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July 2014 Transatlantic back to back on QM2 Day 12

Today is Friday August 1 and I woke at 6.30am, the foghorn is still sounding which is surprising considering the planned improvement of the weather. I blame our painfully slow speed for not leaving it all far behind us. Fruit salad and bacon and eggs was my […]

July 2014 Transatlantic back to back on QM2 Day 11

Today is Thursday July 31 and the mist is still surrounding us, the balcony is soaking wet and I can barely see the surface of the water, it is truly Grand Banks’ weather! I was still tired so I had a healthy breakfast of fruit and cereals […]

July 2014 Transatlantic back to back on QM2 Day 10

Today is Wednesday July 30 and the sky remains overcast and the sea is very slight but steel grey, it doesn’t look at all welcoming. It is 7.15am and it appears to have been raining for some time. Is this summer? I’m hungry today, I had a […]

July 2014 Transatlantic back to back on QM2 Day 9

Today is Tuesday July 29 and it is a hot and sticky morning, there are a few white horses dotted across the surface of the sea but the waves and swells are quite small. We lose an hour today at noon, I prefer this to the more […]

July 2014 Transatlantic back to back on QM2 Day 8

New York, New York; It’s a wonderful town! Today is Monday July 28 and we sailed beneath the bridge at 4.50am, I woke a few minutes before that and had a wonderful view from my bed, through the open door and over the lifeboat. I had been […]

July 2014 Transatlantic back to back on QM2 Day 7

Today is Sunday July 27 and the sun is sitting behind some heavy rain clouds but there seems to be some patches of blue as well but these patches are certainly in the minority. It feels quite warm and sticky outside but unfortunately the navigational channel on […]

July 2014 Transatlantic back to back on QM2 Day 6

Today is Saturday July 26 and the humidity has continued, the sea and wind are very slight and the sky is milky. I had a fried breakfast and went with eggs over easy, this was a perfect choice. It was windy and the sea was bigger but […]

July 2014 Transatlantic back to back on QM2 Day 5

Yesterday’s activities had clearly taken their toll and I slept without moving until 6.30am, there is still no movement on board and minimal wind. Today is Friday July 25 and the sky looks to be full of rain clouds. The forecast was for a sunny day so […]

July 2014 Transatlantic back to back on QM2 Day 4

Today is Thursday July 24 and I can’t believe how quickly the days are passing. The sky is overcast as we have had rain overnight, the balcony is soaked and there is a slight chill in the air,. It is still pleasant to sit in the cabin […]

July 2014 Transatlantic back to back on QM2 Day 3

Today is Wednesday July 23 and the sky is overcast, the waves are close to non-existent and there is just a light breeze blowing. A very disappointing start to the day! I woke at 6am and having washed and dressed I’m ready for breakfast. I feel much […]