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Previous Diary Entries

Date Subject Position
2018
Jul 2018
Fri 20 Jul 15:54 13 July - at the top end of the Chesapeake 39:35.00N 75:34.50W
Thu 19 Jul 15:44 11 July - Sassafras River (no narrative)
Thu 19 Jul 15:43 10 July - Oxford, Maryland (no narrative) 38:41.70N 76:10.40W
Thu 19 Jul 15:41 8 July - Solomons Island (no narrative)
Tue 17 Jul 17:45 7 July - Some history, some engineering and the odd glass of wine 37:50.52N 76:16.42W
Thu 12 Jul 14:18 4 July - Hotter than July in Reedville! 37:50.52N 76:16.44W
Mon 09 Jul 02:07 26 June - The Boss returns, Colonial treasures and the Corrotoman
Sun 08 Jul 02:31 21 June - Flies, Fire Trucks, Optimists, Old Friends and new 37:32.40N 76:20.25W
Jun 2018
Tue 26 Jun 03:11 18 June - History, power projection, old friends and peace in the Chesapeake 37:23.10N 76:20.50W
Sat 23 Jun 21:21 13 June - Cape Hatteras, the Outer Banks and some serious 'dit spinning' 36:55.40N 76:11.40W
Sat 23 Jun 17:59 11 June - from Charleston to the Chesapeake 36:55.40N 76:11.30W
Sat 23 Jun 17:53 9 June - Off Cape Hatteras (position only) 35:06.85N 75:20.52W
Fri 15 Jun 18:11 7 June - Exploring Charleston, South Carolina 32:46.55N 79:57.20W
Thu 14 Jun 19:07 31 May - Georgia on my mind? 31:09.40N 81:30.00W
Thu 07 Jun 16:23 26 May - Heading North along Florida's Atlantic coast 29:53.60N 81:18.60W
Sun 03 Jun 16:26 20 May - Of Mustangs and cats in the Florida Keys 24:33.90N 81:48.20W
Sun 03 Jun 16:22 18 May - discovering the Conch Republic and the Dry Tortugas 24:33.90N 81:48.10W
May 2018
Wed 30 May 03:33 13 May - images of rural Cuba 23:05.30N 82:30.10W
Wed 30 May 03:31 12 May - Heading west in Cuba 23:05.30N 82:30.10W
Wed 30 May 03:27 10 May - Havana Main Course 23:05.30N 82:30.10W
Wed 30 May 03:25 9 May - Havana Aperitif 23:05.30N 82:30.10W
Sun 20 May 23:14 8 May - This Cruising Life... a Cuban Adventure Part 2 23:05.34N 82:30.00W
Thu 17 May 13:57 3 May - an introduction to Cuba 21:04.30N 75:57.30W
Sat 12 May 20:41 1 May - Heading west from Puerto Rico 20:57.50N 73:41.00W
Apr 2018
Sat 28 Apr 02:18 27 April - the passing of time, old friends and the coast of Puerto Rico 17:58.00N 67:02.40W
Mon 23 Apr 02:50 22 April - exploring Old San Juan 18:17.30N 65:38.00W
Mon 23 Apr 02:49 19 April - the last Virgins 18:19.13N 65:13.70W
Mon 23 Apr 02:46 15 April - a taste of America in the US Virgin Islands 18:19.00N 64:57.60W
Sat 14 Apr 18:36 10 April - Movin' on from BVIs 18:19.30N 64:37.20W
Sat 14 Apr 18:33 7 April - Glorious Anegada 18:43.60N 64:24.30W
Sat 14 Apr 18:30 5 April - Coopers and Baths in Sir Francis Drake's Channel 18:25.90N 64:26.70W
Sat 14 Apr 18:27 3 April - Easter in the BVIs 18:22.40N 64:31.80W
Sat 14 Apr 18:23 1 April - scenes of destruction and reconstruction in the BVIs 18:24.90N 64:36.80W
Sat 14 Apr 18:19 28 March - an introduction to the British Virgin Islands 18:30.50N 64:23.20W
Mar 2018
Wed 28 Mar 18:18 25 March - (Doubly Dutch) Sint Maarten and gently British Anguilla 18:12.00N 63:05.60W
Wed 28 Mar 18:12 24 March - St Martin - split personality? 18:04.20N 63:05.60W
Sat 24 Mar 03:06 20 March - discovering Montserrat 16:48.10N 62:12.50W
Mon 19 Mar 15:12 18 March - Further Escapades in Antigua 17:04.60N 61:40.30W
Mon 19 Mar 14:58 13 March - Colour, cricket and chillin' in Antigua 17:00.80N 61:46.40W
Fri 16 Mar 01:00 8 March - Marie Galante, Guadeloupe and English Harbour 17:00.20N 61:45.60W
Fri 16 Mar 00:58 3 March - Les Iles des Saintes 15:51.00N 61:37.30W
Thu 08 Mar 21:54 28 Feb - Dominica: Bonto's story 15:34.60N 61:27.60W
Thu 08 Mar 21:53 27 Feb - First impressions of Dominica 15:34.60N 61:27.60W
Thu 08 Mar 21:50 27 Feb - Windward to Leeward 14:44.10N 61:10.70W
Fri 02 Mar 13:37 26 Feb - Breaking out of Marin 14:29.30N 61:04.90W
Fri 02 Mar 13:35 22 Feb - Marinading in Martinique 14:27.90N 60:52.30W
Feb 2018
Sun 25 Feb 02:34 16 Feb - St Lucia 14:04.45N 60:57.00W
Sat 17 Feb 04:05 12 Feb - Goodby Grenadines, Hello Rodney (Bay) 14:04.00N 60:57.00W
Sat 10 Feb 18:09 4 Feb - Music in Mustique 12:52.60N 61:11.30W
Tue 06 Feb 15:06 2 Feb - Canouan, the haves and have nots 12:42.45N 61:19.70W
Mon 05 Feb 00:07 31 January - Union Island Blues 12:35.70N 61:25.00W
Jan 2018
Wed 31 Jan 13:01 25 Jan - Return to Carriacou 12:36.20N 61:27.00W
Sun 21 Jan 23:26 19 Jan - 'Just liming' in Grenada 12:00.40N 61:44.10W
Wed 17 Jan 22:51 6 January - Exploring Grenada 12:00.00N 61:45.90W
Mon 15 Jan 08:11 1 January 2018 - a Grenadian New Year 12:02.00N 61:45.00W
Sun 07 Jan 22:18 28 Dec 2017 - Do turtles vote for Christmas in the Grenadines? 12:38.00N 61:21.20W
2017
Dec 2017
Wed 27 Dec 18:35 21 December: Grenadan Spice - Part 1 12:29.40N 61:29.60W
Tue 19 Dec 21:27 10 December - A Transatlantic Two-handed Escapade 12:00.00N 61:44.50W
Sun 10 Dec 15:29 9 December - Arrived St Georges Harbour, Grenada 12:02.65N 61:44.82W
Fri 08 Dec 19:16 Passage to Grenada - 8 December 1900UTC position 12:00.00N 59:05.00W
Thu 07 Dec 19:14 Passage to Grenada - 7 December 1800UTC position 11:58.60N 56:10.00W
Wed 06 Dec 20:07 Passage to Grenada - 6 December 1800UTC position 12:00.00N 53:20.00W
Tue 05 Dec 19:10 Passage to Grenada - 5 December 1900UTC position 12:25.00N 50:33.00W
Mon 04 Dec 18:19 Passage to Grenada - 4 December 1800UTC position 13:03.00N 47:42.00W
Sun 03 Dec 18:21 Passage to Grenada - 3 December 1800UTC position 14:06.40N 45:13.20W
Sat 02 Dec 18:16 Passage to Grenada - 2 December position at 1800UTC 14:11.70N 42:34.70W
Fri 01 Dec 18:21 Passage to Grenada - 1 December position at 1800UTC 14:09.00N 39:53.00W
Nov 2017
Thu 30 Nov 18:56 Passage to Grenada - 30 November 1800UTC position 14:13.20N 37:13.30W
Wed 29 Nov 18:53 Passage to Grenada - 29 November 1800UTC Position 15:01.00N 34:55.00W
Tue 28 Nov 19:11 Passage to Grenada - 28 November 1800UTC position 15:44.60N 32:28.00W
Mon 27 Nov 19:09 Passage to Grenada 27 November - 1800UTC position 16:14.00N 29:37.00W
Sun 26 Nov 19:36 Passage to Grenada 26 Nov 2017 - 1800UTC position 16:29.00N 26:50.00W
Sat 25 Nov 14:45 25 November - Basecamp Mindelo 16:53.00N 25:00.00W
Mon 20 Nov 23:25 17 Nov - South to Cape Verde 16:53.00N 25:00.00W
Fri 17 Nov 21:49 17 November - arrived Mindelo, Cape Verde at 0500UTC 16:53.18N 24:59.50W
Thu 16 Nov 18:14 Passage to Cape Verde 16 November at 1800UTC 17:32.40N 24:25.00W
Wed 15 Nov 19:05 Passage to Cape Verde 15 November at 1800UTC 19:22.00N 23:00.00W
Tue 14 Nov 18:08 Passage to Cape Verde 14 November at 1800 UTC 21:37.50N 21:18.90W
Mon 13 Nov 18:57 Correction to 12 Nov position
Mon 13 Nov 18:49 Passage to Cape Verde 13 November at 1800UTC 23:46.00N 19:45.00W
Sun 12 Nov 18:20 Passage to Cape Verde 12 November 2017 at 1800UTC 25:52.00N 18:19.00W
Fri 10 Nov 23:47 10 Nov - Further Canary Island excursions V2 28:05.32N 17:06.48W
Sun 05 Nov 21:06 5 Nov - A Look at Lanzarote 28:27.95N 16:14.70W
Oct 2017
Tue 31 Oct 13:03 31 Oct - Atlantic Islands 29:13.00N 13:31.70W
Mon 30 Oct 12:02 28:57.79N 013:32.32W 28:57.79N 13:32.32W
Sun 29 Oct 16:53 24 Oct - Moroccan Coastal Caravanserais 34:01.70N 6:49.30W
Sun 29 Oct 15:35 22 Oct - Marrakech madness 34:01.70N 6:49.30W
Sun 29 Oct 13:20 20 Oct: 'Down the Kasbah' 34:01.70N 6:49.30W
Wed 25 Oct 17:15 25 October on passage to Lanzarote 1800 position 33:42.80N 8:02.80W
Tue 24 Oct 22:31 18 Oct - Into Africa 34:01.70N 6:49.30W
Fri 20 Oct 20:56 16 Oct - More Moorish Meandering 36:08.10N 5:21.30W
Mon 16 Oct 21:27 13 Oct - More time at Gibraltar 36:08.10N 5:21.30W
Mon 09 Oct 22:43 9 Oct - more tales from Gibraltar 36:08.10N 5:21.30W
Fri 06 Oct 14:24 30 Sept - Gibraltar work package 36:08.10N 5:21.30W
Mon 02 Oct 10:24 22 Sept - the glorious city of Seville 36:08.93N 5:21.20W
Mon 02 Oct 08:16 20 Sept - Los Pueblos Blancos 36:08.93N 5:21.20W
Sep 2017
Tue 26 Sep 20:39 19 Sept - The Pillars of Hercules 36:08.93N 5:21.23W
Tue 19 Sep 06:24 16 Sept - Bulls and Bodegas 36:35.40N 6:13.70W
Tue 12 Sep 23:00 12 Sept - A week in the Algarve 37:06.60N 8:31.40W
Mon 04 Sep 20:26 3 Sept - Caves, dolphins and lead lines 37:07.50N 8:37.20W
Aug 2017
Mon 28 Aug 10:10 27 Aug - pushing south 37:06.60N 8:40.55W
Sun 27 Aug 22:04 25 Aug - rounded Cape St Vincent 37:01.43N 8:59.60W
Sun 27 Aug 08:48 24 Aug - At Cascais 38:41.83N 9:24.90W
Sun 27 Aug 08:46 23 Aug - Palaces and promontories 38:41.83N 9:24.90W
Wed 23 Aug 11:41 Fw: 21 Aug - Discovering Lisbon 38:40.60N 9:19.00W
Mon 21 Aug 23:00 15 Aug - Learning, beach holidays and great sardines
Fri 18 Aug 22:23 14 Aug - a Douro Day 41:05.00N 8:17.00W
Thu 17 Aug 21:18 13 Aug - Shiny tiles and cobbled streets V5 41:11.20N 8:42.35W
Sun 13 Aug 22:02 9 Aug - Leixoes Laundry Blues 41:11.08N 8:42.40W
Wed 09 Aug 22:53 7 August: Farewell to you, Spanish Rias... 42:07.20N 8:50.50W
Sun 06 Aug 20:38 6 Aug - of islands, the Romans, bling and bliss 42:08.75N 8:50.03W
Thu 03 Aug 18:55 29 July - Vigo repairs and some cool jazz 42:14.50N 8:43.30W
Jul 2017
Sat 29 Jul 15:44 25 July - an Irish party in Galicia 42:15.50N 8:51.10W
Fri 28 Jul 22:20 FW: 24 July - Diplomacy in Vigo 42:13.90N 8:44.55W
Wed 26 Jul 22:59 23 July - Island paradise and Vigo Delight 42:12.14N 8:54.25W
Sat 22 Jul 16:52 20 July - Bent Metal and the Ria Pontevedra 42:23.90N 8:45.00W
Sat 22 Jul 16:46 18 July - at Illa de Arousa and Pedras Negras 42:27.46N 8:55.10W
Mon 17 Jul 12:08 17 July in the Ria de Arousa 42:36.32N 8:51.90W
Sun 16 Jul 22:25 13 July - Finisterre to San Francisco Bay is just 20 miles... 42:45.52N 9:03.99W
Tue 11 Jul 11:58 11 July - a short stop at the end of the world 42:45.52N 9:03.97W
Sat 08 Jul 21:07 8 July at Ria de Camarinas 43:08.10N 9:10.50W
Wed 05 Jul 21:25 5 July - Old Ferrol and the Percebes Capital of the World 43:15.80N 8:57.60W
Tue 04 Jul 09:05 29 June - 2 Jul: Backroads and beaches 43:25.54N 8:14.20W
Sat 01 Jul 16:47 28 June on the Camino de Santiago
Sat 01 Jul 14:58 27 June at La Coruna 43:22.00N 8:23.70W
Jun 2017
Mon 26 Jun 15:59 26 June - This sailing life!
Mon 26 Jun 14:39 25 June - on passage (4) 43:27.00N 8:22.50W
Mon 26 Jun 14:35 25 June - on passage (3) 43:35.60N 8:20.70W
Mon 26 Jun 14:34 25 June - on passage (2) 43:47.90N 7:52.00W
Mon 26 Jun 14:03 25 June on passage
Sat 24 Jun 21:04 23 June at Ria Viveiro 43:41.70N 7:34.80W
Sat 24 Jun 09:59 22 June at Ribadeo 43:32.40N 7:02.10W
Wed 21 Jun 22:20 19 - 21 June at Luarca 43:32.89N 6:32.10W
Wed 21 Jun 09:35 17 June - mountaineering
Tue 20 Jun 09:21 15 June - a coastal run
Wed 14 Jun 17:38 13 June - Hola Gijon! 43:32.70N 5:40.00W
Wed 14 Jun 17:11 11 June at La Trinite sur Mer
Sun 11 Jun 12:22 10 June at La Trinite sur Mer 47:35.22N 3:01.55W
Sun 11 Jun 10:50 8 June - an eventful day at Belle Ile 47:20.86N 3:09.10W
Sun 11 Jun 09:50 7 June at Belle Ile 47:20.60N 3:08.80W
Tue 06 Jun 17:12 6 June: wet and windy in the Morbihan 47:33.30N 2:51.75W
Sun 04 Jun 22:02 4 June In the Golfe de Morbihan 47:33.78N 2:51.39W
Fri 02 Jun 05:38 1 June - at Port du Crouesty, Golfe de Morbihan 47:32.50N 2:53.70W
Thu 01 Jun 22:08 30 May at Star Vraz Bay, Belle Ile 47:22.30N 3:14.90W
Thu 01 Jun 22:08 31 May at le Palais, Belle Ile 47:20.80N 3:09.10W
May 2017
Sun 28 May 22:26 FW: 28 May at Lorient 47:43.20N 3:22.00W
Fri 26 May 19:03 24-26 May at Iles de Glenan 47:43.60N 3:59.70W
Fri 26 May 19:03 A word or two on Responsibilities
Tue 23 May 21:38 23 May at Port la Foret 47:53.90N 3:58.50W
Tue 23 May 10:32 22 May: At Port la Foret 47:53.90N 3:58.50W
Tue 23 May 10:31 22 May 47:44.6N 004:19W 47:44.60N 4:19.00W
Tue 23 May 10:30 22 May 48:03N 004:46.1W 48:03.00N 4:46.10W
Sun 21 May 21:10 21 May at Douarnenez 48:05.90N 4:20.00W
Fri 19 May 18:04 19 May: The world beyond Finisterre 48:13.70N 4:29.70W
Thu 18 May 21:11 18 May at L'Aberwrac'h 48:35.90N 4:33.65W
Thu 18 May 21:00 16 May at Brixham (now with photos) 50:24.16N 3:31.32W
Sun 14 May 20:41 Paring down life...
Sun 14 May 10:41 At Yarmouth, Isle of Wight 50:42.30N 1:30.10W
Sat 13 May 09:02 The Start Line beckons... 50:47.50N 1:07.20W
Apr 2017
Fri 28 Apr 20:48 Heading towards the start line...
2016
Jul 2016
Fri 15 Jul 10:27 14 July 56:04.00N 6:10.90W
Fri 15 Jul 10:16 13 July at Iona
Wed 13 Jul 22:33 12 July at Coll and Iona 56:20.40N 6:21.70W
Wed 13 Jul 22:21 11 July at Loch Sunart 56:42.60N 5:46.50W
Wed 13 Jul 21:46 10 July at Loch Drumbuie 56:39.40N 5:55.30W
Wed 13 Jul 21:41 9 July at Tobermory 56:37.40N 6:03.50W
Wed 13 Jul 21:35 8 July at Oban
Wed 13 Jul 21:31 7 July at Oban
Wed 06 Jul 21:02 6 July 2016 at Oban (still)
Wed 06 Jul 20:53 5 July 2016
Jun 2016
Sun 26 Jun 21:32 25 June 2016 56:27.10N 5:25.80W
Sun 26 Jun 21:09 24 June evening 55:58.30N 5:54.00W
Sun 26 Jun 20:53 24 June 2016 55:47.80N 6:02.50W
Wed 22 Jun 21:19 Gigha and Islay 55:38.30N 6:06.30W
Tue 21 Jun 12:24 Escapade's Scottish Adventure