Captain’s Log

Day 20, July 8, 2010

Day 20, July 8, 2010 So our boys failed in Durban against Spain last night – I had to witness this national tragedy on Radio and the expedition chief helped me out with a bottle of white rum from Hispaniola to drown my sorrows. Fascinating that a little leather ball...

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Day 19, July 7, 2010

Day 19, July 7, 2010 Ah, the sea…le voyage…the space between life and death, where questions arise and also answers- many answers, those before arrival and those after reaching land. These are parallel lives on different planets……after more than two weeks at sea it...

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Day 18, July 6, 2010

Day 18, July 6, 2010 Blue skies and light winds from the S for almost 2 days now, interrupted only once by a little squall yesterday afternoon and Heraclitus is swaying soft and gently back and forth while the rigging creeks and squeaks a little sweet song of pleasant...

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Day 17, July 5, 2010

Day 17, July 5, 2010 It is one of those exceptional mornings, one that makes you feel more alive than usual. A blue clean sky complemented by a fresh, gentle, cool breeze of air that almost has a taste and the horizon is somehow further away than ever – in one word...

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Day 16, July 4, 2010 – 1,380 nm to go

Day 16, July 4, 2010 – 1,380 nm to go Half hour till breakfast. Rain drops are falling on our deck ……and a grey sphere has now well established itself over the ship for the past 2 days. We are hove 2 under a featureless sky in easterly winds, just tacked a few times...

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Day 14, July 2, 2010

Day 14, July 2, 2010 Around 8:00 our time the sky closed to the NW and turned dark blue and grey and the wind increased in speed to a fine gale force and the waves got larger with their crests tumbling and breaking into spindrift, rushing past the ship. Just on the...

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Day 13, July 1, 2010

Day 13, July 1, 2010 It is the early morning of the first of July. The severe storm warning of a few days ago by Freddy has fortunately been down graded but we are in for some very heavy rains today. The HIGH SEAS FORECAST FOR METAREA IV of NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER...

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Day 11, June 29, 2010

Day 11, June 29, 2010 The winds came back early morning, 2 days ago – after we had drifted through the night, preserving fuel and waiting for confused seas to calm down… We wanted to find the gulf stream again and winds in our favor took us closer to the coordinates...

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