Quick Posts

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

  • Flying to Anjea

    For several weeks now I've been working on a replacement for the clunky old PredictWind tracking page that I used before the Iridium Go sat phone went overboard. At first I tried Leaflet, then Google …

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  • Holland gone Troppo

    We arrived in the little village of Domburg yesterday after a boring trip from French Guyana. What wind there was blew mostly from ahead so we just motored.

    First impressions of Surinam are Holland …

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  • The Border

    We are now in the Maroni River after a wonderful overnight sail of about 120nm to the Northeast of Iles du Salut. The weather and sea combined to make this the best overnight leg we've ever done. The …

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  • Des Képis Blancs

    Literally, des képis blancs translates as 'the white caps' — a nickname for the French Foreign Legion, whose unofficial guests we are today.

    This morning Merel returned from her night in the …

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  • Prison

    Today we splashed around in the jungle surrounding Ile St Joseph in whose lee we are anchored. I forgot my shoes and rowed back for them while Merel continued on. When we finally caught up it was …

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  • 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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