wind has shifted to the south. still weak but i expect it to gain strength soon. 44 44N 057 16W
with 7.5kn towards Sable Island. 43 55'N 63 22'W https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode&q=43.916667%2C+-63.366667&aq&sll=37.0625%2C-95.677068&sspn=55.192325%2C135.263672&vpsrc=6&t=h&ie=UTF8&z=6&iwloc=A
Even though the OSTAR is over, Raph would very much appreciate if you send him personal messages. Here is how: http://ralph.avance.ch/messages.html In fact, sailing to Greenland is just as much a challenge, where the only compagnons might be icebergs. I (Ralphs messaging relay) will be only sporadically online the next two weeks, so expect delays in post (of up to several days). Ivo
over vhf i hear that british beagle puts into halifax as well. 1 why? 2 why are they already there? alex: txt me on my satphone.
today at 12 UTC I saw another sailboat. Now I hear that this must have been Geoff Alcorn on Wind of Lorne! Just great.
boomed out genoa, wind straight astern. 42 23'N 065 06'W.
"Charging" at 3.5kn. Sun. Mist. Fog horn of tanker in the distance.
this doesn't feel like sailing to Greenland. first, sailing requires some wind, second, it is hot in my alu can. did global warming push the doldrums to 42N? At least book #11 is another great read.
i am in canadian waters now. 220nm from Newport. Slightly ridiculous. 41 30'N 066 21'W.
woohoo! just saw my first shark. about 3m long, 12m away.
the sea is absolutely flat covered with fog. 41 01'N 067 30W.
again close encounter with fishing vessel. no AIS, i could hear him in the fog but got no visual. but they watch the radar and respond over radio.