AHOY SHIPMATES...I see land!.....time 1000 UTC Tuesday, Dec 23 2008
14 12 N 60 44 W
Final chapter in the making: about 2 hours
ago we caught our first glimpses of the cliffs/mountains of
For perspective, we never got to see the final 2008 ARC results, but the way it looked on their website the last time we did view it, there could not have been more than 2 or 3 boats out of the 211 boats in the ARC that would have made it to St Lucia from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria in 14 days. For most all of the ARC fleet, the passage was much LONGER AND SLOWER… by a country mile….or something like that. And when Cheryl and I made the ARC crossing in 2004, we were 18.5 days enroute with a crew of 7 on-board that yacht named Inspiration….and on that crossing, over 100 of the participating yachts came in later than we arrived.
We will keep the blog active for the foreseeable
future as we wonder this side of the Atlantic and then head out across the
Pacific through the
A huge THANK YOU to all blog readers who have sent us emails during the passage; receiving your encouragement, gossip, updates and “tales of winter” in some far off lands….have meant a lot to us!!
A final blog entry will be posted after we are settled in Rodney Bay, St Lucia later today…either anchored in the lagoon or tied up at Rodney Bay Marina. Won’t know that until we make it happen once we are there.
DTG 17 nm