There have been a few times over the past week where I've said to myself, "I'm never going sailing again!" I know, not what you'd typically hear from my thoughts on sailing. I've been sick over the past 3 years while sailing, but I've never experienced Dingue Fever and sailing before and it is a … Continue reading Update from the Infirmary
I spent the last week in Brazil. The original spot we were headed for was Cabadelo, which is at the mouth of a large river that goes inland quite a ways. Where we ended up staying was actually a town called Jacare, and we stayed at the Jacare Marina Village. It was a nice marina … Continue reading Jacare, Brazil, A Great Place to Visit
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
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!
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
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!
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
We ran into Jamestown today to get checked out and do our last minute internet and shopping. This is somewhere I would like to return to some day. St Helena’s people are so nice and friendly. Everybody we passed asked us if we were “alright” and seemed genuinely interested in us being there and having … Continue reading Sailing from St Helena to Brazil
I can honestly say this morning that I'm tired of sailing on this passage. It's been a nice passage for the most part, but the past couple of days the constant back and forth of the boat has started to wear on me. The wind has been consistently behind us almost the entire trip and … Continue reading Sailing from Namibia to St Helena, March 10th
March 7th, 2019 We are still making headway toward St Helena. We are now currently under 600 miles to our destination. The past 24 hours we ran under motor, trying to get the batteries recharged sufficiently after depleting them to 50% yesterday. The hope was that depleting and recharging them would make a change in … Continue reading Sailing from Namibia to St Helena, Power, Sailing, and Shakespeare!
Finally the day has come when we will be heading west across the Atlantic!
A Day in Luderitz, Namibia's First Port.