Friday, 31 January 2014

January 31 2014

After a quiet night we are sailing in light to moderate wind, last 24 hours we covered 139nm, the previous 24 hours (occasionally on the engine) we covered 130nm.

Fishing is good!

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Thursday, 30 January 2014

January 30 2014

motored through the night due to lack of wind, now sailing on light SE wind, 911nm to go.

I just checked Passage weather and there is more wind to come, 15-20knots of ESE with occ 25kn, passed on the good news!

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

January 29 2014

After hump-day it is "downhill" all the way!!!!

24hrs total 131nm, 1036 to go!


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just wondering if anyone out there is "wondering" who "PATRICIA is who is making all these updates on my Google map....honestly I have no clue either!!  Every time I add a new "little sailboat" I am told Patricia just updated my map!?
So there you have it, this is Brigitte (Patricia) signing off!!

Sunday, 26 January 2014

January 26 2014

rainy night but now nice and sunny again!

moving along nicely, managed 156nm again yesterday, 1/3 done!

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I WILL BE TRAVELLING FROM OTTAWA CANADA TO SWITZERLAND, TOMORROW'S UPDATE WILL BE MADE BUT IT WILL BE LATE, POSSIBLY TUESDAY!!

Saturday, 25 January 2014

January 25 2014

570 done, 1601 to go. Rolly night, still going fast also thanks to north equatorial current. Howard caught fish for dinner. Yesterday we covered 146 nm. All well. Love

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Thursday, 23 January 2014

January 24 2014

Yesterday we covered 156 nm in 24 hrs. Quiet night, good to catch up on sleep. Now 413 nm from Mindelo., 1757 to go. No problems, Richard cooks wonderfully, all well here.

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January 23 2014

still flying low, covered 142nm in 24 hours.

Today a pod of small dolphins came to play, with acrobatics, no extra charge! Flying fish on board, all we have to do is light the BBQ, open the lid and voila, dinner is ready!

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

January 22 2014, underway again

SY Octopus1 left Cape Verdes, Mindelo this morning.

All maintenance jobs were completed, the food restocked, fuel tanks and jerry cans filled and the crew was ready for the last leg.

More updates as they become available to me

Friday, 10 January 2014

January 10 2014 ....underway

Various jobs done. Good wind, now 230 nm from dept point, 600 to go. All is well, love, G, H, R

GPS fix  Lat: N 24 17' 39'' Long: W 17 50' 29'' Time: 12:58:56 UTC Date: 10-01-2014 Altitude: 15 m Velocity: 11 km/h  Accuracy Horiz: +/- 8 m Vert: +/- 16 m 

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

January 8 2014 Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria, Spain

Update: local time 17:00

30 miles out and everything is working. Howard is fishing, Richard is cooking, all is well





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......and they are off, next stop Cape Verdes, Mindelo

I will add positions to the blog as they are being passed on to me by Gerry (via our Sat phone).