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

  • Settling In

    A small sliver of moon in a sky full of silver stars, with the faintest hint of dawn behind us. It is 0500 and the start of my next 4hr watch. A mostly clear sky promises good solar power today, …

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  • No Fish (yet)

    The crew were incapable of manning the boat yesterday, so we stayed another day. Something to do with that Friday night party and the bottle of Tequila.

    But this morning we finally drop our …

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  • Goodbye Saint Helena

    We cleared out of St Helena yesterday and partied with the Saints till early this morning. Everyone was at the yacht club, including an audience of locals to cheer on the dancers. The band forgot …

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  • No Date

    Merel has gone camping for Easter, I’m on the boat, and we’ve given up trying to set a date for leaving St Helena. Several new boats have arrived with more on the way from Cape Town, some of whom …

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  • The Saints

    ‘Saint Helenaians’ just doesn’t work, so they call themselves ‘The Saints’ and have made us wonderfully welcome. Merel has been spending nights ashore at The Consulate, a wonderful shabby-chic …

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  • Saint Helena

    “There’s a red light in front of us” says Merel as I take over the watch at 0500. On deck I can see a distinct slow flashing red light, then a white light – St Helena.

    As the dawn light …

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  • A Crescent Moon

    The engine conked out during my watch because we forgot to transfer the fuel over on time. I put up the genoa. And thought to myself well I’m sure Dave will love to sort it out on his watch later …

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  • Tickling the Nuts on the Green Bilge Monster

    The engine stopped on Merel’s watch last night. There was a little wind so she set the sails, switched on the transfer pump to fill the day tank and left it at that. I came on watch and we were …

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  • Windless

    The sun shines, the air and water are both 26 C, Anjea moves comfortably across the long, low ocean swells. We have a bit of tied down genoa out just to stabilize the rolling as we move gently …

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  • Mindfulness

    We started off on a broad reach and now we’ve been running downwind wing on wing the last few days. Anjea rocks from side to side and sometimes there’s a little forward and backward tilting too …

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