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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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  • Ondine's Wake

    Wind me up

    We sailed from Naxos to Amorgos today.   Before we left, I looked at the weather forecast, plotted the course accordingly and left with two reefs in the main as the meltemi (the local north wind) was forecast to blow at 20-25 knots and that usually […]

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  • Speed Records & Waterspouts

    It’s only the Atlantic Ocean, but I like it, like it, yes I do.

    DAY FIVE, May 9th: Waterspouts. Brett wakes me up in the morning.  There are low hanging thunder clouds in the sky everywhere. He had looked off the port stern and pointed to Steve and said.  “WHAT THE *$%! IS THAT?!”. Steve: “I think you’d better […]

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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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    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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    Half Way There

    Half Way There: and several illusions go up in smoke. I’m writing this post from Ondine at LAT 37 degrees north, LON 68 degrees west.  For those of you that don’t want to look that up (everyone, including me), I’m about half way between Manhattan […]

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    Slow Start to everything

    Well, this is embarrassing. We were supposed to sail away to Bermuda right after a big party at Pier 66 on Saturday, November 6th. And the crew was supposed to be 6 squash players plus 3 for a crew of 9. I allowed for three […]

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