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30 March 2013; First Day at Sea.

The first sea day is always used to clear up the left over’s from embarkation day. The loading of provisions, stores and spare parts takes place in such a high tempo that after departure nobody really knows where the regular spare parts, what we call consumables, have ended up. Frozen goods, perishables and other food…   read more of “30 March 2013;…”

29 March 2013; San Diego, USA.

All the weather predictions bore out and we arrived with beautiful weather at the San Diego pilot station for a 05.00 pickup. The bay was totally devoid from any moving object except for a big auto boat behind us, the Rigel leader, which was bringing much needed pickup trucks to California. They sailed out at…   read more of “29 March 2013; San…”

28 March 2013; At Sea.

The weather on the North Pacific side is holding nicely. Hardly any wind and that helps to keep the waves down as there is no energy to sustain them. This weather is to last at least for another two days and that means a very nice call in San Diego. So I am expecting nearly…   read more of “28 March 2013; At…”

25 March 2013; At Sea.

25 March 2013; At Sea.

Today we sailed along the coast of Mexico, about 10 to 12 miles off, and enjoyed the most perfect weather you can have. The sea was as smooth as can be with only a low rolling swell coming in; the sky was partly cloudy and it could not really have been better. The only thing…   read more of “25 March 2013; At…”

23 March 2013; At Sea.

23 March 2013; At Sea.

When coming from Puerto Caldera you have to sail by a whole group of countries to get to Mexico and Hualtalco. During the course of the day we passed Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala, until by midnight, we will pass the border with Mexico. Then the crossing of the Golfo de Tehantepec will start but…   read more of “23 March 2013; At…”