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Old 22-11-2010, 04:07   #1
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Just left Las Palmas, Gran Canaria for St Martin.

Would have like to leave yesterday but made stupid mistake! I have been here fro weeks but did not fuel up because I wanted to top with fresh water and didnt want to lose spot in anchorage. Intending to go a doy or so after the ARC.

Weather prediction shows to get out of Dodge fast and get south instead of rhumb line. But I couldnt go yesterday because of the ARC closing the fuel station and then closing the afternoon because of Sunday.

Anyway, off now and looking like a fast motor for a few days so loaded extra diesel this morning... long queue for fuel and water. Allways fill first!


Good to be off!!


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Good luck Mark. Roll on the rum punch

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Good one Mark... enjoy the trip...
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If you're interested have a look at the weather system mid atlantic for my previous route on the rhumb line.

So I am heading south to just north of Cape Verde Islands under the donk + sails to keep under the system. However that means a slow trip as their ain't no wind down there!

Thats why I would have like to have gone yesterday at sparrows... I don't go anywhere that Passage weather thinks there could be 30kts on the nose as ya can normally add 5 to 10 on, plus apparent.... and gentlemen try to avoid going to weather!





Glad I got pleanty of booze.

Even the wind acceleration zomne off the airport ain't accelerating.


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and gentlemen try to avoid going to weather!
I have to remember that one! Your always good for a memorable quote or two per week.

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