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Previous Diary Entries

Date Subject Position
2017
Mar 2017
Sat 11 Mar 10:00 If you want to give God a really good laugh - tell Him wha t your cruising plans are! 17:04.04N 61:53.02W
2015
Jul 2015
Sun 26 Jul 11:48 +++BREAKING NEWS+++WE ARE A DOGFATHER+++BREAKING NEWS+++
Apr 2015
Thu 02 Apr 15:10 Sound Advice From Pet Officer Snoopy
Mar 2015
Wed 11 Mar 15:43 Don’t Mention the “H” Word 18:29.91N 64:24.80W
Tue 10 Mar 16:34 A Close Encounter With A Moving Rock and its Baby
Sun 08 Mar 03:13 If you're still following my blog on Mailasail - try www.Mina2.com
Sun 08 Mar 03:02 Novel Aviator Soils His Trousers
Sat 07 Mar 03:09 The Best Yacht In The World?
Thu 05 Mar 11:24 Position Report - Long Bay, Virgin Gorda 18:29.91N 64:24.80W
Wed 04 Mar 11:23 Position Report - Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda, BVI 18:27.31N 64:26.57W
Mon 02 Mar 14:29 Preparations For the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (aka The DS)
Mon 02 Mar 14:27 A Surfeit of Gin and Chilli
Mon 02 Mar 11:21 Position Report - Sint Maarten 18:02.39N 63:05.62W
Feb 2015
Thu 26 Feb 11:20 Position Report - St Barts 17:53.55N 62:52.20W
Tue 24 Feb 11:19 Position Report - Nevis 17:09.02N 62:37.84W
Sun 22 Feb 02:29 Mr Paul’s Viagra Tree and Other Delights
Sat 21 Feb 14:00 Snoopy & Amundsen – Can You Tell The Difference?
Fri 20 Feb 03:48 Pet Officer Snoopy and the North West Passage – The Full Story
Wed 18 Feb 23:16 A Sickly Crew
Wed 18 Feb 15:32 Gentleman’s Sailing
Wed 18 Feb 13:36 The Passage Plan
Thu 12 Feb 22:21 The Crew Arrive Tired and Emotional
Thu 12 Feb 21:49 The Great Plague
Thu 12 Feb 21:41 I Have a Dream
Mon 09 Feb 11:15 Position Report - Falmouth Harbour, Antigua 17:00.64N 61:46.74W
Sun 08 Feb 11:13 Position Report - Deshaies 16:18.35N 61:47.89W
Sat 07 Feb 11:12 Position Report - Les Saintes 15:52.04N 61:35.18W
Thu 05 Feb 11:06 Position Report - Dominica 15:34.84N 61:27.80W
Wed 04 Feb 11:05 Position Report - Martinique 14:44.28N 61:10.68W
Mon 02 Feb 11:04 Position Report - St Lucia 14:04.67N 60:57.54W
Jan 2015
Sat 31 Jan 11:01 Position Report - Bequia 13:00.18N 61:14.65W
Fri 30 Jan 11:00 Position Report - Carriacou 12:27.32N 61:29.29W
Thu 22 Jan 10:57 Position Report - Grenada Marine 12:01.24N 61:30.77W
2014
Jul 2014
Sat 12 Jul 10:26 Pet Officer Snoopy Runs Away to Sea
Jun 2014
Thu 12 Jun 22:40 Track Suilven on her Great Northern Adventure
Wed 11 Jun 12:01 Ice Again!
May 2014
Mon 19 May 03:28 Cruising Backwards Round The Caribbean
Mar 2014
Thu 27 Mar 10:55 +++ BREAKING NEWS +++
Fri 21 Mar 09:34 Journal of Amazonian cruise now posted to website
Feb 2014
Mon 17 Feb 02:48 Mina2 Sprints Towards a Holiday 17:15.01N 62:39.57W
Mon 10 Feb 21:28 Sorry for the Absence 17:04.44N 61:40.44W
Mon 10 Feb 21:21 Position Report: 9/2/14 Mamora Bay, Antigua 17:00.93N 61:44.13W
Wed 05 Feb 21:10 Position Report: English Harbour, Antigua 17:00.20N 61:45.62W
Tue 04 Feb 21:04 Position Report 4/2/14 Deshaies, Guadaloupe 16:18.45N 61:47.83W
Sun 02 Feb 20:55 Position Report 2/2/14 Les Saintes 15:52.04N 61:35.12W
Sat 01 Feb 20:53 Position report: Prince Rupert Bay, Dominica 15:34.88N 61:27.94W
Sat 01 Feb 01:41 ++STOP PRESS++MINA2 not DISMASTED++STOP PRESS++ 14:44.41N 61:10.68W
Jan 2014
Thu 30 Jan 03:10 Mina2 Continues To Fall Apart 14:04.53N 60:57.56W
Sun 26 Jan 02:15 A Day in the Life of Caribbean Cruisers 14:04.53N 60:57.56W
Fri 24 Jan 11:10 OMG – Have The Gremlins Returned ? 14:04.46N 60:57.02W
Sat 18 Jan 12:39 Tobago Cays 12:37.87N 61:21.39W
Sat 18 Jan 12:15 Position Fix, Clifton, Union Island 12:35.74N 61:24.75W
Sat 18 Jan 12:13 Position Fix, Carriacou 12:27.35N 61:29.25W
Sat 18 Jan 11:41 The Deefer Diving Experience
Sat 18 Jan 11:35 Shame and Embarrassment
Wed 15 Jan 16:28 Mina2 Honoured As a Proper Expedition Vessel
Wed 15 Jan 16:25 Mina2 Back In Her Element
Tue 07 Jan 11:54 Wind taken out of the Skippers Sails
Sat 04 Jan 21:51 Confessions of a Boogie Bum;
Sat 04 Jan 12:31 Reunited with my Beloved
Fri 03 Jan 02:14 Heaven in the Air, but Hell on Earth
Thu 02 Jan 21:22 The Golden Boy embarks on the adventure of a lifetime
2013
May 2013
Sat 11 May 11:36 The Antidote to Mina2Blog Withdrawal Symptoms
Apr 2013
Thu 18 Apr 16:37 Launch of Mina2 website
Fri 12 Apr 15:37 +++ PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT +++ 12:01.41N 61:40.80W
Feb 2013
Thu 14 Feb 14:32 Retrospective of Guyanan Adventure - Final Part 3
Thu 14 Feb 14:29 Retrospective of Guyanan Adventure - Part 2
Thu 14 Feb 14:20 Retrospective on Our Guyanan Adv enture – Part 1
Mon 11 Feb 16:56 Mina2 Teleported Onto a Different Planet 12:00.04N 61:45.63W
Sat 02 Feb 15:41 Mina2 Imprisoned in Commercial Harbour - Blog Resorts To Plagiarism
Jan 2013
Sat 26 Jan 13:17 Position: Port Scarborough, Tobago 11:10.78N 60:44.17W
Sat 26 Jan 13:16 Position: Essequibo River exit 7:04.00N 58:10.00W
Sat 26 Jan 13:15 Position: Baganara Resort, Essequibo River, Guyana 6:20.05N 58:35.53W
Sat 26 Jan 13:14 Position: Hurakabra Resort, Essequibo River, Guyana 6:27.08N 58:37.45W
Sat 26 Jan 13:13 Position: Entrance to Essequibo River entrance 6:57.00N 58:04.00W
Sat 26 Jan 13:12 Position: Exit Paramaribo 6:03.00N 55:14.00W
Sat 26 Jan 13:12 Position: Paramaribo, Suriname 5:49.52N 55:08.79W
Sat 26 Jan 13:10 Position: Entrance to Paramaribo 6:04.00N 55:09.00W
Sat 26 Jan 13:08 Position: Exit from Maroni River, French Guiana 5:52.00N 53:52.00W
Thu 24 Jan 00:48 No blogs for weeks. Are we still alive?
Sat 12 Jan 22:57 New Year’s Eve on the Iles du Sa lut then on to St Laurent du Mar oni
Fri 11 Jan 17:28 A Bit Of A Catch Up
2012
Dec 2012
Mon 24 Dec 15:29 Photos 8 of 8 - Iles du Salut and Kourou
Mon 24 Dec 15:28 Photos 7 of 8 - Iles du Salut, Part 1
Mon 24 Dec 15:28 Photos 6 of 8 - Dos Lencois, Part 3
Mon 24 Dec 15:27 Photos 5 of 8 - Dos Lencois, Part 2
Mon 24 Dec 15:27 Photos - 4 of 8 - Dos Lencois, Part 1
Mon 24 Dec 15:26 Photos 3 of 8 - Fernando de Noronha
Mon 24 Dec 15:26 Photos - 2 of 8 - Morro de Sao Paulo and Salvador
Mon 24 Dec 15:25 Photos - 1 of 8 - Rio de Janeiro
Sun 23 Dec 02:32 Rocket Launch At The End Of The Amazonian Cruise
Sat 22 Dec 17:25 Compulsory Evacuation From Devil ’s Island 5:08.85N 52:38.82W
Tue 18 Dec 18:54 Final Passage To Devil’s Island and a Visit From King Neptune 5:17.08N 52:35.39W
Sat 15 Dec 16:52 Belated Report on Fernando do Noronha
Fri 14 Dec 12:25 Ilha Dos Lencois 1:18.93S 44:52.89W
Fri 14 Dec 12:20 Ilha Dos Lencois 1:18.93S 44:52.89W
Thu 13 Dec 10:38 A Most Welcome Mutiny 1:18.93S 44:52.89W
Sat 08 Dec 23:22 The Iron Skipper Shows Signs of Weakness 1:47.00S 40:52.00W
Thu 06 Dec 18:06 The Ancient Mariner 3:49.98S 32:24.37W
Tue 04 Dec 04:36 Approaching Fernando de Noronha 4:16.50S 32:33.30W
Sat 01 Dec 17:55 What A Difference A Day Makes 9:44.00S 35:17.00W
Nov 2012
Fri 30 Nov 03:56 Crew Mutiny As Cruise Plans Are Shattered 13:03.00S 38:20.00W
Sun 25 Nov 11:51 Enjoying a Shitty Time In Salvador 12:58.67S 38:31.28W
Mon 19 Nov 23:53 Hell in Paradise 13:23.00S 38:56.00W
Sun 18 Nov 13:58 Wind and Barnacles Cause Further Delays 15:32.00S 38:33.00W
Thu 15 Nov 19:12 Abject And Unreserved Apology 18:33.00S 38:57.00W
Thu 15 Nov 11:58 Making Progress But Could Do Better 4/10 19:02.00S 39:12.00W
Tue 13 Nov 22:20 Off - At Last 22:18.00S 40:56.00W
Sat 10 Nov 19:03 Mina2 Amazonian Cruise 2012 22:57.00S 43:06.40W
Sun 04 Nov 07:09 Link to Peter's Antarctic videos
Sep 2012
Sun 30 Sep 09:12 Mina2 Honours Her Heroes at Glittering Awards Ceremony
Apr 2012
Mon 16 Apr 12:02 Safe Arrival 23:06.00S 44:20.00W
Sun 15 Apr 14:34 The Passage From Heaven To The Passage From Hell 27:55.00S 47:32.00W
Sat 14 Apr 01:20 Super-Hero Lawrence Saves The Day 27:55.00S 47:32.00W
Fri 13 Apr 14:16 Tom’s Crew Report
Fri 13 Apr 07:22 Skipper Stands Accused of Neglecting Blogfans 29:18.00S 48:39.00W
Tue 10 Apr 16:50 Able Seadog Snoopy Honoured 34:48.00S 52:46.00W
Sun 08 Apr 20:43 Amputation Crisis on Mina2 34:59.30S 54:57.20W
Wed 04 Apr 14:20 Arrivers and Leavers 34:26.91S 58:30.54W
Mar 2012
Thu 29 Mar 16:19 Salute To A Near Centenarian Granny 36:38.00S 56:35.00W
Wed 28 Mar 20:51 You Can’t Slow A Good Boat Down 39:18.00S 57:53.00W
Tue 27 Mar 20:59 First Signs Of Cabin Fever Sets In 41:50.00S 59:12.00W
Mon 26 Mar 16:49 Skipper Injured In Catastrophic Tea Disaster 44:42.00S 60:28.00W
Mon 26 Mar 03:26 Aliens Spotted in the South Atlantic 46:13.00S 61:04.00W
Sun 25 Mar 01:14 Boisterous Conditions in the South Atlantic
Sat 24 Mar 14:43 Mina2 Heads North Again
Fri 23 Mar 14:44 Blog catch up
Tue 20 Mar 22:53 Tierra del Fuego Flora Pics 2
Tue 20 Mar 22:47 Tierra del Fuego Flora Pics 1
Tue 20 Mar 22:40 Channel Pics 9
Tue 20 Mar 22:22 Channel Pics 8
Mon 19 Mar 03:31 Channel Pics 7
Mon 19 Mar 02:38 Channel pics 6
Mon 19 Mar 01:39 Channel pics 5
Sat 17 Mar 23:11 Channel Pics 4
Sat 17 Mar 21:50 Channel Pics 3
Wed 14 Mar 21:58 Channel Pics 2
Tue 13 Mar 16:02 Channel Pics 1
Mon 12 Mar 14:51 Mina2 Strikes Large Tree 55:04.54S 69:25.82W
Fri 09 Mar 13:44 Skipper Pulls Through – Visit to the Big Apple of Beaver Cities 55:11.15S 69:33.41W
Wed 07 Mar 14:51 Hubble Bubble, Toil & Trouble – Crew Try To Kill Upstairs Skippe r 55:04.41S 69:33.50W
Mon 05 Mar 22:35 The Great Krill Hunt in a Newly Named Caleta 55:03.33S 69:47.64W
Sun 04 Mar 11:58 Caleta WOW!! and The Great Beaver Hunt 55:05.78S 69:48.64W
Sun 04 Mar 02:13 Captain Lawrence Oates Remembered
Sat 03 Mar 13:22 An Isolated Anchorage amongst 1000 Waterfalls and Williwaws 55:07.01S 69:53.30W
Feb 2012
Wed 29 Feb 17:23 The Aftermath of the Dawnbreaker Farewell Celebrations 54:44.04S 69:58.89W
Sun 26 Feb 13:26 Ice Thwarts Glacier Trip – Last Party With Dawnbreaker Set Up
Sat 25 Feb 23:01 NEWSFLASH+++HEATWAVE HITS TDF+++ 54:47.81S 69:37.62W
Thu 23 Feb 00:58 Chilean Fjord Cruise Mk2 Starts With Another Gale 54:51.45S 68:48.86W
Wed 22 Feb 19:51 Change Of Crew in Ushuaia – Snoo py Has a New Friend
Sat 18 Feb 23:32 Chanel Photos 8 (and the last)
Sat 18 Feb 23:17 Channel Photos 7
Sat 18 Feb 22:48 Channel photos 6
Sat 18 Feb 22:33 Channel Photos 5
Sat 18 Feb 20:54 Channel photos 4
Sat 18 Feb 17:10 Channel Photos 3
Sat 18 Feb 16:49 Channel Photos 2
Sat 18 Feb 16:24 Channel photos 1
Fri 17 Feb 01:52 Catching Up With The Blog
Mon 13 Feb 02:24 +++STOP PRESS+++MINA2 IN MAYDAY DRAMA+++STOP PRESS
Sun 12 Feb 02:57 What a Difference a Day Makes 54:56.68S 69:46.11W
Thu 09 Feb 03:07 So THIS is What We Came For 54:47.80S 69:37.77W
Wed 08 Feb 13:30 Slow Wet Windy Progress Down the Channels 54:56.41S 69:09.40W
Mon 06 Feb 13:50 A Pause in the Cruise of the Fjords of Tierra del Fuego 54:51.49S 68:48.90W
Sat 04 Feb 01:29 Cruise of the Fjords of Tierra del Fuego Starts Here 54:51.49S 68:48.90W
Jan 2012
Tue 31 Jan 03:19 The End of the Photos – But Don’ t Go Away
Tue 31 Jan 03:09 Antarctic Photos 13 – The Triump hal Return
Tue 31 Jan 01:56 Antarctic Photos 12 – Miscellane ous 2
Tue 31 Jan 01:14 Antarctic Photos 11 – Miscellane ous 1
Tue 31 Jan 00:42 Antarctic Photos 10 - Penguins
Tue 31 Jan 00:08 Antarctic Photos 9 – Palmer Stat ion
Mon 30 Jan 23:48 Antarctic Photos 8 – Ice In All Its Forms
Mon 30 Jan 23:31 Antarctic Photos 7 – Whales & Se als
Mon 30 Jan 16:22 Antarctic Photos 6 – Port Lockro y
Mon 30 Jan 15:07 Antarctic Photos 5 – Water Boat Point & Paradise Harbour
Mon 30 Jan 14:10 Antarctic Photos 4 – Enterprise Island & Cuverville
Sun 29 Jan 21:31 More photos to follow
Sun 29 Jan 20:36 Antarctic Photos 3 – Deception I sland
Sun 29 Jan 18:32 Antarctic Photos 2 – Birds on Pa ssage and Elsewhere
Sun 29 Jan 18:06 Antarctic Photos – The Start
Sat 28 Jan 22:10 Mina2 Skippers Reunited – Antarc tic Crew Emotional Departure 54:48.80S 68:18.36W
Fri 27 Jan 11:35 Holding blog
Wed 25 Jan 05:26 At Last – The Celebrations 54:56.11S 67:37.16W
Mon 23 Jan 14:25 The Unreachable Star Has been Re ached – and a Burial At Sea 55:16.40S 67:05.00W
Sun 22 Jan 06:21 +++STOP PRESS+++MINA2 SURVIVES CAPE HORN STORM+++ 55:49.37S 67:17.63W
Sat 21 Jan 23:04 Mina2 Weathers The Inevitable Drake Shake 56:25.00S 67:28.00W
Sat 21 Jan 09:40 Drake Crossing Progressing Satisfactorily 58:00.00S 67:46.00W
Fri 20 Jan 16:52 Cold Weather Adaptations – Forgo t some of them 60:05.00S 67:20.00W
Fri 20 Jan 09:42 Approaching the Half Way Point 60:45.50S 66:30.30W
Fri 20 Jan 00:48 (no subject) 61:38.26S 65:58.99W
Wed 18 Jan 10:56 Dramas in the Anchorage and Preparing for the Drake. 64:45.84S 64:04.86W
Wed 18 Jan 00:21 Mina2 Probably Breaks Record 64:45.84S 64:04.86W
Sun 15 Jan 12:25 Caught In The Pack in Antarctica 64:49.43S 63:29.29W
Sat 14 Jan 06:42 Presentation of a Tribute to Lawrence Oates on Behalf of the RCC 64:49.43S 63:29.29W
Fri 13 Jan 13:37 Mina2 Visits Paradise and Then Has an Icy Night 64:49.43S 63:29.29W
Wed 11 Jan 14:55 Visit to the Chilean Base at Water Boat Point 64:49.48S 62:51.35W
Wed 11 Jan 01:19 Crew Blog
Tue 10 Jan 01:47 Mina2 has a Whale Of a Time 64:41.25S 62:37.85W
Mon 09 Jan 04:39 Enterprise island 64:41.25S 62:37.85W
Mon 09 Jan 01:56 Position Report - Blog to follow 64:32.40S 61:59.89W
Fri 06 Jan 21:51 A Day in Deception Island – Hot Baths and Amputations 63:37.40S 61:46.50W
Thu 05 Jan 11:51 Safe Arrival in Deception Island 62:58.92S 60:34.02W
Thu 05 Jan 05:30 Dolly Gets Skua'ed - and First Big Iceberg 62:50.00S 61:43.00W
Wed 04 Jan 18:05 Trade Wind Sailing Without The Flying Fish and Bikinis 61:52.00S 62:53.00W
Tue 03 Jan 20:53 After the Shake 59:50.00S 64:56.00W
Tue 03 Jan 01:01 Shakin’ Drake 57:34.00S 67:38.00W
Mon 02 Jan 09:35 The Great Adventure Begins 54:56.10S 67:37.11W
2011
Dec 2011
Sat 31 Dec 23:11 The Great Adventure - Meet The Crew
Fri 23 Dec 03:05 Master Under God - Not
Mon 19 Dec 02:27 Passage to the Falkland Islands and Stanley (1) (1 of 8)
Mon 19 Dec 02:27 Photos: Stanley (Falkland Islands) (2) (2 of 8)
Mon 19 Dec 02:26 Photos: Goose Green (1) (3 of 8)
Mon 19 Dec 02:26 Photos: Goose Green (2) and Port Stephens (4 of 8)
Mon 19 Dec 02:25 Photos: Port Stephens Wildlife (5 of 8)
Mon 19 Dec 02:23 Photos: New Island (1) (6 of 8)
Mon 19 Dec 02:22 Photos: New Island (2) (7 of 8)
Mon 19 Dec 02:21 Photos: Staten Island and Harberton (8 of 8)
Sun 18 Dec 19:31 Farewell Party for Linda & John
Sat 17 Dec 12:59 Southern Cruise (Part 1) Completed 54:48.82S 68:18.38W
Fri 16 Dec 02:35 Final Destination – Ushuaia – So uthernmost City in the World 54:48.82S 68:18.38W
Wed 14 Dec 11:16 Harberton - Past and Present
Tue 13 Dec 03:01 Mina2 Survives To Sail Another Day 54:52.61S 67:19.54W
Sun 11 Dec 13:28 From Heaven to Hell?
Sun 11 Dec 01:45 Reflections on the Falklands
Sat 10 Dec 11:17 From New Island to Staten Island 54:46.86S 64:24.37W
Wed 07 Dec 14:11 Pics 2 of 2
Wed 07 Dec 14:02 Pics 1 of 2
Wed 07 Dec 13:48 New Island – Nature Reserve and Jumping Off Point 51:43.39S 61:17.93W
Mon 05 Dec 02:43 Mina2 Visits God’s Own Country 52:06.08S 60:49.78W
Thu 01 Dec 20:10 Unexpected Stop Off on Way to Port Stephens 52:07.73S 58:36.72W
Thu 01 Dec 00:40 Delightfully Stormbound in Goose Green 51:49.56S 58:58.27W
Nov 2011
Wed 30 Nov 01:56 Goose Green 51:49.56S 58:58.27W
Tue 29 Nov 01:14 A Moment of Sombre Reflection
Tue 29 Nov 00:18 Reflections on Stanley 51:51.36S 58:54.60W
Mon 28 Nov 01:33 Disaster Strikes as Mina2 Prepares to Leave Stanley
Wed 23 Nov 15:35 Mina2 Survives Storm – Arrives S afely in Stanley, F.I. 51:41.48S 57:51.50W
Tue 22 Nov 18:37 Mina2 arrives safely in Stanley after pummeling 51:41.50S 57:51.40W
Mon 21 Nov 17:41 Storm Force 10 in the South Atlantic 49:33.84S 59:02.33W
Sun 20 Nov 16:12 Position report only 47:06.00S 59:31.00W
Sat 19 Nov 14:53 Snoopy’s Blog
Sat 19 Nov 12:45 Mina2 Falls Apart in Full Gale 44:26.51S 58:43.33W
Fri 18 Nov 12:54 Barreling Along in Half a Gale 42:17.25S 57:31.83W
Thu 17 Nov 11:50 Absent Downstairs Skipper Causes Crew to Starve 39:58.32S 56:55.71W
Wed 16 Nov 10:59 Plans For The Great Southern Adventure 37:59.88S 56:23.90W
Tue 15 Nov 10:35 Bureaucrats Force Mina2 to Cancel Falklands Cruise 35:15.57S 57:03.66W
Jun 2011
Tue 07 Jun 17:22 Tracking Down Saunterer - Capt. Lawrence Oates Yacht
Mar 2011
Tue 15 Mar 13:13 Mina2, Skippers and Clients Imprisoned in Uruguay
Thu 10 Mar 15:08 Antarctic Adventure - Summary, Accolades and Conclusions 34:20.85S 58:30.78W
Mon 07 Mar 08:34 To Be-ard Or Not To Be-ard - That Is The Question
Thu 03 Mar 20:57 Antarctic pics 7 - and that's your lot
Thu 03 Mar 20:24 Antarctic Pics 6 - Miscellaneous
Thu 03 Mar 20:14 Antarctic pics 5 - Scenery
Thu 03 Mar 19:55 Antarctic pics 4 - Whales and seals
Thu 03 Mar 19:35 Antarctic pics 3 - Icebergs
Thu 03 Mar 16:11 Pics 2 - Penguins
Thu 03 Mar 15:49 ... and Now For The Promised Pics. 1
Thu 03 Mar 14:12 Adventure of a Lifetime Ends in Crushing Disappointment
Tue 01 Mar 00:45 Change of Plan - Pelagic Australis Sails to the South Paci fic
Feb 2011
Sun 27 Feb 14:05 Approaching the Horn
Sat 26 Feb 16:26 Back Problem Strikes - Twice
Tue 22 Feb 13:54 Under Siege
Mon 21 Feb 11:39 The Iceberg Graveyard
Sat 19 Feb 11:39 What happened to the Mountains?
Fri 18 Feb 22:54 Pelagic Australis is in Paradise
Thu 17 Feb 11:29 Speechless in Antarctica
Wed 16 Feb 11:31 You Asked For It, Tim - And You Got It
Sun 13 Feb 14:15 A Gale at Last - and a Culinary Cock-Up
Sat 12 Feb 17:29 Furious and Screaming Conditions in Southern Ocean
Fri 11 Feb 15:11 Across Drake's Lake
Thu 10 Feb 20:19 All hands piped on board - ready for the off
Tue 08 Feb 22:15 This is The Not The Mina2 Blog
Sun 06 Feb 18:46 A trip to Riachuelo in Uruguay 34:27.00S 57:43.50W
Jan 2011
Sat 08 Jan 16:57 Enjoying a lazy time in Buenos Aires with Selina and Peter
2010
Dec 2010
Tue 21 Dec 12:17 Mina2 Sails The DS Into Her Home Town - Mission Accomplished 34:36.75S 58:21.75W
Mon 20 Dec 12:09 Mina2 Retires From Bluewater Cruising 34:28.00S 57:51.26W
Tue 14 Dec 03:02 Dramatic Failure - Crew Abandon Ship 34:57.70S 54:57.00W
Sat 11 Dec 21:15 Near Collision with Large Planet 34:57.70S 54:57.00W
Sat 11 Dec 01:15 Close Encounters 32:01.52S 52:06.35W
Fri 10 Dec 13:48 Safe Haven in Rio Grande 32:01.52S 52:06.35W
Wed 08 Dec 06:34 Arrived safely
Tue 07 Dec 19:50 Crew blog
Tue 07 Dec 09:13 +++STOP PRESS+++MINA2 IN RACE AGAINST TIME TO AVOID KILLER STORM+++ 31:00.00S 49:52.30W
Mon 06 Dec 16:24 Drunks Sober Up - Cold Turkey and Fish for Lunch 29:00.00S 48:47.00W
Sun 05 Dec 15:53 Lawrence Is Incredibly Old Today 27:08.69S 48:32.09W
Fri 03 Dec 12:37 Moth Causes Pandemonium 26:14.59S 48:38.47W
Wed 01 Dec 09:12 The Journey South Begins 23:46.21S 45:21.22W
Nov 2010
Sun 28 Nov 16:04 New Crew and Spares Arrive - A Bit of a Disappointment
Thu 25 Nov 02:43 The end of the holiday
Tue 23 Nov 22:23 Cruise Postponed - Crew Fly To Wrong Airport
Sat 20 Nov 12:05 Republic of Ireland and Mina2 in Financial Meltdown as Infrastructure Collapses 23:16.03S 44:37.49W
Mon 15 Nov 10:19 Cold, Wet Days in Paradise
Sat 06 Nov 13:42 Mina2 Restarts Adventure in Perfect Condition - Or So We Thought 23:05.20S 44:14.30W
Apr 2010
Fri 23 Apr 18:33 Now Is The Time To Say Goodbye
Tue 13 Apr 20:55 Final Preparations for Over-Wintering
Thu 08 Apr 02:31 Floods Cause Tragic Mudslides - Many Dead
Wed 07 Apr 01:28 The Downstairs Skipper Deserts Mina2 - Snoopy Dognapped
Mon 05 Apr 17:24 The Night(mare) of The Borrachudos 22:56.95S 44:23.77W
Sun 04 Apr 11:18 Rock and Roll on The Last Night of The Cruise
Sat 03 Apr 21:51 Easter Weekend and the Anchorages Get Clogged
Sat 03 Apr 04:00 Mina2 Finds Southern Winter Home
Mar 2010
Mon 29 Mar 00:32 Over-wintering Plans Scuppered by Silt and Bureaucracy
Sun 28 Mar 01:07 Paradise Re-Found - Phone Signal Lost 23:06.36S 44:12.15W
Fri 26 Mar 16:10 Photos from Brazil
Thu 25 Mar 16:07 Escape from The Marina From Hell 22:58.33S 43:02.85W
Mon 22 Mar 16:05 The Ilhas Cagarras and a Tour of Inland Rio
Sun 21 Mar 11:57 Rio Reveals Her Beauty in the Sunshine
Fri 19 Mar 11:08 A Wet Dream Come True 22:55.16S 43:10.19W
Mon 15 Mar 21:46 A Dream Come True - Mina2 Sails Into Rio de Janeiro 22:55.16S 43:10.19W
Sun 14 Mar 21:33 The Anchorage From Hell 22:59.92S 42:00.48W
Sat 13 Mar 21:28 Búzios - the St Tropez of Brazil 22:44.86S 41:53.02W
Thu 11 Mar 13:45 Escape from Caravelas 20:17.88S 40:17.20W
Thu 11 Mar 13:12 Still Storm-bound in Caravella 17:44.68S 39:15.40W
Sat 06 Mar 01:19 Storm-bound in Caravelas 17:44.68S 39:15.40W
Fri 05 Mar 22:56 Crew sickened by first passage on Mina2 17:57.89S 38:41.19W
Feb 2010
Thu 25 Feb 00:49 Tricky pilotage and idyllic anchorages
Wed 24 Feb 21:12 ...and some more photos
Wed 24 Feb 15:19 Some photos of Brazil 14:16.52S 38:59.58W
Sun 21 Feb 02:13 Sadness as The Real World Tracks Us Down 13:54.85S 38:59.39W
Fri 19 Feb 23:12 Brazil - The Journey South Begins 13:22.92S 38:55.61W
Sun 14 Feb 12:11 Skippers Reunited 13:01.29S 38:45.12W
Thu 11 Feb 01:18 Blogging the Log - Crews Darkest Secretes Revealed
Wed 03 Feb 23:11 Skipper returns to Mina2 - Worst Fears Confirmed
Tue 02 Feb 08:14 Tribute to Hugh Barker - Tim's father
Jan 2010
Sat 02 Jan 07:54 New Year Brazilian Style
2009
Dec 2009
Mon 28 Dec 23:17 Christmas on Mina2 without CapTim - brilliant!
Tue 22 Dec 14:02 We are OUTTA here! woohoo!!!!!
Tue 22 Dec 10:19 Skipper Abandons Crew - Goes Home For Christmas - Mina2 Goes Nowhere
Fri 18 Dec 12:38 Who's Been Reading This? Email Me Please
Tue 15 Dec 23:55 +++NEWSFLASH -MINA2 ARRIVES IN BRAZIL-WINS ALMOST EVERYTHING+++ 12:58.40S 38:30.90W
Tue 15 Dec 15:14 Day 13: The Final Day - And The Race is Back ON!! 12:46.00S 34:55.00W
Tue 15 Dec 12:32 Day 12: The Incredible Shooting Star Show 11:36.00S 34:55.00W
Mon 14 Dec 08:39 Day 11: Rallyists Abandon Non-Race - Mina2 Skipper Disgusted 9:52.00S 33:19.00W
Sat 12 Dec 13:38 Day 10: Starry Starry Night 8:05.00S 31:46.00W
Fri 11 Dec 16:40 Day 9: Cabin Fever Hits Mina2 5:47.20S 30:12.90W
Fri 11 Dec 13:21 Day 8: Position Report 3:06.60S 28:28.20W
Thu 10 Dec 15:06 Guest Blogspot by Peter "Golden Boy" Barker
Thu 10 Dec 12:48 +++NEWSFLASH - ROMANCE BLOSSOMS ON MINA2+++NEWSFLASH
Wed 09 Dec 18:42 Day 7: Mina2 Crosses The Line - Full Story 0:29.70S 27:23.00W
Wed 09 Dec 09:29 Mina2 Crosses The Equator 0:00.01S 27:13.00W
Tue 08 Dec 13:42 Day 6: The Point of No Return 1:29.70N 26:29.00W
Mon 07 Dec 13:20 Day 5: The Doldrums - Get Us Out of Here!! 3:05.40N 25:22.10W
Sun 06 Dec 16:10 Day 4: Killer Fish Caught - Panic Ensues 5:36.60N 25:01.80W
Sun 06 Dec 09:17 Day 3: Too Hot To Type more 8:14.00N 24:56.00W
Sun 06 Dec 00:16 Day 2: Peeping Tom Traumatises Crew 11:14.00N 24:52.00W
Fri 04 Dec 23:00 Day 1: Skipper Beaten up by Crew Member 14:10.00N 25:19.00W
Fri 04 Dec 12:00 .And They're Off!! 16:52.50N 25:06.40W
Fri 04 Dec 05:08 Preparations for the Transatlantic 16:53.14N 24:59.48W
Nov 2009
Sat 28 Nov 22:25 The Cape Verde Islands - Paradise Found 16:53.14N 24:59.48W
Sat 28 Nov 22:24 part 2 of Cape Verde photos
Mon 23 Nov 22:40 The Birds of Senegal
Sat 21 Nov 09:21 Arrival in Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde Islands 16:53.09N 24:59.75W
Fri 20 Nov 12:33 +++NEWS FLASH+++ MINA2 SMASHES SPEED RECORD 15:18.99N 19:56.50W
Thu 19 Nov 13:20 A Lively Passage to Cape Verde 15:18.99N 19:56.50W
Wed 18 Nov 12:24 We Have Water! 14:39.93N 17:25.68W
Tue 17 Nov 17:06 The African Experience - a Nightmare 14:39.93N 17:25.68W
Mon 16 Nov 13:30 Rejoining the rally in Dakar 14:39.93N 17:25.68W
Fri 13 Nov 16:05 The Monkeys and Flamingos go missing 13:56.12N 16:45.59W
Thu 12 Nov 17:36 Re: All Alone in the Sine-Saloum 13:59.77N 16:41.80W
Wed 11 Nov 12:47 The Birds, and Fishing Communities of Senegal 14:00.78N 16:41.90W
Wed 11 Nov 12:44 Entering the Sine-Saloum Delta 13:56.08N 16:45.52W
Thu 05 Nov 15:41 Automatic Notification of Mina2 Blog Updates
Thu 05 Nov 12:34 Senegal – A Culture Shock 14:39.93N 17:25.68W
Wed 04 Nov 18:26 Arrived in Senegal 14:39.93N 17:25.68W
Mon 02 Nov 13:45 A Slap in the Face With a Wet Fish 16:22.13N 18:15.41W
Sun 01 Nov 12:36 Whales Off the Coast of Mauritania 19:19.04N 18:32.52W
Oct 2009
Sat 31 Oct 14:44 +++NEWS FLASH - MINA2 ABANDONS RACE+++ 22:00.84N 17:47.77W
Fri 30 Oct 10:33 A Different Kind of Rally 23:41.18N 15:55.85W
Tue 27 Oct 18:04 Welcome to Africa! 23:41.18N 15:55.85W
Mon 26 Oct 13:01 Happy Birthday Selina!!! 23:49.32N 16:03.75W
Sun 25 Oct 12:16 Frustrations and Excitements 25:01.87N 16:19.67W
Sat 24 Oct 13:44 .and Another Non-Race Starts 28:15.41N 16:15.45W
Fri 23 Oct 10:23 Preparing for the next leg to the Sahara 28:28.00N 16:14.57W
Tue 20 Oct 00:08 Nous sommes arrivé
Sun 18 Oct 12:04 This a Rally - NOT a Race
Sat 17 Oct 12:22 Time to Go 33:03.59N 16:19.33W
Thu 15 Oct 15:24 Mina2 joins the Rallye Des isles du Soleil. Formidable! 33:03.59N 16:19.33W
Mon 12 Oct 23:31 Quinta do Lorde Marina, Madeira 33:03.59N 16:19.33W
Mon 12 Oct 06:49 Land Ahoy! 33:03.59N 16:19.33W
Sun 11 Oct 12:25 In sight of Madeira 33:11.41N 15:40.19W
Sat 10 Oct 11:22 Halfway to Madeira! 34:49.00N 13:15.00W
Fri 09 Oct 11:28 Off at Last! 36:02.00N 10:38.00W
Sep 2009
Wed 23 Sep 09:37 The Mission 37:06.36N 8:40.25W
Wed 23 Sep 08:05 How It All Began 37:06.36N 8:40.25W
Aug 2009
Tue 11 Aug 09:10 Aegean Cruise 2009 (no text) 37:00.00N 8:40.00W
Mon 10 Aug 09:10 Aegean Cruise 2009 (no text) 36:00.00N 5:30.00W
Sun 09 Aug 09:01 Aegean Cruise 2009 (no text) 39:00.00N 1:30.00E
Sat 08 Aug 09:01 Aegean Cruise 2009 (no text) 36:50.00N 10:20.00E
Fri 07 Aug 09:02 Aegean Cruise 2009 (no text) 36:00.00N 14:30.00E
Jun 2009
Sat 06 Jun 09:02 Aegean Cruise 2009 (no text) 35:30.00N 25:00.00E
Fri 05 Jun 09:02 Aegean Cruise 2009 (no text) 36:40.00N 28:20.00E
Thu 04 Jun 08:17 Aegean Cruise 2009 (no text) 39:20.00N 24:00.00E
Wed 03 Jun 08:17 Aegean Cruise 2009 (no text) 39:00.00N 23:00.00E
Tue 02 Jun 08:37 Aegean Cruise 2009 (no text) 37:39.00N 24:30.00E
Mon 01 Jun 08:38 Aegean Cruise 2009 (no text) 38:13.00N 21:00.00E
2008
Jul 2008
Mon 07 Jul 08:38 Adriatic Cruise 2008 (no text) 40:00.00N 19:20.00E
Sun 06 Jul 08:38 Adriatic Cruise 2008 (no text) 41:40.00N 19:30.00E
Sat 05 Jul 08:38 Adriatic Cruise 2008 (no text) 44:00.00N 15:00.00E
Fri 04 Jul 08:39 Adriatic Cruise 2008 (no text) 40:00.00N 18:40.00E
Thu 03 Jul 08:39 Adriatic Cruise 2008 (no text) 37:30.00N 15:30.00E
Wed 02 Jul 07:45 Adriatic Cruise 2008 (no text) 38:30.00N 15:40.00E
Tue 01 Jul 07:20 Adriatic Cruise 2008 (no text) 39:00.00N 9:30.00E
2007
Sep 2007
Mon 10 Sep 06:57 West Mediterranean Cruise 2007 39:17.00N 9:06.00E
Sun 09 Sep 06:56 West Mediterranean Cruise 2007 39:00.00N 9:30.00E
Sat 08 Sep 08:16 West Mediterranean Cruise 2007 41:00.00N 10:00.00E
Fri 07 Sep 08:16 West Mediterranean Cruise 2007 42:00.00N 8:15.00E
Thu 06 Sep 08:17 West Mediterranean Cruise 2007 42:40.00N 8:50.00E
Wed 05 Sep 08:17 West Mediterranean Cruise 2007 40:00.00N 4:20.00E
Tue 04 Sep 08:17 West Mediterranean Cruise 2007 39:00.00N 1:30.00E
Mon 03 Sep 07:45 West Mediterranean Cruise 2007 36:30.00N 2:00.00W
Sun 02 Sep 07:21 West Mediterranean Cruise 2007 36:00.00N 6:00.00W
Sat 01 Sep 07:44 West Mediterranean Cruise 2007 37:00.00N 9:00.00W
2006
Aug 2006
Tue 29 Aug 07:45 Iberian Cruise 2006 43:25.00N 8:23.00W
Fri 04 Aug 07:44 Iberian Cruise 2006 39:00.00N 10:00.00W
Thu 03 Aug 07:43 Iberian Cruise 2006 43:15.00N 9:30.00W
Tue 01 Aug 07:45 Iberian Cruise 2006 50:05.00N 5:05.00W
Jul 2006
Thu 27 Jul 07:30 Baltic Cruise 2005 51:00.00N 1:30.00E
Wed 26 Jul 07:30 Baltic Cruise 2005 54:00.00N 4:00.00E
Tue 25 Jul 07:30 Baltic Cruise 2005 54:10.00N 7:00.00E
Mon 24 Jul 07:30 Baltic Cruise 2005 53:50.00N 9:00.00E
Sun 23 Jul 07:30 Baltic Cruise 2005 54:20.00N 10:11.00E
Sat 22 Jul 07:21 Baltic Cruise 2005 55:30.00N 10:00.00E
Fri 21 Jul 07:20 Baltic Cruise 2005 55:20.00N 16:00.00E
Thu 20 Jul 07:20 Baltic Cruise 2005 57:20.00N 17:00.00E
Wed 19 Jul 07:20 Baltic Cruise 2005 57:50.00N 19:02.00E
Tue 18 Jul 07:18 Baltic Cruise 2005 57:20.00N 21:32.00E
Mon 17 Jul 07:08 Baltic Cruise 2005 58:10.00N 22:30.00E
Sun 16 Jul 07:08 Baltic Cruise 2005 59:00.00N 23:30.00E
Sat 15 Jul 07:08 Baltic Cruise 2005 59:30.00N 24:30.00E
Fri 14 Jul 07:06 Baltic Cruise 2005 60:10.00N 25:00.00E
Thu 13 Jul 07:03 Baltic Cruise 2005 59:50.00N 23:00.00E
Wed 12 Jul 06:59 Baltic Cruise 2005 60:00.00N 20:00.00E
Tue 11 Jul 07:29 Baltic Cruise 2005 58:30.00N 17:00.00E
Mon 10 Jul 07:21 Baltic Cruise 2005 59:00.00N 14:00.00E
Sun 09 Jul 06:56 Baltic Cruise 2005 57:00.00N 10:30.00E
Sat 08 Jul 07:29 Baltic Cruise 2005 56:40.00N 8:00.00E
Fri 07 Jul 10:02 Start of Baltic Cruise 2005 52:30.00N 2:00.00E
Jan 2006
Fri 06 Jan 10:48 Arctic Cruise 2004 60:00.00N 5:00.00E
Thu 05 Jan 10:47 Arctic Cruise 2004 62:00.00N 4:50.00E
Wed 04 Jan 10:38 Arctic Cruise 2004 68:30.00N 15:00.00E
Tue 03 Jan 10:36 Arctic cruise 2004 60:09.00N 1:00.00E
Mon 02 Jan 10:43 Arctic Cruise 2004 52:30.00N 2:00.00E
Sun 01 Jan 10:30 Start of Arctic cruise 10 June 2004 51:30.00N 0:30.00E