Seasickness

Getting or not getting “seasick” is a subject I have been meaning to write about for quite awhile now. I had partially addressed it in the excerpt below which I published two years ago. But I never made the follow-up post of my reflections on the subject and conclusions after the three month and 5,000-mileContinue reading “Seasickness”

Atlantic Passage 2016 Videos

I am writing a piece on getting seasick and I wanted to include some of the videos I had made just before I got sick. My point being that I’m not sure it is seasickness per se. In looking for the videos, I realized that while I had posted a link to them in myContinue reading “Atlantic Passage 2016 Videos”

The Last 7 Days

A video of the morning after. If I’ve learned nothing in the last 60 years, it’s that I need 6 to 7 hours sleep on a routine basis to not get into a sleep deficit.  The watches on this passage were set up to facilitate that. In spite of the drama I like instilling inContinue reading “The Last 7 Days”

Crisis in the Mid-Atlantic – How Can So Few Chickens Make So Much Noise

A long day is ending, but crossing an ocean, there is no rest for the weary. This video shows the view from the fly bridge looking aft as we were topping up the hydraulic fluid after my first temporary repair. Of course, I had been looking at the manual for the helm and Auto-Pilot.  TheyContinue reading “Crisis in the Mid-Atlantic – How Can So Few Chickens Make So Much Noise”

Crisis in the Mid-Atlantic – The Chickens Come Home to Roost

 This video shows the day before, Dec 21st.  Even before the preventer stick broke (which you can see going form the fly beige rail to the middle of the paravane pole)  This is from the afternoon.  GIves you a nice idea of the seas. This is what we had plus or minus for 21 days.Continue reading “Crisis in the Mid-Atlantic – The Chickens Come Home to Roost”