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Kiwi Yoga

Saturday, August 8th 2020 It looks like the weather will be cooperative to re and re the Kiwi Grip in the cockpit today. I managed to get the washed out and partially hardened Kiwi grip scraped off yesterday before the rain started again, … [Read More...]

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Third voyage – Closing the loop

August 5, 2020 Royal Victoria Yacht Club N 48 27.2' W123 17.7' Later this month I'll be heading off in West Wind II on another voyage back to 48.10 S, 51.57 W where I left Kim Chow in April … [Read More...]

‘Sea Fever’ print available for sale

Victoria, B.C. Canada - 2018 A number of years ago, MaryLou created this beautiful piece of artwork, a hand lettered piece featuring the poem Sea Fever by John Masefield. Through her communications … [Read More...]

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A fine balance

Monday, April 24, 2017 Tonight, I watched the blazing orb of the sun set for the second night in a row. It slipped quietly into the grey molten sea without a splash as if an act in a magic show. Without the light of day, night sailing takes on a rather white cane approach. All my senses are piqued and shift into another … [Read More...]

Waiting for my ride

Monday, April 24, 2017 Lat 30.56 N, Long 149. 36 W There is a draft wind from the south pushing us very slowly before it. It would seem the good sailing wind and I are just missing each other. I will spend another day practicing my light air sailing skills while trying to dodge the chafe on the lines that inevitability … [Read More...]

Making a steady 100 miles a day

Sunday, April 23, 2017 Well they don't make much better days than this for cruising along. Warm sunny day, wind 10 knots, sea calm with overlying swells, not not much, WW II sailing herself and feeling good and in the moment. Doing some carving and reading, writing and housekeeping. Good food and music. Company … [Read More...]

Heading ‘True North’

Saturday, April 22, 2017 It's 8:23 am and I have caught up on some sleep that was donated, to keep us on the best course and move along top speed through the night. We've had some fickle winds the last 18 hrs. Either on the nose or just not strong enough to keep us on course. I spent a bit of brain power debating which tack … [Read More...]

Email is back !

Friday April 21, 2017 Lat 24.42 N, Long 157.04 W Course: 053 Speed: 6 knots Wind:ESE 10 knots Waves: E 2 metres Cloud: 40% Barometer: 1020 Distance to home: 2098 nm Bright sunny morning here. Half moon still with us hanging faintly over the port stern quarter. A majestic sooty albatross has been circling us looking … [Read More...]

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