Thu 21 May 12:22 Ardfern and Puilladobhrain 56:19.30N 5:35.40W
Thu 21 May 11:48 Lagavulin to Loch na Mile 55:51.70N 5:56.10W
Tue 19 May 11:19 PORT ELLEN CREW CHANGE, AND LAGAVULIN 55:38.10N 6:07.50W
Sat 16 May 14:02 THANK YOU TO AQUILA’ S SUPERB D ELIVERY AN D HOME SUP PORT CREWS
Fri 15 May 14:07 UPDATE - HOLYHEAD TO ISLAY 55:37.60N 6:11.30W
Thu 14 May 14:30 Getting closer....
Thu 14 May 13:39 Object of interest. 55:36.60N 6:07.30W
Thu 14 May 08:59 At West Loch Tarbert 55:50.90N 5:26.90W
Wed 13 May 05:53 Passage to Glenarm. 54:58.20N 5:57.10W
Tue 12 May 08:29 Departed Strangford 54:19.10N 5:30.70W
Mon 11 May 13:16 In Strangford Lough 54:29.40N 5:38.30W
Mon 11 May 08:55 Blue sky and big sea!
Mon 11 May 08:13 at Strangford
Fri 08 May 09:06 PASSAGE FROM KILMORE TO HOLYHEAD 53:19.20N 4:38.50W
Wed 06 May 17:27 Re: last blog. The real photo of leaving the Helford!
Wed 06 May 17:22 PHOTO LOG OF HELFORD TO KILMORE TRIP
Tue 05 May 17:38 To Kilmore Quay, SE Ireland 52:10.30N 6:35.30W
Mon 04 May 12:47 Update off Longship Lt 50:02.00N 5:47.00W
Mon 04 May 09:50 Rounding Lizard 49:57.70N 5:09.30W
Sun 03 May 09:41 Helford River for 24hrs. 50:05.80N 5:07.70W
Sat 02 May 12:48 Off Portland 021330A. 50:26.00N 2:28.40W
Apr 2015
Thu 23 Apr 11:06 FIRST BLOG OF SEASON 50:42.20N 2:01.20W
2014
Jul 2014
Tue 22 Jul 13:24 RAZ DE SEIN TO POOLE 50:45.00N 2:00.00W
Tue 22 Jul 13:23 WAYPOINT 13 48:35.00N 4:55.00W
Tue 22 Jul 13:03 PIER HEAD JUMP FOR NEW CREW 48:01.00N 4:44.00W
Tue 22 Jul 12:49 WAYPOINT12 47:40.00N 4:20.00W
Sat 19 Jul 10:20 CREW CHANGE AND PREPS FOR ROUNDING FINISTERRE
Fri 18 Jul 05:46 PASSAGE TO ODET RIVER 47:52.60N 4:07.20W
Thu 17 Jul 15:32 LES ILES DE GLENAN AND DOLPHINS UNDER THE BOAT 47:48.10N 3:44.30W
Thu 17 Jul 14:00 WAYPOINT -ILE GLENAN 47:43.00N 3:56.80W
Wed 16 Jul 05:41 PASSAGE TO PORT SAUZON AND PORT LOUIS 47:42.60N 3:21.30W
Wed 16 Jul 05:41 WAYPOINT 11 47:22.60N 3:12.90W
Sun 13 Jul 15:07 THE WEEK AT PIRIAC
Wed 09 Jul 07:37 RETURN TO PIRIAC-SUR-MER 47:22.90N 2:32.60W
Wed 09 Jul 07:33 WAYPOINT 10 47:30.40N 2:31.30W
Mon 07 Jul 12:51 BACK DOWN LA VILAINE RIVER 47:31.30N 2:18.40W
Mon 07 Jul 12:40 A VERY WET DAY EN ROUTE TO REDON 47:38.70N 2:05.30W
Sat 05 Jul 08:59 LOCKING INTO LA VILAINE 47:30.80N 2:20.50W
Sat 05 Jul 08:50 LA TURBALLE AND PIRIAC-SUR-MER 47:23.20N 2:32.70W
Wed 02 Jul 06:01 HOEDIC AND PASSAGE TO LA TURBALLE 47:20.70N 2:30.70W
Tue 01 Jul 16:18 ROLLY ANCHORAGE AND PASSAGE TO HOEDIC 47:20.60N 2:52.40W
Tue 01 Jul 16:16 WAYPOINT 8 47:00.60N 2:12.80W
Jun 2014
Sat 28 Jun 08:41 LES SABLES AND PASSAGE TO L'HERBAUDIERE 47:01.50N 2:17.90W
Thu 26 Jun 11:20 DAY SAIL WITH FRIENDS 46:29.80N 1:47.40W
Thu 26 Jun 11:12 WAYPOINT 8 46:25.50N 1:39.50W
Tue 24 Jun 15:55 ISLE D'YEU AND PASSAGE TO LES SABLES D'OLONNE 46:29.80N 1:47.40W
Tue 24 Jun 15:50 WAYPOINT 7 46:42.00N 2:22.50W
Sat 21 Jun 15:08 PASSAGE TO PORT JOINVILLE, ISLED'YEU 46:43.60N 2:20.70W
Fri 20 Jun 06:16 PASSAGE TO BOURGENAY 46:26.30N 1:40.70W
Tue 17 Jun 11:28 LA ROCHELLE AND PASSAGE TO ST MARTIN DE RE 46:12.40N 1:22.10W
Sat 14 Jun 17:38 CREW CHANGE AT LA ROCHELLE - AU REVOIR TO HESTER AND TOM
Sat 14 Jun 09:12 PASSAGE TO LA ROCHELLE 46:09.40N 1:09.20W
Fri 13 Jun 16:45 PASSAGE TO ANSE DE MARTRAY 46:11.20N 1:27.90W
Thu 12 Jun 08:24 PASSAGE TO ST-DENIS-D'OLERON 46:02.10N 1:22.20W
Wed 11 Jun 10:44 CREW CHANGE AND PASSAGE TO ST MARTIN DE RE 46:12.40N 1:22.10W
Tue 10 Jun 09:10 RETURN TO LA ROCHELLE 46:09.40N 1:09.20W
Mon 09 Jun 08:40 EXPLORING ON TWO WHEELS
Sun 08 Jun 09:39 PASSAGE TO ST MARTIN DE RE 46:12.40N 1:22.10W
Sat 07 Jun 07:23 AT ST-DENIS-D'OLERON
Fri 06 Jun 10:06 PASSAGE TO ST-DENIS-D'OLERON 46:02.10N 1:22.20W
Fri 06 Jun 10:04 WAYPOINT 7 46:01.50N 1:10.30W
Wed 04 Jun 18:18 STORM BOUND AT ROCHEFORT
Wed 04 Jun 08:18 TUESDAY AT ROCHEFORT
Tue 03 Jun 05:18 PASSAGE TO ROCHEFORT VIA BOYARDVILLE 45:57.00N 0:57.00W
Tue 03 Jun 05:14 WAYPOINT 6 45:58.00N 1:14.00W
Tue 03 Jun 05:12 CREW CHANGEOVER DAY
May 2014
Sat 31 May 09:11 CREW CHANGE
Sat 31 May 06:15 LA ROCHELLE - SWANSONG OF THE A-TEAM
Fri 30 May 09:04 PASSAGE TO LA ROCHELLE 46:09.40N 1:09.00W
Wed 28 May 17:50 PASSAGE TO ST-MARTIN-DE-RE 46:12.50N 1:21.90W
Tue 27 May 17:19 AT JOINVILLE, ISLE D'YEU
Tue 27 May 01:59 PASSAGE TO ILE D'YEU 46:43.60N 2:20.80W
Sun 25 May 17:04 AT LOCTUDY
Sun 25 May 11:02 CRACKING SAIL TO LOCTUDY 47:50.00N 4:10.00W
Sun 25 May 10:42 WAYPOINT 5 47:40.00N 4:18.00W
Sun 25 May 10:41 WAYPOINT 4 48:03.00N 4:47.00W
Sun 25 May 10:39 WAYPOINT 3 48:21.00N 4:48.50W
Sun 25 May 10:38 WAYPOINT 2 48:33.00N 4:50.00W
Fri 23 May 13:23 Hard worked crew
Fri 23 May 12:40 Passage to L'Aber'Wrach 48:36.00N 4:33.50W
Mon 19 May 16:27 SUMMER CRUISE 2014 - WEST COAST OF FRANCE 50:42.57N 1:59.96W
Mon 19 May 13:27 ACTION STATIONS
2008
Jun 2008
Fri 27 Jun 19:40 OUR FINAL DESTINATION 50:42.57N 1:59.96W
Wed 25 Jun 17:23 ONE MORE DAY TO GO 50:21.50N 3:34.60W
Tue 24 Jun 13:16 ALONGSIDE AT LAST 50:09.21N 5:03.90W
Mon 23 Jun 12:26 SO NEAR YET SO FAR 49:39.20N 5:57.80W
Sun 22 Jun 12:02 THE LAST OF THE BACON AND EGGS 48:59.00N 9:01.60W
Sat 21 Jun 12:11 Fw: THE FINAL MILES ROLL BY
Sat 21 Jun 12:08 THE FINAL MILES ROLL BY
Fri 20 Jun 12:11 GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW 47:24.20N 16:22.30W
Thu 19 Jun 14:01 CALM WINDS - AGAIN! 47:37.40N 19:23.00W
Wed 18 Jun 14:08 BOXING THE COMPASS 47:32.00N 21:47.50W
Tue 17 Jun 15:12 THE DAYS ROLL BY 47:06.80N 25:01.10W
Tue 17 Jun 14:24 PHOTOS 17 JUNE
Mon 16 Jun 15:10 THINGS WE WOULD NOT BE WITHOUT 46:07.70N 28:52.80W
Sun 15 Jun 21:02 PHOTOS 15 JUNE
Sun 15 Jun 16:36 THE WIND RETURNS 45:18.90N 30:39.30W
Sat 14 Jun 15:50 BECALMED AGAIN 44:41.40N 33:21.20W
Fri 13 Jun 17:22 A celebration! 44:05.70N 35:42.90W
Thu 12 Jun 18:11 PHOTOS 12 JUNE
Thu 12 Jun 16:15 FANTASTIC CONDITIONS!!!!! 42:42.60N 38:27.40W
Wed 11 Jun 14:15 PHOTOS 11 JUNE
Wed 11 Jun 14:01 A FRUSTRATING 24 HOURS 41:41.50N 40:44.80W
Tue 10 Jun 14:20 PHOTOS 10 JUN 3
Tue 10 Jun 14:07 PHOTOS 10 JUN 2
Tue 10 Jun 14:04 PHOTOS 10 JUN 1
Tue 10 Jun 14:04 BECALMED 40:38.10N 43:07.50W
Tue 10 Jun 05:30 A MORE DETAILED UPDATE 40:15.50N 43:49.40W
Mon 09 Jun 22:14 JUST A QUICK ONE 39:56.92N 44:15.83W
Sun 08 Jun 19:25 MORE BREAD!
Sun 08 Jun 19:24 DOLPHINS & REPAIRS... 38:57.16N 47:11.60W
Sun 08 Jun 14:49 STEADY PROGRESS 38:57.20N 47:42.90W
Sat 07 Jun 14:16 DRYING OUT 38:26.70N 50:40.60W
Fri 06 Jun 18:28 ROUGH BUT GOOD PROGRESS 38:13.90N 52:21.00W
Thu 05 Jun 16:17 PERFECT SAILING-AGAIN! 37:10.70N 55:54.00W
Wed 04 Jun 16:57 EATING AND SLEEPING 36:01.60N 58:27.10W
Tue 03 Jun 15:05 GEORGE AND GILBERT.....AND THOSE BOOTS 34:37.70N 60:49.80W
Mon 02 Jun 18:38 A GREAT FIRST 24 HOURS 33:40.90N 62:42.20W
Sun 01 Jun 22:49 GOOD BYE BERMUDA 32:37.58N 64:14.92W
May 2008
Fri 30 May 20:53 CREW ARRIVAL AND TOURS OF A SERIOUSLY DIFFERENT NATURE...
Fri 30 May 17:40 ON THE TOURIST TRAIL...
Wed 28 May 15:00 A LIGHTHOUSE AND A LEG STRETCH
Tue 27 May 15:22 LIFE THE BERMUDAN WAY
Sun 25 May 21:55 WE'VE MADE IT! 32:17.40N 64:47.24W
Sat 24 May 18:13 RECORD RUN TO DATE 32:25.71N 65:37.00W
Fri 23 May 16:07 MORE PICTURES...
Fri 23 May 16:07 WEATHER HOLDING 33:52.95N 68:36.19W
Thu 22 May 19:39 PERFECT SAILING 34:44.45N 70:30.67W
Thu 22 May 10:23 FRUSTRATING CONDITIONS 35:11.10N 71:06.76W
Wed 21 May 14:38 POSITION 35:33.70N 72:07.12W
Tue 20 May 22:14 IT IS ROUGH! 36:00.00N 73:17.00W
Mon 19 May 20:48 DEPARTURE FROM NORFOLK 36:50.48N 75:52.76W
Sun 18 May 22:04 SCRUBBING AND POLISHING
Sat 17 May 23:31 CREW COMPLETE!
Sat 17 May 14:11 AT NORFOLK, VA
Fri 16 May 16:20 Arrival in Norfolk 36:54.46N 76:18.48W
Wed 14 May 22:13 STEADY PROGRESS TOWARDS NORFOLK VA. 37:12.46N 76:24.54W
Tue 13 May 23:16 DAY TWO; WHAT A CONTRAST! 37:47.54N 76:19.24W
Tue 13 May 12:29 FIRST DAY AT SEA - AND IT WAS BLOWING! 38:20.00N 76:26.50W
Sun 11 May 21:35 READY TO SAIL
Fri 09 May 14:42 GLOBALSTAR WITH PHOTO TEST
Fri 09 May 14:11 AND ANOTHER GLOBALSTAR TEST 38:46.50N 76:33.70W
Fri 09 May 12:10 GLOBALSTAR TEST TAKE 2
Thu 08 May 22:19 GLOBALSTAR TEST
Thu 08 May 17:34 A WAY LATE UPDATE
Apr 2008
Sun 27 Apr 14:33 A TRIAL SAIL
Thu 24 Apr 21:51 PROGRESS CONTINUES
Mon 21 Apr 17:04 Fw: WELCOME BELOW!
Sat 19 Apr 17:48 SOME PREPARATIONS CAPTURED ......................
Sat 19 Apr 16:37 EXPERIMENTING WITH PHOTOS
Thu 17 Apr 00:11 BOAT SWUNG - COMPASS ADJUSTED
Tue 15 Apr 21:56 THIS AND THAT
Sat 12 Apr 22:36 THE DUTCHMAN
Fri 11 Apr 22:05 ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT AN ENLARGED PLAN
Fri 11 Apr 01:24 FIRST CREW ABOARD
Mon 07 Apr 21:50 LAST DAY AT WORK
Sun 06 Apr 12:43 THE PLAN
Mar 2008
Mon 31 Mar 00:09 Storing ship 38:46.54N 76:33.70W
Wed 26 Mar 00:11 Taking stock! 38:57.24N 77:06.30W