Monthly Archives: December 2012

Follow the Yellow Lit Road

When you are travelling west and there is a waxing moon, the path you follow becomes brighter and brighter each night. The benefit of a new moon and clear skies is the view of the stars. As I am still … Continue reading

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Christmas on Qi

Thomas’ and my first Christmas together is a reason for celebration enough but being literally in the middle of the Atlantic gives us another cause. I don’t think it’s the time to set traditions in place due to the current … Continue reading

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Half Way

We’ve reached the captain’s designated halfway point. Hopefully the end of the world didn’t effect you and yours too badly. We celebrated the end of the world as we know it with a lasagne using the second last meal of … Continue reading

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First Mates Log

Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-15 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Day 1 – 9th December 2012 Set out at a good pace with the ginnaker up doing 7+ knots. We look particularly beautiful with this sail up – very colourful. Within a few hours we … Continue reading

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Exploring Gran Canaria’s mountainous terrain in a little rented car brought out the rally driver in the Captain. We had a great down hill run from some amazing rock formations as we headed to the valley of Mogan.  It would … Continue reading

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Who’s Singing Now

A bright full moon was still illuminating the harbour as we left Gibraltar early on Wednesday morning. We had waited patiently the day before for Eric, the mechanic, to return our alternator to us. It took both Thomas and Eric … Continue reading

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Captain’s Table

Qi has a wonderful port side galley that runs two metres along side the engine room. I love it although I have difficulty reaching some of the cupboards and the captain teases me that he’ll get me a stool, (and … Continue reading

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