We are all in. Can you wait till I snorkle there from Mexico?
12-09-2011 08:47 AM
Round the world
Am excited about the journey. Is this one of the go simple- go now voyages?
I will attend my initial ASA coursework online and am ready to depart within months. Please consider me for 1st mate position.
12-09-2011 08:40 AM
12-08-2011 11:49 PM
I hope the book includes the part that happened near Tahiti where Brad wanted to mutiny and stay with the locals, instead of pushing on. Perhaps the part where we passed the coast of Somalia should be left out, where we were nearly boarded by a hostile navigation mark. In fact there are plenty of memories that should probably not be included.
12-08-2011 10:45 PM
Since SailingDog isn't around I have to tell you that this thread is over a year old. I got back last week from around the world and am writing the book already.
12-07-2011 11:18 PM
12-04-2010 04:47 AM
He just used a little too much oil. COme on CD, get with it - do we still have to keep learning ya?
Oh, and I want only Rib eye fillet next time - no more rump steak for me. Also please get that moder Waiter TDW to bring the wine list as well. thanks.
12-03-2010 12:54 PM
Good one Mick.
He must have the Hurricane 3000 grill and weather control device.
12-02-2010 11:05 AM
Well, finally got to check my email... my astronaut buddy was looking out the window hoping to spot us and give us a fix, but all he managed to see was the massive cloud formation that was spawned by CD's grill!!!
11-30-2010 07:41 PM
That gale Brad mentioned was quite a ride. How is it that in the whole wide open ocean we managed to run into a NOAA weather buoy in broad daylight? It probably helped that the seas were pretty high and there were a lot of people on deck feeding the fish and that we don't have a working GPS or chart plotter on board. I ran out of batteries for my old trusty Garmin 76 over a week ago. DavidPM has a sextant but has been tight lipped about our position and keeps mumbling something about having the wrong sight reduction tables.
Finding CD out on the ocean was another needle in the haystack find. He was such a gracious host and spared no expense wining and dining us that I felt so bad about spilling my Dark and Stormy on his chart plotter that I could not bring myself to tell him about it just then. So I'm sorry CD if your chart plotter is acting strangely or not acting at all; I'll get you a new one just as soon as I can.
I think that CD must have been getting tired of all the reverie going on all the time though. I'm pretty sure he was more then ready for us to leave or he already knew about the chart plotter but asking us all to go for a swim without setting the swim ladder up was the final straw. The water here is warm enough for swimming (even if we don't know where we are) and I'm pretty sure I've seen some Sargasso weed in the water so we know where we are within a radius of about 1000 miles or so.
I was able to get this photo of sunrise the day after we left CD. I noticed that the clouds above were actually moving in 2 distinct bands and directions at different heights. Is that a clue to our latitude? Could we be further south then Florida which was one of our proposed destinations? Perhaps Puerto Rico or Turks & Caicos will be our next 'port of call'. There is good, cheap rum in PR so I'm hoping that is where we are headed.
At one point we saw a derelict Morgan 36 drifting off in the distance and capitalistnyc wanted to go and check it out as did Bene505. We were all a bit curious as well so we kept rowing and caught up with it. The blue hulled Morgan was not in the worst shape and capitalistnyc jumped aboard proclaiming it a new country - his! The old A4 engine did not want to wake up without more sleep and some TLC so capitalistnyc found the sails and we were now a flotilla of 2 boats. We still did not know where we were though.
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