Sailing Archive

  • FI

    { this (very scary) moment }

    Normally on Fridays I  post one photo of a  moment with out text as part of {this moment} via soulemama But last night we dragged on our anchor.  At 2am I discovered  we were drifting out into a stormy sea, without the captain on board.  […]

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  • FI

    This Week on Board

      This week on Board: *We sailed through the Corinth Canal to the Aegean. *We took thermal baths in Loutra on the island of Kythnos. *We felt the power of the Meltemi.  Even losing some clothes to it, oops. *We dropped off Lisa and Dave […]

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  • Day One

    The Atlantic Crossing: Departure

    DAY ONE: May 5th.   My Birthday. Cinco de Mayo.  The beginning of my 50th year on the planet.  I’m 49 years old today.   We get up at dawn to weigh anchor and head over to the Royal Navy Dockyard which is where all the cruise […]

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  • Richard Blog

    Visiting Ondine

    Sitting here on Sunday night in Bermuda Airport, I’m pondering that it’s exactly 7 days and 839 nautical miles since I joined Ondine at Virgin Gorda. Exactly 7 days before that Grant first mentioned Ondine to me, standing outside the Highbury Barn pub in London […]

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    We’ve left the Caribbean…

    We have begun our 5,000+ sailing trip to Greece. And I’ve begun the trip I’ve wanted to complete since I was a little kid. Sail across the Atlantic Ocean as Captain of my own sailing vessel. I’m so excited I can hardly contain myself. I […]

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  • FI

    This Week On Board

      This week on board: *We sailed a night and day from St Martin to St Thomas. Ondine was back in USA for first time in five months. *We picked up the Bricault family; Paul Cicek, Melise & Destin. *We sail to St. John in […]

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  • TW FI

    This Week on Board

    This week on board: *We fixed Ondine and she was ready to sail again. YAY! *We sailed to Bequia. It was an unpleasant ride for me. The trip back the other way is said to be way worse, I’m braking out the patches for that. […]

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    On the Ocean Again

    Today is the first time we’ve set sail IN A MONTH! Yep.  We’re living on a sailing boat and what with one thing and another, we’ve not managed to actually go anywhere let alone raise a sail. Of course we have our excuses. The first […]

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  • FI this week

    This Week On Board

    This week on board; *We have been enjoying all the reading material James brought back. *We had a really good time at The Cruises Net* birthday party. Everyone had “Then things went wrong” stories. It became very clear that it’s not us, it’s boats.  It […]

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  • JG Ski

    Best moment in 2011 (so far)

    My favorite moment of 2011 happened today.  And it’s really my favorite moment because all of the following things came together at the same moment.  J O Y !! 1.  It all starts innocently enough: I get a call from my Emma-Kate on my mobile […]

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