CV Leg (3): Kite @ Night

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As we come to the end of day 3 on this leg to Cape Verde, I can say with (some, not great) confidence that the worst of my initial seasickness is in the wake. And I mean that figuratively, as I am happy to report that chumming has not occurred – so far. Perhaps that …Read More

CV Leg (2): zzzzzzzz…zzzzzzz

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Well, now I know what it feels like to be a house pet, or maybe an inmate in a federal prison. I spent probably 18 of the last 24 hours in a state of semi consciousness/ half sleep, some of which may or may not have been during my watches. Gotta love me some Sturgeron …Read More

CV Leg (1): Dark Night Rises

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The first day of our westward Atlantic crossing was filled with friendly dolphin, fresh winds, and just a dash a of fear.  With the port of Las Palmas still in sight and the sound of the starting gun ringing on our ears, a giant pod of frisky dolphin joined us as we headed out to …Read More

Late Post From The Atlantic Ocean

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We’re still in the Atlantic going a slow but steady five knots. We’ve seen lots of animals. Okay I don’t want to make this sound like a kindergarten essay where they take all day to talk about all of the colors and shapes of the animals and the sparkles so let’s get down to business. …Read More

Late Post From Bermuda

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Okay, I haven’t written a blog in awhile because I didn’t have Internet in the middle of the Atlantic. I’m writing about an incident that occurred before we left for Bermuda last May. My Dad was taking people up the mast in a bosun’s chair. Gordon was the first to go up. Then Adelaide, and then …Read More

Leaving Lagos & Spanish Getaway

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WIDAGO and her crew are anxiously waiting for proper weather and final maintenance to be completed before leaving Lagos, and heading south to Grand Canaria. Although this week has been all business, last week we played hooky for a Spanish road trip. Seville was the perfect pitstop on our way to Madrid. Obviously the oranges …Read More

Provisioning for Sea

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Brighton, UK to Lagos, Portugal Provisioning for medium length passage: 5-8 days For the seasoned cruiser, this post most likely will be remedial, repetitive, and redundant, again…

Back to School Special

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I’m not gunna lie. A few weeks ago, when many you fine folks were posting those annual pictures of your kids with recent hair cuts, new tennies, neatly packed lunches, and bright signs displaying which grades were about to begin – I was jealous. I realize this is ridiculous, but I can’t help it.

English Channel at Night

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With the ARC Baltic Rally literally in our wake, WIDAGO now makes haste towards the UK. And just time – I was in a near panic earlier today at teatime only to find we were in fact out of English Tea. Luckily we are scheduled to arrive in Brighton prior to our next afternoon delight …Read More

Many Faces of Ahab…

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As I enter the final days of our Baltic cruise, I have realized that all good things must come to an end. One of those good things is Ahab’s facial hair. This is a story that started back on May 9th, in the Nanny Cay Marina – Tortola, BVI. This was the last time our sweet …Read More