There is something terribly strange about flying the same amount of miles in a few hours that it took you six weeks to sail, it really messes with your head. I’m not sure if it’s a return to the real world or absolutely the opposite; a descent back into madness. Either way, sitting in that… Continue reading Deutschland, Deutschland ..
Bienvenue a France! Many years ago, when the GC used to talk of ‘his islands’ where he was born and to which he vehemently swore he would never return (a total dump, full of degenerates and the hopeless, with a terrible climate that no human could withstand) he once told me that he would… Continue reading Damn you, Napoleon
Ever since we left La Ciotat, I had been wondering at what point of a blue water voyage did one stop using makeup, moisturiser and all the other girlie trappings of civilisation. Well, I found out. It’s when the wind hits 50 knots; the swell is around 12 meters; you are 100 miles closer to… Continue reading You’re No Gentleman, Gert
19th August So its 1645 in the afternoon and we are cruising through some of the smoothest waters we’ve seen so far. We’re 130 nautical miles from St Pierre, the sky is a duck egg blue traced with delicate high cirrus and sweeping mares tails of stratus. The sun is shining and sea birds are… Continue reading What a Difference a Day Makes …
16th August 36 degrees 39 minutes N; 053 degrees 02 minutes W Err yes whoops of course we aren’t travelling EAST to get away from the cyclone; we are going WEST and have been for the last 24 hours at least. The cyclone has tracked pretty fast up the coast of the States and is… Continue reading Only 600 Miles to go…
15th August. 35 degrees, 31 minutes, 36 seconds N; 49 degrees, 37 minutes, 1 second W Yesterday evening I was privileged to see what I think is one of the most spectacularly beautiful sights in the world; literally a 360 degree sunset The sea was completely calm; a silk carpet to the perfect horizon all… Continue reading One Perfect Day
14th August 32 35N, 047 08W. I thought there was supposed to be a solar eclipse today in this part of the world. I must have got it wrong; if not it sure hasn’t happened yet and it’s two in the afternoon. Perhaps I’m being impatient. Perhaps I just got it wrong. Incredible how we… Continue reading Blink and We’ll Miss It