things go wrong Archive

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    Swept Away

    Thursday, August 11, 2011 4:45 am I am woken up by the wind, it’s howling. Ondine is anchored off a beach called, Agios Prokopis, on the island of Naxos in Greece. Captain James is not on board, he’s  in New York.  My biggest fear when […]

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    Greek Drama

    Or as Emma-Kate said more accurately: rudderless in Zakynthos. After zooming 6,000 nautical miles to Greece, we finally arrived in the Peloponnese in the island of Zakynthos on June 30th at 2am.   We dropped the anchor just around the corner from the main port of […]

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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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    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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    What a Day!

    Just when I thought I was on top of everything. I haven’t been blogging much because quite frankly good news is so much less interesting that bad news. The weather’s been great. We’ve made some new friends. Ondine has been behaving herself. And generally the […]

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  • It's Fun to be One

    Chocolate Catastrophe

    On my Mom’s birthday we (a new friend called Alexander on S.V. Orchid and I) made a cake. We kind of, ok we really changed the recipe – many thanks to Ashley Skabar for the inspiration. Here is our improvised recipe.  This is a recipe […]

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  • She still loves me

    Leaving Dominica was tough

    Gosh it was hard to leave Dominica.  We met so many great people.  Had a great time.  And every time we tried to leave, something kept us back.  Once we decided to leave: Day 1: My diving accident (more details here: http://sailingondine.com/2011/01/20/physics/) Day 2: I […]

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  • SPFI

    Martinique At Last.

    We made it to France in time for my birthday!  Which means baguettes and Nutella for the kids and good wine and champers to celebrate my 39th year with . Yay! But we only just made it. Dominica didn’t want to let us go. On […]

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