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November 2014 Transatlantic Back to Back, Day 14. Journey’s End

    Today is Tuesday November 25 and I woke at 8.10am to smooth seas, clear skies and a southerly force 5 breeze, we are crossing the Celtic Sea heading towards the western approaches of the English Channel. We are due south of the western edge of […]

November 2014 Transatlantic Back to Back, Day 13

      Today is Monday November 24 and the sky is lighter than it has been for a while, it is still overcast but there are perceptibly bluish bits visible through the cloud cover. It is warmer than it has been and the sea is slightly […]

November 2014 Transatlantic Back to Back, Day 12

      Today is Sunday November 23 and it occurs to me that we arrive in Southampton in just 3 days time, this is a problem on so many levels. The primary issue being that I have 4 unopened bottles of champagne to consume between now […]

November 2014 Transatlantic Back to Back, Day 11

    Today is Saturday November 22 and the sea is moderate with some white horses caused by the westerly force 7 near gale, the sky is bright with a few clouds here and there. we are off the Grand Banks and are now above the Flemish […]

November 2014 Transatlantic Back to Back, Day 10

    Today is Friday November 21 and it is 6.30am, I had a wonderful sleep and the cabin is nicely cool. The sea swells are slight and the south westerly wind is only moderate at force 4. We have continued our north easterly course at 21 […]

November 2014 Transatlantic Back to Back, Day 9

      Today is Thursday November 20 and I woke at 6.30, the sea is slight and the sky is quite bright. There are large patches of blue with layers of differently coloured clouds, from white low at the horizon getting darker the higher they are. […]

November 2014 Transatlantic Back to Back, Day 8 New York

      Today is Wednesday November 19 and we sailed in after a reasonably quiet night at just after 5am. It is now sunny and about 1 degree. Absolutely lovely. I’ve had breakfast and in about an hours’ time at 8.30 I will head off the […]

November 2014 Transatlantic Back to Back, Day 7

    Today is Tuesday November 18 and I woke at 6am, the sea swells are about 3 metres and there are many white horses dotted across its surface. It is overcast and a typical North Atlantic November day. The sky is grey and it has been […]

November 2014 Transatlantic Back to Back, Day 6

    Today is Monday November 17 and I woke to a much calmer world, we are south of Newfoundland and the sea is almost calm. I think we are in the lee of the land and there is also very little wind. The lovely weather and […]

November 2014 Transatlantic Back to Back, Day 5

  Today is Sunday November 16 and it is 7am. We are very close to the Grand Banks off Newfoundland. We are heading south west on bearing 248 degrees and will enter the much shallower waters later today. It might get rougher again and fog is always […]