Northern Child - blog in long form
SushiIn the Sky With DiamondsFrom Les Chambers Dawn.Lat: 22.53, Lon: 36.13. Were on a broad reach in light airs at 7 knots. Theresblood on the lazarette theres blood on the binnacle. Guts, still pulsating,sluice around in the well of the rear cockpit. The helmsmans monkey cage is soredolent with gore hes had to move forward a tad and steer from forward of thewheel. Murder most foul isunderway this day on Northern Child. DearRosa,Wehope you are well. Your daddy has reported that you find our blog boring incomparison to others. This story, as it happened is for you. Warning!! Parentalguidance may be required. Besprich Dich mit Deiner Mutter (consultMother). We hada relaxed night watch broad reaching in light airs, so just before dawn weplayed out Marks 400 lb fishing line. read more...
Northern Child - Wake up
Its lovely out here at last! Pheeew what a few dayswe have wind rain more wind more rain. The gracious Northern Child has lookedafter us all very well though. Even managing a braised lamb dinner for eleven asthe sun set last night so our plans of picking our way through the weather bitsand breaking out just about here have worked. Frustrating day yesterday waitingfor the wind to shift but now its here just off the beam and gently slooshing usalong. We have a few hatches open to vent some of theoilskin moisture out and I think today as the sun rises there will be lots ofdamp clothes being drapped on the deck. No major issues really had a little issue with abilge pump found one of those nasty cable numbers jammed in a poppet valve butthe manual pumps coped with what little wetness there. read more...
Northern Child - Northern Child 1/12/13
Happy December everybody great down wind sailinghey haven't eased a sheet for three days had a great ride through the waterfallrain showers and 40 knot squalls last night (29th) All is well on Board had alovely dorado dinner sushi to start fresh from the sea is definitely best. Our crew are now almost ready for some straightline sailing its been a tough trip so far but hopefully after sunday we willactually see some trade winds oh bliss. No more water proofs and a flat boat to lieon. I thought beating to cape verdi last year was crazybut this really does take the micheal. Sorry Micheal (Mick) All I can hear fromthe cockpit is excited spannish , is it excitement or fear ha ha ha One of the guys (I.T Guru) said today I willnever winge about my job again how and why do you do. read more...
Northern Child - Northern Child Blog and humour
Distance to go 2087 nm @060029/11/13 Distance Travelled so far 757 nm Position (satat nav station trying to type at 25 degree heel angle) 22 23 684 N 25 08 079W Lunch today we are going for a wrap option ofvaried fillings ham cheese peppers tomatoes Dinner will be baked fresh Dorado caught as thesunset last night The day yesterday was a challenge as the winds werelight and the sun very hot we ghosted along at 3-4 knots for most of the day. Asevening came so did the breeze as predicted 15-20 knots on the beam (that's theside of the boat). News of our placing is creating quite an atmosphereon board everyone trying to do a little bit more we have a great wind angle andcan feel Northern Child surging on with a will to eat the ScarletOyster. There is a weather system. read more...
Northern Child - Log 27 Nov
Star date captains log 1300 hours 27/11/13After a safe start we headed off east to avoid the island wind shadowintending to dive south as soon as we were clear. With a mix crew on boardthe early stages where to say the least a little difficult. First night wasspent as many drifting around trying to make way in very light airs howeverthe wind gods appear to be smiling down on us currently at 23 19 394 North21 50 512 west with a strong force four from SSW making between 7 and 9knots over the ground. The team consists of many talents and a mixture ofexperience everyone on board in great spirits as we eat our way through themountain of food on board the vessel gets faster hope the mountain lasts.With 2274 miles to go it's a long way to the finish anything can happen justreceived an email. read more...