We sailed over 2100 nautical miles (over 2500 land miles) in two weeks and one day, an average of nearly 6 knots. We had a tough time, with strong winds, large seas and some gear problems; there were very few days when photography was possible owing to spray and salt in the air (as well as in the cabin at times...). Monica and the children were great, as was Clarabella.
INCLUDES a bit of video that I took, on a digital stills camera, on a 'quiet' Atlantic day. For the most part photography of any description was just not an option on the crossing :-(
Date(s): January 2006. Album by Gerard Coulson. Photos by Gerard Coulson. 1 - 32 of 32 Total. 3796 Visits.
Leaving the anchorage in Mindelo
Head between the islands and keep going for 2000 miles!
The kids having a look round
Tom and Jonty
Tom holding on as a swell passes under us
Well rolled jib; a quiet day in the atlantic
Life aboard, Jonty playing with Lego
Becky toddling around
The 'jury rigged' shroud
A quiet day, thankfully, with the broken shroud
A cluttered deck; one wave took the rolled up dinghy over to the other side of the boat...
Our quietest day at sea
The cockpit, in ocean-going mode
LAND! At long last!
On the radio to friends on Iceni
Monica's on watch
Can I play too
St Lucia for me please Daddy
and up we go
Our first glimpses of St Lucia
The boys go on deck for the first time in more than two weeks