Topic: Health & Injuries

1-12. 26°S-Nose Brazil

Apr 16, 2005 – 1700hrs UTC

1700hrs 16 Apr 2005 UTC Map Ref 170Map Ref 170

Here we still are, part IV or whatever. Not a lot has changed except that the wind has dropped to 25 and we’ve got some sail up again. General conditions much the same but at least the boat is a … Continue reading

1-12. 26°S-Nose Brazil

Apr 21, 2005 -1100hrs UTC

1100hrs 21 Apr 2005 UTC Map Ref 177

Our dig out to sea yesterday paid off earlier that expected – the wind freed a bit in the evening and we were able to tack back on to a course parallel to the coast and abut 200 miles out. Still holding … Continue reading

1-12. 26°S-Nose Brazil

Apr 25, 2005 - 0000hrs UTC

We’ve been sitting on our milk crates here in the studio wondering what’s happened to the old geezer who trundles over with a trolley with printouts of all your emails to the website. He hasn’t been since the 21st, so no mail since then. But he just turned up with a few scraps of paper and we think there must have been a problem with Sailmail. … Continue reading

1-12. 26°S-Nose Brazil

Apr 25, 2005 – 1430hrs UTC

1430hrs 25 Apr 2005 UTC Map Ref 182

Long list of acknowledgements – Thanks to everyone who mailed us over the last few days – Ian & Maggie, Olivia, Tricia, Johnny B ((thanks for the morale booster – coming from you, dems fightin’ woids), ArletteClearly worth going all the way … Continue reading

1-20. Belmore and Pete swims

Sep 11, 2005 - 0415hrs UTC │Facial Reconstruction, Blind Spots

0415hrs 11 Sep 2005 UTC 12’45”N 024’53”W Ref 349

There’s a layer of haze all around the horizon and a very bright star or planet in the SE, just below Orion’s left foot and just above the haze – it is so bright that it has its own sparkling reflection … Continue reading

1-28. How Low To Go? Towards 45°S

Nov 08, 2005 - 0500hrs UTC

0500hrs 08 Nov 2005 UTC 39’53”S 046’25”E Ref 532

Well, life does have its ups and downs. There we were, all ready to charge off to frighten some French penguins to the very unfrightening tempo of the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy when along comes the ExaminerShe who asks … Continue reading

2-11. Falmouth-Lisbon

Trivia and other stuff.

A stay of execution.

What I had confidently expected to be a routine extraction by the Gnasher Trasher turned out to be anything but.The amazingly competent Dr Bruno decided a rearguard action to save the tooth was worth a try and she blasted her way down into the murky and … Continue reading

2-11. Falmouth-Lisbon

The hard stuff made easy

Once upon a time in what seems like another life altogether, I was delivering a Safety and Sea Survival course with Gerry Fitz. One of the students was a medical Doctor who was working in the casualty department of one of Sydney's busiest inner city hospitals. I asked her if … Continue reading