Captain’s Log

Voyage from Tangier to Valencia, September 10th 2010

Voyage from Tangier to Valencia, September 10th 2010 Morocco was all worth it and beyond. Thank you Manno, Gordon, Pablo, Omar – the fine gentleman that caught the lines upon arrival, just after sunset 3 weeks ago after a rough crossing under reefed mainsail across...

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Voyage from Azores to Tangier, August 20th 2010, day 14

Voyage from Azores to Tangier, August 20th 2010, day 14 Heraclitus is working hard into a force 5 easterly wind. Sails are pulled in tight, we have just changed to a starboard tack to get again closer to the Spanish coast, to find protection from a windward shore. The...

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Voyage from Azores to Tangier, August 21, day 0

Voyage from Azores to Tangier, August 21, day 0 We arrived in the Bay of Tangier and the last sail was finally lowered exactly when the sun touched the horizon, just of the entrance to the harbor. I was afraid that this crossing might take 20 to 30 hours Great...

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20th of August 1500 zulu

20th of August 1500 zulu Alright then We are going for it! Force 7 now from the east – Mizzen and fore sail are taken down, only the main sail is up and Heraclitus is pounding into a very rough sea and about to cross the main shipping lane of the straits. DD 671 is...

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Voyage from Azores to Tangier, August 19 2010, day 13

Voyage from Azores to Tangier, August 19 2010, day 13 Last night was excellent. We raced down the west coast of Portugal towards Cabo de Sao Vicente and finally turned east towards Cadiz around midnight. For a few hours the ocean became very rough while the north wind...

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Voyage from Azores to Tangier, August 17th 2010, day 11

Voyage from Azores to Tangier, August 17th 2010, day 11 The wind has been pumping nicely from NNE for the past 24 hours and we are sailing on 4 points behind the port beam, averaging between 5 and 6 knots. If we continue like this we will see the the lighthouse of...

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Voyage from Azores to Tangier, August 15th 2010, day 9

Voyage from Azores to Tangier, August 15th 2010, day 9 I wanted to share my thoughts on the at times difficult question of our ETA Tangier. For the past 24 hours we are sailing in good winds from NE towards Cabo de Sao Vicente, the SW tip of Iberia. The Atlantic is...

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Voyage from Azores to Tangier, August 14th 2010, day 7

Voyage from Azores to Tangier, August 14th 2010, day 7 Finally at about 15:00 we turned the engine off and and started to sail in about 15 knots from NE – wonderful, we got what we wanted and can take it well from our current position, wind is slowly increasing in...

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