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Short updates on where Anjea is and what we are up to.

  • What a Blast!

     

    We walked out to Mont Carapa, a hill on the outskirts of town, to watch an Ariane 5 rocket put two communications satellites into orbit for the European Space Agency. It was a very relaxed affair …

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  • Kourou, French Guyana

    We leave Cayenne on 20th June about 1000 on the turn of the tide. There is very little wind and what there is is on the nose so we motor. Once we're out of the channel and have turned north-west the …

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  • Cayenne, French Guyana

    We arrived in Cayenne on Sunday 12 June after a great sail from Lencois, which we left on 8th. We motored into the wind until we reached open sea and could turn north, and downwind. From there on the …

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  • Ilha dos Lençois

    We arrived in the early hours of 1st June after a gruelling sail into a wind that was much stronger and more northerly than forecast. The seas were not big but short and steep and we had several …

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  • Leaving Sao Luis

    We have made friends here and will be sorry to leave them. Merel, of course, wants to spend the rest of the year exploring Brazil, and it’s tempting – it is a vast rich country that would reward many …

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  • Arrived Sao Luis

    We just dropped anchor in the pale light of dawn off the island and city of Sao Luis on mainland Brazil after a good crossing from de Noronha.

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  • Last Post (for a while)

    We lost our Iridium Satellite device overboard on 1 May so there will be no further posts or tracking updates for a while. Sorry about that. Otherwise, all is good and Anjea is in Fernando de Noronha, …

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  • The Alternative Story About How We Lost the Iridium

    On the first of May 2022 things were still going smoothly as ever. On the second of May however our situation took a turn. This is how the story went.

    Merel was making pancakes that afternoon while …

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  • Pizza!

    Still no fish but the pizza was great.

    The wind came back earlier than promised and we’ve had a good day’s sailing in lots of sunshine, so the batteries are happy too. The only unhappy …

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  • Half Way

    For the past few days the wind has been getting lighter and as it does we go slower. Now we are doing less than 2 knots, so slow we jumped off the back of the boat and went for a swim – one at a …

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