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Mike and Vicki Wallace


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Previous Diary Entries

Date Subject Position
2017
Jun 2017
Sun 04 Jun 22:41 Fwd: "Heading North" ... Tortola to Annapolis .. the "New Arbella" 19:49.10N 65:29.70W
May 2017
Wed 31 May 16:15 "hunkering down" .... we are in for a "ride"....entering Bay late today 34:41.50N 74:16.36W
Mon 29 May 23:25 Sailin' .... and making way! 30:21.66N 71:16.25W
Sun 28 May 14:20 Wahoo!!!....."ocean to table"....in 3 hours! 26:43.20N 69:03.03W
Sat 27 May 13:17 Underway for 48 hours....."fish on" -- twice! 24:08.86N 67:39.38W
Fri 26 May 17:23 "Heading North" ... Tortola to Annapolis .. the "New Arbella" 19:49.10N 65:29.70W
Fri 26 May 01:04 "Heading North" ... Tortola to Annapolis .. the "New Arbella" 19:49.10N 65:29.70W
2015
Jun 2015
Wed 03 Jun 17:09 A "slog" up the Bay...Šwith "Canon Salute" on arrival 38:56.90N 76:31.20W
Tue 02 Jun 22:05 Full moonŠ...prepare for heavy weather...end Day 7 37:21.80N 76:09.70W
Mon 01 Jun 19:20 Encounters with marine mammals as we approach the Gulf Stream 34:31.50N 74:19.70W
May 2015
Sun 31 May 17:37 "Running for the barn"Š...or home dock..Š.end Day 5! 31:15.90N 72:22.50W
Sat 30 May 18:03 RainbowsŠ…dolphins...Šhalf way home...Šend Day 4 29:11.40N 71:15.00W
Fri 29 May 19:14 Wind and fuel and calculations!Š....end Day 3! 26:48.30N 69:50.40W
Thu 28 May 18:55 Sunrise…new day…Day 2 23:23.40N 67:17.30W
Wed 27 May 20:46 End of Day 1! 21:53.00N 66:33.50W
Tue 26 May 19:15 BVI to AnnapolisŠ...passage underway..Š "Intrepid Crew" 18:33.10N 64:56.40W
Mar 2015
Sat 28 Mar 22:11 CSA '15 .. Last Evening on "Arbella"Š Qualifications of all CREW Recognized!
Sat 28 Mar 17:27 CSA '15 .. DAY 7 .. Preparing to leave BEYC .. refueling .. plotting course 18:27.00N 64:31.90W
Fri 27 Mar 20:06 CSA '15 .. Day 6 .. "Pay Back"Šand a "BIG DIVING DAY"
Thu 26 Mar 20:45 CSA '15 .. Day 5 .. "The Baths"..Š"Arbella Small Boat Regatta"Šand the pool
Wed 25 Mar 21:28 More special family and "crew" pictures
Wed 25 Mar 20:24 CSA '15 .. Day 4 contd .. "Arghhh HB Nate"
Wed 25 Mar 16:07 CSA '15 .. Day 4 .. "Happy Birthday Nate" 18:44.50N 64:18.60W
Tue 24 Mar 18:53 CSA '15 .. Day 3 .. "Beer Boat Regatta"
Mon 23 Mar 16:36 CSA '15 .. Day 2 .. "Bitter End" 18:30.00N 64:21.60W
Sun 22 Mar 16:16 CSA '15 .. Day 1 .. "Cooper Island" and hit the "boards"
Sun 22 Mar 15:24 CSA '15 .. Day 1 .. "Setting Sail" 18:22.90N 64:31.00W
Sat 21 Mar 15:09 Caribbean Sailing Adventure 2015 Š -- The Wallace Family 18:23.80N 64:38.20W
2014
Nov 2014
Mon 10 Nov 23:01 "LAND HO"! (continued)
Mon 10 Nov 23:00 "LAND HO!!" -- HIT THE BEACH! 18:23.80N 64:37.98W
Mon 10 Nov 16:52 "Fish On" #3 -- The Captain is on it! 18:47.90N 64:42.20W
Mon 10 Nov 09:00 "Power Sailing"Špushing through the swells 18:52.00N 64:42.50W
Mon 10 Nov 03:00 Sailing at night 18:56.70N 64:42.80W
Sun 09 Nov 14:46 "FISH ON"Š -- AGAIN!! 21:13.80N 65:24.60W
Sun 09 Nov 08:00 "Original Portraits" -- every day!! 21:55.90N 65:02.30W
Fri 07 Nov 20:00 A "Thanksgiving" tradition? -- every passage!! 24:48.70N 66:13.20W
Thu 06 Nov 19:10 A Day on "Arbella"Š. (continued)
Thu 06 Nov 19:00 A day on "Arbella"Š.Hello Lake Magdalene! 27:51.20N 70:15.50W
Wed 05 Nov 20:31 "FISH ON!!! (continued)
Wed 05 Nov 20:30 "FISH ON"!!!! 32:01.10N 72:00.70W
Tue 04 Nov 21:00 Fair winds and following seas! 33:46.70N 72:23.60W
Mon 03 Nov 19:10 Cast off all lines?.we are Underway! 36:42.40N 74:30.40W
Mon 03 Nov 07:00 Leaving the Chesapeake Bay 36:55.80N 75:48.00W
Sun 02 Nov 10:10 IT'S ALL ABOUT THE WEATHER!!!! 36:55.40N 76:11.20W
Oct 2014
Thu 30 Oct 20:00 Passage .. Annapolis to BVI .. getting set!! 38:56.90N 76:31.20W
2013
Nov 2013
Fri 08 Nov 20:27 "On the beach" in 5 hours .. arrival imminent 18:56.15N 64:26.29W
Fri 08 Nov 05:17 How will the Passage End.... 20:40.41N 63:44.65W
Thu 07 Nov 15:31 This can't be....even King Neptune is against us! 22:17.30N 63:04.20W
Thu 07 Nov 00:36 Thanksgiving! ... and Captain Ron 23:58.90N 62:35.90W
Wed 06 Nov 04:49 Motor, Sail, Motor-Sail...doing it all 26:03.10N 61:43.10W
Tue 05 Nov 09:35 Sail or motor....what would you do? 28:35.90N 61:25.20W
Mon 04 Nov 05:01 Lookin for the wind shift 32:02.50N 61:55.90W
Sun 03 Nov 10:03 Passing Bermuda 33:04.50N 64:20.00W
Sat 02 Nov 17:27 Clear skies and a good forecast...but no Bermuda stop 33:51.90N 66:20.50W
Fri 01 Nov 09:19 A bit rough...but crew carries on 35:26.40N 70:46.80W
Oct 2013
Thu 31 Oct 06:00 End of Day 1...entering the Gulf Stream 36:00.00N 74:32.90W
Wed 30 Oct 17:01 Change 3....'Touch and Go'...we leave the Bay....'Dive, dive'!! 37:00.84N 75:59.32W
Wed 30 Oct 10:05 Whoa! It is looking bad out there! 37:59.36N 76:14.90W
Tue 29 Oct 22:00 Passage to BVI's begins! 38:56.70N 76:31.30W
Jul 2013
Sat 06 Jul 12:02 Blessing and Christening of "Arbella" Š and yet more photos
Sat 06 Jul 11:57 Blessing and Christening of "Arbella" Š more photos
Sat 06 Jul 09:04 Blessing and Christening of "Arbella" ...
Jun 2013
Fri 07 Jun 15:00 Passage ended.....and school ends!! 38:56.85N 76:31.20W
Fri 07 Jun 14:00 Bay position update 4 38:52.91N 76:26.37W
Fri 07 Jun 06:00 Bay position update 3 38:00.02N 76:06.16W
Thu 06 Jun 22:59 Bay position update 2 37:17.45N 76:09.40W
Thu 06 Jun 20:00 Bay positioon update 1 36:48.91N 75:47.83W
Thu 06 Jun 17:29 End of Day 7... entering the Bay! 36:45.00N 75:43.60W
Wed 05 Jun 16:04 Day 6....perfect sailing! 33:58.30N 73:06.50W
Tue 04 Jun 16:00 End Day 5...swabbing the deck? 31:26.65N 70:53.56W
Mon 03 Jun 14:29 End of Day 4....Flying the Kite 29:35.60N 69:06.70W
Mon 03 Jun 05:30 Day 4...sunrise and fishing! 29:05.80N 68:43.10W
Sun 02 Jun 20:00 End Day 3...another 200+ mile day....but... 27:52.30N 68:25.30W
Sat 01 Jun 19:18 End Day 2...201 miles! 24:42.27N 67:08.13W
Sat 01 Jun 15:38 Seas flatten...the captain is back....catch up entry...new position! 24:15.23N 66:59.50W
May 2013
Fri 31 May 14:06 Day 1....231miles...smokin' 21:36.40N 66:08.00W
Thu 30 May 14:00 Passage started....BVI to Annapolis 18:20.41N 64:47.77W
Mar 2013
Thu 28 Mar 13:31 "Arbella's" Honorary Crew.... 3rd Grade at Lake Magdalene in Tampa
Sun 24 Mar 17:11 Return to Nanny Cay...depart 24 March 18:23.75N 64:38.15W
Sat 23 Mar 17:04 Position update....Little Jost 18:27.06N 64:43.42W
Thu 21 Mar 09:48 St. John...Sunsets and clear water....Little Jost Van Dyke 18:21.92N 64:43.51W
Sat 16 Mar 16:16 Joni's aboard...9 Mar to 16 Mar 18:23.79N 64:38.17W
Feb 2013
Thu 21 Feb 09:00 Trellis Bay...and Bitter End...then bitter cold! 18:29.85N 64:21.66W
Tue 12 Feb 17:52 Peter Island 18:21.50N 64:34.59W
Wed 06 Feb 21:51 We're back....on "Arbella" in the BVI's 18:20.86N 64:34.66W
2012
Dec 2012
Sat 15 Dec 07:30 BVI's...Home for the season! MERRY CHRISTMAS!! 18:23.85N 64:38.18W
Fri 14 Dec 18:33 "Are we there yet"!! 16:51.45N 63:17.79W
Thu 13 Dec 14:41 Enroute to BVI's! 14:50.80N 61:36.30W
Wed 12 Dec 20:39 Day 14 1/2....The Finish!! 14:08.00N 60:57.80W
Tue 11 Dec 16:13 Day 14....the end greeted with Rainbow and Dolphins!! 14:31.70N 60:11.50W
Mon 10 Dec 19:39 Day 13....Facetime with the kids!! 16:05.40N 57:36.60W
Sun 09 Dec 18:19 Day 12....rockin'the night away! 17:57.70N 54:39.20W
Sat 08 Dec 16:34 Day 11....Fantastic sunset...starry sky...and sunrise....wing-on-wing...running 19:40.27N 51:08.10W
Fri 07 Dec 18:14 Day 10...Spinnaker and Generator...followed by filet dinner! 19:41.30N 48:32.40W
Thu 06 Dec 17:35 Day 9...GPS's to the microwave...we've got fireworks 20:22.60N 45:10.10W
Wed 05 Dec 15:49 Day 8...the sleigh ride continues 20:39.60N 42:11.40W
Tue 04 Dec 16:28 Day 7...Middle of Atlantic 23:03.45N 38:41.40W
Mon 03 Dec 13:54 Day 6...Deck's Awash!! 23:17.70N 35:06.30W
Sun 02 Dec 15:55 Day 5...We're movin'....Provisioning! 24:24.65N 31:35.51W
Sat 01 Dec 13:50 Day 4 -- Jibe ho! 25:43.85N 28:06.91W
Nov 2012
Fri 30 Nov 12:15 Day 3/4 Sunset and Sunrise 27:45.95N 25:34.69W
Thu 29 Nov 13:29 Day 2 27:34.71N 22:02.64W
Wed 28 Nov 14:02 Day 1...a great start! 27:11.70N 18:39.50W
Tue 27 Nov 20:15 Heading west 27:10.00N 16:00.00W
Tue 27 Nov 13:30 Rounding Gran Canaria 27:45.00N 15:20.00W
Tue 27 Nov 11:00 The START.....we're off! 28:07.10N 15:24.40W
Sun 25 Nov 23:07 The "First" ARC Start
Sat 24 Nov 16:24 It unanimous!!
Sat 24 Nov 14:24 Day before start..."Skipper's Briefing"
Fri 23 Nov 22:48 ARC Farewell Party
Fri 23 Nov 14:10 Sea Trials! Itching to go!
Thu 22 Nov 23:05 Safety Demo...Oyster reception
Wed 21 Nov 21:14 First dinner aboard!
Tue 20 Nov 22:45 The full "Intrepid Crew" of Arbella is aboard!
Mon 19 Nov 17:46 It's not all work!
Sun 18 Nov 21:18 Them Oyster Boys!
Sun 18 Nov 14:06 ARC 2012 Opening Ceremony
Sat 17 Nov 22:02 The crew is here!
Wed 14 Nov 20:00 Arbella is on "Arbella"
Mon 12 Nov 19:00 The Oyster team arrives....already!
Sun 11 Nov 15:00 Mike Arrives in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Oct 2012
Thu 25 Oct 17:01 Arrival...Las Palmas, Gran Canaria 28:25.00N 15:25.00W
Mon 15 Oct 19:57 Stopover in Lagos, Spain 37:06.00N 8:36.00W
Mon 15 Oct 11:57 Position update 36:54.00N 9:12.00W
Sat 13 Oct 11:54 Rounding Lisbon 38:45.00N 9:50.00W
Sun 07 Oct 16:26 An update from Bayona
Sep 2012
Thu 20 Sep 09:00 Arrived Bayona, Spain 42:07.44N 8:50.80W
Wed 19 Sep 22:20 Rounding NW corner Spain 43:05.75N 9:30.99W
Tue 18 Sep 22:30 Leaving UK -- Rounding Brest, France 48:35.70N 5:22.98W
Mon 10 Sep 16:28 A Pit Stop in Plymouth 50:19.50N 4:09.30W
Mon 10 Sep 02:10 Leaving Ireland -- Passing Isles of Scilly 49:48.10N 5:43.70W
Aug 2012
Fri 17 Aug 19:12 Last day in Ireland!
Thu 16 Aug 17:01 More coming...let's get back! 51:41.23N 8:29.90W
Thu 16 Aug 16:12 Rounding "Old Head of Kinsale" 51:35.90N 8:31.50W
Thu 16 Aug 13:09 Passing "Galley Head" 51:31.30N 8:57.10W
Thu 16 Aug 08:49 Oh What A Night!
Wed 15 Aug 17:40 It just keeps getting better!
Tue 14 Aug 21:32 Vicki's Birthday and Cape Clear Island -- Part 2 51:31.60N 9:10.30W
Tue 14 Aug 21:31 Vicki's Birthday and Cape Clear island .. Part I 51:26.50N 9:30.30W
Mon 13 Aug 18:58 Amy aboard for sail to "Long Island Bay" 51:31.50N 9:32.30W
Mon 13 Aug 12:05 Fastnet Rock...Famous Sailing Mark 51:23.30N 9:36.20W
Sun 12 Aug 16:31 A visit on Sunday in Kinsale 51:41.23N 8:29.90W
Sun 12 Aug 08:00 Land trip -- "The Glin Festival" -- and Wallace's 52:34.30N 9:17.10W
Thu 09 Aug 17:27 Returning to Kinsale...
Mon 06 Aug 17:24 Baltimore, Ireland...and the Pirate Museum
Sun 05 Aug 17:11 Sailing from Kinsale with Joni
Fri 03 Aug 17:08 Blarney Castle and Gardens...land tour continues
Thu 02 Aug 17:04 Ring of Bera, Lakes of Kilarney, and Kenmare
Wed 01 Aug 13:30 Ireland -- Land & Sea With Joanne
Jul 2012
Sat 14 Jul 18:12 Kinsale....it all comes together here!! 51:41.23N 8:29.90W
Wed 11 Jul 17:31 Baltimore...Ireland, that is 51:29.10N 9:22.70W
Tue 10 Jul 12:10 Crookhaven ... population 11 51:28.40N 9:43.30W
Sun 08 Jul 15:30 Castletownshend 51:31.60N 9:10.20W
Sat 07 Jul 19:00 Irish Family Gathering
Wed 04 Jul 09:59 Touring in Ireland
Jun 2012
Thu 28 Jun 19:45 Arrived Kinsale, Ireland 51:40.29N 8:30.46W
Thu 28 Jun 05:00 Entering the Irish Sea 50:20.04N 5:48.10W
Thu 28 Jun 02:00 Passing Isles of Scilly 49:59.89N 5:48.10W
Wed 27 Jun 09:11 Guernsey to Kinsale 49:27.60N 2:31.76W
Sat 09 Jun 09:00 Our "broad itinerary" becoming clear!
May 2012
Mon 28 May 09:00 Back at Guernsey 49:27.60N 2:31.70W
Sun 27 May 18:30 From the Distaff Side-Vicki Here 49:25.00N 2:23.00W
Fri 25 May 18:20 St. Malo..Brittany.. with Celtic and Pirate connections! 49:27.60N 2:31.70W
Wed 23 May 10:42 Passage to St. Malo, France 48:38.96N 2:01.35W
Mon 21 May 21:55 Returned to Guernsey
Tue 08 May 17:10 Wearing their "watch caps"!
Tue 08 May 11:15 The Wallace Crew grows!
Apr 2012
Sun 29 Apr 21:00 Guernsey challenges...and beauty! 49:27.60N 2:31.70W
Sun 22 Apr 13:30 Passage ended at Guernsey! 49:27.40N 2:31.90W
Sun 22 Apr 08:56 What a passage 49:44.80N 2:12.10W
Sat 21 Apr 08:31 Heading to Alderney 50:39.50N 0:37.10W
Fri 20 Apr 18:37 Brighton UK diversion 50:48.60N 0:06.20W
Fri 20 Apr 06:00 Crossing Prime Meridian 50:40.92N 0:00.00E
Thu 19 Apr 22:00 Rounding Dover 51:05.04N 1:26.62E
Thu 19 Apr 13:30 Entering North Sea 51:55.75N 1:28.70E
Thu 19 Apr 09:51 Initial entry...Leaving Ipswich 52:02.04N 1:09.08E