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Previous Diary Entries

Date Subject Position
2014
Jun 2014
Thu 19 Jun 07:23 Position: Hydra, Greece 37:19.76N 23:27.92E
Mon 16 Jun 07:25 Position: Navplion, Greece 37:34.59N 22:48.40E
Mon 09 Jun 07:24 Position: Spetses, Greece 37:16.62N 23:06.35E
Mon 02 Jun 07:22 Position: Poros, Greece 37:30.11N 23:27.29E
May 2014
Thu 29 May 14:32 Position: Marina Zea, Athens 37:55.94N 23:38.81E
Wed 28 May 14:31 Position: Kythnos 37:26.38N 24:25.96E
Sat 24 May 14:29 Position: Tinos 37:32.22N 25:09.69E
Thu 22 May 14:24 Position: Mykonos. 37:25.15N 25:19.40E
Wed 21 May 14:23 Position: Paros 37:05.64N 25:08.45E
Tue 20 May 14:21 Position: Milos 36:43.43N 24:26.82E
Mon 19 May 14:20 Position: Sarakiniko Bay 36:28.37N 22:58.11E
Sat 17 May 14:09 Position: Pilos, Greece. 36:53.35N 21:36.41E
Thu 15 May 23:01 My Father 36:13.40N 18:34.16E
2013
Oct 2013
Tue 22 Oct 14:08 Position: Manoel Island, Malta. 35:54.22N 14:30.85E
Sat 12 Oct 16:05 Position: Zakinthos 37:47.06N 20:54.10E
Thu 10 Oct 14:04 Position: Lefkas 39:14.28N 20:07.96E
Wed 02 Oct 09:39 Biscay Bertie's Favourite Charity
Sep 2013
Fri 20 Sep 08:56 Biscay Berties' Birthday Message
Fri 20 Sep 08:55 Bertie's Blog: It's a dogs life....
Mon 16 Sep 15:18 At last something to write home about..... 39:13.62N 20:09.75E
Thu 05 Sep 13:38 Position: Paxos, Greece 39:09.25N 20:14.25E
Wed 04 Sep 07:36 Position: Levkas, Greece 38:32.86N 20:27.32E
Mon 02 Sep 14:35 Position: Marminisi, sicily 36:44.02N 15:07.21E
Jul 2013
Thu 11 Jul 15:19 Position: Valletta, Malta 35:53.54N 14:29.49E
Tue 09 Jul 05:15 Position: Straits of Messina 38:15.34N 15:37.98E
Tue 09 Jul 01:15 Position: Strombolli, Italy 38:45.48N 15:06.40E
Thu 04 Jul 11:15 Position: Capri, Italy 40:32.15N 14:14.62E
Jun 2013
Sat 29 Jun 11:15 Position: Naples, Italy 40:43.02N 14:28.48E
Thu 27 Jun 14:39 Position: Ponza, Italy 40:54.34N 12:57.97E
Thu 20 Jun 15:00 Position: Bonifacio, Corsica 41:23.31N 9:09.66E
Sat 01 Jun 17:58 Position: Palma 39:28.37N 2:31.42E
May 2013
Tue 28 May 17:00 Position: Ibiza 38:54.82N 1:27.64E
Tue 28 May 12:49 Long awaited catch up from UHURU 38:49.95N 0:53.43E
Fri 24 May 09:02 Position: Gibraltar 36:04.25N 5:24.25W
Wed 22 May 15:27 Position: Puerto Banus 36:28.37N 4:52.91W
Sat 18 May 15:26 Position: Gibraltar 36:04.31N 5:24.25W
Wed 15 May 16:25 Position:Vilamoura 37:01.50N 8:22.01W
Wed 15 May 11:00 Position: Cabo St Vincent 37:01.58N 9:04.38W
Thu 09 May 14:48 Vasco da Bertie 38:41.60N 9:24.88W
Wed 08 May 13:00 Position: Cascais, Lisbon 38:41.60N 9:24.88W
Fri 03 May 12:45 Position: Porto 41:12.95N 8:48.61W
Thu 02 May 14:30 Position: Vigo 42:08.21N 8:49.48W
Wed 01 May 13:00 Position: Off Cape Finisterre 43:11.33N 9:21.21W
Apr 2013
Thu 25 Apr 08:00 Bay of Biscay... What's all that about. 43:22.07N 8:23.12W
Wed 24 Apr 08:58 24 hours and holding.... 45:41.04N 6:52.91W
Sat 20 Apr 12:30 Position Report: Camaret 48:16.81N 4:35.31W
Sat 20 Apr 08:30 Position Report: Channel du Four 48:32.43N 4:48.34W
Sat 06 Apr 11:07 For once they didn't exaggerate. 49:30.15N 2:30.30W
Fri 05 Apr 15:49 Bertie's Blog, a story from a young Sea Dog. 49:30.15N 2:30.30W
Mar 2013
Tue 26 Mar 17:13 Position Fix: Beaucette Marina, Guernsey 49:30.15N 2:30.30W
Sat 02 Mar 12:10 Bye Bye Ladycross 50:49.20N 1:31.25W
2011
Jun 2011
Sun 12 Jun 10:44 Fantastic Homecoming, Flotilla welcomes UHURU. 50:44.31N 1:30.55W
Thu 09 Jun 10:26 Honour Guard join for the 'Home Run' 50:21.09N 3:34.30W
Sat 04 Jun 10:37 Courage beyond limits 49:11.75N 9:22.80W
Thu 02 Jun 21:26 Position: Just 500nm to go! 47:29.44N 15:16.09W
Wed 01 Jun 09:29 Position: 500nm North of the Azores 44:36.09N 20:22.68W
May 2011
Tue 24 May 13:26 Position: Azores 38:31.87N 28:37.53W
Wed 18 May 13:08 Position: Very Middle of the Atlantic 24:02.45N 39:35.97W
Mon 16 May 12:57 Blessed with a perfect wind 17:38.30N 40:11.90W
Fri 13 May 12:56 Position: Atlantic Ocean 8:00.69N 39:57.06W
Wed 11 May 12:57 Northern Hemisphere... At last. 0:00.00N 38:18.00W
Tue 10 May 00:46 Captain Stupid.... Dah! 2:21.76S 38:07.30W
Tue 03 May 16:55 Position: Rounding the Sticky out bit. 4:56.32S 35:16.74W
Mon 02 May 21:06 Position: Approaching the sticky out bit. 7:41.44S 34:27.02W
Sun 01 May 13:39 Position: Off Brazilian Coast 11:47.80S 35:57.92W
Apr 2011
Tue 26 Apr 12:18 Position: Buzios 22:44.85S 41:53.06W
Fri 22 Apr 16:24 By way of Explanation 28:54.26S 48:11.51W
Sun 17 Apr 09:25 UHURU heads home...... 34:58.08S 55:00.32W
Fri 08 Apr 10:45 Heading North AGAIN!
Sat 02 Apr 16:45 Rumours that UHURU has been lost at sea have been greatly exaggerated! 51:52.05S 57:49.98W
Fri 01 Apr 16:43 Position: Heave too for Second Night 52:32.29S 61:37.71W
Mar 2011
Thu 31 Mar 16:43 Position: Heave too for the First Night. Hit by big wave and took on water. 52:19.24S 64:01.67W
Wed 30 Mar 16:43 Position: Estrecho De Le Maire 54:46.88S 64:56.71W
Tue 29 Mar 18:44 Heading North. 54:54.73S 67:18.39W
Fri 25 Mar 17:45 Position: Ushuaia 54:48.81S 68:18.37W
Mon 21 Mar 17:17 Beanie Rides Again.
Wed 16 Mar 18:07 Guest Blog: Beans of Patagonia 54:32.70S 71:54.55W
Sat 12 Mar 13:22 Not even a ripple.... 53:41.29S 71:59.87W
Fri 11 Mar 15:55 Tsunami
Thu 10 Mar 15:08 Holed up in Patagonia 53:03.85S 73:47.95W
Thu 10 Mar 15:07 Position: Caleta Columbine 51:53.35S 73:42.15W
Sat 05 Mar 13:58 More of the same... But with Canapés. 51:49.36S 73:45.55W
Feb 2011
Thu 24 Feb 15:09 In between.....
Wed 23 Feb 12:10 Position: Puerto Natales 51:50.09S 72:35.83W
Sun 20 Feb 18:44 The Straits of Magellan 52:09.60S 73:35.55W
Mon 14 Feb 15:58 The Navigator 53:57.05S 71:36.07W
Sat 12 Feb 10:32 Position: Caleta Parmelia, Chilean Channels 54:18.19S 71:51.25W
Sun 06 Feb 22:06 Trapped in a Boys Own Adventure 54:51.55S 68:49.00W
Fri 04 Feb 17:20 "We 'ave ways of making you talk" 54:49.06S 68:16.86W
Jan 2011
Mon 24 Jan 12:21 The Horn 54:55.89S 67:36.73W
Fri 21 Jan 12:29 Telegram to the London Times 56:00.00S 67:17.05W
Wed 19 Jan 19:41 At work, rest and play 61:17.58S 65:33.70W
Tue 18 Jan 18:46 A Prudent call.... 64:33.52S 64:38.21W
Tue 18 Jan 08:00 Position: Port Scharcott 65:04.99S 64:00.06W
Tue 18 Jan 01:03 Guest Blog from Brother Mike: Pico Luigi
Mon 17 Jan 15:24 'Base A': Port Lockroy
Mon 17 Jan 02:25 So how was your weekend?......
Sun 16 Jan 00:23 +++++Breaking News+++++ 64:49.00S 63:29.00W
Fri 14 Jan 17:36 Enterprise Island 64:32.40S 61:59.91W
Wed 12 Jan 16:22 Running out of Superlatives.... 64:02.98S 60:59.95W
Mon 10 Jan 19:25 Position: Deception Island 62:58.83S 60:33.90W
Sun 09 Jan 11:58 Antarctica!! 63:05.47S 61:00.94W
Fri 07 Jan 19:23 Becalmed in the Southern Ocean... 58:13.41S 60:22.18W
Thu 06 Jan 09:25 The Perfect start 54:31.53S 58:33.51W
Wed 05 Jan 10:44 We're off...
Tue 04 Jan 20:46 Life on Mars....
2010
Dec 2010
Sat 25 Dec 13:53 Happy Christmas from UHURU
Thu 23 Dec 14:04 Confessions of a Whale Basher.....
Mon 20 Dec 14:53 We have arrived........... 51:41.57S 57:49.19W
Sat 18 Dec 13:58 Supplementary to "All those worrying Mums..."
Sat 18 Dec 13:37 For all those worrying Mums.... 46:13.85S 56:23.88W
Wed 15 Dec 20:58 Whales, seals, and birds... 38:04.57S 54:54.54W
Sat 11 Dec 19:46 Anchor watch tied up in a marina? 34:57.68S 54:57.04W
Tue 07 Dec 19:23 Position: Punte del Este, Uruguay. 34:57.68S 54:57.04W
Sat 04 Dec 17:51 That South Atlantic feeling.. 31:35.35S 49:44.54W
Thu 02 Dec 01:11 Pirates....or just innocent fishermen? 24:21.62S 44:59.83W
Wed 01 Dec 01:11 Position: Ihia Grande 23:12.59S 44:19.79W
Nov 2010
Fri 26 Nov 18:52 Buzios excels, but Rio disappoints. 22:55.16S 43:10.19W
Fri 26 Nov 16:43 Family time.... 22:45.84S 41:54.30W
Mon 15 Nov 18:37 Guest Blog from the lovely Beans 17:44.07S 38:32.32W
Sat 06 Nov 17:50 Position: Salvador 12:58.68S 38:31.28W
Wed 03 Nov 21:33 Position: Still off the Brazilian Coast 9:51.36S 35:15.26W
Tue 02 Nov 13:28 Position: Brazilian Coast 6:26.62S 34:18.52W
Mon 01 Nov 10:28 Position: Natal 5:45.75S 35:12.29W
Oct 2010
Sun 31 Oct 05:40 The 'Rocky' Moment 4:55.06S 35:08.93W
Sun 31 Oct 05:15 Position: 'The Corner' 4:51.29S 35:11.26W
Sat 30 Oct 15:51 Slugging it out.... 4:46.67S 36:15.32W
Tue 26 Oct 20:17 Position: Fortaleza, Brazil 3:43.17S 38:31.73W
Sun 24 Oct 13:58 Neptune's Kingdom 0:00.00N 42:29.03W
Fri 22 Oct 14:32 Guest Blog from Botty! 2:18.67N 46:01.90W
Fri 22 Oct 09:45 Position: Off the Amazon Basin 2:27.15N 46:27.47W
Wed 20 Oct 18:26 Position: Off Brazil 4:02.57N 49:47.56W
Sun 17 Oct 12:04 Morning Chorus
Fri 15 Oct 18:51 Position: Cayenne 4:50.96N 52:17.14W
Tue 12 Oct 19:04 Position: Devils Island 5:17.05N 52:35.41W
Sun 10 Oct 10:49 Position: 8:26.73N 55:56.28W
Sat 09 Oct 00:34 To Bartica and back 6:24.35N 58:37.03W
Wed 06 Oct 11:29 The Chief Engineer 6:50.00N 58:27.70W
Tue 05 Oct 15:11 Position: Off Guyana 9:14.87N 58:00.02W
Mon 04 Oct 15:09 Position: 9:03.47N 59:25.20W
Sun 03 Oct 15:07 Position: Off Venezuela 11:07.17N 58:57.27W
Sat 02 Oct 15:06 Position: East of Grenada 11:53.21N 60:24.72W
Fri 01 Oct 20:41 Hey ho and away we go!!!!!! 11:57.21N 61:32.93W
Sep 2010
Thu 23 Sep 21:58 She Floats!!!
Fri 17 Sep 12:56 A Summer revisited and a Winter anticipated!
May 2010
Sat 01 May 15:43 School holidays are over........ 12:00.50N 61:44.20W
Mar 2010
Wed 24 Mar 19:38 The big catch up!! Cuba to Jamaica to Bonaire to the Eastern Caribbean.
Sun 21 Mar 14:17 Midshipman Sean & The Princess Emma earn their sea legs.
Thu 11 Mar 22:12 Thoughts and impressions from Cuba
Thu 11 Mar 22:00 Backpacking in Trinidad de Cuba
Thu 11 Mar 17:05 The UHURU Christmas Special...... Delivered in March.
Fri 05 Mar 19:50 Its a Small, Small World, and sometimes shit happens..... 15:51.80N 61:36.05W
Wed 03 Mar 23:26 Tuna drought over at last!
Feb 2010
Sun 28 Feb 15:14 Where have all the Blogs gone?
Jan 2010
Sat 30 Jan 14:45 Position: Marigot Bay, St Lucia 13:57.96N 61:01.48W
Sun 24 Jan 15:00 Position: Bequia, WI 13:00.45N 61:14.65W
Thu 21 Jan 14:53 Position: La Blanquilla, Venezula 11:50.47N 64:39.04W
Sun 10 Jan 02:35 Position: Bonaire 12:09.82N 68:17.08W
Fri 08 Jan 17:34 Position: Port Antonio, Jamaica 18:11.17N 76:27.03W
2009
Dec 2009
Tue 29 Dec 20:03 Position: Cienfuegos, Cuba 22:07.52N 80:27.17W
Tue 29 Dec 20:02 Position: Maria de Gorda. Christmas Day 21:49.64N 84:30.19W
Tue 29 Dec 20:01 Position:Yucatan Channel 21:50.11N 84:58.21W
Sat 12 Dec 09:52 Position: Marina Hemingway, Havana, Cuba 23:05.30N 82:29.90W
Tue 08 Dec 15:51 Position: Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas 24:37.51N 82:52.33W
Sun 06 Dec 15:50 Position: Keywest, Florida. 24:34.29N 81:48.12W
Nov 2009
Thu 19 Nov 19:05 Leg Five Finishes with a whimper....... 26:06.14N 80:07.03W
Mon 16 Nov 18:43 An Awesome Day...
Sat 14 Nov 13:30 Position: Cape Canaveral 28:22.99N 80:25.20W
Sat 14 Nov 11:47 Friday the 13th - Oh! What a perfect day 29:07.56N 80:34.21W
Fri 13 Nov 18:07 "Atlantic Assault" 31:31.23N 80:51.47W
Wed 11 Nov 17:04 Hurricane Ida keeps Savannah Bars busy.
Sat 07 Nov 14:09 Position: Savannah, Georgia. 32:04.91N 81:05.46W
Wed 04 Nov 07:39 Position: Charleston, South Carolina 32:47.19N 79:54.63W
Wed 04 Nov 07:38 The 'Cassoulet of Death' 33:38.71N 77:44.09W
Tue 03 Nov 19:16 Position: Cape Hatteras 35:09.07N 75:16.70W
Oct 2009
Tue 27 Oct 19:08 Position: Chesapeake City 39:31.78N 75:48.77W
Tue 27 Oct 12:07 Position: Delaware - Chesapeake Canal 39:30.56N 75:33.11W
Tue 27 Oct 09:55 Position: Cape May, New Jersey 38:57.61N 74:52.00W
Mon 26 Oct 15:55 Position: Atlantic City 39:10.85N 74:22.53W
Thu 15 Oct 20:50 Position: North Cove Marina, Manhattan, NY. 40:42.76N 74:01.08W
Wed 14 Oct 20:03 UHURU sails up the East River, NY.
Tue 13 Oct 20:49 Position: Stamford, Connecticut 41:01.96N 73:32.50W
Tue 13 Oct 10:22 Have I been dropped from the blog? 39:03.38N 75:10.72W
Mon 12 Oct 20:47 Position: Port Jefferson, Long Island 40:57.08N 73:04.31W
Sat 10 Oct 20:44 Position: Sag Harbour, Long Island 41:00.50N 72:17.61W
Fri 09 Oct 20:43 Position: Block Island 41:11.48N 71:35.90W
Tue 06 Oct 20:37 Position: Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard 41:21.60N 70:31.16W
Mon 05 Oct 16:36 Position: Tarpaulin Cove 41:28.29N 70:46.35W
Aug 2009
Fri 21 Aug 10:36 Hurricane Bill, or Just when you thought it was safe..........
May 2009
Mon 11 May 18:21 Newport, Rhode Island 41:29.45N 71:19.40W
Sun 10 May 11:58 The last 36 hours......... 39:14.39N 70:48.64W
Fri 08 May 00:17 Good Morning Sports Fans.... 32:58.04N 65:41.00W
Sun 03 May 15:35 Stuck in Bermuda.... Tough duty! 32:10.98N 64:33.85W
Sat 02 May 19:23 Sh*t happens in the Bermuda Triangle!!! 32:10.98N 64:33.85W
Apr 2009
Sun 26 Apr 16:33 Heading North 19:54.05N 62:13.37W
Thu 23 Apr 13:24 Quote of the week from Richard Littlejohn
Wed 22 Apr 19:25 Norman No Mates 17:00.50N 61:45.84W
Sat 18 Apr 18:38 The Sugar Scoop Girls 17:00.50N 61:45.84W
Mar 2009
Sat 21 Mar 16:02 Position: Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua. 17:00.50N 61:45.84W
Thu 12 Mar 16:42 Steep Learning Curve.........and lessons learned. 18:25.20N 64:31.49W
Feb 2009
Mon 09 Feb 16:21 Position: British Virgin Islands 18:25.20N 64:31.49W
2008
Dec 2008
Mon 22 Dec 13:59 No sparkling Trophies... But Job done.
Wed 10 Dec 04:33 We're here!!!!!!!! 14:04.40N 60:57.49W
Tue 09 Dec 19:53 Frustrating, frustrating, and bloody frustrating!!! 14:04.58N 59:15.16W
Mon 08 Dec 18:53 A day in the life of the Dinghy Boys 14:23.00N 57:08.00W
Sun 07 Dec 19:52 There she blows... The NE Trades at last!! 14:30.00N 53:42.00W
Fri 05 Dec 11:52 The Tortoise and the hare(s) 14:13.50N 47:10.50W
Thu 04 Dec 11:52 Guest Blog from Peter, the boats stowaway. 13:51.00N 43:52.08W
Wed 03 Dec 19:51 A guest Blog from the two Buddha¹s 13:55.00N 40:39.00W
Wed 03 Dec 11:51 Caption Competition Winners 13:55.00N 40:05.29W
Tue 02 Dec 17:51 Major Milestones and catch up. 14:36.10N 36:51.60W
Mon 01 Dec 19:50 UHURU Caption Competition 15:31.02N 32:03.00W
Mon 01 Dec 12:00 The Race is on...... 15:47.23N 31:07.08W
Nov 2008
Sat 29 Nov 11:50 Busy, busy, busy on UHURU 16:46.20N 28:18.42W
Fri 28 Nov 11:50 At work, rest and play..... 18:32.59N 25:28.32W
Thu 27 Nov 12:00 Definitely NOT another day at the office 19:39.97N 21:15.72W
Tue 25 Nov 16:30 Whale of a day... Or close encounters. 23:27.80N 18:46.10W
Tue 25 Nov 05:30 Midnight to 4am Watch.. The other side of sailing. 23:31.58N 18:29.15W
Sun 23 Nov 13:00 The Start 28:06.53N 15:24.06W
Sat 22 Nov 11:48 We're ready....... At last! 28:07.19N 15:24.53W
Wed 12 Nov 14:31 We start to head west! Bob Marley here we come. 29:13.12N 13:30.16W
Thu 06 Nov 11:47 We leave European waters and head into an exotic World 31:30.30N 9:46.27W
Sat 01 Nov 11:47 He's back............... 36:07.51N 5:22.57W
Oct 2008
Sun 05 Oct 14:25 Position: Palma 39:28.42N 2:38.41E
Sep 2008
Wed 10 Sep 11:46 Ibiza... Party, Party. 38:56.51N 1:15.43E
Sat 06 Sep 11:46 History lessons and a very patriotic time in Gibraltar. 36:14.56N 6:39.59W
Fri 05 Sep 04:00 Position: Cape St Vincent 36:54.15N 9:12.21W
Wed 03 Sep 11:45 Lessons learned and records set in the Bay of Biscay 43:24.41N 9:19.13W
Aug 2008
Sat 30 Aug 11:41 To Blog or Not to Blog...... 46:22.47N 4:42.26W
Mon 18 Aug 14:17 Position: Quiberon 47:29.21N 3:06.32W
Fri 15 Aug 20:30 Position: Ushant 48:25.48N 4:49.98W
Thu 14 Aug 18:30 Position: Brixham 50:23.80N 3:08.70W
Sat 09 Aug 10:00 Position: Lymington 50:42.90N 1:32.40W