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Southern Ocean Crossing Update

We left St. Helena on Thursday, 26 of February, with our planned destination of Trinidad 3700 nautical miles away. Leaving with us was the boat s/v Sanctuary with our friends Guy and Christine on board. Guy and I have been … Continue reading

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Great Stone Top Hike

On Sunday I was invited on a hike with our friends from s/v ThreeShips – Chris and Fiona. They had chosen a hike on the southeast corner of St. Helena called Great Stone Top. They had been in St. Helena … Continue reading

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Departing St Helena for Longest Passage

We have been busy the last few days at St. Helena preparing for our departure. We plan to go straight from here to Trinidad in the Caribbean, and our route has us going over 3700 nautical miles. This will be … Continue reading

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Touring St Helena

St Helena is a unique volcanic island located in the South Atlantic about 2000 km west of Angola, Africa and 3500 km east of Brazil. The nearest land is actually the similarly isolated island of Ascension. Both islands are part … Continue reading

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360 Panorama of Diamond Mine Ghost Town

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, I took a 360 panorama at Kolmannskuppe – the diamond mine ghost town located just a few miles into the desert east of Luderitz, Namibia. The photo was taken at the top of the hill … Continue reading

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Pictures of Luderitz

Finally processed some of the pictures from Luderitz, Namibia where we stopped for a week to get parts to repair Tahina on our way to St. Helena. Luderitz owes its fame mostly to being the place where some Germans started … Continue reading

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Arrived at St Helena

After 7.5 days of sailing, and 1300+ nautical miles since Luderitz, we arrived at St. Helena this morning at the crack of dawn. We had lighter winds overnight, which turned out to be a good thing allowing us to easily … Continue reading

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Sailing to the West

It’s a big Ocean out here. We have seen no land since Monday night, and it’s Sunday morning now. We have about 380 nautical miles left to go. We averaged 200 miles per day the first 3 days, which was … Continue reading

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Good Start to St. Helena

We left Luderitz mid-afternoon on Monday with St. Helena over 1300 nautical miles away. There was a little coastal wind at the start, but it soon died off as predicted. We were waiting for a weather trough to die out … Continue reading

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Finally Got Our Parts and Ready to Leave

After our main traveller car busted on January 31 as we were headed for St. Helena from Cape Town – just 1.5 days out, so we took two days to divert to Luderitz, Namibia. Broken part shown here. Efforts to … Continue reading

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