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New York City – it’s been fun!

Since making the decision to travel the Great Loop we’ve had more to think about than, say, an ocean passage. Crossing an ocean requires pre-work on the boat to ensure it’s seaworthiness and taking time to understand the weather that … Continue reading

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New York City – Out’n’about

To end our busy first week in NYC, and get the most value from our expiring Metro ticket, we went further afield to the burroughs of Harlem and Brooklyn. Rather than take the subway from 79th to 135th, we decided … Continue reading

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Passage to USA – Arrival

The sky remained overcast for the remainder of the passage. Seas were boisterous as the ocean depth decreased from 1000m to around 70m. Waves broke easily around us and Blue Heeler broached now and again, but all was fine in … Continue reading

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Passage to USA – Day 5

Day 5: Wednesday 3rd┬áJune 2015 DTG: 190nm All day Blue Heeler was sailing close reached and carving through the beamy seas in 20+knot winds. It’s not entirely comfortable but with a positive current we’re making steady progress. The cloud is … Continue reading

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Passage to USA – days 3 & 4

Day 3: Monday 1st June 2015 DTG: 420nm ETA: Friday 5th June As ever, the northerly current we were expecting did not materialise. Our tracking shows we should have been smack-bang in a northerly flow of around 2knots, but in … Continue reading

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