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February 26, 2018
Came off watch at midnight after the winds have calmed and Doris the speaking compass firing off wide apart compass headings causing much frantic helm movements! The next morning we had some yummy breakfast of boiled eggs and sausages which was delicious! Spent a great deal of time trying to catch up on fractured sleep. […]

February 24, 2018
Bye bye Azores! The big blow Darren had feared is going to happen! All the voyage crew were summoned to a meeting and Darren explained that we no longer can go to the Azores due to the weather conditions, instead we have now changed course and are heading to the Canaries. He also reassured us […]

February 24, 2018
Good morning from the North Atlantic Ocean, day seven of our twenty-one day voyage from Cape Verde to the Azores. We had the opportunity to see many different and exciting unusual things last week out on the open ocean. Last night our watch had the midnight to four am shift and although we were tired when […]

February 24, 2018
Good news! We are currently cruising along nicely, with a good breeze off our port quarter – enabling us to gain a speed of roughly 8 knots. The sun is shining, we are full of warm soup and bread and the swell has calmed to a more comfortable height. Bad news! We are heading straight […]

February 22, 2018
A cracking good wind and a cracking good food day! As well as the usual porridge, cereal and toast, French toast and bacon was on the menu. My delicious slant of marmalade with the French toast and bacon was voted as not a good idea, but remained untried by the masses. A Force 7 with up to […]

February 20, 2018
LN942 What a brilliant first day! Currently we are sitting off the islands of Cape Verde, heading in the direction of the island of St Vincente to pick up more supplies for our upcoming 21 day voyage across the North Atlantic. Our first watch yesterday was 12:30 til 16:00, where we set many sails and began learning […]

February 12, 2018
The ship was at anchor off Tarrafal, San Nicolas with 2 anchors out and the Deck Officers undertaking the anchor watches due to the very gusty and unpredictable winds. The day started in a slightly more exciting manner than planned with a 0340 phone call from Second Mate Rowan, who was on anchor watch, reporting that she had […]

February 8, 2018
Wind to Whales AS Following a fantastic day in Mindalo, we were awaken as the engines were turned on at 6am this morning. Although Vinny’s watch were woken up at 5am to help with unmooring the ship. As we headed off towards St. Nicolau, we had an amazing motor sail experiencing; winds in excess of 40 knots, and […]

February 7, 2018
LN941 We eventually all arrived on the ship berthed in the island of Sal, after long flights from Manchester, Gatwick and people changing in Lisbon! On the 5th after all checks and training in the morning, we finally departed mid- afternoon to head towards Mindelo on St. Vincente. When we left we were straight into a moderate […]

February 2, 2018
LN940 We left Fogo yesterday with the usual strong NE winds and headed towards the island of Santiago. We were sheltered somewhat making our way north, along the western side of the island. At midnight we had to brace the yards and alter course along the top coast of the island heading east, out of the shelter and […]

February 1, 2018
Weds 31st January, Day 7 There was an early start and after breakfast and completing the official forms, we crossed the channel to Sao Filipe on Fogo Island. The wind acceleration zone between the islands gave us gusts well into the high-forties at times. Having got a berth, all the voyage crew set off in 3 minibuses […]

January 30, 2018
LN940 Monday afternoon saw us on passage from Sao Vicente to Brava with a NE force 5-6 wind and moderate sea. We anchored just before breakfast in a delightful bay to the southwest of the island. Steep green cliffs which continued deep into the water, which meant putting out both the port and starboard anchors, […]

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