Topic: Barnacles

1-22. Still heading south south east

Sep 30, 2005 - 1400hrs UTC

First, a quiz question for the geniuses at Belmore South. I expect you all know that the sun sets in the west. This means that if you stand on a beach anywhere except in one place on the entire east coast of Australia, you will see the sun setting over land. It goes down behind trees or sand dunes or houses or cliffs. … Continue reading

Oct 08, 2005 - 0900hrs UTC

0900hrs 08 Oct 2005 UTC 32’36”S 015’53”W Ref 423

DB: 114, 7739 gps 132 (all over the ocean yesterday!) 49/61

A PS to my last about rolling hitches. If you haven’t got a convenient halyard winch and your two lee winches are loaded and tensioned, do not despair. Leave the … Continue reading

1-31. Sooo close to Hobart

Dec 04, 2005 – 2300hrs UTC

2300hrs 04 Dec 2005 UTC 44’52”S 125’04”E Ref 620

Seems we are some kind of news in the backblocks of the USA – hoooley doooley – G’day to you, USA, and I wonder what all y’all over there make of concepts like the great Australian freckle pucker in times … Continue reading

2-13. Equator-Cape Town

Feral bottlebrush

Trade wind sailing – apart from all the tropical aspects without which I can earnestly do – is great if you are off the breeze and can ride the very lumpy sea at the optimum angle. When you are trying to keep the wind just ahead of the beam, it’s … Continue reading