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29 April 2012; At Sea.

29 April 2012; At Sea.

 By 23:00 we entered the Windward Passage and from there sailed into the Caribbean Sea. Losing our lee from Haiti by 06:00 in the morning we got 35 knots full on the port beam. The good thing is that in this area the wind is always blowing from the East and the Trade wind and the…   read more of “29 April 2012; At…”

28 April 2012; At Sea.

28 April 2012; At Sea.

The wind and current we had with us coming up the coast, were now against us. Wind force 6 to 7 blowing from the East and the ship going against it with a wind force 6,creating a combined wind force 13 on deck at times. Thus I kept the doors to the forward observations decks…   read more of “28 April 2012; At…”

26 April 2012; At Sea.

26 April 2012; At Sea.

 The weather was not behaving according to the forecast. Only the general direction was correct. For the rest there was too much wind, too much swell and too much rain. When the ship came out of the lee from under Haiti, while exiting the Windward Passage, it became a bumpy ride for about 2 hours….   read more of “26 April 2012; At…”

25 April 2012; At Sea.

25 April 2012; At Sea.

 Today we crossed the Caribbean Sea on an almost northerly course (007) that will bring us eventually to the Windward Passage and from there into the North Atlantic above Cuba. A sea day to enjoy for all on board. I started the day with a more unusual item, ANZAC day. 25 April is the date…   read more of “25 April 2012; At…”

23 April 2012; Panama Canal.

23 April 2012; Panama Canal.

Late yesterday the schedule arrived and I was not a happy person. Due to congestion in the Canal, the convoy was made up of all big – panamax -boys; we were selected to be number 23. Nearly the end of the day convoy and putting our pilot boarding time back to 06:00. Resulting in a…   read more of “23 April 2012;…”

22 April 2012; At Sea.

22 April 2012; At Sea.

 This is our 2nd day at sea, which will last until 1800 when we will be at anchor at Fuerte Amador for the evening. The weather chart is showing no rain, so I hope mother nature will act accordingly as it would spoil a nice evening ashore if you come back drenched. Because if it…   read more of “22 April 2012; At…”