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July 1, 2017
Our apologies to the English speaking people on board and followers of this blog, but this blog will be written in French this time, in order to represent the 5 French Canadians on board on this wonderful trip from London to Quebec. Therefore, here I go for the blog of the first of July, day […]

June 30, 2017
Over half way through the trip and we are making good progress! We have passed the 2000 mile mark and are well on our way to Canada from Iceland. Though making good progress, we have been motoring for this leg of the voyage due to light and fowl winds. Outdoor maintenance has been made easier […]

June 29, 2017
Apologies to our blog followers, we were having too much fun in Pingeyri, Western Iceland to write! We arrived on the evening of 25 June to Pingeyri, a small town of some 200 people. We had to reverse into the small harbour and Captain Richard called for the lead line to ensure that there was […]

June 25, 2017
Yesterday afternoon we arrived in the Western Fjords of Iceland and anchored in an unpronounceable fjord (Veidileysufjordur).  The weather was rather dreary however the calm waters were a welcome break from the high seas and terrific winds of the Icelandic Sea.  Dear old Nellie was positively racing with our watch seeing her speed in excess […]

June 24, 2017
Our watch started at 8am to lunchtime on a very exciting day after an interesting departure from our last port. As soon as we left the port things started to settle down with whale watching, whilst being hurt by nature with the wind and rain being blown straight into our faces. As soon as we […]

June 21, 2017
The first watch manned by After Starboard last night was one of the coldest for us so far. At midnight on the change of watch we tacked ship to make for the island of Grimsey, the northernmost isle of Iceland. We were pleased to go below but it was one of those roly-poly nights when […]

June 19, 2017
Well, that was another exciting day! It seemed to pass quite quickly, I suspect because we had a little sail handling to do, and the coldest temperatures thus far to contend with. Sadly, the plan to find a cosy fjord and drop anchor in for the night was scuppered by the wind which is blowing […]

June 18, 2017
Fair winds gusting up to force 8 has taken us over the 1,000 mile mark.  As we write this we are less than 60 miles from the East Coast of Iceland, and the temperature is dropping! Moving around the boat has been slightly tricky. Special mention must be made of the sterling work done by […]

June 17, 2017
So we are back sailing again following a 2 night stopover in Torshavn, the largest town in the Faroe Islands. We arrived in port on Thursday 15 June following a short excursion between the islands and got some wonderful views on the many waterfalls on the islands. Once in port we did assisted climbs and […]

June 14, 2017
Foreward Starboard Watch Blog 14. 06.17 Day 7 Whilst we remain under sail, the wind dropped last night and Capt Richard decided to start the engines. This kept us going at between 4-6 knots. Our last watch was 8pm-12 midnight yesterday and it was a beautiful evening with a dramatic  sunset. The sky was clear […]

June 13, 2017
Last night’s watch started with the news that we had travelled 500 miles. 500 miles under sail, 500 miles closer to our destination and 500 miles closer to each other. Fortunately during our travels the weather has been wonderful, the worst being a smattering of rain here or there. The wind has stayed consistent and […]

June 11, 2017
On day 4, life on board is beginning to settle into a routine – however the weather around us continues to keep us on our toes. After yet another delicious breakfast, the call for ‘all hands on deck’ was made. Much to the relief of the mess crew, who were swift to set about clearing […]

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