Arrivee

Sao Miguel, Acores.
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This picture shows our grabbag you take when you have to abandon ship.

Wouter & JanKees

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blue water cruising

Wind. Sun. Slight sea. We’ve been outside all day. Flown the drone again. Spectaculair views. Photos. Dolphins around the boat. Sunbathing on deck and thus burned. :-(( Two nights and then arrival in Ponta Delgada.

Close reach and 8.5sog direct towards finishline.
Just had dinner. Canned ananas. Now tea with chocolate.

Life is good. Miss the family gathering around dinner time. Another week. And I’ll cut the meat again.

JanKees & Wouter

41.32n 32.42w

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Fourty one

… species of whales live around the Acores. That is what I learned during my first visit in 2000. And at the whale research institute we visited in 2018 with the family. This morning we had one of these species just in front of us. Taking a deep breath, bend the back and dive. Beautiful.

Working our way trough a windless area which is frustrating. Swell makes the boat swing, wobble, dibble and dabble and sails slam. Wind forecasted in 2 to 3 hours. Reality outside is different from the gribs. 2 days and something left.

Wouter is longing for a huge burger, fries and coke.
I’longing for a steak, fries and beer.
Shower first.

Wouter & JanKees
41.59n 33.41w

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Fourty one

… species of whales live around the Acores. That is what I learned during my first visit in 2000. And at the whale research institute we visited in 2018 with the family. This morning we had one of these species just in front of us. Taking a deep breath, bend the back and dive. Beautiful.

Working our way trough a windless area which is frustrating. Swell makes the boat swing, wobble, dibble and dabble and sails slam. Wind forecasted in 2 to 3 hours. Reality outside is different from the gribs. 2 days and something left.

Wouter is longing for a huge burger, fries and coke.
I’longing for a steak, fries and beer.
Shower first.

Wouter & JanKees

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Say hi

Sailing into Acores high. No sun yet but bentle breeze, sky covered. Expect to tack towards islands this end of day. 41.52n 36.28w

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Portuguese pirates

…… take over the boat. These jellyfish have their (inflated) body above the waterline so that it works like a mainsail and move them wherever the wind goes. Their long dark blue tentacles are nasty. If touched you’ll remember this drilpudding for a couple of hours or even longer.
Thrown three of the guest over board because they couldn’t show the right tickets. There will be more on deck or in or on the sailbags stacked outside aft. Carefull. No more bare foot for now.

Good long sleeps. Steady going strong. Some 730 nm to go.
40.47n 40.35w

Wouter & JanKees

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Portuguese pirates

…… take over the boat. These jellyfish have their (inflated) body above the waterline so that it works like a mainsail and move them wherever the wind goes. Their long dark blue tentacles are nasty. If touched you’ll remember this drilpudding for a couple of hours or even longer.
Thrown three of the guest over board because they couldn’t show the right tickets. There will be more on deck or in or on the sailbags stacked outside aft. Carefull. No more bare foot for now.

Good long sleeps. Steady going strong. Some 730 nm to go.
40.47n 40.35w

Wouter & JanKees

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Another day at the office

38.53n 45.14w
Average sog 10.8 kts
Now doing steady 11.

We have three categories: damp, wet, soken wet.
Longing for a beer and fresh fish. But a couple of days ahead.

Spirit and atmosphere are good.

Wouter & JanKees

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surfin

We clocked 23.8 kts boatspeed in another surf.
Three reefs and genoa, awa125. Brutal. Brutal.
Rough sea. High seas. Warm rain from the warmfront.
Be happy if this could just come down a little bit.

38.11n 51.45w

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Colgate

We brushed our teeth, mama! Don’t you worry!
Showers, showers, showers. Submarine. Everything is wet or damp.
But we are in a good mood. A bit of sunshine and a little less rough sea are welcome.

Haribo helps. It is the Ducttape for moral.

Salt hug from Wouter & JanKees

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