My apologies for the long delay in delivering part two of the Mindelo post but what with one thing and another I did not get a chance before we left for Brazil. Whilst in Mindelo we were able to have a proper go at sorting out the problems we have had with the port cooling […]
Apparently the young lad is a whole 19 today! So a big round of applause and a bottle of beer to the youngen. Man I feel old now. I remember when 19 felt old and here I am calling him a youngen. Time is an insensitive and uncaring wench. 27 October Under 150 now and […]
24 October : It’s official, at 08h53’20 we crossed the equator and are now back in the Southern hemisphere. We had a good solid run yesterday and made decent miles considering we are punching into 20+ knots of wind and a messy sea full of unexpected holes. 530nm to go. Under 500nm to go now, it’s […]
23 October : Into the SE trades good and proper now and banging ourselves silly into the swell. 108nm from the equator and 670nm to Cabedelo. All being equal maybe this weekend, Que Sera Sera. A much better days run but very bumpy, the eggs are already scrambled when you crack them open… Another gift of […]
The old fart has his birthday today! I won’t tell you how old he is but I will tell you that if you had to put a candle on the cake for each year he’s been around the sun they would call the fire department on us 😉 He’s apparently keeping it low key but […]
18 October: Morning all, well now, well into the doldrums and instead of no or little wind we are reefed right down and taking a thorough beating from a full blown gale. Wind now north of 35kn and sea not looking pretty? Go figure… Full gale, sea not pretty, smack in the middle of an area […]
We left Cartagena and headed for Gibraltar to take on bulk fuel but just a few hours out and the overheat alarm on the port motor squealed like a stuck pig. The cause was easy to find – the drive belt had stretched to a point where it was no longer turning the raw water […]
Just found this in my inbox so get those souvenir requests in 😉 Good day all, we are in Mindelo, tied up and more than ready to hit the showers… I will be updating the blog in the next few days for your entertainment.
Ok, so we got the spares and would you believe the sodding belts do not fit… I am going to find a quiet corner in a place that has copious amounts of cold beer and I am officially declaring myself to be unreachable until sometime tomorrow.