Topic: Jellyfish

1-5. Mid Pacific to Heading South

Feb 14, 2005 - 0243hrsUTC

0243hrs 14 Feb 2005 UTC 45’49”S 138’10”W Map Ref 62 3422nm

We are sitting under the ridge that has been chasing us for the last couple of days. Not much wind, from the south, full main and #1, rolling and slatting a bit but some forward progress. Wind should come … Continue reading

1-12. 26°S-Nose Brazil

Apr 28, 2005 - 2330hrs UTC

2330hrs 28 Apr 2005 UTC Map Ref 189

I will try to describe how it feels to be sailing through the night out here. No Moon, yet not dark. I’m standing in the cockpit, leaning on the dodgerAn awning that covers a small part of the forward part of … Continue reading

1-13. Across the Equator

Apr 30, 2005 - 2300hrs UTC

2300hrs 30 Apr 2005 UTC Map Ref 193

Just hangin’ in out here – the wind keeps threatening to drop out but we live in hope. We are just into day 36 from Stanley – half our predicted 70 days – and we’re about 200 miles short of straight … Continue reading

1-14. Nearly to Falmouth

May 30, 2005 - 0615hrs UTC

0615hrs 30 May 2005 UTC Map Ref 260

i think i may have been in this bit of ocean before – i recognised a bit of it this morning – and i’m sure my father, who spent most of his life at sea, would have crossed this stretch many times. … Continue reading

1-26. Through the Barn Door

Oct 26, 2005 - 1600hrs UTC

1600hrs 26 Oct 2005 UTC 37’29”S 019’20”E Ref 489

Wild life, apart from two rather smelly humans includes a sea surface covered in millions of baby Portuguese Man o’ WarPhysalia physali – also known as the Bluebottle. Not strictly speaking a jellyfish but a colony of mutually dependent individuals (polyps) … Continue reading

1-34. Hobart-Sydney + Coming Home Party

Jan 07, 2006 - 0400hrs EDT

0400hrs 07 Jan 2006 EDT 36’44”S 150’02”E Ref 691

Then it was a black woolly night with bonus added rain – slow, persistent drizzle that runs down the sails, trickles along the boom and finds every tiny opening around the neck of the party jacket. Windless, motoring, visibility about … Continue reading