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Thursday to Sunday.
As Galinhas is not a comfortable anchorage to spend the night we left to
Carneiros in the afternoon ....
As most probably you readers are also feed up with this GMT crap we now
drooping this reference
and moving to G&T time (Gin and Tonic). The fleet his having a
hard time to keep at our pace so we
lost all of them after Galinhas and sailed south by ourselves into
unchartered waters of Lamb's Land
under the authority of the King of Sweden, the patience of Captain Lars,
piloting of skipper Torpedo
and with no working Garmin GPS on board.
We have picked up a
new invisible pet on this trip, "Ms Piggy" she will star several funny
over the next month on board. She keeps us on our toes and away of
Dawnpedia notes ...... Praia dos Carneiros
(Beach of the Sheep). In Tamandaré you have to enjoy the
wild landscape of the Praia dos Carneiros, located 5 km from the city.
Carneiros is a beach of dreams.
There are 5 km from coconut trees lining its entire length, the water
is clear and warm and the landscape
is shaped by the estuary of the Rio Formoso and a wall of coral 1Km
long. The pools and the sandbanks
offer an unparalleled spectacle of color. The waves bathe the "little
church of Carneiro" still used in isolated
events. The beach is a paradise worth visiting, because the landscape
is still almost the same as the beginning
of the century. Allows natural anchorage at low tide small boats and
medium-sized vessels at high tide.
Finally entering the Cape Horn of Pernambuco. The nightmare of all
sailors south of the Equator and North of Salvador.
Reluctantly, Captain Lars gives up the helm as we navigate in dangerous
waters. 60 minutes into the passage,
depth 6 m, suddenly hell strikes loose ... 2.9m .... 2.7m ..... 2.5 m .....
bangggggggggggg .... Hit a sand bank
and are stuck at 2.2m .... Engine Rawls in reverse, genoa 2 leans the
vessel, bowtruster steam the water through it's blades!
We are stuck on was later named "Cape Dawnbreaker".
Couldn't get forward .... point of no return ... After mass hysteria
of the engine we worked our selves
free from the sandbank.. Back to 6m we set anchor, had a G&T and
called for an emergency meeting.
Captain and skipper set off on the dinghy with the manual depth sounder to
track our way in, as the tide
is running out as is our time and Gin.
Alleluia, we found 14m waters
.... We are safe of ending like a beached whale after the drop of 2.5m to the
Anchor up and we safely sail inwards up the river. Time to celebrate
with another G&T
( mind though that Tonic water in Recife is as rare as water under your
At night special feast was prepared at Captains quarters.
Carre de Lamb, Risoto and backed Yam.
The barbecue gas-bottle did run out midst the cooking and our resident chef
as a special thanks to the goods of this
hell hole dropped the two most juice pieces into the waters of Lamb
This was just the first night into this Paradise, the most beautiful place
we encountered so far along the
Brazilian coast on Dawnbreakr's journey. Friday was a very busy
day. It started again with problems
- it seems like that on sailboats problems are exponential to length.
We lost our generator engine and there
go our major assets in this tropical savage environment under constant
scrutiny of the natives .... Ar conditioning,
dryer, washer and of course the water-maker for our pure ice cubes for the
To overcome our depressing mood we first took a dinghy
ride to dry land (now at low tide) where Captain Lars
wanted to take ownership of "Cape Dawnbreaker" and place a Swedish flag -
please next crew to join bring more flags
as Dawnbreaker's keel seems to have a tendency to discover new land for the
"Cape Dawnbreaker" at low tide
After this quick conquest we moved to Bora Bora for drinks and a bite and
as usual our liaison stirred up the crowd
at the place,embarrassing the swedish member of the crew.
The piece the la resistance was the
Mangrove Bar, which words can not explain therefore we will illustrate it
A special Mangrove Bar blog to follow
Saturday, Torpedo's family came to visit and check
on the vikings that took their provider to sea without proper
notice or authorisation. It was a typical Brazilian family gathering
with a marvellous meal.
The exotic portion was a honey ginger sauce served on top the fish .....
Torpedos wife and
Back to Recife on Sunday morning for generator repairs on
Monday and barbecue at Torpedo's house on
Sunday upon arrival. Mind though we are still missing the coordinates
to this gathering!
Please do not inquire what's with Recife that we can not get out of
That' all folks.
PS. Thomas (the Swedish) remember
flags and Aquavit to celebrate new land under the keel.