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Smooth sailing.

Err, smooth motor sailing out in the Mona passage.

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Save the balloons

Continuing a tradition from Heron’s racing days, we liberated a balloon from the cold grip of the sea.  Anna named it “Pinkie.”

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Properly signed

We finally managed to label our head in compliance with local custom.

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Underwater day

Went for a snorkel today and found two cannons, loads of fish, some coral, a huge conch, and a few stowaway pirates. The connection here is really finicky, but here are a couple of pictures that went through on a … Continue reading

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Virgin Gorda day 2

We spent our first full day at Virgin Gorda clearing customs (easy), checking out the bitter end yacht club, quick SUP rides, making a short afternoon snorkeling run to Eustatia Sound and prickly pear island, and swimming in the pool. … Continue reading

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landfall day?

If all goes as planned, we’ll make landfall today. Right now at 0715, we have 70nm to go. Hannes is on deck on watch and has been since just after 0500. The wind is dropping this morning, but overnight backed … Continue reading

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still moving

The good ship Hurrah is still moving along. All are well and happy. After motoring for about 20 hours, we were able to sail again at 0330 this morning. It is not clear that this wind will hold. We may … Continue reading

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fish, fish, and more fish

We continued to have great wind throughout Sunday and averaged almost 8 kts for most of the day. Sunday was the first really warm day. It felt glorious. After running dry on fish for the morning, we hooked up 5 … Continue reading

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wow. great sailing and a stowaway

We had a visitor last night, a yellowish warbler. He stayed overnight and grew quite friendly. this morning he slowing made his way into the cockpit and then closer and closer to us. finally, he started landing on our hands, … Continue reading

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another Mahi for the birthday dinner

Hannes brought in a Mahi this morning for the birthday lunch. Hurrah!  For quite a while, he had stated that he wanted a Mahi for his Birthday.  He brought this one in.  Another joined us later in the day too. 

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