Captain’s Log

Voyage from Azores to Tangier, August 12 2010, day 6

Voyage from Azores to Tangier, August 12 2010, day 6 Last night had plenty magic as one could see so many shooting stars and make so many wishes… Still no wind, the ocean is calm and we are running under engine, straight east – 480 nautical miles until the coast of...

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Voyage from Azores to Tangier, 11th of august 2010, day 5

Voyage from Azores to Tangier, 11th of august 2010, day 5 Yesterday was grey until the late afternoon, so we did not stop to go for a dip…. Today it shall be – I promised, and in 30 minutes from now we will stop and go for a swim in over 3500 meters of water. Strongly...

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Voyage from Azores to Tangier, 9th of august 2010, day 3

Voyage from Azores to Tangier, 9th of august 2010, day 3 The skies are blue, not even a cloud over the north eastern horizon and the sea has calmed down in light easterly winds. First I saw just a blow and got Iordanis who had not seen a whale in 33 years really...

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Voyage from Azores to Tangier, Day 2, 8th of August 2010

Voyage from Azores to Tangier, Day 2, 8th of August 2010 (…by the way Zulu means GMT or UTC but just sounds much cooler! ) Azores was somehow plain but sweet and honest – quiet and humble people that did not make a fuss about anything. A powerful volcanic landscape...

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Voyage from Azores to Morocco; 7th of August 2010

Voyage from Azores to Morocco; 7th of August 2010 We have cast off our lines 4 Hours ago at Horta and are now motor sailing to the NE, making 4.5 knots on 1100 rpm. The E wind is moderate, before the starboard beam and Heraclitus heels with just 5 degrees to port on a...

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July 26 2010, day 38

July 26 2010, day 38 Yesterday early morning , when the full moon dove into the sea and just before sunrise we saw land. The islands of Flores and Corvo were to the ESE in about 35 nautical miles distance and very slowly taking shape. Zuna pointed into the right...

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Day 34, July 22, 2010

Day 34, July 22, 2010 Fog has come and gone, so has the sunshine and so have the moods over the past few days. Finally today a decent breeze from SW came up and we are sailing again – feels so much better. We had turned the engine on several times and ran on just over...

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Day 29, July 16, 2010

Day 29, July 16, 2010 The wind returned in sufficient strength on Wednesday afternoon and we started to sail again – about time as calm and doldrums feeling had its effect on psyche and moral, although not a real challenge yet but after almost 30 days, one at times...

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Day 26, July 14, 2010

Day 26, July 14, 2010 The calm and the fog had become faithful companions for the past 5 days , wet and cold and fascinating. Shortly after dawn when the suns rays started to work their way through the thick mist another divine manifestation of nature could be...

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Day 21, July 10, 2010

Day 21, July 10, 2010 Thick fog embraced us for most of yesterday, the 4-8 had even lost sight of the bow for some time before dawn and this created a wonderfully surreal atmosphere and the senses were confused for a moment or it just took some time to realize that...

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