sailing Archive

  • Azores

    The Azores

    The Azores were COMPLETELY different than I imagined them. First of all they were cold! The water temperature just broke the sixties. So no swimming for yours truly. Though I did see the locals getting wet. (Crazy!) Blustery and windswept are two words that come […]

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  • The Moist Atlantic Crossing

    The {moist} Atlantic Crossing

    DAY SEVEN: May 11th Everything is wet. It’s been raining, the wind has moved forward from south-west to south-east and we are now heading east and sailing into it. The waves have been crashing over the boat from starboard bow to port stern, (diagonally across […]

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    Atlantic Crossing: The Calm & The (first) Storm

    DAY THREE, May 7th: The Calm before the Storm The engine is on all day today.  The weather is beautiful but there’s no wind. The UNO championship begins.  Brett manages to amass 300 points most of it in one hand.  Did I mention that the […]

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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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    This Week on Board

    This week on board: *We got back in the water. Yay. *We took Ondine on a little test sail with Andy and Marie (they did the work on the boat) and we got to fly the spinnaker, our favorite sail. *Paloma took her first flight […]

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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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  • 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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