Topic: Sunset

1-6. Below 50S

Feb 25, 2005 – 1345hrs UTC

1345hrs 25 Feb 2005 UTC 51’46”S 111’19”W Map Ref 80

It’s been a pink and yellow day. We opened a tin of beetroot for lunch and Pete cooked some rice and stirred in the beetroot, a can of white beans, the last sliver of Dunedin spanish onion, a tin … Continue reading

1-12. 26°S-Nose Brazil

Apr 18, 2005 - 11hrs UTC

Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose…Still in our shed in Fox Studios, Malcom – there’s a bus shelter just outside the gate – and I forgot to add yaw into the gyrating cockpit – up to 60 degrees either side of intended course, perhaps, over the shorter period. To humour the unbelievers, we’re now off the Disneyland Space Mountain roller coaster and Pirates of the Caribbean rides and on a slowly rolling calm sea with no wind, lightning to the south, lovely moon. Chatty updates back on the agenda. … Continue reading

1-28. How Low To Go? Towards 45°S

Nov 05, 2005 – 2150hrs UTC

2150hrs 05 Nov 2005 UTC 40’13”S 040’34”E Ref 524

About 5 hours ago, I was out shaking the reefs – furious rolling, decks covered in running water, but I was sustained by the vision of the Moon and Venus close together in a clear patch of sky surrounded by a … Continue reading

2-4. Dutch Harbor-Nome (Alaska)

K: Grr wind gods pt 2

Actually I won’t complain. Since Bol wrote her bit and put her head down for the noight, I’ve tacked and gybedGybe – A sailing term for turning the boat so that the stern passes through the wind. Potentially dangerous if not controlled because the wind can fill an uncontrolled mainsail … Continue reading

2-5. Nome-Tuktoyaktuk (Canada)

A lifetime special half hour 6503 16747

It's about 0100 Nome time. We're NE of King Island and I've just watched the sun set to the NW right in the middle of the Bering Strait. It's almost cloudless and I can just see the Russian coast, the Diomedes, Cape Wales silhouetted in the orange glow and the … Continue reading

2-9. Greenland-N.Atlantic-Falmouth

5148 02132 Stages of the moon

Some of you may remember my Bering Sea sunset, between the superpowers and behind the Diomedes – dramatic and beautiful and there was the moon setting it all off on the opposite end of the northern horizon.

Just like tonight, but without the drama and at the almost opposite side … Continue reading