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Previous Diary Entries

Date Subject Position
2017
May 2017
Wed 24 May 10:29 (no subject)
Apr 2017
Sat 22 Apr 21:57 Barclays to Hurricane storage Grenada
Sat 22 Apr 21:57 New Grandchild - CLEMENCY KATIE FERGUSON 12:02.60N 61:44.91W
Sat 22 Apr 20:41 New Grandchild - CLEMENCY KATIE FERGUSON 12:02.60N 61:44.91W
Tue 11 Apr 19:05 Party and Prizegiving
Tue 11 Apr 18:51 The End of the Circumnavigation - ST Lucia once more 14:04.46N 60:57.01W
Mon 10 Apr 14:23 Marigot Bay - St Lucia - nearly there
Sun 09 Apr 21:52 Bequia and Tobago Cays 13:00.13N 61:14.65W
Sun 09 Apr 21:38 Northwards towards the Grenadines and St Vincent 12:38.16N 61:21.62W
Mar 2017
Mon 27 Mar 12:58 Northwards up the caribbean chain 12:27.48N 61:29.28W
Sat 18 Mar 12:53 Our nearly last night sail 12:02.49N 61:45.18W
Sat 18 Mar 12:52 Our nearly last night sail 12:02.49N 61:45.18W
Thu 16 Mar 15:54 Progress and Pirates 10:32.00N 58:30.00W
Wed 15 Mar 22:20 Devils Island penal colony - French Guiana 5:17.11N 52:35.40W
Sun 12 Mar 16:40 Amazon delta - RECORD DAY 3:11.76N 48:02.75W
Wed 08 Mar 10:53 Archipelago do Fernando de Noronha 2:32.62S 37:35.58W
Wed 01 Mar 13:23 Brazil and Carnival
Feb 2017
Fri 24 Feb 05:02 Sailing
Thu 23 Feb 21:06 Up further North in Brazil towards the Carnivals 8:50.91S 34:57.42W
Wed 22 Feb 19:15 The Bay of Salvador
Wed 22 Feb 19:15 The Bay of Salvador
Thu 16 Feb 16:55 Salvador, Brazil 12:58.72S 38:31.14W
Thu 16 Feb 15:14 Salvador, Brazil 12:58.72S 38:31.14W
Sun 05 Feb 11:00 Passage Making - South Atlantic 13:04.55N 36:04.77W
Fri 03 Feb 06:17 More Drama - Main engine 13:01.18S 30:41.29W
Jan 2017
Tue 31 Jan 09:14 Midway - South Atlantic 13:24.07S 23:21.19W
Thu 26 Jan 12:49 Napoleon Bonaparte
Thu 26 Jan 12:49 Mid Atlantic Sail Drama!
Thu 26 Jan 12:38 Napoleon Bonaparte
Tue 24 Jan 18:53 St Helena
Tue 24 Jan 18:12 St Helena
Mon 23 Jan 14:57 WHALE SHARK
Sun 22 Jan 12:24 St Helena 15:55.50S 5:43.52W
Sun 22 Jan 12:24 St Helena 15:55.50S 5:43.52W
Mon 16 Jan 04:47 Double Whammy 21:19.23S 4:24.97E
Sun 15 Jan 14:18 Half Way to St Helena, Arthurs birthday
Wed 11 Jan 14:22 Luderitz in Namibia 26:38.45S 15:09.44E
Wed 11 Jan 14:22 Luderitz in Namibia 26:38.45S 15:09.44E
Wed 11 Jan 14:21 Luderitz in Namibia 26:38.45S 15:09.44E
Mon 09 Jan 08:14 New Year and Second Birthday
Sun 08 Jan 16:07 Farewell Cape Town 30:29.23S 16:33.09E
Sun 08 Jan 16:07 Home Visit
Sun 08 Jan 15:57 Cape Town
2016
Dec 2016
Fri 09 Dec 13:56 Uncle John and Cape Town 33:54.54S 18:25.07E
Fri 09 Dec 13:55 Uncle John and Cape Town 33:54.54S 18:25.07E
Nov 2016
Wed 30 Nov 17:33 Cape Aghulas - Cape of Good Hope 34:57.77S 20:01.02E
Wed 30 Nov 17:33 Cape Aghulas - Cape of Good Hope 34:57.77S 20:01.02E
Tue 29 Nov 16:20 Thoughts from the Cape of Good Hope 34:18.84S 23:26.82E
Tue 29 Nov 05:39 Farewell to Malcolm Findlay 33:52.95S 25:38.07E
Sun 27 Nov 06:40 kwa Zulu Natal
Sat 26 Nov 16:00 Zululand Yacht Club 28:47.44S 32:04.95E
Fri 11 Nov 14:42 The Agulhas Current - South Africa 28:47.44S 32:04.95E
Thu 10 Nov 08:58 Storms in the Mozambique channel
Mon 07 Nov 06:31 Madagascar
Mon 07 Nov 06:30 Madagascar
Sat 05 Nov 06:50 Madagascar and the Mozambique channel 24:06.55S 50:53.98E
Tue 01 Nov 14:27 Île de la Reunion
Oct 2016
Thu 20 Oct 07:25 Mauritius 1
Mon 17 Oct 15:14 Mauritius 20:09.59S 57:29.81E
Thu 13 Oct 13:28 Indian Notion 18:22.39S 66:37.42E
Thu 13 Oct 13:28 Indian Notion 18:22.39S 66:37.42E
Fri 07 Oct 03:22 Pushing on 14:59.65S 83:53.32E
Wed 05 Oct 02:22 Cruising Indian Ocean 14:09.48S 89:37.32E
Tue 04 Oct 02:39 Indian Ocean - start
Sun 02 Oct 02:14 Cocos Keeling Island 12:05.59S 96:52.76E
Sep 2016
Tue 27 Sep 05:34 Cocos Keeling Island 12:05.59S 96:52.77E
Mon 26 Sep 02:17 Weather 1
Sat 24 Sep 04:39 Christmas Island 1 10:25.67S 105:40.20E
Sat 24 Sep 04:39 Christmas Island 2
Tue 20 Sep 10:48 Terrorists and Storms
Tue 20 Sep 10:47 Terrorists and Storms
Sun 18 Sep 23:21 Indian Ocean 9:24.33S 113:53.94E
Wed 14 Sep 09:19 Lombok I
Wed 14 Sep 09:18 Lombok I
Mon 12 Sep 03:15 Arrival Lombok 9:45.69S 115:55.81E
Sat 10 Sep 22:18 Departing Darwin - Timor Sea 11:03.21S 122:49.79E
Mon 05 Sep 22:50 New Crew - Boys Aloud - departing Darwin
Aug 2016
Wed 31 Aug 01:02 Darwin 2
Wed 31 Aug 00:43 Darwin 12:27.10S 130:49.17E
Fri 26 Aug 07:40 Sailing
Fri 26 Aug 07:40 Sailing
Fri 26 Aug 07:39 Sailing
Tue 23 Aug 08:33 Gugari Rip
Tue 23 Aug 08:24 Aboriginal Art
Tue 23 Aug 08:24 Gove - Northern Territories
Fri 19 Aug 08:10 The Albany Gap our chosen route to Cape York 10:40.65S 142:32.00E
Fri 19 Aug 08:10 Cape York - Anticipation, Expectation, Relief, Elation, Realisation
Thu 18 Aug 05:22 Position Report 12:13.14S 143:14.84E
Thu 18 Aug 05:19 North to Cape York
Tue 16 Aug 03:11 Lizard Island Lizzie and Turtles
Mon 15 Aug 22:02 Cairns 16:55.03S 145:46.91E
Mon 15 Aug 22:01 Lizard Fun
Mon 15 Aug 09:51 RATBAG and the passage to Lizard 14:39.52S 145:27.01E
Thu 11 Aug 20:07 Sailing North
Wed 10 Aug 22:08 The last of the Whitsunday Islands
Tue 09 Aug 12:15 Whitsunday Islands and the Briggs
Tue 09 Aug 12:15 Free Cruising and Whitehaven Beach
Thu 04 Aug 09:05 Great Barrier Reef - Whales
Thu 04 Aug 07:30 Hamilton Island - AUS 20:20.74S 148:56.97E
Tue 02 Aug 03:36 Australia and Australians and the DUCK BILLED PLATYPUS
Jul 2016
Sun 31 Jul 22:29 Australia
Sun 31 Jul 09:05 Australia 21:06.71S 149:13.52E
Sun 24 Jul 05:17 Thinking of Home 18:18.64S 158:29.27E
Sat 23 Jul 03:23 Moon light and Reefs
Thu 21 Jul 21:57 Leaving Vanuatu 17:44.59S 168:18.82E
Tue 19 Jul 06:30 Vanuatu Language
Tue 19 Jul 06:27 Port Vila
Tue 19 Jul 06:15 Vanuatu 2
Wed 13 Jul 08:24 Crossing to Vanuatu
Wed 13 Jul 08:24 CHAOS
Sun 10 Jul 23:30 Fiji to Vanuatu
Sun 10 Jul 23:25 Mid way to Vanuatu
Fri 08 Jul 18:55 New Crew - Jeans'
Fri 08 Jul 18:41 Port Vuda and MUSKET COVE 17:45.47S 177:23.13E
Fri 08 Jul 18:40 Port Vuda and MUSKET COVE 17:45.47S 177:23.13E
Jun 2016
Tue 28 Jun 22:43 Misery and Happiness
Sun 26 Jun 00:11 Fiji 18:07.38S 178:25.47E
Thu 23 Jun 19:35 Sail to Fiji
Mon 20 Jun 23:01 Niue 3
Mon 20 Jun 22:52 Niue 3
Mon 20 Jun 22:45 nuie 2
Mon 20 Jun 22:42 Niue
Fri 17 Jun 03:04 Mid Pacific RIGGING FAILURE
Fri 17 Jun 00:54 Foie Gras and other occupations 18:28.74S 166:18.24W
Tue 14 Jun 22:54 What we do on the Ocean
Sun 12 Jun 22:40 Off at last to NIUE
Fri 10 Jun 04:50 Crisis nearly over?
Fri 10 Jun 04:21 Crisis nearly over?
Tue 07 Jun 23:15 Engine comes out
Sun 05 Jun 19:36 Sharks - Sharks
Fri 03 Jun 05:55 Raiatea Expedition
Fri 03 Jun 05:52 Raiatea Expedition
Fri 03 Jun 05:46 Raiatea Diversions
Wed 01 Jun 04:02 Roller Coaster
May 2016
Thu 19 May 19:49 Volvo Engine disaster
Mon 16 May 05:04 More Society Islands and Disaster
Fri 06 May 03:34 Morea scene
Fri 06 May 03:31 Morea scene
Fri 06 May 03:28 More North of Tahiti 17:28.88S 149:48.93W
Tue 03 May 20:36 TAHITI 17:32.38S 149:34.21W
Apr 2016
Wed 20 Apr 22:25 In full Sail 14:58.28S 147:37.82W
Mon 11 Apr 03:52 Tomato Islands 16:51.69S 144:39.96W
Mon 04 Apr 20:15 Leaving the Marquesas 8:54.99S 140:05.90W
Mon 04 Apr 20:14 Leaving the Marquesas 8:54.99S 140:05.90W
Mar 2016
Thu 31 Mar 18:51 Wild Horses and Scottish highland scenery in French Polynesia
Thu 31 Mar 17:57 French Polynesia
Thu 31 Mar 17:47 The Marquisas
Tue 29 Mar 17:05 French polynesia - Hiva Oa 9:48.56S 139:02.00W
Sat 19 Mar 21:18 Pacific Thoughts 10:18.68S 130:19.13W
Sat 19 Mar 21:15 Re: 10:18.68S 130:19.13W
Thu 17 Mar 08:16 DOUBLE DRAMA 10:28.72S 123:11.12W
Thu 17 Mar 03:16 DOUBLE DRAMA 10:28.72S 123:11.12W
Mon 14 Mar 19:56 Past Half Way Pacific 10:50.22S 117:35.28W
Thu 10 Mar 20:31 Pacific Ocean 8:12.41S 107:23.53W
Feb 2016
Mon 29 Feb 14:27 Galapagos 2 - Floriana and Santa Fe
Mon 29 Feb 13:21 The Cruise - Espaniola
Mon 22 Feb 01:10 Santa Cruz Interior
Sat 20 Feb 02:07 Onwards to Isla Santa Cruz 0:44.89S 90:18.59W
Sat 20 Feb 02:04 Onwards to Isla Santa Cruz 0:44.89S 90:18.59W
Sat 20 Feb 01:53 The Magic of Galapagos
Wed 17 Feb 02:16 EQUATOR - and Ecudaor 0:00.00N 88:27.29W
Tue 16 Feb 19:41 Approaching Galapagos 22:22.22N 85:33.44W
Sun 14 Feb 13:47 Pacific Dawn 4:26.27N 82:57.14W
Tue 09 Feb 00:57 Panama draws to a close
Sun 07 Feb 21:38 Panama Hats
Sun 07 Feb 15:54 Monkey and thoughts from the Canal
Sat 06 Feb 14:19 The Canal Photos
Wed 03 Feb 15:17 Panama Canal
Wed 03 Feb 15:14 Panama Canal
Wed 03 Feb 14:40 The mighty Panama Canal 9:07.86N 79:48.53W
Wed 03 Feb 14:33 Last shots from Colon before entry to Canal
Mon 01 Feb 16:58 Embera Indian Village
Mon 01 Feb 16:34 Colon before Panama
Mon 01 Feb 16:15 Colon - gateway to The Canal 9:22.09N 79:57.03W
Jan 2016
Thu 28 Jan 22:13 Leaving San Blas 9:30.44N 78:47.56W
Thu 28 Jan 22:13 Onwards in amongst the San Blas islands 9:30.79N 78:36.97W
Thu 28 Jan 18:44 San Blas - Paradise Found 9:33.74N 78:51.67W
Thu 28 Jan 18:44 Santa Marta - final thoughts 11:14.48N 74:13.11W
Sat 23 Jan 21:05 San Blas - Paradise
Sat 23 Jan 21:05 Final thoughts on Columbia
Sat 23 Jan 21:04 San Blas - Paradise
Sun 17 Jan 18:14 The Charitable School Project
Sun 17 Jan 18:06 Liesure in Santa Marta
Sat 16 Jan 13:26 Fist Glance of Santa Marta
Wed 13 Jan 22:50 Nearly there - Columbia 12:27.84N 71:45.10W
Tue 12 Jan 15:29 Mid Caribbean - Venezuela 13:00.00N 68:33.22W
Mon 11 Jan 18:55 Day 2 towards Columbia 13:08.62N 66:20.99W
Sun 10 Jan 15:09 Off at Last 13:33.65N 63:32.12W
Sun 10 Jan 15:09 Off at Last 13:33.65N 63:32.12W
Sun 10 Jan 15:08 Off at Last
Sun 10 Jan 15:08 Final Preparations
Sun 10 Jan 15:08 Off at Last
Sun 10 Jan 14:34 Morrises for Crew
Fri 08 Jan 10:59 St Lucia 'Jump up'
Fri 08 Jan 10:55 Art and George visit St Lucia
2015
Dec 2015
Thu 24 Dec 12:33 Reflections on the Atlantic
Wed 23 Dec 00:24 Farewell to Serena and Will
Wed 23 Dec 00:24 Farewell to Serena and Will
Tue 22 Dec 22:05 Farewell to Serena and Will
Tue 22 Dec 22:05 Anse D'Arlet, Martinique 14:25.96N 60:53.12W
Tue 22 Dec 21:52 Farewell to Serena and Will
Sun 20 Dec 01:02 Serena and Will to MARTINIQUE
Sun 20 Dec 01:02 Reflections on the Atlantic
Wed 16 Dec 14:01 Tropical Jungle
Wed 16 Dec 13:51 Finish line 14:04.44N 60:56.98W
Wed 09 Dec 11:15 Last day at sea before St Lucia
Wed 09 Dec 11:15 Last day at sea before St Lucia
Tue 08 Dec 13:01 Carango Court and Social Announcements
Tue 08 Dec 12:57 Are we nearly there yet?????? 14:57.53N 54:54.45W
Mon 07 Dec 12:35 Beards 15:37.23N 51:54.61W
Sat 05 Dec 13:13 Storm at Sea 15:51.41N 46:42.70W
Fri 04 Dec 11:52 Caption Competition Results 15:52.67N 43:53.69W
Thu 03 Dec 12:41 Sustained Damage 15:58.21N 41:08.49W
Wed 02 Dec 12:00 Mid Point Atlantic 16:07.81N 38:28.09W
Nov 2015
Mon 30 Nov 11:07 Day 8 -The Tropics and Film nights CAPTION COMPETITION 19:40.00N 34:40.00W
Sun 29 Nov 11:41 Day 7 - Transatlantic
Sat 28 Nov 14:29 Flying fish and Flying Gennaker 21:05.33N 30:39.00W
Sat 28 Nov 11:25 First Clock Change 21:10.25N 30:16.87W
Sat 28 Nov 10:50 DOLPINS GALORE 22:21.01N 28:55.86W
Fri 27 Nov 12:18 Atlantic Squall 22:50.50N 27:55.00W
Thu 26 Nov 16:00 FISH to Eat
Thu 26 Nov 13:35 Day 4 23:57.85N 25:22.24W
Wed 25 Nov 15:10 Day 3 Atlantic 25:03.28N 23:07.56W
Tue 24 Nov 12:13 Day 1 Atlantic
Mon 23 Nov 14:42 Gran Canaria
Oct 2015
Mon 12 Oct 10:11 Gran Canaria 28:09.00N 15:25.00W
Fri 02 Oct 10:33 MORE TUNA!!! 30:30.03N 13:03.34W
Fri 02 Oct 09:10 Atlantic to Gran Canaria
Thu 01 Oct 16:18 Atlantic Ocean - First Taste for CARANGO 31:44.00N 11:27.88W
Sep 2015
Sun 27 Sep 15:39 Gibraltar - the destination
Mon 21 Sep 07:05 GIBRALTAR 36:08.96N 5:21.22W
Mon 21 Sep 06:59 MALAGA
Mon 21 Sep 06:53 GARRUCHA 37:11.07N 1:49.07W
Thu 17 Sep 07:24 Cartagena 37:35.79N 0:58.76W
Tue 15 Sep 09:29 We CROSS the Meridian 38:25.51N 0:17.85W
Tue 15 Sep 09:27 Dinghy LOST 38:50.47N 0:07.14E
Tue 15 Sep 09:26 Dinghy LOST 38:50.47N 0:07.14E
Fri 11 Sep 13:56 FIRST FISH = South West IBIZA - Cala Badella 38:54.93N 1:13.27E
Wed 09 Sep 13:37 Magaluf pole Dancing onwards to Ibiza 39:04.50N 1:35.60E
Wed 09 Sep 07:36 39:27.02N 02:31.08
Aug 2015
Mon 24 Aug 10:01 Goodbye France - Hello Spain 39:33.89N 2:38.07E
Sun 09 Aug 14:46 ENGINE OVERHAUL.
Sun 09 Aug 14:24 ENGINE OVERHAUL.
Sun 09 Aug 14:21 Barclays visit to Carngo 43:00.29N 6:10.12E
Jun 2015
Thu 25 Jun 14:58 SINGLE HANDED - to Saint Mandrier sur Mer 43:01.71N 6:04.31E
Thu 25 Jun 14:39 Hyères- Amel maintenance 43:04.89N 6:09.46E
Thu 25 Jun 14:35 St Tropez to Hyères 43:17.43N 6:49.13E
Thu 25 Jun 14:32 St Tropez
Thu 25 Jun 14:26 St Trop in one Hop
May 2015
Tue 26 May 10:42 Propriano, CORSICA 41:40.63N 8:54.25E
Sun 24 May 20:46 Corsica South
Sat 23 May 15:21 Plunketts and Cumming
Sat 23 May 15:18 Arivedici Sardegna bienvenue à Corse 41:23.31N 9:09.82E
Thu 21 May 08:24 North up Sardinia 40:56.30N 8:13.98E
Tue 19 May 16:41 Beautiful Alghero 40:33.67N 8:18.70E
Mon 18 May 16:35 Oristano 39:54.17N 8:30.81E
Mon 18 May 16:31 Isola di San Pietro - Tuna factory
Sat 16 May 09:33 The Salt Marshes and Flamingos of Isola di Pietro
Sat 16 May 09:18 Sardinia - Isola di San Pietro 39:06.00N 8:18.00E
Sat 16 May 09:13 Sardinia - Isola di San Pietro 39:06.00N 8:18.00E
Thu 14 May 15:27 Farewell to Cagliari - Hello Teulada 38:55.97N 8:43.58E
Fri 08 May 15:09 Action at Sea
Mon 04 May 06:30 Sardinia 39:12.05N 9:07.49E
Mon 04 May 06:29 Sardinia 39:12.05N 9:07.49E
Mon 04 May 06:19 Crew Change - Palermo
Apr 2015
Mon 27 Apr 15:58 Cefalu - Sicilia
Mon 27 Apr 14:53 Palmero 38:07.23N 13:22.22E
Mon 27 Apr 14:45 Milazzo 38:13.12N 15:14.53E
Mon 27 Apr 13:50 Cefalu Norman Cathedral 38:02.20N 14:02.20E
Sun 26 Apr 19:32 Cefalu - Sicilia
Sun 26 Apr 19:21 Whale - ahoy! Straight of Messina 37:57.82N 15:27.66E
Sun 26 Apr 19:19 Whale - ahoy! Straight of Messina 37:57.82N 15:27.66E
Thu 23 Apr 21:31 Riposto - 37:44.20N 15:12.55E
Wed 22 Apr 13:56 22 April 2015 - en route to Riposto
Mon 20 Apr 18:26 Arrival in Siracusa - Sicily 37:03.74N 15:17.33E
Fri 17 Apr 16:06 We are across the Start line - Phase 1 39:47.74N 18:21.16E
2014
Aug 2014
Mon 11 Aug 17:29 11th August 2014 - Carango Starts the Preparation
Jun 2014
Thu 26 Jun 19:23 Corfu successful arrival on schedule 39:38.92N 19:50.97E
Wed 25 Jun 08:15 38:21.88N 20:44.24E 38:21.88N 20:44.24E
Tue 24 Jun 08:30 38:21.88N 20:44.24E 38:21.88N 20:44.24E
Wed 18 Jun 12:20 37:54.91N 23:00.68E 37:54.91N 23:00.68E
Wed 18 Jun 12:20 37:40.74N 23:09.14E 37:40.74N 23:09.14E
Wed 18 Jun 12:15 37:54.91N 23:00.68E 37:54.91N 23:00.68E
Sun 15 Jun 09:44 37:38.40N 23:49.50E 37:38.40N 23:49.50E
Tue 03 Jun 15:59 Meltemi - with vigour 37:05.47N 25:09.07E
Sun 01 Jun 11:08 Symi to Kos 31st May 2014 36:53.85N 26:24.35E
May 2014
Sat 31 May 16:53 Symi to Kos 31st May 2014 36:53.88N 27:17.34E 36:53.88N 27:17.34E
Sat 31 May 16:52 Symi to Kos 31st May 2014 36:53.88N 27:17.34E 36:53.88N 27:17.34E
Sat 31 May 07:08 Leaving Turkey for Rhodes and Symi 36:27.04N 28:14.12E
Sun 25 May 16:13 Carango diary 36:45.28N 28:56.33E