Log # 11a We’re Off!

Log # 11a We’re Off!

Log #11a St George’s, Bermuda May 20, 1999 Hi Folks, We made it! Here we are in Bermuda after an 8 day passage of 958 nautical miles from Fort Lauderdale. We arrived on May 19. I want to get this off tomorrow, and may be able to send the remainder of our passage logs before
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Log #11b Second Day Out

Log #11b Second Day Out

Log # 11b May 12/99 Second Day Out 27 57.4 N, 078 02.6 W I am starting this during the “first” watch of our second day at sea. Judy is sleeping and I have the watch until about midnight. No heavy weather yet. Right now the wind is very light, about 4 knots from the
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Log #11d – BERMUDA

Log #11d – BERMUDA

Log # 11d – BERMUDA May 28, 1999 St. George’s, Bermuda Although Customs was busy when we got in, everything was completed within 90 minutes and we went a few hundred yards over to Convict Bay to anchor. We only had to pay $15.00 each, head tax, and hand over our flare guns considered as
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Log #11c Days 6 to 8

Log #11c Days 6 to 8

St. George’s, Bermuda May 29, 1999 Hi Folks, Its a beautiful warm (30C) day at anchor as we finish the small details prior to our major two weeks plus sail the 1850 miles to the Azores. We are waiting for a day or so for a better forecast. It is a nice lazy day, and
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Log #11e – Bermuda -2

Log #11e – Bermuda -2

Log # 11e Bermuda -2 St George’s, Bermuda June 1, 1999 I wanted to get off this extra log before leaving tomorrow morning. The weather has settled down and the heavy weather predicted did not really materialize. Oh well, we should have a good crossing. We plan to go the northern route (ie. up to
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Log #11f-1 Bermuda to the Azores

Log #11f-1 Bermuda to the Azores

Log #11f-1 Day 2 – Bermuda to the Azores June 3,1999 33 14.3N, 062 15.0W It is 2014 Atlantic Daylight Saving Time, and the wind has died and the sun just set. The sea is calm, but there is still a 4 to 5 foot swell. The spinnaker is doing a slow graceful ballet around
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Log # 11f Bermuda to Azores – 2

Log # 11f Bermuda to Azores – 2

Log # 11f Bermuda to Azores – #2 Day 6, June 7, 1999 35 16.3N, 055 26.7W It is slow going. There has been no wind to speak of for 36 hours. Even though no wind, there are still the big long Atlantic swells that rock the boat most uncomfortably. Rather than just sitting with
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Log #11f-3 Bermuda to the Azores

Log #11f-3 Bermuda to the Azores

Log #11f-3 Bermuda to the Azores June 15,1999 We are becalmed again for the second day in a row. It is a very wide area of no wind and we would use up too much fuel trying to motor through it, so we are just relaxing and recuperating from FIVE DAYS OF GALE FORCE WINDS.
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Log #11f – 4

Log #11f – 4

Log #11f, #4 Bermuda – Azores Written – June 26 Enroute from Flores to Faial Covers Days 14 to 22 of voyage to the Azores I left off the last log #3 when we were becalmed again after the heavy upwind sail. Being becalmed is O.K. for a short while, but after a day or
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Log #11g – AZORES & Heavy Weather Sailing

Log #11g – AZORES & Heavy Weather Sailing

July 7,1999 Horta, Azores Hi Folks, Here is Log #11g about Flores in the Azores and some of the difficulties in heavy weather sailing on the ocean. Read this before you read Log #11h about Horta. I’m not sure of the sequence in which you receive them when I send two logs in separate E‑mails
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Log #11h Horta – A bitter-sweet experience

Log #11h Horta – A bitter-sweet experience

Horta, Azores July 7, 1999 Hi Folks, Here is the second log #11h of our experiences in Horta. The Azores are a beautiful group of islands with friendly people, dramatic scenery, and economical prices. If you get this at the same time as Log #11g, read that first to keep the sequence straight. This log
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Log #11i – Leaving Horta?

Log #11i – Leaving Horta?

Log #11i Leaving Horta? Horta, Azores July 11/99 Hi Folks, This is just a short log I want to send off our hopefully last day in Horta. We wanted to leave today but the weather is against us. Hopefully tomorrow. Horta has been an intense two week visit. The Azores are definitely a place worth
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Log # 11j-1 Horta to Falmouth

Log # 11j-1 Horta to Falmouth

Log # 11j-1 Horta to Falmouth July 14, 1999 (Day 3) 41 29.2N, 027 16.0W We finally left Horta at 1510 (3:10p.m.) on Monday July 12 after sending off a final E-mail, doing some miscellaneous shopping, and clearing out (no problems). We had said our farewells to several of our friends, some of whom we
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Log #11j-2 Horta to Falmouth

Log #11j-2 Horta to Falmouth

Log #11j-2 Horta to Falmouth July 19, 1999 46 46.8 N, 016 03.5 W Day 8 Wow! Are we ever moving! The day’s run up to noon hour today, July 19, day 8, was 144 nautical miles in the last 24 hours for an average speed of six knots (keeping in mind our hull speed
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Log #11j-3 Horta to Falmouth

Log #11j-3 Horta to Falmouth

Log #11j-3 Horta to Falmouth July 26, 1999 Written at Falmouth 50 09.2N, 005 03.8W We’re here! We completed our Atlantic crossing to England on July 23. It took 11 days for the crossing from the Azores. Judy was horizontal for much of the past week, though not feeling anywhere near as sick as on
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