Month: June 2015

Kiel Canal

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Since we last met, Dear Readers, WIDAGO and her crew have finally slept in increments greater than 45 minutes. It is quite something to be happy about, sleeping for four straight hours. A year ago, I might have thrown something at you if you tried to rouse me after anything short of ten solid comatose …Read More

Father’s Day 2015

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Father’s Day 2015 OK… Before we start, go grab a coffee (or beer if you’re in the right time zone) and put your feet up because this might take a few minutes. Been a very busy Father’s Day… First of all, justa big Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there, especially ours: Popeye …Read More

Azores-Europe Leg Day 8: Part Two

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Bless his little heart….. Get a load of this freeloadin’, hitchhikin’ stowaway. I think the term “bird brain” may need to be reviewed by Mr. Webster and his etymologists. Clearly, this little fella is no dummy. Guyon found him hiding in a perfect spot – he could have been there for days. We have these …Read More

Azores-N. Europe Leg: Night 4

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High pressure systems continue to dominate our Atlantic crossing. The sailing has actually been quite good as long as still counts if we are motor sailing. Been keeping one engine going, with full sails up, through calm, sometimes glassy waters. Winds continue to be light, variable, and still somewhat on the nose or close hulled. …Read More

Azores-N. Europe Leg: Day 1

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Our last couple of days have been a whirlwind as we made ready for this, another 1800nm, leg of our Atlantic crossing. Spontaneous sangria happy hour dockside last night, led to teary goodbyes (yes, I’m a crybaby) to our fleet mates in San Miguel.  At the time, the cocktail party was a happy distraction, feeding …Read More

Azores Cruise

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ARC EUROPE: Azores Cruise 2015 Yesterday, I ate a barnacle. Yes, you read it right. You know those gnarly attachments you’d find growing along the bottom of a neglected hull? Yes, indeed….and it was worth the flash of horror that crossed my mind as the waitress delivered our lunch.Unfortunately, you cannot really expect your kids …Read More