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Old 09-11-2012, 01:20   #16
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Re: Med Gale - Anyone Else Out in This?

Hope you did well last night. Things here in Simi have quieted down for now but looks like some more wind tomorrow afternoon around here. Where specifically are you anchored now? John
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Hope you did well last night. Things here in Simi have quieted down for now but looks like some more wind tomorrow afternoon around here. Where specifically are you anchored now? John
Paros, Monastiri (north west corner of Naoussa Bay).
Lovely bay, really the most beautiful anchorage I have seen worldwide at night (the spotlight church on the tiny island just seems to hover in mid air on moonless nights and the lights of Naoussa are just magical).

Have a good passage to Marmaris or Rhodes.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:53   #18
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We recently spent 4 days anchored and in the harbor there. Awesome place. We are going to visit again this spring on our return to the US.
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We recently spent 4 days anchored and in the harbor there. Awesome place. We are going to visit again this spring on our return to the US.
Just read your blog. You have two gorgeous looking children. What a fantastic experience for them!
You've come a long way since June!!!!! We are just pottering about here in the Med until we have our fill of it, then will cross the Atlantic (probably eventually heading to NZ, rather than Australia which is home for us).
Hope we run into you next spring before you depart.
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Re: Med Gale - Anyone Else Out in This?

Lassie,

It is my experience that a wee cognac helps to settle the stomach, and incidentally goes extremely well with both hot chocolate or coffee or tea.

Of course, in early morning, it should be a wee one..................
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cape kithera has a higher incidence of storm force gales than cape horn!
mmmmm . . . just to be pedantic . . . not really

For greater than F8: 32% for Cape Horn in July vs 4% for kithera in Dec.

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mmmmm . . . just to be pedantic . . . not really

For greater than F8: 32% for Cape Horn in July vs 4% for kithera in Dec.

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i'm sure you are right!
but for your average med sailor,getting past it to windward can be equally daunting
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This is the current forecast from Poseidon for the Aegean. You can see how the central strip cops the brunt of it (its moderately calm on either side).

Here in the Cyclades its been averaging 35+ knots for about six hours now, with frequent gusts to the mid 40's.

Anyone one else anchored out in this at the moment?
Wondering if this is part of the remnants of Hurricane Sandy that decimated areas here in the northeast USA a week and a half ago?
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Lassie,

It is my experience that a wee cognac helps to settle the stomach, and incidentally goes extremely well with both hot chocolate or coffee or tea.

Of course, in early morning, it should be a wee one..................
Hi CarstenB
About to have a well deserved pre dinner drink. Cast iron stomach here, (never had any queasiness except in a car and weirdly enough I can get violently car sick, go figure!), I just avoid alcohol during blows to keep my wits about me in case needed .

The drink is well deserved as I have just snorkelled and dived to inspect the anchor. It is a "hobby" of mine. I know, I know, sounds odd, but cruisers get a little strange when they have been at sea a while LOL. I set the anchor this time using 2000 revs for a full 20 seconds with the forecast in mind (usually only 10 sec). After setting, the roll bar was fully visible and the shank not quite straight. 24 hours later nothing had changed a scrap. Its interesting to see what a 35-40 knot blow will do. Its so very terrain dependent, sometimes the roll bar has disappeared completely.

Anyway, still have limes on board so Ti'Punch coming up - French friends introduced me to this vice earlier this year
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Wondering if this is part of the remnants of Hurricane Sandy that decimated areas here in the northeast USA a week and a half ago?
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Certainly some weird weather patterns in the world lately. This blow is not atypical for the Med at this time of year though.
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