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April 29, 2014
Day 11 After having favourable winds, we managed to sail almost the full journey from Punta del Este to our current anchorage here in Sao Francisco do Sul, Brazil. Yesterday at approx. 15.00 local time we dropped our anchor surrounded by tropical rain forest and colourful sea side towns with the occasional dolphin jumping in […]

April 28, 2014
Ahoy there bloggers, just a quick update to say we have now anchored outside of Sao Francisco do Sol. It took roughly 2 hours to get from the sea, up the river to our anchorage. Along the way we passed many vessels on which the crew members looked very interested in our ship. We will […]

April 27, 2014
Bom dia amigos! A local greeting from off the coast of Brazil! This is the fourth consecutive day of sailing and we currently have seven squares and three ‘handkerchiefs’ set. Today, being Sunday, we started the day with a very nice service on the foredeck led by our Scottish 1st Engineer, Alan and with accompaniment […]

April 26, 2014
Day 8 Forward port watch Buenos tardes from Forward Port. We’ve been at sea for five days now so well into the routine of watches, happy hour and of course smoko (tea and cake). We’re about 200 (nautical) miles away from Sau Francisco and sailing nicely. The main course was set earlier this morning which […]

April 25, 2014
Day 7 Today was Claire’s birthday so Dave, the cook, made her a cake with Dulce de leche (almost latin: siesta and dulce de leche) The wind has been very shifty since yesterday that’s why we had to change the sails during the night however we have had speeds up to 7 knots which mean […]

April 24, 2014
A SOUTH ATLANTIC ODYSSEY. A very warm welcome from the Aft Port watch on Day 6 of our South Atlantic voyage from Punta del Este to Rio de Janeiro. This is our second full day at sea and any initial sickness is well behind us and we are starting to pull together(pun intended) well as a ship’s company. […]

April 23, 2014
23/04/14 Buenas tardes a todos! We’re motoring along in bright sunshine, under clear blue skies (34S 51W) having left Punta del Este at 1330 yesterday (Tuesday, 22 April) with a multi-national crew, including a number of Argentinians and Uruguayans. Last night’s watches were rather cold but the stars were spectacular with a wonderful view of the Milky Way and […]

April 21, 2014
Day 3 We joined two days ago, and it was very exciting to come aboard this magnificent ship. We were assigned our bunks by Ronan and we waited until everyone arrived. Yesterday we had the security speech, climbing training and an emergency drill. The groceries also arrived so we all formed a chain and hand-balled everything on-board. We had […]

April 14, 2014
Day 6 Well, the last two days have been interesting. We had to leave our anchorage at Piriapolis as we started dragging our anchor on Saturday morning because the winds had increased faster than expected. We motored out towards sea and set sails as soon as we were clear, heading out towards the ocean. We […]

April 10, 2014
We woke up to a beautiful, sunny morning with not a breath of wind. The last of our voyage crew joined us at breakfast, so breakfast was followed by the briefings and plan 1 for the week (subject to change depending on weather). We were hoping to set off after smoko, but clearance took longer […]

April 9, 2014
It’s the first day of STW27 and the new crew are busy with training, unpacking and getting used to life on board. Although it’s been very windy today the forecast looks more favourable tomorrow and our plan is to leave Punta Del Este around mid-morning. We found out today that Tam our very own Engineer […]

April 7, 2014
This is our second day of maintenance, apart from cleaning the ship up for our next voyage which begins on Wednesday, various jobs have been in progress, sail repairs, wire oiling and rust removing to name but a few. Last night at Moby Dick’s our numbers were low but our spirits high as we toasted […]

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