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

  • 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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  • Halfway, More Curlicues and the Return of Grumpy Dave

    Well, our woes with pumps are not over. The seawater pressure pump sprayed saltwater all over the electrics in the bottom of the cupboard it lives under causing the boat data network to die. It’s a …

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  • Merel's Story

    It’s been very rolly since we left Walvis. 2-3 meter waves most of them coming from the south, some come from the middle of nowhere while your not looking sending a spray over the deck and into the …

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  • Renewal

    Every journey is a journey of self discovery. Sailing, I have discovered once again, is best done as short hops of less than a day, or long passages of more than a week. Sailing a yacht is …

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  • Beware Strange Noises

    During Merel’s watch I got up to investigate a strange noise that I thought was coming from the galley. But when I stood in the galley it seemed it was coming from outside, so I gave up and went back …

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  • The Curlicues

    Leaving Africa all our pumps decided to go on the blink. First the fridge fresh water cooling pump lost its prime.

    Then, just as we rounded Pelican Point out of Walvis bay, the raw water …

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  • We are cleared out!

    Time to go. The deep sea calls. We leave tomorrow morning.

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  • Walvis Bay

    I set a line and 30 minutes later we have a yellow tail kingfish, just perfect for two or three meals for two people.

    After motoring for 16 hours a small breeze springs up from behind. I set …

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  • Fog and Calm

    Cold damp fog overnight and this morning. Its 1015 and it’s still slightly foggy and heavily overcast. Merel started the engine on her watch overnight and it’s been running ever since. The forecast …

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  • Expensive First-World Junk

    Yes, a sailing boat needs wind but this too much. We had 25kn all night. The swell is huge and the surf spectacular, so there is no way we are going ashore here in Hottentot. The Iridium Go stopped …

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