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I broke the old blog, so here is new one
June 08, 2012: A new Post “Day 20 – Arrived in Hilo” was written on the June 8, 2012 at 10:13 am on “S.V. Resolution”.So I made it safe and sound! I arrived just before dawn, in aperfectly calm anchorage in Hilo, Hawaii. The boat is not moving andit is very strange. Have not had a chance to get on land yet as I haveto wait for customs to open, but am looking forward to stretching... » read more63 posts (6579 words) 0 photos 0 comments
Opua, NZ to Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, The Louisiades and East Coast Australia
October 12, 2012: We left Solomon’s with the forecast for light winds 15 knots but as usual that was not the case so we had 25 knots plus and once again I became friends with the bucket, it was really roly poly and it seemed that every 2nd or 3rd wave stopped us dead in the water. It was just a 48 hour sail so the first night was the pits and it all calmed down and we had a lovely sail, we even manag... » read more9 posts (5253 words) 0 photos 0 comments
October 12, 2012: Today was spent getting the boat back in order after yesterday’s bashing. We went to the office to arrange our lift-out for Endeavour for 12th November before we fly back to the UK on Friday, 16th November. The yard is filling up slowly with boats but on the water, the marina is full. There will not be much to report from now on as we will be enjoying the liveaboard life... » read more124 posts (18518 words) 131 photos 0 comments
Lagos - Gibraltar - Mallorca - Cartagena (Spain)
September 09, 2012: This Thursday YoHoHo will be leaving Lagos Marina, her home for the last three years, to sail to the Oyster Owners regatta in Palma Mallorca. After the regatta we will winter in Cartagena on the Spanish mainland. When Alison and I returned to YoHoHo on Wednesday she had been ashore for three months, partly to avoid peak summer rates in the marina, but also to allow essential work to... » read more1 posts (212 words) 2 photos 0 comments
In mei 2012 willen wij, Ina en Fons, een begin maken met een zeiltocht rond Engeland met onze boot "Nica" , een Cal39 mkIII. Het plan op dit moment is om met de klok mee t...
May 29, 2012: Donderdag 3 MeiIn de bus weggebracht door Nicolien Betsy Gerard en Norbert » read more2 posts (24 words) 1 photos 0 comments
July 25, 2012: Saturday :We set off early to get to the marina and berth before the winds get up, and end up motoring all they way (do you remember from last year the First Rule of Sailing ? That when you are about to go to a marina with electricity, you will have to motor all the way, and therefore arrive with fully charged batteries !).We needn’t have bothered going so early as there is barely any win... » read more9 posts (4262 words) 34 photos 2 comments
Moving onto our new boat
September 15, 2012: On Thursday morning July 5 we loaded up with cleaning gear and Rob’s laptop and headed for the marina to start work on the yacht soon to be known as ‘Alcheringa’. We began by creating a comprehensive inventory of the boat’s equipment, spares, tools etc as an excel file which listed every storage space onboard and exactly what it contained. Not only is it nice to kn... » read more1 posts (2104 words) 0 photos 0 comments
My 7th Annual Mediteranean sailing holiday with Jimmy and the crew. -planning circumnavigation of Mallorca Sat 18-25 Aug 2012. We've chartered a Bavaria 49 from Palma, an...
04.09.2012: Day 4. From Cala Ratjada to Porto Colom.Tuesday 21st August 2012Day Trippers – 3 friends join the boat for the morningThe sun woke me on deck early once again, so it was time to find a breakfast cafe. We had a few of James friends join us for a morning sail a few miles to a swimming spot (Nichola, Rachel and Glynis) and they went back ashore near their hotel before lunch. Nichola has sail... » Mehr...6 Einträge (6234 Wörter) 13 Fotos 0 Kommentare
Kaua'i, Hawai'i to Sitka, Alaska
July 27, 2012: Yesterday afternoon (July 14th) we returned to Sitka after a splendid circumnavigation of Baranof Island. Looking a bit like the shape of a partly eaten cone of ice-cream (guess what I missed over the two weeks), the island is about 90 nm long and 20 nm wide. The coastline of the main island is probably at least 360 nm with all the long bays/fjords but if all the small associated is... » read more17 posts (22030 words) 114 photos 0 comments
Van juli t/m aug zeilt de Bollebof vanuit Nederland met de klok mee om britain. De tocht gaat tussen Ierland en Engeland door en verloopt via de Orkneys terug.
August 27, 2012: 25 augVandaag varen we met ruime wind de pittoreske haven van Stonehaven uit.Met een blik van verstandhouding kijk ik naar Mark. In de flikkering van zijn ogen zie ik een rood wit blauwe genaker. (Dat is ons licht weer zeil van 133 m2 samen met het grootzeil varen we dan met meer dan 200 m2 zeil.) Hij knikt en met een glimlach geeft ik het commando de genaker te hijsen, maar wel rekening te hou... » read more52 posts (32353 words) 156 photos 8 comments