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Date: 2017-06-21 18:22
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 37º 02.00'N:009º 09.56'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-06-20 20:53
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 36º 02.44'N:011º 43.51'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
Received via: Nova Scotia SailMail - XJN714-1 with pactor4/FBB-2/13937
Date: 2017-06-19 19:32
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 36º 51.58'N:014º 59.89'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-06-19 19:32
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 36º 51.58'N:014º 59.89'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-06-18 21:06
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 36º 45.52'N:017º 29.01'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-06-16 18:11
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 38º 25.67'N:023º 08.20'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-06-12 12:35
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 37º 44.38'N:026º 18.95'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-06-10 18:28
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 38º 31.53'N:028º 37.30'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-06-03 18:28
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 38º 19.38'N:029º 00.54'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-06-03 09:46
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 38º 04.18'N:030º 01.59'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
Received via: Nova Scotia SailMail - XJN714-1 with pactor4/FBB-2/13937
Date: 2017-06-02 07:51
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 37º 26.09'N:032º 24.22'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
Received via: Nova Scotia SailMail - XJN714-1 with pactor4/FBB-2/10523
Date: 2017-05-31 17:55
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 36º 45.11'N:033º 49.22'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-30 16:53
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 36º 15.55'N:036º 39.81'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-29 17:59
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 35º 55.35'N:039º 25.95'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-28 16:43
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 35º 14.96'N:040º 42.82'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-27 20:04
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 34º 35.78'N:041º 58.46'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-26 15:10
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 33º 43.36'N:043º 58.36'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-25 12:31
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 33º 03.62'N:046º 20.61'W
Course: 002º Speed: 4.00 knots
Received via: Nova Scotia SailMail - XJN714-1 with pactor4/FBB-2/10523
Date: 2017-05-24 11:32
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 31º 45.10'N:047º 00.00'W
Course: 065º Speed: 5.50 knots
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Date: 2017-05-23 15:02
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 31º 28.87'N:048º 11.21'W
Course: 050º Speed: 7.50 knots
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Date: 2017-05-22 20:32
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 30º 45.38'N:049º 44.94'W
Course: 046º Speed: 4.50 knots
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Date: 2017-05-21 19:19
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 29º 49.03'N:052º 02.29'W
Course: 088º Speed: 4.50 knots
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Date: 2017-05-20 20:14
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 29º 04.58'N:053º 57.61'W
Course: 040º Speed: 6.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-19 19:43
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 27º 26.15'N:055º 01.39'W
Course: 040º Speed: 5.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-18 18:55
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 25º 39.19'N:055º 55.95'W
Course: 045º Speed: 7.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-17 12:44
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 24º 02.67'N:057º 35.46'W
Course: 045º Speed: 7.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-16 19:42
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 23º 11.51'N:058º 47.62'W
Course: 063º Speed: 7.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-16 11:13
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 22º 46.51'N:059º 33.62'W
Course: 038º Speed: 5.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-15 21:47
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 21º 56.16'N:061º 43.13'W
Course: 040º Speed: 7.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-15 11:07
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 21º 15.72'N:061º 27.37'W
Course: 040º Speed: 7.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-14 15:52
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 19º 31.03'N:062º 30.55'W
Course: 022º Speed: 5.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-13 13:33
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 18º 04.20'N:063º 05.76'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-05-09 02:01
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 18º 06.38'N:063º 03.37'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-04-12 19:33
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 18º 03.06'N:063º 06.34'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-04-11 19:13
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 18º 26.34'N:064º 26.34'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-03-05 19:13
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 18º 30.38'N:064º 22.34'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-02-07 16:01
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 17º 54.35'N:062º 51.57'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-02-03 17:34
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 17º 38.06'N:061º 51.24'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-02-03 17:34
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 17º 33.17'N:061º 46.17'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-01-28 18:57
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 17º 09.34'N:061º 45.82'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-01-20 19:45
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 17º 05.00'N:061º 53.81'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-01-20 00:27
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 17º 04.66'N:061º 53.79'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-01-18 00:18
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 15º 34.66'N:061º 27.69'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-01-17 20:53
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 15º 26.76'N:061º 30.25'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2017-01-15 18:57
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 14º 36.40'N:061º 07.25'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-12-18 17:09
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 14º 26.31'N:060º 53.25'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-11-29 13:47
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 14º 04.49'N:060º 57.51'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-11-21 13:46
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 13º 00.01'N:061º 16.83'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
Received via: Panama SailMail - HPPM1-1 with Pactor3/FBB-2/18240KHz
Date: 2016-10-17 15:28
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 11º 18.07'N:060º 39.32'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-10-07 19:20
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 11º 13.03'N:060º 45.85'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-09-30 01:59
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 11º 09.45'N:060º 50.48'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-09-28 14:21
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 11º 10.75'N:060º 44.00'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-09-28 12:01
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 11º 07.00'N:060º 50.00'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-09-28 05:13
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 11º 29.56'N:061º 08.95'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
Received via: Panama SailMail - HPPM2-1 with pactor4/FBB-2/10329.0KHz
Date: 2016-09-27 23:18
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 11º 52.02'N:061º 21.00'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-09-07 09:46
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 12º 27.00'N:061º 29.00'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-08-06 15:18
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 12º 00.16'N:061º 45.04'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-08-04 12:05
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 12º 02.19'N:061º 45.46'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-06-29 12:05
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 12º 27.45'N:061º 29.18'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-06-26 19:32
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 13º 56.91'N:060º 51.26'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
Received via: Trinidad SailMail - 9Z4DH-1 with Pactor3/FBB-2/7405
Date: 2016-06-03 13:49
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 14º 30.22'N:061º 05.27'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-06-02 11:01
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 14º 33.42'N:061º 03.36'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-05-26 12:06
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 16º 36.06'N:061º 04.14'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-05-19 11:55
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 15º 34.91'N:061º 27.96'E
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-05-15 18:42
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 16º 20.36'N:061º 50.83'E
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-05-02 17:20
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 16º 59.87'N:061º 43.26'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-04-10 14:59
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 17º 00.87'N:061º 46.53'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-03-29 16:08
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 16º 10.32'N:061º 46.43'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-03-26 12:17
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 15º 52.04'N:061º 35.43'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-03-13 13:42
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 14º 25.95'N:060º 53.35'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-03-07 14:42
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 14º 04.47'N:060º 57.46'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-03-03 12:29
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 13º 07.77'N:061º 11.83'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-03-01 12:27
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 12º 59.36'N:061º 14.09'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-02-27 12:04
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 13º 00.24'N:061º 14.64'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-02-24 17:06
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 12º 36.22'N:061º 27.00'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-02-23 11:05
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 12º 38.16'N:061º 21.75'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-02-23 11:05
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 12º 38.08'N:061º 23.88'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-02-23 11:05
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 12º 35.64'N:061º 24.71'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-02-23 11:05
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 12º 33.64'N:061º 24.71'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-02-07 16:13
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 12º 02.50'N:061º 45.47'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-02-06 21:11
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 11º 59.64'N:061º 45.72'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-02-05 21:11
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 12º 27.43'N:061º 29.26'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-01-20 16:28
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 12º 29.99'N:061º 04.49'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-01-19 17:31
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 12º 55.00'N:059º 03.00'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
Received via: South Carolina SailMail - KZN508-3 with pactor4/FBB-2/18630
Date: 2016-01-17 17:46
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 13º 13.77'N:055º 05.85'W
Course: 000º Speed: 0.00 knots
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Date: 2016-01-16 21:24
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 13º 38.47'N:053º 26.20'W
Course: 283º Speed: 5.60 knots
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Date: 2016-01-15 21:00
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 13º 49.66'N:051º 18.50'W
Course: 283º Speed: 5.60 knots
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Date: 2016-01-15 14:53
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 13º 48.89'N:050º 38.81'W
Course: 280º Speed: 5.60 knots
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Date: 2016-01-14 21:11
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 13º 52.46'N:049º 33.10'W
Course: 290º Speed: 5.00 knots
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Date: 2016-01-14 10:57
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 16º 28.95'N:048º 47.78'W
Course: 290º Speed: 6.50 knots
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Date: 2016-01-13 21:01
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 13º 48.95'N:047º 43.95'W
Course: 285º Speed: 6.00 knots
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Date: 2016-01-12 15:21
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 14º 16.83'N:045º 07.17'W
Course: 281º Speed: 4.50 knots
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Date: 2016-01-11 10:52
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 14º 11.47'N:043º 33.00'W
Course: 281º Speed: 4.50 knots
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Date: 2016-01-10 21:04
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 14º 14.68'N:042º 40.05'W
Course: 281º Speed: 5.50 knots
Received via: Trinidad SailMail - 9Z4DH-1 with Pactor3/FBB-2/17103
Date: 2016-01-10 07:14
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 14º 26.89'N:041º 36.06'W
Course: 269º Speed: 5.00 knots
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Date: 2016-01-09 03:26
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 15º 02.00'N:039º 17.00'W
Course: 261º Speed: 6.50 knots
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Date: 2016-01-08 09:05
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 15º 38.00'N:037º 34.00'W
Course: 244º Speed: 8.50 knots
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Date: 2016-01-07 09:31
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 16º 59.53'N:035º 44.86'W
Course: 279º Speed: 6.50 knots
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Date: 2016-01-06 09:39
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 17º 57.22'N:034º 11.86'W
Course: 280º Speed: 7.00 knots
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Date: 2016-01-05 09:49
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 18º 36.36'N:032º 03.43'W
Course: 280º Speed: 7.00 knots
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Date: 2016-01-04 09:49
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 19º 05.62'N:029º 47.56'W
Course: 270º Speed: 7.50 knots
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Date: 2016-01-03 15:51
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 19º 34.90'N:028º 07.27'W
Course: 251º Speed: 7.50 knots
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Date: 2016-01-02 10:25
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 20º 47.04'N:025º 00.42'W
Course: 239º Speed: 6.50 knots
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Date: 2016-01-01 13:17
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 22º 55.63'N:023º 04.31'W
Course: 258º Speed: 6.50 knots
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Date: 2015-09-21 19:05
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Date: 2015-09-19 19:28
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Date: 2015-09-18 10:18
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Date: 2015-09-11 07:00
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Date: 2015-09-10 07:02
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Date: 2015-09-09 06:30
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Date: 2017-06-21 18:34
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: LInda
Location:
Title:


Land Ahoy !!!

We have cleared the end of the TSS and are now in the inshore traffic zone, just 12 miles until we round the
point into Sagres to anchor for the night...WOW a whole night sleep can't wait, I may even have a little treat...a
drop of red wine when we get anchored.. :) :)

It was a interesting time crossing at the top of the TSS 10 ships heading in and out of the TSS some passing
quite close.

Pilot Whales spotted twice today haven't seen then in a long time.

So we will have a nights sleep and head to Portimao in the morning its 25 miles so not to far...

Getting excited now as its not long until we have the grandchildren coming for a holiday :) :) :)

End

Date: 2017-06-20 20:54
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: LInda
Location:
Title: Not Far...


Not far to go now...134 miles to Cabo De Sao Vicente and a extra 25 miles to Portimao.
We hope to get there around 8pm tomorrow and anchor just around the corner at Sagres for the night, it will be
so nice to have a full nights sleep...... not sure we will get there by then, the wind has just decrease to only 5
knots, this all slow us down.......

After a few days of heavy cloud cover its a lovely bright sunny day today, we haven't seen much wild life apart
from 2 small turtles.

We are seeing more and more shipping, last night we saw a cargo ship heading straight for us, he was 9
miles away and traveling at 21 knots he did altar course, we passed about a mile part, not sure if he change
course due to picking up our AIS or if he saw our lights or maybe both.....

Its just over 90 miles until we get to the Traffic Separation Scheme ( we have seen a TSS for a long time) at
end of Cabo de Sao Vicente we have been heading up on our preferred course so we can go above the TSS
and enter the inshore traffic zone which is better for yachts, we don't really want to be in the TSS lanes or
crossing lanes that are meant for large ships.


End

Date: 2017-06-18 21:08
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: LInda
Location:
Title:


400 miles.....done.....
440 to go...
been a bit choppy out here today winds been NE 18-25 knots and is now dropping its due to decrease to 5-10
knots so it will slow us down :(

End

Date: 2017-06-17 21:10
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: LInda
Location:
Title:


Found some wind today its a little bit to much to the East for us making it a bumpy ride, still we are traveling
along at around 6 knots and have covered 265 miles so far.....

End

Date: 2017-06-15 15:30
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: LInda
Location:
Title:


We leave Sao Miguel to sail the last 850 miles of our Atlantic crossing tonight, hoping for some more wind !!!

Date: 2017-06-12 13:55
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: LInda
Location: Faial
Title:


After 7 days in Horta on the island Faial we have left to start the last part of our trip back to Europe we are now
27 miles from the island Sao Miguel and Ponta Delgada where we plan to spend a few days having a look
round and waiting on a weather window to make the last part of our trip 850 miles to Portugal main land, we are
hoping to leave on Wednesday.

We had a very busy time while in Horta, our wonderful skipper/odd job man has mended "Jerry" the auto pilot
which was quite a big job, we also had to give the bilge a really good clean, some oil leaked from one of the
spare cans. As we were on the dock and water is included in the price we flushed out the water tanks
something that's not been done since we left the UK, the decks also had a good scrub down.

However we did get time to enjoy the island.... on the Monday after we arrived we were invited to have lunch
with the President of Portugal at the Holly Sprit Festival, everyone in the island is invited to lunch of local soup
(made with meat stock and bread), meat (beef), vegetables and rice pudding with sweetbread and lots of
local red wine...quite something to see this large marque set with long tables, red table clothes, white china, a
table in the middle with all the silver crowns that come from each of the church's around the island, there is a lot
of church's on the island we counted 6 in Horta, lunch was followed by traditional music and dancing what a
lovely day and a great way to meet the local people that are very proud of their lovely clean island (we didn't
see one bit of rubbish to whole time we where there). One lady took the time to drive us around the island and
show us all the local highlights, we can not thank her enough we had a lovely day.

End

Date: 2017-06-03 17:31
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: LInda
Location: North Atlantic
Title: Land Ahoy!!


We can see land......under 22 miles to go.....
We can see Faial and Pico :)
Happy crew on Euan Mara

End


Date: 2017-06-03 09:46
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: LInda
Location: North Atlantic
Title: Almost there!



Just 71 miles to go :)

Sun is out wind is 10-15 knots from the south, lovely sailing on a reach.....

End

Date: 2017-06-02 07:53
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: LInda
Location: North Atlantic
Title:


191 miles to go...
if only the wind would cooperate!!!

Not far to go now...
Yesterday was a had slog with the winds against us, in 20-25 knots of NE wind we zig-zagged all over the
place, the day before 30-35 knots of SW wind, today we have no wind!!


Have to go now..... and cook bacon and egg......

End


Date: 2017-05-31 17:50
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: LInda
Location: North Atlantic
Title: Fin Whales ahoy!


Great sailing yesterday in 15-20 knots of SW winds sending us in the right direction for the Azores, we went
over the 2000 miles mark yesterday, now we have just 275 miles to go. :) :) :)

Skipper spotted 3 Fin Whales yesterday right next to the boat one went right across our bow. Fin Whales can
be up to 24 metres in length these were defiantly bigger than Euan Mara, its a little scary when they are so
close to the boat. The depth meter showed 6 metres at one time so they may have been under the boat!!


Its very choppy out here today in SW winds of 20- 35 knots unfortunately we don't go faster in these winds as
we have to reduce the sails and the choppy swell slows us down.
The wind is due to veer around to the NE 20-25 knots sometime this afternoon or evening, not so good for us
as it would mean we have the wind on the noise so it looks like we will be doing some tacking which may well
increase the miles to get to the Azores and then would you believe it looks like no wind to 5 knots on Friday!!!
oh well wants a few extra miles/hours when your waiting for that large glass of red wine!!

End.

Date: 2017-05-29 21:57
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: LInda
Location: North Atlantic
Title: Another Day is over



The Sun has just gone down, its soon time to start the night watches of 3 hours a time, Skipper is on first watch,
its been a lovely day, sunny, 10-15 knots of wind from the SW we are sailing on a reach doing 5-7.5 knots, if the
wind stays as it is we should have a good night, I'm hoping the stars will be out tonight its helps if its not so
dark when on watch.
We will be under the 500 miles mark today, but as I write we still have 510 miles to go.


We saw another Sperm Whale today just resting on top of the water, when recovering from a dive and
preparing for the next is when we see them on the surface, recovery time on the surface is 7 to 15 minutes, they
generally blow around five time per minute, they are quite hard to see in the swell/waves. When feeding they
may dive down 3000 metres for 40-60 minutes to catch squid and maybe some fish. Socialising groups may
spend several hours on the surface, we haven't seen any in groups.

End

Date: 2017-05-28 17:10
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: North Atlantic
Title:


The count down is on......under 600 miles to go.......
Just hope the high pressure due over the Atlantic on Wednesday still gives us a enough wind to sail.....
I'm beginning to think I'm alcoholic can't wait to get in and have a very large glass of red wine, the thought of an extra day due to
light winds is just unbearable!!!!

Its a lovely sunny day, sailing well, if a little slower than we would like in 10 knots of westerly wind.

We had a first last night.... we sailed all through the night with Bird Big flying out in front of Euan Mara, we only had very light winds
so the only way to sail was to fly the spinnaker, which involves hand steering and lots of concentration, it was quite a tiring night,
very pleased when the sun came up.

We saw one ship in the night, one large cargo ship and a yacht today, this route is like a motorway compared with the East to
West crossing, we only saw one yacht in the whole crossing.

End

Date: 2017-05-28 16:38
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: North Atlantic
Title: Whoops


Whoops I missed the "i" out it should of been "Exeter Chiefs" !!!!
Oh and encase you are wondering who Exeter Chiefs are there a Rugby Team....

Date: 2017-05-27 19:41
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: North Atlantic
Title:


14 days at sea..........
We have had a mixed trip so far with some very good winds to none at all....some good sailing to some rolly sailing!!
We have 1637 miles behind us...
Roll on the Azores... 683 miles to go......

There is hardly any wind at the moment the big bird (our spinnaker) has has been up all day, but still only doing 3.5-4.5 knots, still
its better than none and having to use the engine.

We had a visit from some dolphins this morning, but the highlight of today has to be seeing a large sperm whale having a nice
rest right in our path, after we sailed passed he flipped his tail in the air and drove down what a sight :)

We continue to head north is the hope of some more wind....

Exeter Chefs played in the final today and WON!! well done! the only problem is our weather support back home went to the
match so we haven't had a weather report today !!!!

End

Date: 2017-05-25 21:23
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: North Atlantic
Title:


We found some wind at last, not a lot but enough for us to sail a long nicely at 5 knots.... lets hope we can keep the wind now, the
trick over the next week is to keep in the wind but not head up to high and end up in the low... we are keeping a close eye on the
weather and our weather router back home is doing a great job....I just hope she doesn't want paying!

Last nights watches were quite hard on the eyes, it was a little misty, there was hundreds and thousands of stars out right down to
the water, in fact some looked as if they were in the water, so because it was misty you couldn't make out if it was a target
(another boat) or a star some even looked like they had red and green in then!!

This morning was saw 2 ships at the same time one going east and one west they passed within a few miles of us, then this
afternoon we saw a yacht, we called him on the VHF, had a chat he's heading to the Azores so we said we would meet them for a
beer when we get there.

Dinner today - duck, roast pots, green beans and gray.......happy crew.

End


Date: 2017-05-24 20:13
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: North Atlantic
Title:


No Wind !!!
not a lot to report apart from there is no wind!!!
Feel like we are going backwards !!
Heading north under motor in hope of some wind.....

Had a visit from some dolphins today one had a baby :)

End

Date: 2017-05-23 16:55
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: North Atlantic
Title:


All's well on the good ship Euan Mara :)

Sun is out and we are sailing along nicely.

We saw two ships over night, one was called Minnehaha it was 300ft....

We are now seeing Portuguese man of war, really weird you just see want looks like a pinky/ purple bubble floating long!!
Had a visit from some Atlantic spotted dolphins today.

End

P.S sailmail sever has not been working, so there was some delay on reports been posted.





Date: 2017-05-22 21:06
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: North Atlantic
Title: Half Way..



1140 miles behind us..
1128 miles to go....
happy times....we love it when the distance to destination is less than the miles we have covered.

The wind picked up yesterday evening and went round to the west so it was time for some down wind sailing, yippee lots of
rolling!!!! and oh boy did we roll with a large swell coming from the north so pleased when day light came and the wind went north
west so we could go on a nice reach, but there is still a large swell so not the most comfortable sail boat ride.

Highlight today is seeing another yacht, it was going the other way, maybe heading to Bermuda ?

End

Date: 2017-05-21 19:39
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: North Atlantic
Title: 1000 miles


1000 Nautical Miles

At 19.15 UTC we crossed the 1000 miles line :)
1262 miles to go to the Azores.
Just 130 miles to half way, we should make that at around this time tomorrow, so a party is planned on Euan Mara for tomorrow,
all are welcome cocktails at 17.00 :)

Fabulous sun set yesterday one of the best we have seen, if that wasn't good enough it was topped with a superb green flash.

Today's excitement was seeing whale's they were quite far off, we could see the splashes and tails coming out of the water.

We are still having a motor boat ride!!!! the grib files show some wind around now 20.00 but we haven't had any, fingers crossed
we get some soon.

End

Date: 2017-05-20 21:15
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: North Atlantic
Title: 1 week


its 1 week since we left St Martin and the Caribbean behind us.

Last night I had to don trousers, fleece, socks and shoes. Its the first time these strange items have seen the light of day since
September 2015!! now I know 23 deg is quite warm to some of you but trust me when you have lived in a arrange of 35 deg for the
passed 16 months 23 deg is cold!!!

We had a good but slow sail through the night, the wind has now died and the motor is on.
So far the grib file and our weather reporter back home has been quite accurate, so its looking like a motor boat ride until 6am
tomorrow when the wind is due to start picking up and coming from SSW which will be a good direction for us.

Its been a exciting day...... first we sight a sail boat way off behind us we can just see the stick, we did sight what we thought was a
sail boat a few nights ago but saw nothing in the day so we think it may be the same one, it seams to keep dropping back and
then catching us up, then we see a large cargo ship way off to starboard.

End

Date: 2017-05-19 19:45
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: North Atlantic
Title: Day 7


Day 7 into our trip across the Atlantic.

757 miles behind us....
1428 miles to go to the Azores....

All's well on Euan Mara

Good sail last night with easterly winds of 8-12 knots but a little slow at times.
Today has been a lovely sunny day with about 10 knots of easterly winds.

Seen a few more birds today but no dolphins or whales...

End.


Date: 2017-05-18 18:56
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: North Atlantic
Title: Day 4-5


After motoring motor/sailing for the last 24 hours, at 10am we were able to turn the motor off.
We are only sailing at about 5 knts in 10 kts of wind but at least we are sailing and not using any of our fuel.

It rained last night, not nice when your on watch it was as black as black until about 2am when the clouds parted and the moon
peeked thought, there was also a few shooting stars, which are always good to watch.

We are now into day 5 with 634 miles behind us and 1500 to go!!

Still no fish.....it would help if the fishing lines were deployed!!!!!

End




Date: 2017-05-17 12:45
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: North Atlantic
Title: Weather


It just shows you can never be sure of what the weathers going to do......

At 0325 we still had the engine on due to no wind when the wind started to pickup 12, 14, 18, 20 knots sails were deployed, we are
off sailing again but its quite choppy so we have a bit of a bumpy ride.......... I've checked all the weather info we have and it all
say 5 -10 knots!!! Our weather router back home also said we were in for light winds!!!

We are just over 500 nm into our trip the Azores is 1660nm
We are over 24N 057W its cloudy and a little colder, temperature in the cabin is only 25 deg we have been use to 35 deg.....

End






Date: 2017-05-16 10:06
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: North Atlantic
Title:


All's well....

412 miles done!
1747 miles to the Azores!

Wind E slowing going round SE between 10-18 knots.

Ben is working well, doing a good job of keeping us on course, he's so good, he never needs
feeding.....unlike other crew members!

We have seen a few flying fish and one seabird today and that's it..nothing else, not a sign that
anything else is out here.

Winds went a little light yesterday afternoon so I took the opportunity to cook a roast dinner, pork chops with
roast potato's, roast butter nut squash, broccoli, green beans and of course gravy, crew really enjoyed
it...back to pasta tomorrow....

Wind picked up over night Monday into Tuesday up to 20 kts we still have full sail out, doing
7-8 knots.

Fishing lines have been out, not caught any fish....only seaweed!!

Update......
Engine is on.....after a great morning sailing at around 7 knots the wind has died, hope it will be back up tonight going to download the latest weather now and see......

We just have a visit from the spotted Atlantic dolphins, lovely to see these small lively dolphins playing around Euan Mara.

End

Date: 2017-05-14 15:52
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic West to East
Title:


Hello Everyone

100 + nautical miles....
We had a slow sail up the Anguilla Channel having to make several tacks in light winds, the good thing was
we were sailing and not having to put the motor on.
Once out passed eastern end of Scrub Island we could set our course for the first waypoint at 25N 60W in
easterly winds 12 to 15 knots.
Through the night we sailed with reduce headsail and main, just encase we had any nasty squall's that like to
sneak up on you in the dark!
Full headsail and main are now out and we are cracking along a 6-7 knots, its a beautiful day sun is out the
water is a lovely blue, what a great day for Liam's first Atlantic sail

I've made bread its in the over now, the crew are keenly waiting for it to finish cooking, it does smell lovely !!
So I best go and make lunch.

End



Date: 2017-05-13 13:49
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: St Martin
Title: Leaving


Today we start our trip across the Atlantic, east to west.......
Will be leaving a little later today, wind are a little light but its time to go.....
Hope to do a reports daily.

end

Date: 2017-05-09 02:02
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: St Martin
Title:


Getting ready!!
We have been very busy getting ready to sail back across the Atlantic our destination is Portugal.
We will sail via Bermuda and the Azores.
Total miles 3530.

More updates to follow......

End

Date: 2017-03-05 19:18
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: BVi
Title:


We are now in the BVI's
I'm a little behind wind the reports but will hopefully catch up soon X

Date: 2017-03-05 19:18
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Antigua
Title:


I thought it was about time I put finger to key board and wrote a little something......

After leaving St Pierre Martinique we sailed 156 miles to Antigua, stopping over night at Prince Rupert Bay,
Dominica and Pigeon Island, Guadeloupe we arrived at Jolly Harbour Antigua in time for sun downers..
We hadn't planned to stay over night going on to St Kitts the next morning but there was no wind.... don't think
we have ever had it so calm just no wind at all!! as you may know we are not very keen on using our engine to
get anywhere, after all we are a sailing yacht and diesel cost money so we save it for when we really need it.
So Antigua it was for a few weeks, after signing in we headed round to English Harbour had a lovely visit to
Nelson's Dockyard. The potential for English Harbour was recognized as early as 1745, it was completed
much as it stands today in 1789 and was Britain;s main naval base in the Lesser Antilles, Nelson was
stationed here in 1784. Today Nelson's Dockyard is managed by the National Park. While we are in English
Harbour we see two rowing boats arrive that have just rowed across the Atlantic 3100 miles in just over 39
days with a crew of four rowing, I just can't imagine rowing all the way across the Atlantic!!
We then head round to Falmouth Harbour to meet up with Emily Morgan, we have the AIS on and can see lots
of large private yachts are in Falmouth....Maltese Falcon a sailing yacht at just 88 meters long, just a little bit
bigger than Euan Mara's 12.7 meters the Maltese Falcon is 12 meters wide almost as wide as we are long!!!
Twizzle is here but a little smaller at just 58 meters, a motor yacht called Air has a helicopter on the stern!
Velsheda one of the J class boats is here too she looks really small at just 40 meters but she has such
beautiful lines. There are loads more really large sailing yachts and motor yachts here, how much these
yachts cost to run I have no idea, some you can charter for more money than I could ever imagine and that's
just for a week!!

We plan to visit Antigua's sister Island Barbuda but before we do we meet up with Karma who are heading up
to the north end of Antigua somewhere we haven't taken Euan Mara before, we did have a holiday here once
at a Sunsail Beach Club where we did lots of dinghy sailing.

Date: 2017-02-20 22:40
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Martinique
Title:


Trying to sail up the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands...
to start where we left off last May before we headed south for the hurricane season.

Having spent Christmas and New Year in St Anne's with old and new friends it was time to stock the
cupboards and head up the Islands to visit some new places..... on Sunday 8 January we said a tearful
goodbye to some of the wonderful new friends we have made not sure if we would see them again as they
stay put in La Marin to get work done on the boat...hope we will see them somewhere up the islands.....
16/01/2017
We head to Fort de France not far just 12 miles it was good to be out sailing again....
The anchorage in Fort de France is just of the town by Fort St Louis the dinghy dock is good with lots of space
to tie up within a minutes walk your in the town, walking though the narrow streets with all kinds of shops, when
we had enough of shopping we go back to the boat for cocktails, we sit in the cockpit watching the iguanas it
the trees, we can't believe just how many there are... we planned to spend just 2 days in Fort de France so
we can keep going North, but the wind start to blow from the North going very light, looking like its not going to
change until Sunday .....not good for sail north so we stay and spend more money than we should!!!
On Thursday we head SE across the large bay to spend a few days in Trois Ilets, what a lovely surprise we
get to find they are having a caravel on Friday evening, want a great time it was different to the lavish
costumes of Grenada caravel more home made lots of colour and all the bands played drums and danced...
just fabulous.

So its now Sunday the wind is NE 20-25 knots so time to get going first stop St Pierre where we will check out
of Martinique, we like it here, good memories of when Gemma was with us, we will sign out on Monday head
on early Tuesday, we said more sad goodbye's yesterday... again not sure if we will see our new friends
again.
But we are looking forward sailing and visiting some new Islands......

End

Date: 2017-01-15 19:58
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Martinique
Title: Sailing North


Trying to sail up the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands...
to start where we left off last May before we headed south for the hurricane season.

Having spent Christmas and New Year in St Anne's with old and new friends it was time to stock the
cupboards and head up the Islands to visit some new places..... on Sunday 8 January we said a tearful
goodbye to some of the wonderful new friends we have made not sure if we would see them again as they
stay put in La Marin to get work done on the boat...hope we will see them somewhere up the islands.....

We head to Fort de France not far just 12 miles it was good to be out sailing again....
The anchorage in Fort de France is just of the town by Fort St Louis the dinghy dock is good with lots of space
to tie up within a minutes walk your in the town walking though the narrow streets with all kinds of shops, when
we had enough of shopping we go back to the boat for cocktails, we sit in the cockpit watching the iguanas it
the trees and can't believe just how many there are... we plan to spend just 2 days in Fort de France so we
can keep going North, but the winds start to blow from the North and go very light looking like its not going to
change until Sunday .....not good for sail North so we stay and spend more money than we should!!!
On Thursday we head SE across the large bay to spend a few days in Trois Ilets what a lovely surprise we
get to find they are having a caravel on Friday evening and want a great time it was different to the lavish
costumes of Grenada caravel more home made lots of colour and all the bands played drums and danced
just fabulous.

So its now Sunday and the wind is in the NE 20-25 knots so time to get going first stop St Pierre were we will
check out of Martinique, we like it here a it has good memories of when Gemma was with us we will sign out on
Monday and head on North early Tuesday, we said more sad goodbye's yesterday... again not sure if we will
see our new friends again.
But we are looking forward sailing and visiting some new Islands......

End

Date: 2017-01-15 19:08
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: St Anne's Martinique
Title: Happy New Year


Happy New Year !
3/01.2017
Not had much internet !


We welcomed the New Year in onboard "Just Imagine" it was a lovely evening topped off with bubbly and
fireworks from one of the hotels on the beach. Last year we where in the North Atlantic Ocean 022deg 29.635N
021deg 51.991W this year we are at anchor at St Anna's Martinique 14deg 26.791N 060deg 53.753W quite a
few deg further south !

we have been here since leaving St Lucia on the December, we had a lovely Christmas, started with a BBQ
on Christmas Eve afternoon a "Pot Luck" everyone takes a side dish to share their own meet to BBQ and
drinks, with cruises from all over the world verity of dishes is just unbelievable.

Christmas Day was spent with friends, drinks onboard Karma in the morning and Christmas dinner on Emily
Morgan, with Uproar and Moosetracks, we had duck, turkey, crispy roast potatoes and loads of differed
vegetables, and raver a lot to drink! we had a lovely day but so missed all family it was our first Christmas
without any of the family.

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Date: 2016-12-04 02:56
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: St Luica
Title: Rodney Bay


St Lucia

We are now in St Lucia waiting for the ARC boats to come in only 3 in so far........
well we are really only waiting for one boat Emily Morgan with our friends Bones and Anna... we saw her off on
the ARC last year from Las Palmas so this year we are welcoming her back to St Lucia...the fog horn and
whistles are ready, what we are hoping is that they arrive sensible time of day and not 3 in the morning like
when they returned to the UK a few year ago....

Euan Mara is anchored at the east side of Rodney Bay off Reduit Beach a lovely long sandy beach lined with
hotels and beach bars, the hotels don't look too bad only been 3 stories high, the down side is the jet ski's that
holiday makers rent off the beach, with little or no training they are let loose one of these high powered water
scooters that go at about 60 mph and start using the yachts at anchor as roundabouts !!! Rodney Bay is over a
mile long so why they have to speed around the yacht is beyond my understanding.

We arrived here last Friday after a night sail from Bequia up the windward coast of St Vincent in 20-30 knots of
winds with a average wind of 27 knots, it was forecasted to be 10-15!! we looked forward to getting in the lee of
St Lucia after a bumpy ride across the St Vincent/St Lucia channel as soon as we got in the lee of the famous
Piton's we had no wind at all the thought we would have to motor the 29 miles to Rodney Bay but no mother
nature had other plains as we got out from behind the Piton's the wind started to blow as hard as ever back at
about 25 knots.......we were pleased to drop our anchor and get a some sleep. Friends arrived on Sunday
morning Out of Africa and Moosetracks they are anchored nearby.

Its been quite a interesting few days..... on Monday evening we were relaxing in the cockpit after dinner
enjoying a cocktail, it was a pleasant evening with no wind, suddenly the it turned cold and the wind started to
blow within 60 seconds the wind was blowing at 40 knots from the west !! (it normally blows from the east) the
sea's where huge with waves breaking over the boat, boats where dragging their anchors all over the
anchorage one MayDay went out followed by boats asking for help as they were been blown ashore or
dragging into other boats. We stayed in the cockpit with the engine running ready should we need to get out of
someone way... 3 boats ended up on the shore its a good job its all sand.... the next day we watched as they
pulled them off..

Oh and just so you feel better....its rained and rained and rained the last 3 days.....

End

Date: 2016-11-29 14:02
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: St Luica
Title: Waiting for Emily Morgan



Date: 2016-09-28 23:15
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Tobago
Title:


We are anchored at Scarbouough Tobago.

Date: 2016-08-15 18:40
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Grenada
Title:


We left Tyrrell bay heading to St Georges Martins Bay on 2 August we had a good sail down the west coast
although the wind did drop a few times slowing us down to 3 knots at times, we arrived at 1700 having sailed
33 miles.

Having spent 2 days anchored off St Georges, to stock up the at the IGA supermarket they sell Tesco and
Waitrose lines !!
We headed round to Mt Hartman Bay just 9 miles around the end of Grenada, we haven't been in this bay
before so its nice to be somewhere new....Gregg and Jo on Serenade are next door, Liz and Devin on
Moosetracks are just around the corner anchored in Calivonoy Cut, Russ and Lisa on Tumultuous Uproar will
join us in a few days, we are all off to join in Grenada Carnival light parade on Monday evening thanks to Jo
for getting our light kits from Carib for us all.....a hat that lights up, t-shirts flashing neckwear and wrist wear and
best of all a multi colored flashing light saber the grandchildren would love them.......oh and we must not forget
a Carib drinks bottle for the getting the beer in....... mini bus picked us up at 6pm we were told it started a
7pm.....true the form it started on Island time 8.30-9ish......we had a great night I've put on photos on FB. Next
day it was Fancy Mas that where they dress up in all the colourful costumes what a sight just fantastic.

We went for a walk last Saturday to the brewery!!! a few years ago a man from the UK retired here and got fed
up with only have larger to drink so he set about making his own real ales the result was the West Indies Beer
Company making a range of real ales, well you can image just how pleased the skipper was to find this
place.......... we have been there twice since then and I'm shore we will visit again.........

We plan to spend a few more days here looking into prices of been hauled out for a bottom clean and paint
then we may go back up to Carriacou and from there head down to Tobago.

End

Date: 2016-08-06 15:13
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Carriacou
Title:


Oh dear... I did promise myself I would keep this little blog up to date...
We have been anchored in Tyrrel Bay since the 28 June!!!
It is lovely to be back here the place where we first landed after crossing the Atlantic Ocean..
We arrive after a lovely 37nm sail from Bequia making over 7kts all the way.
There are a few boats here we have met along the islands and there is a very busy social live, with noodling on M/W/F aqua aerobic with a floating noodling its great fun and good excise, Mexican train dominoes on a Wednesday
and Sunday afternoon, walks on Tuesday and Thursday around this beautiful island these can be from 2 hours to all day, on Saturdays I help with the kids free swimming lessons which the local diving center (Lumbadive) is running for
the local children, its been good it see the children making progress.
Then there is the evening get together's in some of the local rum shops there lots to choose from on the Island of 100 run shops and only one petrol station.

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Date: 2016-06-21 10:51
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Martinique
Title:


Martinique still....

Weathers not been very good strong winds and lots of rain but been very hot... it is the rainy season, worst thing is having to close all the hatch's when it rains so hard. Happy to report full water tanks :)

We have spent our time between St Anne's and La Marin depending on what we need to do.

Been working hard cleaning Euan Mara's bottom, the anti-fouling just hasn't work the growth you get in the warm waters is a nightmare, weed, barnacles you name it we get it, we even have some crabs living on her bottom they like
hiding in the through hulls. We've spoken to other cruisers they use hard anti-fouling and just keep going under and giving the bottom a scrub........

We been to 3 cruisers get together's this week, 2 BBQ and one just drinks, all been in different locations a shore, the breach and even the town square, meeting cruisers from all over the world.... Australia, Denmark, German, South
Africa, Canada, France. Some are waiting for a weather windows to head to Panama, the ABC's Islands or Columbia, others are like us heading south.

Weather looking better for the weekend so may be leaving then...

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Date: 2016-06-10 18:09
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Martinique Marin
Title:


Hello

Martinique still.....
Anchored in Cul-de-sac Du-Marin.....Marin is one of the Caribbean's largest yacht centers with the large Marin Marina and haul-out-facility, the boat lift is for over 400 ton!! there is every yacht service you could wish for including a
Marine electronics work shop that has repaired our wind vane when others have said we need a new one at A3500!!!!
Cul-de-Sac du Marin is a vast, deeply indented bay, surrounded by hills and lined with mangroves. Its full of shoals they are visible in good light.... its large when I say large I mean large, I don't think I've ever seen so many yacht's in
one place... there are just loads, the marina has 750 berths, its just about full you can see the odd space here and there, mostly full of cat's which are charter yachts, then there is the boats on moorings, at anchor and tied to the
mangroves must be over 900 yachts! Its said its the best place to be in Martinique during a hurricane.

We have been here a few days doing more stocking up, we now have as much in the store cupboard as we did for crossing the Atlantic......to get to the supermarket you take to dinghy up through the mangroves, park at the dinghy
dock and get your shopping trolley from the trolley park right next to the dinghy dock, its just like Tesco but by dinghy not a car, must be the easiest and cheapest shopping since arriving in the Caribbean....

On are way here we stopped at Granse Anse D'Arlet, a little village set on a white sand beach with magnificent mountains towering behind. Once a fishing village its now a geared to tourism and just didn't seam to have a nice feeling...
We also stopped at St Anne which is just outside Cul-de-sac Du Marin its lovely, the surrounding countryside is like been at home with some lovely walks and beautiful beaches. We plan to go head back there tomorrow and stay for a
few more days..... the bakery is good too.....

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Date: 2016-06-02 15:25
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Martinique
Title: Shopping


Good Morning All
Hope your all well ?

We have been busy....anchored at Fort De France town anchorage which is really good for shopping...some other cruisers we have met along the way ask us if we would like to visit La Galleria with them, which was good as our
French is poor so asking which bus we need to catch would have been interesting....La Galleria is a large shopping mall on the outskirts of town 2 Euro return on the bus...we haven't been in shops like it since leaving the UK, a huge
supermarket in the mall sells just about everything you would ever need...as we paid for the shopping a lady came up, grabbed the till receipt indicating that we should follow her talking rapidly in French....we really didn't know what to
think....we were matched to customer service deck ask to sign a book and was given a bottle of champagne!!! and very nice it was too....

Out of Africa (a Moody) skipper asked us over for a steak BBQ on Friday evening...what you do out here is take your own meat, drink and a salad or pudding to share, great inexpensive way to get together...there was going to be 6 of
us but by Friday lunch time some other boats had arrived it was now 14, no problem just change the venue to a 45ft cat....

Full stocked up we have headed across the bay to Anse Mitan and on to Anse A L'Ane both nice anchorages, but we continue to be busy making a rain catcher so we can keep to tanks top up..it poured down last night, 50 litres of
extra water now in the tanks.
That's for now..its time for a swim.
Live is good....

Date: 2016-05-19 14:22
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Portsmouth!!
Title:


Good Morning
We have now left France and are about to visit Portsmouth in the dinghy!!!
Euan Mara is now resting at anchor after another very windy night in Prince Rupert Bay Dominica.
We arrived yesterday after quite a lively sail down from Guadeloupe in what should have been 20-25 knots of wind it was more like 30-35 knots.....
We are off to sign in after we our coffee a dinghy ride over to customs in the town of Portsmouth...Here we sign in and out in one visit to customs office.

In all the islands you have to take your clearance papers from the last island and sign in, in some you have to visit customs, immigration and port authority, its normally only the skipper that's allowed to go in. Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
customs and immigration all in one office so easily, Union Island SVG one building with 2 offices so checked in at customs but immigration not in their office they where at the airport so we had to walk to the airport...... in Jolly Harbour
Antigua there is one small building with three front doors customs, immigration, port authority, only the skipper is allowed in, we have heard stories of boats been impounded, skippers been locked up for incorrect paperwork or not
speaking nicely to the authorities!! so its all smiles and be very nice... you visit port authority first then customs then immigration and back to customs it takes quite a time, I'm sat out side watching skipper go in one door and out into the
next one and back to customs when at 10 in the morning he comes out of customs having completed the process of signing out with a drink in hand.....yes that right the customs office give skipper a drink of rum!!!

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Date: 2016-05-15 19:17
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: France!!!!!
Title:


Hello from France..... well almost it feels like France..

We left Antigua this morning for the 45 mile sail south to the French Island Guadeloupe, we had a great sail making an averaged of 7 knots all the way, we saw a pod of Pilot-Whales and then we saw a really big whale (think it was a
Sperm Whale) Skipper saw it first just surfacing and blowing, as we looked out across the sea in the hope of seeing it again it breached 20 feet up in the air, it was only about 300 yards away from the boat, definitely a WOW moment.

We are now anchored in a bay off Deshaies a small fishing village near the north end of Guadeloupe's west coast, plan is to stay here tomorrow and continue on our trip south on Tuesday, there is a reason for staying tomorrow...they
have a lovely bakery here, one off those you just have to visit......

Yesterday we waved goodbye (with a lot of horn blowing) to Emily Morgan and her crew as she passed us in Jolly Harbour anchorage on the start of their trip back across the Atlantic.
We are missing our 2 mate :( :( we had to steer the boat ourselves!!! We will see Bones and Anna when they come back at the end of November but not sure when we will she Gemma again........

We hope you are all well and its getting warmer back in the UK........
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Date: 2016-05-13 12:38
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Jolly Harbour
Title:


Good Afternoon All....

We have spent the last week or so cruising around Antigua visiting some of the bays chilling-out swimming in lovely warm water, walking on the beautiful sandy beach's. Its great anchored in these bays, seeing turtles heads popping
up out of the water, watching dolphins playing or feeding. One bay we visited has a wreck right in the middle which we snorkeled on. The Andes a three masted iron barque was sailing from Trinidad with a load of pitch in 1905, when it
got to Antigua the crew noticed smoke rising from one of the hollow masts, having a hazardous, they were refused permission to go into St.John so they anchored in Deep Bay, when they opened the hatch's the pitch burst into
uncontrollable flames and she sank, she sits upright in about 7 meters of water with one mast still above the water. I will put some photo's on Facebook.
We are now back at Jolly Harbour anchorage, sad day today :( after 6 months Gemma leave's us to join "Emily Morgan" for the trip back across the Atlantic, heading to Azores and then on to Plymouth Yacht Haven. It looks like they
have a nice crew on board so should be a good trip back, if your in PYH around mid June pop down and say hello. We are going to miss Gemma but she has an exciting year ahead.
We sign out of Antigua today and start our trip back south for the hurricane season tomorrow, we plan to do short day sails back down the Islands and join the many cruisers we have met in Grenada and on to Trinidad and Tobago.
I'll keep you posted......

Date: 2016-05-02 18:09
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location:
Title: End of Race Week


After Classic Week came Antigua Race Week...
More party's more dancing....I have sore feet!!!
The racing was good with some very close finish's...
Gemma crewed on a J11 called "Sleeper" they had some good results throughout the week and came 3 rd overall in their class and best local boat...but I think best of all Gemma met some really nice people.

With race week at a end Falmouth Harbour has changed from a really busy place buzzing with boats and crew to been quite, it is like someone has turned the switch off..... boats and crews have headed off in all directions...some
boats have set off back across the Atlantic some are been shipped back with crews flying home, lot of boats are heading back south.

We moved Euan Mara yesterday round to Freeman's Bay English Harbour where Nelson's Dockyard is, which is very interesting to have a look around. Last night we walked up to Shirley Heights for the Sunday night party with
barbecue. steel band followed by local reggae band.... great night more dancing (sore feet) and singing!!! we ended the evening with a lovely swim to help us cool off........

We are off to visit some of the other bays around Antigua until Gemma leaves us in 2 weeks to join Emily Morgan for the crossing back to the UK.
Today we head to Nonsuch Bay the wind is on the nose!! and its quite choppy its raining but its not cold...... hope to do some snorkeling here....

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Date: 2016-05-02 17:22
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Antigua Falmouth
Title:


19 April 2016

We've been in Falmouth Harbour for just over 2 weeks, where has the time gone!!!
Its been interesting to be here for Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta....the boats, the party's have been great.....but the wind was a little light so racing has been a little quite compared with some years, never the less what a sight to be sat
in the dinghy right at the start line and watch the classic's sail through...there is lots of class's..vintage, classic, traditional, spirit of tradition etc... and lots of trophy's .......largest classic, single handed, best performance gaff rigged yacht,
oldest classic, we loved them all.
There has been lots of free rum drinking... lots of free bubbly drinking....

Date: 2016-04-10 15:25
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Antigua Falmouth
Title:


Antigua Falmouth Harbour
Good Morning All.....
We dropped our anchor in Falmouth Harbour on Monday 4 April just before 12 noon, had a great sail up from Guadeloupe 7-8 knots most of the way.
There is lots to see here if you like boats....
There is some "J" class boats Ranger, Rainbow, Topaz and Warrior....
Then there is Eos and Athena both huge 3 mast sailing yachts Eos is 305 feet long we first saw her in Dartmouth 2008 we have seen her 3 time out here, Grenada and Guadeloupe.
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta starts 14 April so there is also lots classic yacht here of all shapes and sizes its been great walking around looking at them, we are looking forward to the racing.
On Friday Emily Morgan arrived...Skipper and Mate came over for dinner last night it was great to catch-up the last time they were on board was in Cawsand Bay Cornwall...

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Date: 2016-03-30 16:41
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Guadeloupe Pigeon Island
Title:


After a very wind and rolly few days we head to Guadeloupe just a 12 mile sail from The Saintes to Basse Terre where we plan to stop over night, get provisions, diesel and water.
We had would of like to visit Marie Galante off the south east coast but did fancy the beet into the wind so its on our list for other day.
We got diesel and water but the small Eco Market the cruising guide say's is good is no longer open.....
Next day we head to Pigeon Island Anchorage to visit Cousteau Underwater Park, a must if you like scuba diving and good if you like snorkeling as well... we arrived after lunch and had quick snorkel to see 2 Hawksbills and 2 green
backs.
The one a only diver on board headed to the dive shops to find out what's what's.... there must be at least 10 to choose from..... with a wreck dive arrange for Thursday morning our diver is happy.......
We planned to dive and snorkel at Pigeon Island this morning but so far it had been to windy, in the hope the wind will drop this afternoon we get some jobs and provisioning done.....

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Date: 2016-03-26 14:58
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Las Des Saintes
Title:


22 March 2016
We made a early start on our sail up passed Dominica and on to The Saintes a group of small French island off the south coast of Guadelope, its a lovely group of islands, we visited the little town on Terre-de-Haut where it seams
everyone runs around of scooters (the motor type) even Mum's with baby's strapped to them!!!

Friday evening....relaxing in the cockpit, we hear a anchor chain been deployed close to us, looking around we see a boat about 30 feet off our bow, skipper called over to tell him he was to close the guy said fine he would move... a
few minute's later all hell broke loose...... his anchor was caught in our anchor chain and he was coming back on us... it was dark, very windy and rolly, the two boats inch's apart he kept coming back and was now along side us with us
holding him off.....we rushed to get fender's..... he was by himself, didn't know whether to go on the wheel, fend off or go up the bow to control the anchor!!! then a dinghy appeared in the dark asking if we needed help.... he went on
board the other yacht to help him and thank goodness he did......... away I'll not go into all the details of what followed........ skipper freed the other boats anchor..... the damage wasn't to bad and could of been a lot worse, a broken port
light, a bent pulpit.....
Want a night....

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Date: 2016-03-22 14:12
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Martinique
Title:


Martinique is a French island, it was a little strange to arrive and feel as if your in France....
First stop was Ste Anne quite a nice little town lots boutique/souvenir shops and a proper bakers, we could sign in here....
Next day we heading up the island to Les Anses D'Arlet we anchored in lovely clear water and went snorkeling, there was a lot of what looked like snakes!!!
We stopped at Fort De France to do some provisioning, stocked up on wine and cheese......next stop was St Pierre where we planned to stay one night and sign out. We ended up spending 4 days here as it was so interesting. St
Pierre lies at the foot of Mt Pelee volcano, not far from where European settlers wiped out the last of the Carib residents in 1658. It is said that before the last ones died they uttered horrible curses, invoking the mountain to take
revenge. In true Caribbean fashion it took its time, on 8 May 1902 the volcano erupted killing around 30,000 people leaving only two survivors in the center of the town a cobbler and a man imprisoned for murder. Many of the ruins
remain making it a fascinating place to wonder around. Distillerie Depaz is a long half-hours walk from the anchorage, its set in lovely grounds against Mt.Pelee, free to visit and very interesting even if you don't like rum and don't take
part in the rum tasting.....

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Date: 2016-03-22 14:12
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Martinique
Title:


Martinique is a French island, it was a little strange to arrive and feel as if your in France....
First stop was Ste Anne quite a nice little town lots boutique/souvenir shops and a proper bakers, we could sign in here....
Next day we heading up the island to Les Anses D'Arlet we anchored in lovely clear water and went snorkeling, there was a lot of what looked like snakes!!!
We stopped at Fort De France to do some provisioning, stocked up on wine and cheese......next stop was St Pierre where we planned to stay one night and sign out. We ended up spending 4 days here as it was so interesting. St
Pierre lies at the foot of Mt Pelee volcano, not far from where European settlers wiped out the last of the Carib residents in 1658. It is said that before the last ones died they uttered horrible curses, invoking the mountain to take
revenge. In true Caribbean fashion it took its time, on 8 May 1902 the volcano erupted killing around 30,000 people leaving only two survivors in the center of the town a cobbler and a man imprisoned for murder. Many of the ruins
remain making it a fascinating place to wonder around. Distillerie Depaz is a long half-hours walk from the anchorage, its set in lovely grounds against Mt.Pelee, free to visit and very interesting even if you don't like rum and don't take
part in the rum tasting.....

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Date: 2016-03-15 18:15
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Martinique
Title: St Lucia, Rodney Bay


Hello

Sorry its been a while :( I really don't know where the time goes!!

We saw lots of Dolphins with calf's on the way up the coast of St Vincent they played on the bow for ages, some we couldn't tell which type they were we need to do some research to identify them.
We arrived in Rodney Bay St Lucia at 18.00 on the 6 March, after a good sail up the east coast of St Vincent we had very light wind on the west coast of St Lucia so had to motor sail but it was nice as we took our time and got some
good photo's of the Pitons.

Rodney Bay is a large bay over a mile long so quite a lot of choice when it comes to anchoring.
We spent a week in Rodney Bay first we anchored over by Reduit beach were we amused ourself's watching all the people zooming around on hired jet ski's or been towed around in the air on a bit of string with a big rag over their
heads.
Anyway we moved over to the other side of the bay a few days later to anchor near Pigeon Island due to the swell and a stong NE wind. As always we anchored well away from everyone else and then everyone anchored close to
us!! In the night we heard and felt a loud bang, we jumped up to see a boat right along side of us it had dragged its anchor banging into our port side, there was a man in the cockpit he didn't have his engine on he just let the boat carry
on going back until a anchor bit we called him on both channel 68 and 16 but no answer, we thought he may do a runner in the night but he was still there in the morning we tried to call again but still on answer.....we did speak later in the
morning...

Pigeon Island has a lot of interesting history it was the main base for the British navy in the area. It was ideally situated, being in sight of Martinique, the main French base!! it is now part of the national trust which works to preserve it.
Well worth a visit there is also a a delightful restaurant/bar Jambe de Bois great food and music.

We are now anchored of Ste Anne's Martinique.
Will do a update later as we are now upping anchor to head up the island.

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Date: 2016-03-05 12:48
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: St Vincent
Title:


Good Morning

We are now anchored in Calliagua Bay at the bottom of St Vincent, we have been here a few days doing chores..washing etc... we have young island behind us with Fort Duvernette standing on the end a monument to the ingenuity of
the soldiers of a bygone age, who managed to get cannons up to the top, there is 250 concrete steps to the top the skipper went up and took some great photo's will put on FB.
We had planned to spend the next week visiting bay's on the east coast but due to a incident in one of the bays yesterday have changed our plans and will now head for St Lucia and then on to Martinique.

Following our visit to Tobago Cays we visited Mayreau, Union Island, Canouan and Bequia. We did think of visiting the Island of Mustique were the rich, famous and royal's own property, its a private island and cost over $200 to
anchor for 3 nights and then your only allowed to visit the little town so we give it a miss..... we did speak to a couple that had planned to visit a few weeks but the whole island was closed due to the English prince been there!

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Date: 2016-02-26 16:52
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Carribeam Sea
Title: Tobago Cays


21/02/2016

Tobago Cays
We left Tryrell Bay at 07.30 this morning just as the cruiser's net was starting.
We headed up Tobago Cays just 14 miles to the North East.
It was a good sail passed Union Island where we needed to come back to so we could sign in ST Vincent and The Grenadines, then on pass MayReau Island took a right turn and we were there.... its somewhere I had read about
may times and really looked forward to visiting. Tobago Cays is a small group of uninhabited islands protected by Horseshoe Reef and is a national park.
Euan Mara's anchor was dropped in a quieter spot (only one other boat) between Petit Rameau and Petit Bateau in the clearest bluest water we have ever seen, not right behind horseshoe reef as it was really busy there, we had
barely got the anchor down when the locals arrived to persuade us to go ashore for a lobster dinner at EC 100 each which isn't a lot really about =A330 each but we are cruising on a tight budget and when you can eat in =
some places for
that for all 3 of us we decided to save our money for another day. Then the park rangers arrived to collect the fee for been in the park EC 10 each that was worth every penny or should I say cent. We then took the dinghy around to the
Turtle watching area off Baradel, we anchored the dinghy, jumped over the side and it wasn't long before you could see turtle's on the sandy bottom eating the sea grass just wonderful, they would swim up for air right next to you if you
stretched out your hand you could touch then, the turtles here are green turtles. The only thing was there was people snorkeling everywhere! time to head back to the boat for a snorkel in quieter water off Petit Remeau, well its still hard
to believe what we saw here..... first of all we saw a large Hawksbill Turtle sitting quietly eating his tea, then 2 large fish arrived trying to pinch the Hawksbill tea we had no idea what they were but they were about as big as the turtle with
a very large square heads, after much research turns out they were Porcupine fish.... then who should arrive but 2 STING RAYS they did manage to scare the turtle away from his tea.... now this was all going on just a few meters below
us!!! then who should turn but Mr EAGLE RAY, he was larger than all of them and oh so graceful as he swam through the water right in front of us, we just didn't know which may to look...........


Next morning we jumped in the dinghy to snorkel on horseshoe reef. The water was crystal clear beautiful turquoises colour's with hundreds of different kinds of fish swimming around the corals and us, we spent about an hour
snorkeling on the reef when 2nd mate spotted a large tail behind a rock (she is good a spotting things in the water) well we had no idea what was lurking behind the rock and I must say I was a little afraid but we just had to see what it
was so snorkeled around behind it and there was a huge Barracuda!! needless to say we didn't hang around to see how big his teeth were or get closer for a photo with him!!!!

Date: 2016-02-24 16:55
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Carriacou
Title:


19/02/2016

We are now back in Tyrell Bay, Carriacou where we will signed out of the country at customs and immigration as we head up the Windward Islands to St Vincent and the Grenadines.. we hope to visit a Torbago Cays next but will need
light winds to anchor and snorkel there the weather is looking good for Saturday and Sunday so fingers crossed..

Date: 2016-02-24 16:48
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Grenada
Title:


17/02/2016

Grenada is lovely, it has lush green mountains with beautiful waterfalls and fragrant spice trees that give its name "Isle of Spice"
As we arrived at Prickly Bay there was lots of boats of the bay racing it is the end of Grenada Race week so it was very busy in the bay.... there is lots going on here with cruisers net on the vhf 6 days a week letting you know what
socials are happening.....Yogo, Ti-Chi, Dominoes, Chess and what entertainment there is going to be that night anything from a band playing to bingo! they do a treasures of the bilge section, 2nd mate asked if anyone had any diving
gear for sale, a boat called back and she got a good deal on some dive cylinders... if you want a busy social live this is the place to be.... There is also a local business section, one guy advertises calling him self Fast Manicou he
sells beer, wine etc and will also get your gas bottles filled, we had 3 4.5kg calor bottles that we hadn't managed to get filled since we were in the UK and 1 camping gaz, Fast Manicou collected them from the boat got all of then filled
at 1/2 the price of in the UK, what great service..oh and we just had to buy some wine and beer at good price too....

We went for a hike to Concord Waterfalls with a Vaughan Francis as our guide - Tropical Adventures www.tagrenada.com, Vaughan is great he's lived on the island all he's life, rather than just showing you Grenada he offers tours for
nature loving and adventurous and helps you to experience the island, its nature, culture and people, we told him we wanted to see some of the farming, spices and waterfall's and that's what we got it was a great day. Vaughan walk's
bare foot so the Skipper and 2nd mate joined him, 1st mates feet are to soft for that so the hiking boots came out, really odd I've not worn shoe's in months!! We hiked to the falls thought small farms that were once part of a plantation,
learnt about nutmegs, coco, banana's and lots more, its was hot but we were awarded when we got to the waterfall with a swim in the cool clear water.

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Date: 2016-02-19 18:50
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Caribbeam
Title:


12/02/2016

Hello

We are now anchored at Martin Bay off St George's there are lots of boats anchored here all shapes and sizes.... old 20 foot yacht that looks like it came here 50 years ago and it has not had any work done to it since....new super
yachts both sail and motor that are fully crewed, most are like are self's 40 foot ish with family's or couples, there is a fairly new cat anchored next to us that was de-masted a few days a go.

St George's in the main town on Grenada its a busy town with locals everywhere trying to sell you something, banana's, coconuts, coconut milk they just chop the top of the coconut with a big knife and pour the milk into the bottle you
bring along... yesterday we took the bus to a shopping center with a big supermarket IGA it was very odd as they were selling some Tesco and Waitrose! The shopping center is near a beautiful Caribbean beach 2 miles long called
Grand Anse unfortunately you are not allowed to anchor off the beach, the water is clear clear clear blue and so warm.

Its been pretty windy since we got here with 25-30 knots and gust around 40 knots every day except Wednesday, when we took advantage of a day with no wind, went 2 miles up the coast to Dragon Bay in the one of the Marine Parks
to snokell at Moliniere Point where Grenada's famous underwater sculpture park is, it was just fantastic the sculpture's are in water from 2 meters to 8 meters and you can clearly see them just fab the fish there were great to, at one
point I looked to my right only to find I had a barracuda swimming a long next to me!! and another time a eagle ray swam around the sculpture's just wonderful we would like to go back before we leave Grenada, I have put some
photo's of FB.

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Date: 2016-02-06 14:52
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Caribbeam
Title: Carriacou


This should of been sent on Monday the 1 February....

Good Day to you all.....
We have now been at anchor in Tyrrel Bay on the Island of Carriacou for over a week now.. were has the time gone!

Carriacou is part of Grenada... its a lovely Island where we could clear in at one office and get our monthly cruising permit, which start at $50 EC not exceeding 40 feet, unfortunately we just over at 42 feet so have to pay for not
exceeding 60 feet!!! $75 EC just for having 2 more feet!! plus $8 EC for each crew member, but its not a lot when you think you have to pay a lot more to anchor in somewhere like Salcombe.
Carriacou is the Island of over a hundred run shops and only one petrol station... I have now found out that run shops are bars.... in this bay alone there must be about 20 rum shops. It is one of the friendliest Islands in the Caribbean,
you'll be walking along the street and the locals just start walking along next to you chatting a away....
We have taken the bus into the main town Hillsborough which is mostly small shops selling everything including the Kitchen sink. The buses are mini buses that run frequently, there is no time table or bus stops, they just stop and ask
you if you need the bus, cost is $3.50EC which is less than a pound.

There are quite a few boats anchored in Tyrrel Bay, cruisers and charter boats, we have met some very nice and helpful people. There is quite a cruising community here, 07.30 every morning is cruisers net on the VHF that gives out
lots of info, weather, events etc... you can call in and ask for information or give information, there is a treasure of the bilge (buying and selling section)...
I have been "noodling" (aqua fitness)on M/W/F mornings, the cruisers arrange it for a bit of fun and exercise.
Last night a group of cruiser got together to walk to the next bay to lesson to some music at Off the Hook a lovely bar on the beach... they where cooking lobsters on the BBQ sorry to say we had had tea :(

We are off to Grenada tomorrow.

Date: 2016-01-20 16:29
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Caribbeam
Title: Just 22.......


Good Afternoon

After sailing almost 3000 nautical miles across the Atlantic we are now just 22 miles from .....The Island of Carriacou in Windward Islands Caribbean.
Can't wait to drop anchor, have a swim, a bottle of bubbly..... chill and no night watch...........

Not sure what signal is going to be like once we are closer to the Island so if you don't see a update for a few days that's why....

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Date: 2016-01-19 17:32
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title: Land Ahoy


Good Afternoon :)
Smiley faces all around as we spot land for the first time since leaving the Canaries.

Barbados is just 24nm, we are not stopping, we head on to The Grenadines other 145nm which is nothing when you think of how far we have sailed.......

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Date: 2016-01-17 17:45
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title:


Good Evening

A quiet day today easterly wind of about 15 knot so sailing down wind at a steady pace.
Only 377 miles to go :)
We are all thinking of want we are looking forward to when we get in, on the list is ... jump of the boat for a swim, sleep all night, go for a walk, have someone else cook dinner, have a ice cream... just to chill Caribbean style!!

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Date: 2016-01-16 21:25
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title:


Better day today east winds has returned anything from 15 - 25 knots so going a long nicely, if a bit rolly!!
No wild life at all today :(
We did see a large container ship this morning.

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Date: 2016-01-15 22:24
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title: Slow


Slow progress today no wind engine has been on for quite a bit today :(.....
Forecast is for 15 knots from the East tomorrow so fingers cross please....

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Date: 2016-01-14 21:29
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title: Whales....


Good Evening to you all....

Its been a quite a day... wind had been all over the place, sails have been set this way and then that!!! but forecast is for the east trades Friday/ Saturday...
We caught another fish very tasty...

Then we saw some Roisso Dolphins they didn't come and play, they seamed to be basking in the sun.
Then and this is the BIG ONE..... we saw two Sperm Whales they were right in front of the boat.... again they seamed to be enjoying the sun just lazing around in the water, one turned around when we came near flipped its tail in the air
and went opposite way.... just amazing what a day...

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Date: 2016-01-13 21:02
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title:


Good Evening
A great days sailing today been heading in the right direction on a beam reach all day, good for making dinner at least you know which way the food your prepping (fish pie) is going to slide!!
Count down is on 800 nm to go :)

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Date: 2016-01-12 15:50
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title:


Good Afternoon

I remember someone saying the water powered generator wouldn't work very well coming across the Atlantic due to the weed in the water.... anyway there we are sailing med Atlantic and came across a big patch of this weed (we
have seen lots) 2nd mate was sitting on the back with feet in the water (30deg)as we sailing through, fish could be seen swimming under the weed we think maybe they were shading from the Sun, anyway they started to follow the
boat!!!.....and that was it for one poor fish..... a Dorado a bit smaller at about 20lb, this is just like the old days fish for tea every night!!

We sailed on through the night in light light winds... to be faced this morning with 25 knots and rain... the good things is the rain is warm.. now 6 hours later no wind and the sun is out..... and the engine is back on...

Hope your all well...
All is well here X

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Date: 2016-01-11 11:42
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title: No wind!


There is no wind !! what happened to the trades???
We are motoring ! :(
I'm baking bread and cakes its so hot down below not sure I should be....
Skipper is fishing again....


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Date: 2016-01-10 11:24
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title: Fishing


We had a quieter night last night with the winds dropping to 8-10 knots, it was still rolly as there is always a swell.
This morning the sun is up its HOT 30deg at 10.30 in the morning, water tempeture is almost 30 deg as well.
We still have light winds which is nice after the 30knots we did had, but we would like to get there now!! so a little more wind would be nice, the spinnaker is up and we're going a long at 6knots........ only 1101nm to go.


If you read yesterdays up-date I know your waiting to find out if the skipper caught any fish yesterday........
Well he did with the help of 2nd mate, after the line had been in the water for 10 minutes 2nd mate shouts "the line has gone heavy" with much excitement we rush to get the landing net while skipper pulls the line in and there on the end
is a 30lb dorado, wow not bad and now we have fresh fish for tea....... fish and chips mid-Atlantic very tasty it was, there more for tea tonight....

Well fingers crossed for a little more wind.....

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Date: 2016-01-09 15:49
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title:


Hello from Euan Mara

All is well here, its hot and sunny not a lot of wind between 8 and 12 knots, we are going along nicely at 5 to 6 knots, the sea temp continues to rise 29.7 deg.
Skipper is fishing so we have are fingers crossed for something nice for our dinner.

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Date: 2016-01-08 09:15
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title: Over Half Way


Good Morning

Over half way :) :)

We have changed course, now heading more south as the weather files show there is not going to be any wind up a head of us by Saturday/Sunday, not a lot of good for a sailing yacht!! Its a real shame as we were doing so well and
this is going to add a few hundred miles on the crossing.
We are in contact with the other yacht, they have been in sight all the time, we have been sharing weather info, they have a friend in Trinidad that has been checking out the weather and giving weather routing information very useful.
We have a little bet on with them, last boat in buy's the beer, I think we need to get the spinnakers up!!

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Date: 2016-01-07 09:32
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title:


All is well on Euan Mara

The winds dropped yesterday and the big bird came out... he had to be put to bed before dark, we didn't want to be caught out in the night if the wind picked up which it did, 6 knots one minute 25 knots the next !!!

The only wild life we saw yesterday was flying fish.

The exciting thing was seeing another yacht, wow we're not the only one's out here!! we spoke to them on the vhf they are heading to Grenada.

The big bird is back out this morning we are doing 8 knots so hope to cover a bit of ground today.

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Date: 2016-01-06 09:41
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title:


Good Day to you all..

Winds were a little less in the night 20-25 knots, swell and waves are not as big as they have been so we had a bit of a quieter night.
We had a good sail yesterday but only managed 130nm , the helms persons top speed yesterday was 10.5 knots while surfing down a wave.

Highlight of the day..... a visit from some more dolphins this time it was the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin smaller than the visitors we had the day before they grow to about 2.3 metres in length lighter colour skin with dark spots, one had a
calve swimming next to her, the baby only looked about 2ft long, he stayed with mum as she showed him how to play on the bow of the the boat, amazing the baby could keep up with her.
Again we saw lots of flying fish throughout the day, we did wonder if the dolphins were feeding on them, as they were flying out of the water everywhere when the dolphins arrived.

We have moved over 2 time zones and are now on -2 hours, tomorrow we more on to -3, when we get to the Caribbean it will be -4 hours.
The bubbly is in the fridge ready for when we get to the half way mark just 141nm to go.....

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Date: 2016-01-05 09:44
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title: 1000 Nautical Miles


Good Morning

Another night of fresh winds of 30 knots........sea is rough, what ever happened to the saying "sun down wind down"?
Sails were reef in and we did about 5 knots, now the sun is up the sheets have been eased a little and we are doing around 7 knots.

Yesterday at 19.30 we sailed passed the 1000 nautical miles mark which felt really good, can't wait to get to the 2000 nm one.

Wild life sightings went up a notch or 2 yesterday, lots of flying fish for most of the day, they are great to watch flying across the water, in the night they were trying hard to make it into the frying pan! but only one got as far as the cockpit,
one even hit the main sail!!
Here's the best WOW WOW and WOW we had a pod of Risso's Dolphins come to play, they are bigger than Bottlenose dolphin's at around 3.5 meters, they resemble pilot whales with the round nose, one jumped about 10 feet in the
air right in front of the boat, others were swimming and jumping at the bow, some straight at the stern we thought they were going to hit the boat, just fantastic to see.

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Date: 2016-01-04 10:02
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title:


Good Morning
Well what a night with fresh winds 30 knots large swell and waves coming from all over the place no one on Euan Mara got much sleep!!!
Euan Mara took it all in her stride and looked after us.
The good news is that the sun is out this morning, the winds have dropped to around 20knots, I have just down load the latest weather and can't see anymore of the same so fingers crossed I can sit in the cockpit and get on with my
cross stitch!

Oh and we did the target of 150 miles again yesterday :)

Thank you to everyone that has sent emails its great to hear from you all XX

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Date: 2016-01-03 15:52
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title:


Yesterday was our best days sail so far, 150 nm at around 7 knots, we are hopeful of beating that today as we have been doing around 8knots and the skipper recorded 12.3 knots surfing down a wave!!! the wind has now picked-up
so we have reefed in the sails but still doing 6.5 knots.
The waypoint is now passed and we are on course for the Caribbean......

We have sailed 847nm since leaving the Canaries, Plymouth just 2200 nm away and the Caribbean 1844nm....
Its warm sunny with sea temperature is 27deg....

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Date: 2016-01-02 10:38
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title:


Just to say all is well.
There is quite a bit of swell and winds 16-25 knots we are flying along at around 7knots so making good time.

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Date: 2016-01-01 14:07
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title:


New Years Day 2016 !!!

Weather is good with not a cloud in the sky.
Winds from the NE 15-20 knots we are sailing down wind with a reef in both the main and genoa, its 240nm to our waypoint, when we will turn west for the Caribbean, sea temperature is 26deg !!!

All is well, still not seen any wild life or ships - just more sea, the moon and stars are bright at night.

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Date: 2015-12-31 14:18
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title:


New mile stone we have crossed the Tropic of Cancer :)

We have now sailed 394nm averaging 132nm per day, we are passed 23 deg latitude so just 3 deg to go then we turn right...... we are now heading SW,

There's not a lot to tell as we haven't seen anything ..... just sea sea and more sea.......

Its Party night on Euan Mara tonight all welcome.... the bubbly is on ice and I'm busy making the party food... dress code is black tie.... so put on your best dress and come and join us..

So from all on board Euan Mara we wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year
Have a good time what ever you are doing X

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Date: 2015-12-30 12:15
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title: Day 3


Good Day

Its a bright sunny day, wind is from the E 15-25knots we are happy with our progress.....all is well.
We saw 2 ships in the night one a cargo ship, one a cruise liner, other than that the only thing we have seen is sea!!

We are just over 200 miles off the coast of Africa, Cape Verde Islands 516 miles south and our waypoint 500 miles.

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Date: 2015-12-29 19:23
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Atlantic
Title: We off......


Good Evening Everyone

We are off.....

Welcome to the first report in our crossing of the Atlantic.....

We left La Gorema yesterday afternoon in very light winds that were forecast from the North so we thought we could sail with Big Bird up (that's our spinnaker so call as it has a big bird on it!!) but what wind there was was all over the
place first behind then in front so Big Bird got put away. As soon as we got away from the Islands the wind went up to 20 knots and we were off.... sailing 157nm the wind is from the NE there is quite a big swell and short choppy waves
which doesn't make for the most comfortable sailing. But we are moving a long nicely Benie is at the helm, we are doing 3 hour watches which is good as we get 6 hours off watch.
Our first waypoint is 20N:25W 600 miles away.

We have had a visit from some dolphins, they didn't stay long :(, we have seen only one ship and one motor boat in since leaving.

Date: 2015-12-24 09:36
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Isla De La Gomera
Title: Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas from Euan Mara's crew in San Sebastian on La Gomera.

We are stay here for Christmas.
Its lovely here not at all touristy the town has lots of old buildings not the normal high rise hotels of the Islands. The Island is the second smallest of the Canary Islands, Christopher Columbus stopped here on his voyage of discovery
of America.

We went to listen to a local band in the town square last night they were great playing all traditional music they had 5 mandolin players, 6 guitars, and lots singers, Chacaras (castanets) and drums that are two original instruments of
the island. I would of liked to buy a pair Chacaras but they are 45 Euros!!!!! they do make a great sound.

We are keeping our eye on the weather and at the moment the weather is looking good for Sunday or Monday to start our trip across the Atlantic.... Will keep you posted...

But for now we Wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..

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Date: 2015-12-21 14:54
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Heading for Isla De La Gomera
Title: Last Stop


Hi

We are 14nm away from San Sebation de La Gomera our last stop over in the Canarias.

I will let you know what its like later.

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Date: 2015-12-16 11:12
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Santa Cruz Tena
Title:


Hello Everyone

Thank you for some lovely emails its great to keep in touch.

Gran Canaria - Tenerife
After the wind died we saw 4 whales surface and blow they were a little in the distance but great to see anyway, we kept a good look out for more but didn't see any :(

We motored for a few hours with the spinnaker ready to deploy just encase we got a small breeze but as we scanned to seas ahead we could see white water! so spinnaker was quickly stowed away, sails up, reefed ready for the
winds ahead, it wasn't long before we were sailing in SW 23-25 knots of wind.
We still headed to Ensa De Antequera to see if it was going to be suitable but when we got there the sea was rolling into the bay so plan B was implemented head for Santa Cruz Marina 5nm to the south. As we entered the harbour we
pass within 50ft of drilling rigs that were moored on the harbour they were huge towering about us.

Yesterday we had a look around the city with palm lined streets and some very old interesting buildings, we found a lovely market that sells all kinds of food - fruit, veg, cheeses, meat etc..... will be off to do the shopping there soon.
We also had a look round the city last night, the Christmas lights here are just wonderful the atmosphere was lovely with people looking around shops, eating alfresco, we stopped for a ice cream yummy!
Find it hard to believe we were walking around in the evening in shorts and t-shirts looking at Christmas lights eating ice cream!! just lovely highly recommended.

We are not sure how long we will be here maybe a few days. The prevailing winds should be N - NE but its been nothing but S - SW - SE not making it easy to use the anchorages we had planed to visit!!

Keep in touch XXX

Date: 2015-12-14 10:25
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location:
Title:


Hi
Left Gran Canaria at 5am this morning heading for Tenerife.
Had a good sail for the first few hours with a visit from the dolphins, wind has now gone!!! but it is hot and sunny 25dec at 10am :) so that good.
We plan to go to a deserted bay Ensa De Antequera five miles north east of Santa Cruz, the books says it has no habitation and probably no other yachts just what we like.
I'll let you know want its like in the next update.





Date: 2015-12-02 12:09
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Gran Canaria
Title: Still Here


Hello

Hope your all well?

We are still in Las Palmas!!

The anchorage is not the most comfortable there is a lot of swell and wake from passing boats, but it has been a interesting stay, as I said before its a very busy commercial port with all sort of ships coming and going, the pilot boats
are charging here there everywhere, tugs pulling pushing one ship then another, cruise ships 2 or 3 per day, container ships lots & lots all sorts and sizes, tankers big & little, huge bulk carries, across the port there is a huge drilling
ship and 4 oil rigs, yesterday we thought we had moved to a farm yard but it was a ship transporting sheep!! The most amusing thing is watching the yachts trying to anchor, the anchorage was jammed packed with boats anchoring
half way out into the fairway, but its the yachts that try to get in as close to the beach as possible or in the smallest space that are amusing to watch, I'm going to buy a video camera, think I could make a fortune selling to you been
framed...

The marina has been closed to all visiting yachts until Sunday 22 November when the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) boats leave, they kick out any boats that are not on a full time contract even if they have paid for 6 months in
advance so there is room for all the ARC boats, ARC boats have lots of flags flying as well as a full sets of code flags, with over 200 boats taking part its colorful to see, they left to a great fan fair at 12 noon on Sunday horns blowing,
bands playing people cheering and waving, we saw Emily Morgan off with lots of blowing of the flog horn, I was pleased not to be out with the 220 boats many had fenders tied on over the anchor encase they run into another boat!

We had new crew member arriving the next week so had booked a place in the marina to install and give Euan Mara a good clean, we need to give the right impression! The marina was not letting any boats in until after 3pm they
posted a guard on the entrance and told us to listen on channel 11 for a call to tell us we could go in..... well with about 40 boats all waiting it was interesting quite a few had up anchor and were hanging around the entrance, we just sat
at anchor with fenders out ready waiting for the call... We booked a week in the marina 70 Euro's for the week including electric and water which works out at just over A350 we were paying all most that night at PYH!! No wonder so many
yachts are left here for the winter, there is also a lot of live aboard.

Maintenance crew have not been idle, 12 volt fans have been installed (not been needed before and 40% cheeper to buy here) a new shower pump in the aft en suite its a whale gulper and boy it gulps, one of the single berths in the
salon has been converted into a double, we can now sleep 9 so lots of room for visitors, the machinist has been busy making covers for this and that and sewing courtesy flags for St Lucia, Grenada, Antigua and the Grenadines. We
have also done a fair amount of stocking up with things needed for the crossing.

But the biggest thing the maintenance crew have installed is our new crew member...The new crew member arrived on late on Thursday after a lot of trouble (that another story for another day) but to say we tracked him down after a
worrying few days and lot of phone calls (not easy when you don't speak Spanish) jumped in a taxi and picked him up. Maintenance crew did a great job of installing Ben the Hydrovane Self Steering System, (Ben as he's so good at
the helm) we have been out for a test sail in 20-25 knots and he did a great job at the helm, we were impressed just a little bit of getting use to Ben and we will be well away, they say he's worth 4 crew members and he doesn't eat,
drink, sleep or answer back, down side is he doesn't do the dishes!!!

Thats all for now X

Date: 2015-11-15 08:42
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Gran Canaria
Title: Las Palmas


We are now in Las Palmas Gran Canaria....
We had planned to spend a few day cruising a long the east coast of Fuerteventura (all the anchorages are down this coast) but for the next week the weather forecast was strong eastlys, so off to Fran Canaria we went sailed over
night in winds from 3 knots to 28 knots managed to sail all the way skipper pleased as no diesel used.

Total change from where we have been...... Las Palmas is a big port..... the main commercial port for The Canaries.
We are anchored in the anchorage just off the marina which is full of ARC boats, to the east is the container docks to the west is Las Palmas and in between is the cruise ship dock, in the last 2 days we have seen 7 cruise ships come
and go, one been the Queen Elizabeth and one Sliver Sea which we last saw in Fowey when we were having the new engine fitted. AS I type there are 4 cruise ships in 2 large one about 280 meters long and 2 smaller ones. Its been
interesting watching the coming and going.

Date: 2015-11-08 08:16
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Lanzarote
Title:


Hello

After sailing down the coast of Lanzarote and rounding Punta Papagayo the southern point of the island we dropped our anchor in 6 meters of clear blue water and had a swim while the fish was in the oven.
Between Punta Papagayo and Punta del Aguila there are several possible places to anchor off lovely sandy beaches where you can dinghy or swim ashore.
By land the beaches are reached by dirt track, since being designated a Parque Natural to which cars are charged admission the beaches have become more popular with tourists, they are also frequented by naturists!
It was very odd to go ashore and see all these people with no clothes on standing having a chat, playing beach games or just siting on the beach, early one morning we went for a walk on the cliffs only to see a man walk along
wearing only sandals, hat and sun glasses!!

We spent a few days anchored here having a real chilled out time before we moved along the bay to a anchorage just off Marina Rubicon, this was very different just on the edge of Playa Blanca one of the most popular tourist
destination on the island. We walked into the resort.... bars with the football on big screens, burger king etc.... in the evening loud noise found its way across the water to the anchorage until gone 4am in the morning, someone said it
was music maybe I'm getting old!!!!
Next day it we were entertained by fast ribs pulling tourist around in doughnuts and on bananas around and around the boats at anchor to ensure we all did a lot of rock and rolling!!
Today Sunday the 8 November we are moving into the marina as they are offering a free nights stay, we have a few jobs on the boat that need doing plus the washing and fill the tanks water.

The marina is very nice friendly helpfully staff, little bars and restaurants and a few shops, as part of are free night stay we had use of the swimming pool, tennis courts and very good wifi.

Date: 2015-11-04 18:35
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Lanzarote
Title:


Hello Everyone

Sorry its been awhile since I wrote anything, so here is a quick catch up.

Sunday 25 October 2015
Dropped anchor at Playa Francesca on the small island of Graciosa at 14.53.
We were pleased to have arrived in the Canarias after 545nm, 99 hours at sea with a very mixed bag of weather from hot sunny and no wind to F6 with heavy rain.

Graciosa, a lovely peaceful island only 6.5km long and 3km wide, it is flat and sandy with four volcanic cones, no made up roads, about 600 people live on the island the pilot book says "Its one of the best things about the Canaries.
This is a simpler more gracious place away from the tourist extravagances of some of the other islands" and yes it was lovely someone said "when you land on Graciosa you can take your shoes off and forget the world" and it was
like that we had planned to spend a few days here but stayed for 7 and then we were reluctant to leave.
The waters are around the island are a marine reserve they are crystal clear great for snorkeling and swimming.
The only thing was the anchorage got busy at times not too busy just a little... but why is that some boats have to anchor so close that you could invite then to step over for a cup of tea!!!!! when we arrived there was 3 boats already at
anchor so in true skipper style we anchored far away from them, next boat arrive's and anchors right next to us and the next and the next!!! the French been the worst, most of the boats are French out of the 30 plus boats we saw come
and go over the week there was one from the Netherlands, Australian, Estonia, Norway, two Americans, two UK, three Germans.

We left on Monday 3 November to cruise down the east coast of Lanzarote in short day hop's stopping at Arrieta we didn't go ashore there too much surf to land!! Next stop anchored of the DISA plant were the skipper took the dinghy
ashore to get gas bottles filled, then on down to Arrecife for supplies, we hadn't done any shopping since leaving Portugal on the 21 October.
We left Arrecife Wednesday after lunch, had a lovely sail with the spinnaker up down the coast to Papagayo in time to see the most amazing sunset (will take a photo and put on Facebook) and have a quick swim. Off to cook tea now
fresh fish yummy!

Date: 2015-10-25 08:03
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Near Islas Canarias
Title: Land Ahoy!


After 500 nm land has been sighted :)
36 nm to go :)
Its a bright sunny morning :)

Date: 2015-10-25 00:15
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location:
Title: Turtles !!


Hi

A better day today sun shine all day, clouded in at around 18.00 and rained in the night in fact its raining now.
We put the sides in the cockpit cover last night before it rained so at least we can get in the cockpit without getting wet!! its lighter tonight, cloud cover is not as thick and the noon is peaking through.

Highlight of the day was seeing 2 turtles, one at 11.30 and one at 12.00 they were just floating along, don't think they were very impressed with the big boat following them for a photo shoot!! If was the first wild turtles I've seen.
We have also seen lots of dolphins but they didn't come and play we think they were feeding.
Water is getting shallower from 3600 meters now only 2000 meters, and its getting warmer sea temp is 25c.

445nm crossed off - 93nm to Graciosa ETA is late afternoon.

Date: 2015-10-24 04:12
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: At Sea part 2
Title:


Saturday 24 October 2015 03.30....
Well what can I say.... after a hot, sunny, Thursday a great evening/night sail I really thought we were going in the right direction, then Friday arrived... nothing but rain rain and more rain oh yes and a load of wind as well, F5 to F6 from
the S or SE more at times and the good old swell to add to the fun,
We didn't see any shipping yesterday at all...........

The little birds continue to landed on the boat, they always try to go down in the cabin.. we also had a hawk flying around the boat could only think he was after the little birds, only identified one a wagtail, we have had four others types
I've not seen before will check when I have internet, they do seam to like skipper one sat on his head he removed it only for it to come back again!! I said he should of let me take a photo the kids would of love it, he also had one
cuddle into his feet!!!

Saturday early hours, I'm on watch, I can't see a thing outside its pitch black, no stars, no noon, no ships just dark and more dark.... and rain, so I just pop my head out now and then while at the chart table keeping a eye on the AIS, thanks to the auto pilot I don't have to stand in the rain.
We have now covered 340nm with 195nm to go.
I said before we are heading to Lanzarote that was incorrect, we are planning to go to Graciosa first which is a small Island just of the coast of Lanzarote.
Graciosa has not been spoiled by tourism, there are no paved roads, there is a lovely anchorage which should be a good place to relax, recharge and have a look round the Island.

Date: 2015-10-23 08:06
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: At Sea
Title:


Good Evening

We left Portimao yesterday Wednesday 21 October at 11.30 after a very windy and wet few days.
Its good to be on our way again heading for Lanzarote in the Canarias, Portugal is now 171nm behind us the coast of Morocco is 174nm to the E, we have only 370nm to go!!

Yesterday afternoon/night we motor sailed due to very little wind and quite a bit of swell left from the winds of the last few day.
Today the motor has been on most of the day the spinnaker has been up and down several times today in the light winds pleased to say the sails are now up and doing there job, in 9kts Euan Mara is doing 5kts which is a very nice
evening sail.
Its been hot, the hottest day we have had its been 29dec below deck,that is cool compared with on deck.
Lots of little birds have visited the boat had a good look round seeing if there is anything to eat and flying off again we are over 174nm from the nearest land so these birds have flown quite a long way, the dolphins have visited a few
times but didn't stay and play :(
We have only seen one other boat today about 6nm away "Skerakan" a small cruise liner heading to Caribbean.

Date: 2015-10-18 10:54
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Portimao
Title:


Hello to you all.

We are still anchored near Portimao off Praia Grande beach, now waiting for the low's to stop coming are way so we can head for the Cannarias, we are hopefull for next Wednesday but then again i said that last week.
We had a beach BBQ and swim one evening Euan Mara's instruments say the water in 20c water still feels cold, Emily Morgan informs me its not at all cold in the Cannarias!!

It is still warm over 20c we have had a lot of wind, F7 yesterday with waves breaking over the harbour wall and a lot of swell, Skipper has put a anchor off the stern so we don't roll in the swell. Its been quite interesting watching some of
the yachts move from one place to another to try and get the best spot away from the wind a swell, some boats moved up the river last night but they are back again now so it can't of been any better... some have decamped and gone
in the Marina.
In all that wind yesterday we watched a group of Optimist (little sailing dinghy's and I do mean little for the none sailing reader's) having a sailing lesson around the harbour they even went out of the harbour into the big waves at one
time like little corks bobbing on the waves.

Friday night we went to a bar in Farragudo, Casa Grande they had a sax duo playing a young couple Bruno and Lara they both played alto, Bruno also played soprano and Lara tenner very good night, Dad would of loved it X

On Thursday Spirit of Mystery arrived, she looked lovely sailing into the bay, I always like to see her sailing in Plymouth Sound.

That all for now as I need to have a clean up we may have visitor's tomorrow....

Linda

Date: 2015-10-13 10:47
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Portimao
Title: Update


Hello

Sorry its been over a week to update you all.
We are still anchored in Rio Arade the river that runs between Portimao and Ferragudo.
The river has 2 large mohles at the entrance with a large anchorage just inside the eastern mohle which is where we are anchored, if this was in the uk we would have to pay to anchor here, there is a nice marina on the Portimao side
which is a lot cheaper than the one in Lagos.
We have been spending our time exploring both sides of the river.
Portimao and Ferragudo are very different, Portimao is a large town, Ferragudo a small fishing village with lots of new builds/holiday places around the outskirts, the village is much the same as it was years ago, fisherman's gear on
the quay side, little cobbled streets with a odd assortment of houses some really well kept while other or falling down, when I have internet connection I will put some photo's on FB.

Yesterday was supplies day..... shopping at Lidl !! yes Lidl ....now this is not like jumping in your car 5 minutes your there oh no... its 30 minute T/T Euan Mara (dinghy) ride up the river land on a old slip way in amongst the old wrecks of
fishing boats, pull T/T EM up the slip and walk 20 minutes to the shop armed with old granny shopping trolley fab for the heavy items like bottles of wine less than 2 euros a bottle, Plymouth Yacht Haven cool bags and Lidl carrier
bags from back home.
As you can imagine this takes quite some time....
Then it was time to fill Euan Mara tanks, up the anchor, over to the marina for 155 litres of diesel not cheap no red diesel here!! as we filled up with diesel they didn't charge for water :) we also did the washing while we were there 2
loads for 10 euro.....

We may have a look along the coast tomorrow, while we wait for a good weather window to head down to the Canneries so far the winds been all from the south!!
Love from all on the good ship Euan Mara X

Date: 2015-10-05 09:43
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Portimao
Title: A little windy !!


Hi All

Sagres
The wind and swell had gone so here we are anchored in a quiet bay thinking great we are in for a good nights sleep when the disco music starts!!! that ok it normally finish around 3am and it was not that loud, sure enough it did stop
in the early hours..... but then some dear lovely person thought it would be good to play the bongos until dawn which were louder and far more annoying than the disco!!!! if only we had know who it was we would have gone ashore with
the fog horn.

Saturday 3 Oct
Next stop Lagos, it was hot sunny but no wind so we slowly motored along the coast to Lagos dodging fish farms along the way.
We anchored just off the entrance to Lagos harbour and a sandy beach, took the dinghy up to Lagos marine to find out how much it would be for a night to expensive for us (unless it was really bad weather) low season rates 38 Euro+
23% tax.
Sunday 4 Oct
The forecast was not that good to stay in a open anchorage for next few day so we headed across the large bay 7nm to Portomao which has a large anchorage just inside the east mole on the Ferragudo side of the river, Ferragudo
is a nice old fishing village.
We had a fairly good night, a bit rolly, Rocky (best buy) holds us well.
Wind is due to decrease later and the sun is back out so time to explore.

In my excitement of getting to the Algarve I forgot to say we saw 2 whales on the way down here.... just fantastic...

The forecast for where we are.....
SAO VICENTE.
Increasing South or Southwest 4 to 6 from southeast to northwest,
locally 7 in extreme northwest. Gusts.
Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
Rain or showers, locally thundery. Fog patches.

Date: 2015-10-02 19:22
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Sagres
Title: The Algarve


Hello

We are now at anchor in Enseada de Sagres about 4nm around the corner from Cabo De Sao Vecente, we have made it to the Algarve, having traveled 1014nm from Fowey 4 weeks ago!!
Anchored in the bay with us are 2 yacht that were in Sines last night Sula a yacht from Devon and Lady Elizabeth (not Jeff and Ange) a large cat, also a French yacht that we last saw in Cascais.
Not sure where we go from here ?? maybe see more of the Algarve before going to the Canarias and across to the Caribbean ? we need more crew for the trip across the Atlantic, any volunteers?? please email..... or winter there or
into the Med ?

From the good ship Euan Mara X





Date: 2015-10-02 09:34
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 37º 40.15'N:008º 54.42'W
Author: Linda
Location: At Sea
Title: Sines


Hi

We arrived in Sines at 14.16
First impression was not good a large oil terminal one side and a cargo terminal the other, but when you get in the old harbour Porto De Pesca you couldn't see any of the terminals.
The port was not very pretty, the town is about 150 meters above the Vasco de Gama beach which you can walk to up hundreds of steps or take a elevator which is glass on 2 side's good views looking at over the harbour and oil
terminals. The town was nice to walk around little old streets etc.. a bit of old Portugal a old Castle (1362) to wander around with a museum, oh yes and a Spar shop!!

Onwards today left at 07.30 may anchor for the night in Paria de Arrifana 40nm from Sines or keep going around the corner to the Algarve.
Sorry to tell you all but its getting warmer.....

Linda

Date: 2015-10-01 11:14
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 38º 03.96'N:008º 58.42'W
Author: Linda
Location: At Sea
Title:


Good Day

Well we had a change of plans yesterday, due to two factor's
1, No Wind
2, A Jelly fish tried to have a look around inside our new engine!! removing him/her (we couldn't tell) took a little time.

We went to Sesimebra about 20nm from Cascsais, a small bay with quite a lot of high rise hotels for such a small town, there was only 2 other yacht anchored.

So we are on are way to Sines now, we have been motoring again due to no wind.. through fog which has just cleared and we now have hot bright sun shine.

Not sure what Sines is going to be like as it has a large oil terminal but there is a old fishing harbour which has a anchorage (we like anchoring save's so.... much money) the Almanac say's its a interesting old town, the birthplace of
Vasco da Gama and its about 50nm to the Algarve so a good place to stop on the way.

Saw some dolphins this morning but they didn't come and play :(

Linda

Date: 2015-09-30 09:33
Station ID: Euan Mara
Position: 38º 31.62'N:009º 19.52'W
Author: Linda
Location: Cascais
Title: Time to More On


Good Morning


After a a lovely 6 days in Cascais its time to move on we are now heading to Sines 50nm down to coast of Portugal.
We had sunshine all the time we have been here, so nice it really tops up the batteries....


Emily Morgan arrived on Saturday evening we went on board to welcome them and had a glass of bubbly, they anchored the night and went into the marina the next day as they had crew on board.
Momentum of Fal arrived on Sunday, so we had a little Plymouth Yacht Haven P2 pontoon re-union, out came the bubbly again to toasted absent friends, not sure when we will see them next- Emily Morgan heads to the Canarias on
Friday and Momentum is heading for the Algarve.

That's all for now speak soon X

Date: 2015-09-27 08:01
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Cascais
Title: In the Sun


Good Day

Just a quick update to let you know all is well.
We have been having a bit of R&R following the trip down here, we are still in Cascais its really nice here and its warm (hot at times well most of the time) and sunny, the town is lovely with little streets to wander around and lots of
sandy beach's.

We got the train to Lisbon on Friday, we only saw a small part of the city I think you need at least 3 days to have a proper look round, you can get round the city by open top bus, metro, tram both old and new, tuk tuk's or you can hire a
bike, a very odd looking car thing called a gocar or segway, the police use segways in the city.

It was jobs today.... given the boat a good clean, checked the sails did a bit of stitching and made the spinnaker sock longer.

Emily Morgan is due in tonight it will be nice to catch up with Bones and Anna.

We plan to continue our journey south on Monday as long as the weather is looking good.

Linda X

Date: 2015-09-23 19:44
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Cascais
Title:


Good Evening from Cascais

We left Leixoes at 10am yesterday, following a good nights sleep, the swell from the pilot boat only woke me once!
Distance traveled from Leixoes is 161nm it was a good sail down here plenty of North wind to keep us sailing south but along with the wind come the rolly old swell.
We are now anchored in Cascais on the outskirts of Lisbon, it is quite nice here although we haven't been ashore yet in fact we haven't set foot on Portuguese soil yet even though we have sailed about 200nm down the coast of
Portugal. There are not many places to anchor on the west coast of Portugal, harbour's close in bad weather so if it does blow you just keep going!!!! this is what the Cruising Almanac say's "The Portuguese west coast, which frankly
is not an area to linger in....."
There are a few yachts anchored here from ..... France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Netherlands and Canada some have there ARC flags flying.
The plan is to stay here a few days, maybe visit Lisbon by train we will see what tomorrow brings......

Linda


Date: 2015-09-21 18:04
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Leixoes
Title:


Good Evening

Left Paxon near Vigo this morning at 6am to make the most of the day light.

Had a lovely day yesterday it was hot and sun shining, we visited a church which looked really old but was only build in 1935 its was the first Spanish church we had been in as they are mostly locked and don't seam very inviting,
then had a walk on the beach, its a bit odd as the Spanish walk up and down the beach they go right up to the end turn around and walk back down again, it was like a busy highway of people going up and down the beach.

We left the anchorage with stars shinning bright above us and no wind only to find it was foggy along the coast on we pressed keeping a good look out, by lunch time we could see some sun and the Portuguese coast.
Time for Spanish flag to come down and Portuguese flag up and time for big bird to come out.

Well what can I say we had a visit from the dolphin's again today will never get fed-up watching them jumping and swimming on the bow, we did have another visitor today .......... a whale surfaced right next to the boat a huge big whale
must of been about 40ft long, we saw him surfaced just once more, what a sight!!!

We are now anchored in Leixoes harbor, which has lots of container ships going in out and pilot boats flying in and out, but its free to anchor with a little sheltered from the wind the is now blowing like mad!!

Onwards tomorrow heading to Lisbon which is about 150nm (haven't done the passage plan yet)

Linda X





Date: 2015-09-19 19:28
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Panxon
Title:


Good Evening

We are now anchored in our last stop on the North Atlantic coast of Spain, next stop is Portugal!
Its been a long day but good day - we left Cabo Finisterre behind us at 4am this morning.
A lovely sunny day one of those days that are just great for sailing, warm sun shine and a great breeze, a lot less swell so much more comfortable, we had a good spinnaker run for just over 25nm then the wind died and picked up
from the East for most of the way here.
We had dolphins with us for most of the time, at one time they were everywhere you looked the water was so clear you could watch them swimming under the water, as it wasn't so rough i could get right up to the bow to watch..... just
fantastic. I did film them so will try and post on facebook.

We plan to stay here tomorrow and move on early Monday morning.

Thanks for reading.
Linda X


Date: 2015-09-18 10:19
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Cabo Finisterre
Title:


Hi
Left A Coruna yesterday to sail on to Cabo Finisterre.
We stayed in A Coruna longer then we wanted due to the weather, anchored for 3 nights and went into a marina in the heart of the city for 3, cost about A340 for the 3 nights so much cheaper than the ok! It was good to walk around the old city in the evenings little narrow streets with tall buildings with little shops and tapas bars, walked out to Torre de Hercules one evening what a view.

There was a lot of swell last night and the wind dropped so had to motor, I was not feeling that good of course the old skipper was fine but even he got fed up with the roll.
Had a visit from about 30 dolphins when I was on watch, WOW WOW and WOW I've never seen anything like it they stayed to play for over 2 hours, flying at the boat like torpedo's glowing in the dark then racing along side and
leaping in the air at the bow. Do they say to each other I'll race you to the front of that boat and see who can leap the highest ?

We are now anchored just off Punta Conserva a nice fishing village just around the corner from Cabo Finisterre.
All those's years ago when listening to the shipping forecast and hearing Finisterre I never through I'd be here, the shipping forecast area Finisterre was rename FitzRoy in February 2002.
Keith's having a sleep he did more hours on watch than me last night and I have a chicken to cook.

Linda

Date: 2015-09-12 18:46
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Ria de Coruna
Title:


Hi
We arrived at Ria de Coruna Friday 11 September and dropped anchor at 08.45 UT in a lovely bay Ensenada De Mera had a shower and went to bed!!
Went ashore in the afternoon but every thing was shut, the beaches are lovely clean soft sand.

This morning we went shopping that was interesting as we know no Spanish! but did buy 2 bottles of red wine for just over 1euro each !!!!
So things are looking up no marina fees and cheep wine, what more could we want.
We also met a woman taking her parrot for a walk on a lead.
This afternoon we headed for a bay on the opposite side of Ria de Coruna, Stanta Cristina as we got closer we could see 2 boats anchored in the bay and we thought we were back in Cornwall one is Sprit of Mystery and the other is
Ross Alither.

We will spend a few days here exploring and head south on maybe Thursday.

Linda

Date: 2015-09-11 07:00
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Biscay
Title: La Coruna (almost)


Land is in sight
We have almost reached La Coruna!! only 8nm to go.

Date: 2015-09-10 07:03
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Biscay
Title:


Good Morning from the not so sunny Bay of Biscay
We have now traveled 230nm across Biscay with 102nm to go to our WP just out side of La Coruna Spain,
we have traveled a long way since leaving Fowey last Friday evening.
Quite night with very little wind, loads of stars.
Sorry to say our hitch hiker has passed away.
Highlight of yesterday was seeing a whale.
Linda

Date: 2015-09-09 08:04
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Biscay
Title:


Good Morning.
We had a good sail through the night, are now over a 100 miles across Biscay, 20 + kts of wind in the night, it has now dropped to 16 kts, the swell is horrible.
I can see 2 yachts to starboard nice to know we are not the only ones out here.
The dolphins came to visit yesterday evening they stayed and played around the boat for ages, it was great to watch them.
We have a hitch hiker on board, a little bird landed on the wheel around 18.30 give himself a good groom and headed off down below to make home in the books!!! I hope we're going in the right direction for him.
Linda

Date: 2015-09-08 15:53
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Biscay
Title: Heading across Biscay


That it we are heading out across Biscay.
It a bit lumpy out here and we're not very far out yet!!

Date: 2015-09-08 08:00
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location: Morgat France
Title: 2nd Stop Over


Good Morning,
We are anchored at Morgat, had a good day yesterday lunch ashore and then explored some caves in the dinghy.
We are heading south today and waiting for the tide to go through the Raz du Sein.
Linda

Date: 2015-07-11 10:48
Station ID: Euan Mara
Author: Linda
Location:
Title: Visitor's


Good Day!
Our visitors from Australia arrived Thursday evening.
Lovely to see them and give our daughter a big hug.
Friday we sailed down to Fowey, we had dinner in the Ship Inn really tasty fish pie.
This morning Joe and Maria have gone off in the dinghy to explore the River Fowey.


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