Expedition Updates

I Saw The Light

I Saw The Light I have never been one to exclaim that I’ve seen the light, but this time I feel compelled to write about it, as I am now a true believer. As they say, seeing is believing, and for me, seeing twice is believing. The light I’ve seen is a phenomenon,...

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Azores Crew

Azores Crew From left to right: Mo (USA), Iordannis (Greek), Juan (Argentina), Jethro (Australia), Carlos (Honduras), Gilson (Brazil), Abi (USA), Rio (USA), Claus (German), Christine (German), Joan (USA), Lyn-Li (USA), Eddie (Solomon Islands) [logoshowcase...

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Heraclitus docked in Horta, Azores….

Heraclitus docked in Horta, Azores…. We are alongside, most of the crew hanging out on deck and bringing back local wines, olives, cheeses, breads for savouring and enjoying being by land….the first new crew arrived, after we watched his airplane pass over our heads,...

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Day 31, July 21, 2010

Day 31, July 21, 2010 It is still 400 nm. We are sailing, slowly and it’s sunny. We are experiencing a strong southerly current. There’s a sort of excitement in the air, but nobody openly speaks about arriving in the Azores yet- we are still out here…enjoying each day...

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Day 8, June 27, 2010

Day 8, June 27, 2010 The weather reports show a gale coming in from mainland USA by July 2, so we are hurrying East now to get out of range, with 6.5 knots. Obviously we are back in the gulf stream. It rained yesterday, and the day before- and seems to be getting...

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Day 6, June 25, 2010

Day 6, June 25, 2010 Night before last, Eddie’s watch, the 12-4 broke the speed record –9.9 knots…I heard Eddie laughing with joy on the helm. Today we are doing 5.2 knots, mostly due to the wind, a force 6 and good sailing with 5 points behind the beam. The...

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North Atlantic Crossing

North Atlantic Crossing The Day BEFORE departure, June 18, 2010 It’s time…The crew was really ready to go! This was supposed to be the day of departure from the North American continent to North Africa and finally Europe….but…when Eddie tested the engineering systems,...

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Day 5, June 23, 2010

Day 5, June 23, 2010 Herclitus is now 110nm East off Charleston. This afternoon we passed a field of wild turbulent water, the sea looked white with spray, as if in a force 6. Amazing, I could even hear the water splashing. Also, huge swells overtaking us from the...

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First Sight of Land

First Sight of Land I had been at sea for over a month, thirty-seven days to be exact, which made this my longest voyage, exceeding the 36-Day Survival Voyage during the Around-the-Tropic-World Expedition in 1983. During my time at sea, many thoughts, feelings,...

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