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Previous Diary Entries

Date Subject Position
2011
Sep 2011
Mon 19 Sep 09:14 Over, but not out
Aug 2011
Mon 22 Aug 18:58 Quite a welcome at Poole Town Quay 50:42.80N 2:01.20W
Fri 19 Aug 12:22 Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand hooooooooooo! 49:58.22N 4:24.57W
Thu 18 Aug 11:57 This is Falmouth Coastguard... 49:12.92N 7:11.20W
Wed 17 Aug 12:28 Of rain, plenty of it, and signs of land. And bread. 48:18.45N 9:07.77W
Tue 16 Aug 09:54 Mouse in the mast 48:01.58N 11:23.94W
Mon 15 Aug 11:55 Woolly weather in the final approaches 46:53.53N 13:31.16W
Sun 14 Aug 11:53 Butting our way through dull grey waters 45:44.54N 16:09.51W
Sat 13 Aug 10:37 Six hundred miles from the Lizard 45:23.02N 18:39.88W
Fri 12 Aug 11:17 Cynthia the sqid strikes mahi... 44:21.48N 21:13.74W
Thu 11 Aug 14:39 The tunny strikes twice... 43:26.26N 23:39.10W
Wed 10 Aug 18:49 Captain's log: supplemental 41:56.99N 24:44.99W
Wed 10 Aug 09:40 Flapping through the night 41:14.20N 24:54.93W
Tue 09 Aug 14:44 Walking a watery tightrope 40:08.74N 26:15.28W
Sun 07 Aug 17:40 Mountaineering through the hydrangea forests of Faial
Sat 06 Aug 12:50 Sten and Rosemarie, Sea Week and Portuguese hip-hop: a busy day 38:32.04N 28:37.52W
Thu 04 Aug 22:01 Cloud bound on Pico
Wed 03 Aug 20:08 Peek o' the volcano? Sadly not yet... 38:32.12N 28:31.89W
Mon 01 Aug 23:58 Hiking through the hydrangeas on Flores
Jul 2011
Sun 31 Jul 19:20 Photos from the Atlantic
Sun 31 Jul 15:26 Land ho! 39:22.75N 31:10.18W
Sat 30 Jul 15:47 Thar she bloooooows... Hard 'a port! 39:12.72N 33:11.58W
Fri 29 Jul 15:55 On a blistering spinnaker reach 39:15.05N 35:04.72W
Thu 28 Jul 17:07 Slow boat to Flores 39:19.62N 37:17.82W
Wed 27 Jul 15:44 First signs of civilisation, steaming up astern 39:15.33N 39:45.38W
Tue 26 Jul 14:19 From fair winds to foul.. and back again 39:19.70N 42:25.04W
Mon 25 Jul 17:24 Neptune unleashes his minions 39:28.04N 44:59.56W
Sun 24 Jul 14:42 The Midatlantic Scrabble Circle 39:18.67N 48:24.44W
Sat 23 Jul 17:29 Eeeeeeeeeeek, splooooosh, pfffffffffffffffffffft... 39:16.48N 51:02.50W
Fri 22 Jul 15:35 Humming along in the sou'westerlies 39:24.18N 55:05.48W
Fri 22 Jul 15:18 Summer Daze of Chris
Thu 21 Jul 15:21 Frolicsome fish fear fry-up 39:32.94N 57:58.47W
Wed 20 Jul 14:38 Of swimming with the tuna and flying a woeful spinnakoo 39:33.36N 60:54.45W
Tue 19 Jul 17:45 Scudding along through turquoise seas 39:42.51N 62:45.18W
Mon 18 Jul 15:18 Life on the crest of a (big) ocean wave 39:49.57N 66:26.96W
Sun 17 Jul 17:45 Atlantic-ho 39:53.75N 69:18.78W
Sat 16 Jul 16:58 Into the Atlantic...
Fri 15 Jul 18:29 Living like a Kennedy for a day in Martha's Vineyard 41:29.43N 71:19.39W
Sun 10 Jul 22:46 Exploring Nantucket - the last of our American islands
Sat 09 Jul 00:34 Whale hunting on passage to Nantucket 41:17.29N 70:05.06W
Fri 08 Jul 00:56 position update 41:27.74N 70:35.75W
Wed 06 Jul 21:45 FOG!
Wed 06 Jul 21:24 Of flies and yah hairdos 41:11.60N 71:34.63W
Mon 04 Jul 03:08 Keeping up with the Gatsbys in East Hampton
Fri 01 Jul 03:11 Alex's birthday in Manhattan 41:02.13N 72:15.15W
Fri 01 Jul 03:11 Position update 40:57.09N 73:25.98W
Jun 2011
Mon 27 Jun 16:52 Statue of Liberty, Manhattan... Hell's Gate 40:49.86N 73:42.88W
Sat 25 Jun 19:10 Neptune's breath and the crustacean's revenge 40:24.98N 74:01.48W
Fri 24 Jun 02:27 Bzzzzzz. Bzzzzzzzzz. Pssssssssshhhhhhhhhh!
Thu 23 Jun 13:17 Photo update
Thu 23 Jun 13:09 Anchored up in Noo Joyesey 38:57.01N 74:53.15W
Thu 23 Jun 13:08 Delaware: third state of our US tour 39:33.07N 75:33.83W
Wed 22 Jun 19:02 Position update 39:31.55N 75:52.24W
Tue 21 Jun 03:57 Pictures from Washington
Mon 20 Jun 04:38 Walking through Washington
Sat 18 Jun 05:33 In Annapolis with Anna 38:58.39N 76:29.44W
Fri 17 Jun 21:40 A blistering sail at last 38:31.02N 76:13.20W
Wed 15 Jun 23:49 Swimming with the crabs in the Venice of the Chesapeake 37:49.73N 75:59.39W
Wed 15 Jun 01:39 Goodbye Graham, hello America 37:42.67N 75:45.43W
Sat 11 Jun 23:26 Sweet home Virginia.. 37:38.24N 76:34.12W
Fri 10 Jun 13:54 Bristling with weaponry 37:18.30N 76:34.28W
Wed 08 Jun 04:04 Safe and sound in the Chesapeake 36:50.62N 76:17.52W
Mon 06 Jun 16:43 It was a Dark And Stormy Night... no, really 35:15.62N 75:18.56W
Sun 05 Jun 15:48 Mission Control, we have Gulf Stream. Repeat... 33:51.82N 76:39.34W
Sat 04 Jun 18:51 The Girl Who Played with Lightning 31:59.32N 77:30.99W
Fri 03 Jun 16:12 Donking north under blue skies, with thoughts tending south 29:56.56N 78:30.87W
Thu 02 Jun 21:00 Leaving the Caribbean behind 28:33.26N 79:08.93W
Wed 01 Jun 19:03 Edging north into the Gulf Stream 26:24.76N 78:39.91W
May 2011
Tue 31 May 16:46 Back at Nassau HQ with Graham 25:04.54N 77:18.68W
Sat 28 May 16:55 Colours of the Bahamas photos
Fri 27 May 23:49 Another one that got away
Fri 27 May 00:29 Wandering around Warderick Wells 24:31.61N 76:47.77W
Thu 26 May 02:44 Outraged of Summer Song: Rain 24:23.12N 76:37.98W
Tue 24 May 12:52 Swimming pigs and slippery fish
Mon 23 May 16:48 Three colours, turquoise, white and green
Mon 23 May 01:37 Snapshots of the Bahamas 24:10.52N 76:26.93W
Sun 22 May 01:38 Sharks, conches and shipmates
Fri 20 May 23:35 A whole day of fishing, but nothing to show for it 24:35.62N 76:48.56W
Fri 20 May 22:43 Position update 24:39.54N 76:48.70W
Wed 18 May 23:24 Over the Yellow Bank when no-one was looking
Mon 16 May 22:00 Going to America
Sat 14 May 18:55 Vegas in the Tropics
Thu 12 May 17:07 America... back on
Thu 12 May 02:27 America or bust... hmmmm, bust please 25:04.54N 77:18.68W
Wed 11 May 14:50 Honeytraps and hairdos
Mon 09 May 14:14 Thoughts on Cuba... from Edmund
Mon 09 May 14:14 Last thoughts on Cuba... from Timo
Mon 09 May 14:14 Photos from Cuba III
Mon 09 May 13:58 Photos from Cuba II
Mon 09 May 12:48 Cuba photos I
Sun 08 May 13:04 Anchored up in the middle of nowhere 25:13.85N 79:08.37W
Wed 04 May 23:19 Pelican ahoy...
Tue 03 May 02:41 Radio silence...
Apr 2011
Fri 29 Apr 17:03 Perfecting socialist society under the eyes of the imperialist hegemon
Fri 29 Apr 13:17 in the heart of Old Havana
Sun 24 Apr 01:24 From Cuba's worst to Cuba's best
Tue 19 Apr 13:16 Like born snorkelers
Sun 17 Apr 13:16 Just like home...
Sat 16 Apr 14:36 In Cuba... but not actually IN Cuba 23:07.87N 81:17.91W
Thu 14 Apr 15:26 Guillermo shoots... and scores! Two-nil to the Cubans 22:42.76N 78:45.43W
Wed 13 Apr 18:22 Please fasten bikini straps as we make our final approach to Cuba... 22:21.00N 77:51.36W
Tue 12 Apr 19:45 Cuba off the port side, as far as the eye can see... 21:42.88N 76:11.01W
Mon 11 Apr 14:00 Unmarked coral, fine on the starboard bow! 20:49.44N 73:34.34W
Sun 10 Apr 17:11 Motoring along under wide, empty skies 20:33.10N 71:32.50W
Sat 09 Apr 11:47 Wallowing off the Dom Rep 20:00.90N 69:24.80W
Fri 08 Apr 19:07 Sailing on past Puerto Rico, where the mahi-mahi leap 19:20.56N 67:54.12W
Thu 07 Apr 00:09 One last day of decadence in the capital-imperialistic BVI 18:26.45N 64:45.55W
Sun 03 Apr 20:50 Not first... but not quite last, either. 18:19.00N 64:38.00W
Sat 02 Apr 23:17 Nanny Cay racing update 18:24.03N 64:18.13W
Mar 2011
Wed 30 Mar 13:42 Reeling them in one by one...
Mon 28 Mar 19:42 The Escapees get ready to race
Sun 27 Mar 04:24 Sliding on to Tortola to meet HMS Benelux 18:25.51N 64:37.01W
Fri 25 Mar 20:08 A giant grown-up's playground
Thu 24 Mar 20:01 Spinnaker, fish and fine weather... all the good things in one day! 18:26.00N 64:27.00W
Wed 23 Mar 20:20 Sint Maarten or St Martin?
Sat 19 Mar 18:22 Rocking and rolling all night long in Saba 17:37.95N 63:15.48W
Thu 17 Mar 00:08 Trifecta of immigration issues 17:25.63N 62:59.38W
Mon 14 Mar 18:50 First foot on Cuban territory 17:16.62N 62:44.86W
Sun 13 Mar 17:03 Arm wrestling with the bureaucrats 17:14.99N 62:39.52W
Fri 11 Mar 22:20 End of Eden 17:08.16N 62:37.90W
Fri 11 Mar 11:26 Photos from Montserrat
Tue 08 Mar 00:49 Of volcanoes, cousins of brothers-in-law and barracuda 16:48.05N 62:12.42W
Thu 03 Mar 23:59 50 miles and a week later... 17:07.10N 61:51.00W
Tue 01 Mar 23:38 The Caribbean returns... 17:08.65N 61:43.72W
Feb 2011
Sun 27 Feb 22:44 Africa, fine on the port bow... 17:04.68N 61:40.35W
Thu 24 Feb 12:45 Chilling in English Harbour
Tue 22 Feb 12:21 HQ arrives in Antigua...
Sun 20 Feb 21:01 Shipshape and awaiting inspection 17:00.18N 61:45.66W
Sat 19 Feb 00:41 A whale past turtle o' clock? 16:18.38N 61:47.86W
Thu 17 Feb 00:05 Goodbye Pointe a Pitre, hello Jacques Cousteau 16:05.33N 61:56.16W
Mon 14 Feb 21:17 The apples of love...
Fri 11 Feb 00:14 Guadeloupe proper, in style 16:13.58N 61:32.04W
Wed 09 Feb 15:43 Bang. Crash. Sploosh. Now, repeat. 15:52.22N 61:35.12W
Sat 05 Feb 21:27 To the Boiling Lake and back
Thu 03 Feb 23:15 Getting down with the Midnight Groovers
Wed 02 Feb 23:05 The most beautiful island yet? 15:15.00N 61:22.00W
Tue 01 Feb 20:43 The croaking of a million frogs 14:44.51N 60:57.45W
Jan 2011
Sat 29 Jan 22:32 Grockles and white sandy bottoms 14:30.11N 60:53.17W
Wed 26 Jan 14:47 Bathing in the cloud forests
Mon 24 Jan 19:21 Grockled up to le max
Sat 22 Jan 23:00 Hitching a lift en francais
Thu 20 Jan 16:51 Slack jawed with yokelish wonder
Tue 18 Jan 18:21 Township rebellion... and nice waterfalls 14:28.20N 60:52.50W
Sun 16 Jan 14:59 Anchored in the shade of a volcano 13:17.61N 61:14.30W
Thu 13 Jan 13:47 Where the frigate birds soar
Mon 10 Jan 22:56 Of squalls and chewy conches 12:38.85N 61:23.42W
Sat 08 Jan 22:52 As far as the eye can see... underwater 12:35.00N 61:23.85W
Fri 07 Jan 16:24 Of lubbers and lobsters 12:35.83N 61:24.85W
Tue 04 Jan 23:23 Fresh pressed recruits
Sun 02 Jan 18:04 And then there were two... but not for long
2010
Dec 2010
Thu 30 Dec 23:34 Of cocoa and volcanoes 12:00.15N 61:43.38W
Tue 28 Dec 18:26 Tabitha finds her sea legs
Sat 25 Dec 11:34 Throw another barracuda steak on the barbie 12:00.00N 61:45.50W
Fri 24 Dec 13:20 On south past the Grenadines 11:58.25N 61:41.65W
Thu 23 Dec 12:26 Bathing in sulphur springs 13:47.02N 61:04.20W
Tue 21 Dec 23:05 Two landmarks in one day 13:51.22N 61:04.03W
Sun 19 Dec 22:39 Sliding in 28th overall
Sat 18 Dec 13:59 Rodney Bay
Sat 18 Dec 13:58 Photos 3
Sat 18 Dec 13:51 Photos 2
Thu 16 Dec 17:22 Photos at last - part 1
Thu 16 Dec 16:45 Day 26 - Rum Punch for breakfast 14:04.53N 60:57.00W
Wed 15 Dec 17:02 Day 25 - Land hoooooooo! 14:15.93N 59:34.60W
Tue 14 Dec 15:24 Day 24 - Of nerves rediscovered and spinnakers 14:12.78N 57:11.19W
Mon 13 Dec 15:48 Day 23 - Wafting along under blue skies 14:12.33N 54:41.55W
Sun 12 Dec 13:50 Day 22 - Derring do on the high seas
Sat 11 Dec 13:30 Day 21 - Things that go whooosh, bang, arggggh in the night 14:10.77N 50:04.06W
Fri 10 Dec 12:38 Day 20 - Some competition at last 14:06.40N 47:26.83W
Thu 09 Dec 14:09 Day 19 - All aboard the briny rollercoaster ride 13:46.63N 45:05.73W
Wed 08 Dec 14:39 Day 18 - White water rafting 13:30.71N 42:23.09W
Tue 07 Dec 12:36 Day 17 - Black, bloody mutiny, sir! 13:12.00N 39:28.00W
Mon 06 Dec 14:15 Day 16 - Reflections from the Blue 13:17.32N 37:30.53W
Sun 05 Dec 16:21 Day 15 - Closer to America than Africa 13:12.78N 35:35.38W
Sat 04 Dec 10:09 Day 14 - What about the rest of the crew? 13:16.42N 32:56.39W
Fri 03 Dec 14:19 Day 13 - spinnaker calms 13:18.24N 31:26.43W
Thu 02 Dec 15:47 Day 12 - of flukes and fins
Wed 01 Dec 12:33 Day 11 - Trades at last! 14:33.62N 27:34.60W
Nov 2010
Tue 30 Nov 11:29 Day 10 - Motoring with the fishes 16:04.03N 26:31.18W
Mon 29 Nov 13:15 Day 9 - Go WEST! 18:18.18N 25:59.13W
Sun 28 Nov 13:01 Day 8 - Wind! Oh, no, my mistake... 17:44.40N 24:19.84W
Sat 27 Nov 12:49 Day 7 - Off with the high horse, on with the donk 18:56.29N 22:44.06W
Fri 26 Nov 16:08 Day 6 - Flukey winds and raw bonito 20:03.29N 21:23.12W
Thu 25 Nov 14:16 Day 5 - Swimming with the dolphins 21:22.26N 19:49.90W
Thu 25 Nov 13:57 Day 4 - Squid and spinnakers 22:36.03N 18:55.38W
Tue 23 Nov 13:29 Day 3 - supplemental
Tue 23 Nov 09:42 Day 3 - Reeling them in (boats not fish) 24:45.70N 17:08.67W
Mon 22 Nov 11:30 Day 2 - approaching Morocco 26:25.69N 15:44.60W
Sun 21 Nov 13:57 Last minute jitters
Sat 20 Nov 10:30 The there were four... and a half
Wed 17 Nov 08:37 Fogbound in London
Tue 16 Nov 10:04 Stepping up a notch
Sun 14 Nov 18:05 Then there were three
Sat 13 Nov 11:17 Surf's up...
Fri 12 Nov 09:51 Safe for sea
Tue 09 Nov 19:52 Three months... and we've made it to the start line 28:06.00N 15:25.00W
Mon 08 Nov 18:17 Man 0 Beast 2 29:57.63N 15:59.18W
Sun 07 Nov 18:37 Back in the saddle 32:07.28N 16:40.27W
Sat 06 Nov 19:44 Of orchids and hasty departures
Fri 05 Nov 10:59 Forty miles and a world of difference... 32:38.75N 16:54.55W
Wed 03 Nov 19:24 And still the winds blow...
Mon 01 Nov 19:10 Tinned peas have neveer been so much fun
Oct 2010
Sun 31 Oct 18:28 Mini break in Porto Santo
Sat 30 Oct 18:15 Photos from Lisboa
Sat 30 Oct 18:08 Photos from before Lisboa
Sat 30 Oct 17:57 Land ho, cap'n! 33:03.72N 16:18.87W
Sat 30 Oct 00:33 Nasty, steep little seas 33:40.88N 15:36.92W
Thu 28 Oct 15:40 Wind at last 35:43.15N 13:42.98W
Wed 27 Oct 21:23 Thar she blows! 36:42.80N 12:16.09W
Tue 26 Oct 19:49 Just me and the Dark Lord 38:01.63N 10:19.04W
Sun 24 Oct 00:21 The lights of Lisbon at last 38:41.49N 9:24.54W
Thu 21 Oct 19:15 Joao, Joao... 39:24.72N 9:30.43W
Wed 20 Oct 20:57 Into a fish! 39:35.02N 9:04.51W
Tue 19 Oct 21:42 Not smiling any more... 40:08.87N 8:51.45W
Tue 19 Oct 09:36 Inching south again 40:39.51N 8:43.99W
Sun 17 Oct 18:24 Pictures from the Rias Bajas
Sun 17 Oct 18:12 Two days in porto
Fri 15 Oct 07:44 Things that go bump in the night... 41:11.12N 8:42.28W
Wed 13 Oct 20:25 Taste of the Caribbean 42:13.29N 8:53.98W
Tue 12 Oct 18:25 Martini sailing at last... 42:29.16N 8:50.59W
Mon 11 Oct 21:17 Martinis on the foredeck... 42:47.18N 9:02.96W
Sun 10 Oct 19:00 Yesterday New Zealand, today Norway 43:08.03N 9:10.15W
Sat 09 Oct 19:29 Peering over the parapet
Fri 08 Oct 18:25 Inching closer to the end of the earth 43:39.20N 8:03.75W
Thu 07 Oct 20:23 More squid
Sun 03 Oct 15:41 Photos!
Sun 03 Oct 15:30 Of squid and DVDs 43:43.00N 7:36.00W
Sep 2010
Thu 30 Sep 08:27 Wind on the nose... again 43:43.00N 7:36.00W
Tue 28 Sep 18:57 Swimming with the crabs... 43:31.79N 7:02.39W
Tue 28 Sep 09:31 Gigantic tuna 43:32.88N 6:32.05W
Tue 28 Sep 09:29 Engine problems in Gijon 43:32.70N 5:39.80W
Fri 24 Sep 09:00 San Vicente de la Barquera 43:23.00N 4:23.52W
Mon 20 Sep 15:33 On the Spanish main 43:25.70N 3:48.41W
Sun 19 Sep 08:55 Something goes splash in the night... 44:48.50N 2:41.00W
Wed 15 Sep 13:38 Catching some Rés 46:14.00N 1:29.70W
Wed 15 Sep 13:28 Position update - Ile d'Yeu 46:43.55N 2:20.40W
Thu 09 Sep 22:45 Sandy bottoms in Noirmoutier 47:00.61N 2:12.88W
Wed 08 Sep 18:07 Across the Maginot line 47:01.50N 2:18.00W
Tue 07 Sep 16:53 30s chic in La Turballe 47:20.75N 2:30.72W
Tue 07 Sep 16:29 What? Houat... 47:22.90N 2:57.65W
Sat 04 Sep 09:52 Three nights in Belle Ile 47:22.16N 3:13.00W
Aug 2010
Tue 24 Aug 09:34 On the beach 47:42.75N 3:21.30W
Tue 24 Aug 09:34 Another world in the Glenans 47:43.55N 3:59.65W
Sun 15 Aug 09:12 Lie in at last 47:50.55N 4:10.45W
Sun 15 Aug 09:11 Position update - 20.00 14/08 47:45.00N 4:08.00W
Sun 15 Aug 09:11 Position update - 18.00 14/08 47:45.00N 4:25.00W
Fri 13 Aug 16:49 Moules au curry 48:16.75N 4:35.75W
Fri 13 Aug 16:48 All nighter 48:34.40N 4:36.15W
Wed 11 Aug 18:55 On our way at last! 50:14.24N 3:33.14W
Mon 09 Aug 22:23 Aiming for the water... and missing
Sun 08 Aug 21:35 Explosion in a sail factory
Sat 07 Aug 22:15 Sanding the hull
Jul 2010
Fri 23 Jul 11:47 Ten more days to go 50:25.40N 3:40.68W