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Previous Diary Entries

Date Subject Position
2014
Nov 2014
Tue 04 Nov 21:47 The last leg, now the circle is complete 51:51.13N 0:57.83E
Oct 2014
Fri 31 Oct 19:58 Dunkirk, or the red button on the yellow banana 51:02.61N 2:22.40E
Thu 30 Oct 19:46 Schmilblick 50:44.78N 2:17.86E
Wed 29 Oct 18:20 Douai 50:23.46N 3:04.80E
Wed 29 Oct 13:26 End of the Canal du Nord 50:16.49N 3:06.70E
Tue 28 Oct 18:16 Up to the 50th parallel 50:02.81N 2:59.90E
Tue 28 Oct 18:16 Up to the 50th parallel 50:02.81N 2:59.90E
Mon 27 Oct 19:08 The Canal du Nord 49:54.63N 2:56.53E
Sun 26 Oct 16:21 Sunday, muddy Sunday
Sat 25 Oct 15:56 Bourg et Comin 49:23.33N 3:39.32E
Sat 25 Oct 10:15 Berry au Bac 49:23.90N 3:54.02E
Fri 24 Oct 17:21 Reims and beyond 49:19.76N 4:00.76E
Thu 23 Oct 16:34 Progress 49:09.10N 4:14.72E
Wed 22 Oct 17:03 Canal Latéral à la Marne 48:51.45N 4:28.82E
Wed 15 Oct 15:56 Taking a break
Tue 14 Oct 20:28 Vitry-le-Francois
Mon 13 Oct 20:36 Outskirts of St Diziers 48:37.38N 4:59.95E
Sun 12 Oct 18:31 Joinville 48:26.75N 5:08.96E
Sat 11 Oct 17:45 Froncles 48:17.98N 5:09.16E
Fri 10 Oct 20:20 Today's locks, and A Woman Comes
Fri 10 Oct 17:08 Chaumont 48:07.04N 5:09.22E
Wed 08 Oct 16:19 Over the top 47:52.90N 5:20.37E
Mon 06 Oct 18:15 And where's that soggy plain? 47:31.20N 5:24.31E
Sat 04 Oct 17:46 First day single handed 47:11.73N 5:23.08E
Sat 04 Oct 16:21 St Jean de Losne 47:00.03N 5:08.59E
Fri 03 Oct 17:58 Seurre 47:00.03N 5:08.59E
Thu 02 Oct 09:01 More from Verdun sur le Doubs
Thu 02 Oct 06:32 Verdun 46:53.80N 5:01.52E
Thu 02 Oct 06:28 Chalon sur Saone 46:46.63N 4:51.62E
Sep 2014
Mon 29 Sep 17:27 What a difference a day makes 46:19.50N 4:50.82E
Sun 28 Sep 18:13 Trevoux 45:56.33N 4:46.09E
Sat 27 Sep 17:54 Lyons, and farewell to the Rhone 45:44.57N 4:48.93E
Fri 26 Sep 18:41 Ecluse de Sablons 45:18.57N 4:47.80E
Tue 23 Sep 16:37 All the way to Vivier 44:29.13N 4:41.64E
Sun 21 Sep 17:58 L'Ardoise 44:06.26N 4:42.36E
Thu 18 Sep 18:38 Avignon 43:57.23N 4:48.71E
Wed 17 Sep 17:10 Arles, enough to make anyone mad 43:40.80N 4:37.45E
Mon 15 Sep 17:55 Canal San Louis and the start of our way north through France 43:22.20N 4:50.15E
Sat 13 Sep 19:45 The French Riviera as seen from Beowulf 43:10.36N 5:36.41E
Fri 12 Sep 19:40 Selon le vent, la voile 43:08.17N 6:22.36E
Wed 10 Sep 19:13 Propriano 41:40.60N 8:54.20E
Tue 09 Sep 18:27 Bonifacio 41:25.31N 9:09.81E
Sat 06 Sep 20:43 Cala Stagnali 41:12.10N 9:27.14E
Sat 06 Sep 20:24 Marina del Ponte and Garibaldi's house 41:12.93N 9:26.36E
Sat 06 Sep 19:36 La Maddalena 41:12.76N 9:24.25E
Wed 03 Sep 07:26 North Eastern Sardinia 41:10.78N 9:23.11E
Aug 2014
Sat 30 Aug 17:58 To the Costa Smeralda, and beyond 41:07.96N 9:28.14E
Jun 2014
Wed 18 Jun 15:15 At rest in Arbatax 39:56.15N 9:41.32E
Thu 12 Jun 17:47 Cala Luna
Wed 11 Jun 07:46 Santa Maria Navarrese to Cala Gonone 40:16.86N 9:38.23E
Sun 08 Jun 18:34 Santa Maria Navarese 39:59.17N 9:41.42E
Thu 05 Jun 17:09 Arbatax 39:56.26N 9:42.22E
Thu 05 Jun 17:00 Cala di Múrtas 39:32.54N 9:38.55E
Thu 05 Jun 16:45 Villasimius 39:07.15N 9:30.50E
Wed 04 Jun 06:05 Villasimius 39:07.15N 9:30.50E
Sun 01 Jun 12:54 Cagliari 39:12.07N 9:07.61E
May 2014
Sat 31 May 19:30 Capo di Pula 38:59.25N 9:01.03E
Thu 29 May 17:00 Porto di Ponte Romano 39:03.46N 8:28.28E
Tue 27 May 14:30 Carloforte, Isola San' Pietro, Sardinia 39:08.80N 8:18.58E
Tue 27 May 07:17 Buggeru's modern ruins
Mon 26 May 20:01 From ancient ruins to modern ones, Tharros to Buggeru 39:24.12N 8:23.88E
Mon 26 May 19:37 Tharros, Capo San Marco 39:51.86N 8:26.50E
Mon 26 May 14:34 Capo Mannu 40:01.80N 8:24.08E
Sat 24 May 07:13 Bosa
Fri 23 May 13:32 Bosa 40:17.66N 8:28.87E
Tue 20 May 14:33 Goodbye dear Spain, hello Italy! 40:33.62N 8:18.74E
Sat 17 May 08:41 Departure from Mahon
Sun 11 May 07:38 First Sail of the Season
2013
Sep 2013
Mon 30 Sep 15:47 Es Grau 39:57.11N 4:16.18E
Mon 30 Sep 15:39 Addaya 40:00.23N 4:12.06E
Thu 26 Sep 23:15 Mahon 39:53.78N 4:15.39E
Wed 25 Sep 16:32 Cala Covas 39:51.83N 4:08.78E
Tue 24 Sep 15:29 Cala Turqueta 39:55.89N 3:54.88E
Tue 24 Sep 13:33 Cabo d'Artrutx - landfall on Menorca 39:54.74N 3:48.83E
Mon 23 Sep 16:24 Leaving Mallorca, at last, with some regret
Mon 16 Sep 19:17 Palma de Mallorca, unusual city 39:54.24N 3:05.06E
Mon 16 Sep 19:15 Palma de Mallorca, Cathedral 39:54.24N 3:05.06E
Mon 16 Sep 19:13 It's not all plain sailing. 39:54.24N 3:05.06E
Sat 14 Sep 19:11 Porto Cristo 39:32.40N 3:20.09E
Fri 13 Sep 19:16 Cala Mitjana 39:23.27N 3:14.83E
Thu 12 Sep 22:13 Ensanada de sa Rapita 39:19.94N 2:59.40E
Wed 11 Sep 22:29 La Rapita 39:21.77N 2:57.40E
Wed 11 Sep 11:00 Cabo Blanco 39:21.60N 2:47.30E
Tue 10 Sep 15:15 Portals Vells 39:28.50N 2:31.33E
Tue 10 Sep 14:08 Islote El Toro 39:27.50N 2:28.00E
Tue 10 Sep 11:30 The SW tip of Mallorca 39:34.92N 2:20.67E
Mon 09 Sep 18:30 Deia and Valdemossa
Sat 07 Sep 17:53 Caves, grottos and majestic mountains
Sat 07 Sep 17:17 Cala Tuent before the stars came out 39:50.42N 2:46.52E
Thu 05 Sep 18:09 Exploring Sóller 39:47.61N 2:41.65E
Wed 04 Sep 20:21 First view after Rounding Cap de Formentor, Mallorca 39:57.76N 3:12.14E
Wed 04 Sep 20:15 Cliffs and caves and high high peaks 39:47.61N 2:41.65E
Aug 2013
Sat 31 Aug 19:44 Cap de Formentor, Mallorca
Jun 2013
Thu 13 Jun 09:10 Real Club Nautica Puerto de Pollensa 39:54.35N 3:05.11E
Tue 11 Jun 14:39 Puerto de Pollenca 39:54.24N 3:05.04E
Tue 11 Jun 14:33 Cabo de Formentor 39:57.80N 3:13.00E
Tue 11 Jun 14:31 Cabo de Catalunya 39:58.00N 3:10.70E
Tue 11 Jun 14:25 No wind 39:50.42N 2:44.07E
Mon 10 Jun 14:22 Soller 39:47.64N 2:41.64E
Mon 10 Jun 09:04 On the Costa Mirador 39:37.19N 2:22.23E
Mon 10 Jun 08:00 Dragonera 39:33.34N 2:20.89E
Sat 08 Jun 17:30 Andratx 39:32.82N 2:23.22E
Fri 07 Jun 15:41 Cala Xaraca 39:06.04N 1:29.80E
Thu 06 Jun 15:40 In harbour at SanAntoni de Portmany 38:58.65N 1:17.95E
Thu 06 Jun 15:35 Rounding Conejera 38:59.67N 1:12.50E
Wed 05 Jun 17:00 Fishing boat at work 38:56.31N 1:14.09E
Wed 05 Jun 12:38 Lunch stop in Cala Tarida 38:56.31N 1:14.09E
Wed 05 Jun 10:00 Sailing between Vedra ('Bali Hai') and Cabo Jeue on Ibiza mainland 38:52.10N 1:13.30E
Mon 03 Jun 15:31 Warm enough at last
Mon 03 Jun 11:01 Cala Saona 38:41.58N 1:23.32E
Sun 02 Jun 09:22 Correction re posidonia and website 38:46.62N 1:25.71E
Sun 02 Jun 09:12 Isla Espelmador 38:46.62N 1:25.71E
Sat 01 Jun 14:53 This is Izzie, our tender 38:50.46N 1:23.14E
Sat 01 Jun 14:50 Been here before 38:50.46N 1:23.14E
May 2013
Thu 30 May 19:24 That's the boat, the little one 39:01.74N 1:36.40E
Thu 30 May 19:20 Cala Boix
Tue 28 May 06:17 8 am in Ibiza harbour
Tue 28 May 06:05 Tom releasing the propeller from a snagged rope.
Mon 27 May 22:06 Botafoch 38:54.75N 1:26.78E
Sat 25 May 14:46 Cala Talamanca, Ibiza 38:54.84N 1:27.30E
Fri 24 May 19:18 Portroig Cove, Ibiza
Fri 24 May 18:44 Sailing the Clear Ocean Blue 38:50.46N 1:23.12E
Wed 22 May 21:50 The Balearics! 38:52.06N 1:18.22E
Mon 20 May 17:21 Villajoyosa 38:30.48N 0:13.07W
Sun 19 May 10:53 Santa Pola
Sat 18 May 20:26 About to set off again 37:49.21N 0:45.36W
2012
Sep 2012
Thu 27 Sep 14:26 The Mar Menor 37:44.85N 0:44.52W
Thu 27 Sep 11:34 Cabo de Palos 37:37.71N 0:41.24W
Thu 27 Sep 07:03 Cartagena and beyond... 37:26.93N 1:08.09W
Wed 26 Sep 16:44 Cabo de Gata 36:41.25N 2:11.34W
Mon 24 Sep 20:46 Almeria 36:48.86N 2:27.77W
Sun 23 Sep 21:46 Motril, after a day in the Sierra Nevada
Sun 23 Sep 08:01 Motril 36:43.43N 3:31.69W
Fri 21 Sep 07:39 Fuengirola 36:32.51N 4:36.97W
Thu 20 Sep 18:24 The sun's still hot and the sky is blue 36:24.85N 5:09.44W
Mon 17 Sep 22:48 The Rock of Gibraltar 36:08.96N 5:21.32W
Mon 17 Sep 15:21 Africa, from Tarifa, Strait of Gibraltar 35:59.31N 5:36.63W
Sun 16 Sep 21:49 Chipiona, Cadiz and Gibraltar next 36:11.07N 5:55.95W
Thu 13 Sep 13:13 Mending sails
Wed 12 Sep 23:00 Customs officers board Beowulf at sea
Wed 12 Sep 22:22 Chipiona 36:44.80N 6:25.76W
Tue 11 Sep 19:34 Vila Real do Santo Antonio, River Guadiana 37:11.71N 7:24.81W
Mon 10 Sep 17:09 Faro, Ilha da Culatra 36:59.94N 7:50.34W
Sun 09 Sep 19:35 Albufeira 37:05.04N 8:16.07W
Sun 09 Sep 07:47 Cape St Vincent 37:00.11N 8:56.58W
Fri 07 Sep 18:43 Vasco da Gama...
Fri 07 Sep 15:07 Days in Sines
Wed 05 Sep 01:45 Sines 37:57.15N 8:52.00W
Tue 04 Sep 09:05 Sesimbra 38:26.15N 9:06.77W
Sat 01 Sep 14:00 Docs da Bom Sucesso, Belém, Lisbon 38:41.59N 9:12.70W
Aug 2012
Fri 31 Aug 15:10 Something wrong?
Wed 29 Aug 21:11 Lisbon 38:40.58N 9:19.07W
Tue 28 Aug 19:21 Another view of I. da Berlenga
Tue 28 Aug 19:19 Ilha da Berlenga 39:24.68N 9:30.54W
Mon 27 Aug 22:40 The crew finds a comfortable spot in the sun
Mon 27 Aug 20:25 Nazare 39:35.02N 9:04.50W
Mon 27 Aug 09:51 Figuera da Foz 40:08.84N 8:51.58W
Sat 25 Aug 19:23 Last of the sunset at Povoa de Varzim
Sat 25 Aug 19:05 41 22.284N 8 45.896W 41:22.28N 8:45.90W
Fri 24 Aug 06:50 Baiona 42:07.24N 8:50.57W
Wed 22 Aug 20:58 Portosin, in the Ria de Muros 42:45.83N 8:56.78W
Sun 19 Aug 20:49 Dolphins and flying fish
Sun 19 Aug 16:54 Cabo Vilano
Sun 19 Aug 16:50 Dos cervezas in Camarinas 43:07.62N 9:10.92W
Sat 18 Aug 17:03 Laxe 43:13.14N 9:00.02W
Sat 18 Aug 08:38 Farewell La Coruna 43:23.54N 8:23.60W
Fri 17 Aug 05:15 Another day in La Coruna
Jul 2012
Fri 06 Jul 06:23 And we've logged 1002 nautical miles from Wivenhoe
Fri 06 Jul 06:16 Mañana, y mañana, y mañana...
Tue 03 Jul 17:09 Interlude in La Coruna
Sun 01 Jul 21:57 Some of the details
Sun 01 Jul 17:00 La Coruna, Compostella, and goodbye and thank you Bill
Jun 2012
Sat 30 Jun 20:57 La Coruna at last 43:22.04N 8:23.12W
Sat 30 Jun 11:00 Clearing Cape Ortegal 43:49.28N 7:56.84W
Thu 28 Jun 17:13 Safe in Spain. We did it. 43:40.11N 7:35.70W
Sat 23 Jun 16:02 Cameret 48:16.66N 4:35.76W
Thu 21 Jun 21:09 Bound for Biscay, out of Brest
Wed 20 Jun 12:39 Brest 48:22.68N 4:29.20W
Mon 18 Jun 19:20 The End of the English Channel
Mon 18 Jun 10:39 L'Aber Wrac'h 48:35.95N 4:33.70W
Sun 17 Jun 12:49 Bloscon (near Roscof) 48:42.97N 3:57.88W
Thu 14 Jun 06:21 Treguier
Thu 14 Jun 03:20 Through the night from Guernsey to Treguier 48:53.09N 3:10.01W
Wed 13 Jun 12:07 Guernsey and points south
Wed 13 Jun 12:00 Guernsey and points south
Mon 11 Jun 23:11 Guernsey 49:27.30N 2:32.12W
Mon 11 Jun 15:45 About to enter the Alderney Race 49:44.80N 1:55.60W
Sun 10 Jun 11:51 Cherbourg with umbrellas
Sat 09 Jun 18:22 Cherbourg 49:38.75N 1:37.28W
Thu 07 Jun 18:07 Gales, squalls and overfalls 49:35.20N 1:15.75W
Wed 06 Jun 10:00 Ouistreham 49:16.82N 0:14.89W
Mon 04 Jun 22:29 Fécamp 49:45.73N 0:22.01E
Sun 03 Jun 16:50 Lazy days in Dieppe
Sun 03 Jun 16:45 Massive tide in a beautiful harbour
Sat 02 Jun 12:14 A day of fog and now a birthday in Dieppe
Fri 01 Jun 23:27 Dieppe 49:56.67N 1:04.97E
May 2012
Thu 31 May 17:45 Vive la France 50:43.50N 1:35.97E
Wed 30 May 10:15 Fog in Channel, Europe cut off
Wed 30 May 10:04 Harbour seal
Wed 30 May 10:02 Up the mast...
Tue 29 May 22:14 Grrr
Mon 28 May 12:07 To Dover in fog 51:07.11N 1:18.70E
Sun 27 May 21:54 Across the Thames 51:19.69N 1:25.23E
Thu 24 May 16:20 To Brightlingsea 51:48.27N 1:01.44E
Mon 21 May 20:40 Getting ready for the cast-Off
Apr 2012
Sat 07 Apr 12:02 Crossing the Thames Estuary October 2011
Sat 07 Apr 11:42 Beowulf at Brightlingsea 2011
Fri 06 Apr 23:28 Fitting out in Wivenhoe 51:51.15N 0:57.82E