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Nth Atlantic – Azores to Ireland, Arrival 10 July 2017

The last leg of any voyage is typically a race to reach harbour before dark, or to slow down to arrive in daylight hours. The latter was the case for us. Sunday was almost perfect sailing conditions. The morning sky … Continue reading

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Nth Atlantic – Azores to Ireland, 8 July 2017

The grib files for this area haven’t been as reliable as previous voyages. The North Atlantic weather patterns are more changeable than say the South Atlantic, as they are influenced by weather coming across from the U.S. and along the … Continue reading

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Nth Atlantic – Azores to Ireland, 5 July 2017

Already halfway into our trip; it’s so much shorter than the last voyage! Out here, sounds of jars tinkling, wood creaking, blocks straining, wind generator whirring, and blue ocean slapping against the hull are familiar. Although the ocean is colder … Continue reading

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Nth Atlantic – Azores to Ireland, 3 July 2017

After three weeks of pleasant weather during our wonderful time in the Azores, it was time to leave. The Azores is a special place for sailors and I shall remember our visit there fondly. From Angra do Heroismo we said … Continue reading

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Horta, Azores

Approaching Horta, with the 2350m volcanic island of Pico hidden under a veil of cloud, a huge dark shape appeared on our port side about 30m from us. The massive unidentifiable whale dwarfed our small vessel. It is great seeing … Continue reading

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