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Sunrises and Sunsets

When you're at sea for weeks, and you see nothing but clouds and water and sky and read an occasional book, you often talk about the climaxes rather than the duldroms, which we happen to be in right now. The wind has all but ceased with a little less than 300 miles left to go … Continue reading Sunrises and Sunsets

Whales and Sails, My Friends, Whales and Sails!

We've had a nice couple of days since I last posted. If you're new here, I'm currently on a sailboat, crossing the Atlantic and our only internet connection is a satellite phone which we have elected to sync every other day. So the last time I connected was 2 days ago. I've had a couple … Continue reading Whales and Sails, My Friends, Whales and Sails!

Moon Shadows, Moon Shadows

In my last blog post I talked about spending too much time looking at your wake or your past. Something else is causing me to look over the back of the boat. It's 11 pm here and I was looking at the huge moon coming up behind us. I'm being followed by a moon shadow. … Continue reading Moon Shadows, Moon Shadows

Battery Check, Position Check, Prose Check!

It appears that the battery problems we’ve been having on Prince Diamond have been solved! Brian had been communicating with a guy in Cabadelo, Brazil, to arrange the purchase of new batteries, since the ones we had seemed to be performing so badly. The guy sent him dimensions of the new batteries and prices and … Continue reading Battery Check, Position Check, Prose Check!

Sailing Towards Brazil from St Helena

The past couple of days we’ve been making consistent headway towards Brazil. The wind has been lacking at times, but for the most part between the asymmetrical spinnaker and the large genoa, we’ve had enough to continue our progress. We are still experiencing battery problems and have continued each evening without AIS or GPS Plotter … Continue reading Sailing Towards Brazil from St Helena