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Update on Glenn

September 18 @ 19:00 This update is from MaryLou, Glenn's wife, and our two daughters Claire and Nicola from our home in Victoria. Firstly, we would like to extend our gratitude for your messages and all the support from so many friends … [Read More...]

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Assistance

Thursday, Sept 17, 13:30 Glenn has sent a message asking for medical assistance. We are in communication with the US Coast Guard who is at this moment providing support. Please hold Glenn in … [Read More...]

It’s getting real

Day 9 Sept 14 39.24 N, 131.45 @ 14:15 6.5 knots Recovering from my first full gale last night. All is well and no gear broken, or bones! I have to admit I should have just chosen the other tack … [Read More...]

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Becalmed

Day 3 Tuesday, Sept 8, 2020 @ 07:30 47.91 N, 126.44 W Becalmed in a fiery sea with the sun just a few feet above the horizon. It's quiet, but for Westy's stirring to the still lumpy surroundings. A spider weaves a nest in the pushpit pipes and moths flutter by. I'm jealous of their speed. Frustrating conditions last night … [Read More...]

Fifth transit of the Pacific begins

Day 2 Monday, Sept 7, 2020 48.32 N, 125.03 W @ 0:545 A clear sky is blushing on the eastern edge. The moon is bright overhead and a few stars remain on stage. It’s cool but no fog, not like last night when it enveloped us for many hours with its cool mist. I've heard whales in the distance along with the breaking shore and … [Read More...]

And so it begins

Sunday, Sept 6, 2020 @ 19:45 Sunset, sailing well. And so begins the first night. NOTE: To see Glenn's latest position on a map, click on Where is Glenn Now? on the home page. … [Read More...]

It’s all coming back to me

Glenn on West Wind II at the start of his third attempt at completing a solo westabout circumnavigation Sunday, September 6, 2020 15:30 I’m now five miles off East Sooke park heading back from the American side. The wind is 10-12 knots from the west coming right down the Straits. We have 15 degrees of heel and making 5.5 … [Read More...]

Departure Day

Day 1 Sunday, September 6, 2020 @ 11:00 Departing Victoria, BC I can hear the fog horns blowing as the local sea gull choir announces the sun rising. I slept well and feel good. Today will be the beginning of another adventure. It will be filled with lots of emotion at both ends of the scale. Outwardly it is a celebration. … [Read More...]

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