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Ahoy landlubbers! Two weeks into our passage, we have over 700nm remaining. Here’s a brief summary of the trip so far: Direct route – Cape Verde to Caribbean – 2080nm Actual route – 2310nm Distance sailed – 1587nm Remaining miles … Continue reading

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Ahoy! If you’ve been following our GPS Tracking, you’ve probably read my daily updates, so I won’t repeat much of what I’ve already written. However, after one week of sailing, now entering our seventh night offshore, here’s a brief summary … Continue reading

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From the lush island of Madeira, we sailed Blue Heeler 270nm over two nights, to drop anchor at the rugged landscape at Lanzarote, one of seven islands that make up the Canary Islands. With 20-25kn on a beam reach for … Continue reading

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“Have some madeira, m’dear,You really have nothing to fear;I’m not trying to tempt you, that wouldn’t be right,You shouldn’t drink spirits at this time of night.Have some madeira, m’dear,It’s so very much nicer than beer.I don’t care for sherry, one … Continue reading

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It’s time to go. Already October and the change in weather from summer to autumn is noticeable. Daylight hours are getting shorter, although the sun is still warm and glorious – warm enough to enjoy but not too hot to … Continue reading

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