Quick Posts

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

  • 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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  • Merel in the Middle

    It’s been good sailing since we left. The first day the fastest up to 9 knts and last few days nice and steady between 5&6 knts. The waves have only been getting easier too. Slowly but surely we …

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  • A Tangle

    Talking about it afterwards we both knew that the genoa sheet was chafing against the pole jaws and was likely to give way, we just didn’t know it was going to be dinner time yesterday!

    So I …

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  • More of the Same

    The sun is up and we have cloud today, so less solar and will need to run the engine more to make it up. I am experimenting with a new strategy using both battery banks and both alternators, and …

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  • The South Atlantic Ocean

    Along the West African coast, north from Cape Town, the sea is a grey-green soup filled with life sustained by the Benguila Current flowing up from the Antarctic. Once we left the coast off Walvis …

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  • Still No Fish

    Three days out and I still have caught no fish, but we’re hanging in there with a line out all day. There were a couple small flying fish on the deck but I’d have to be desperate to eat them. …

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