Land in Sight

Woohoo! Ten minutes ago, 06:22 local time, we sighted land on the Western horizon! We did it, we really did it. Not that we didn’t think we would before setting off, nor that it was particularly difficult – getting out of the Med last autumn was a lot more challenging. But still, it’s been seventeen days.
Now, after some two thousand miles, the last forty seem like child’s play, really. Alao, it’s hard to get too excited at six in the morning with six, three and zero hours of sleep respectively. Time for some coffee, maybe. And some stretching them sealegs.
See you in the anchorage!

Almost there…

It’s less than three days now, we’re almost done with the big crossing.
Thus far, the Atlantic has been a real gentleman, forcing us to adjust our sails maybe once every three days. It’s been a blast… Seriously, we’ve caught seven fish, so many we stopped fishing because hey, you can only eat so much bloody fish. There’s been a lot of reading and daydreaming and daydreaming at night of being able to sleep instead of attending watch and lots of snack food, because hey, you can only cook so much on a stove with the bloody waves and all.
Speaking of waves: gee, we’ve had enough of them, seriously. I want to be able again to step in my pants in the morning without performing a sophisticated ballet piece to prevent falling over. Then again, I’m stepping in bathing pants, so who am I to complain, right?
Next stop: Barbados!
Cheers, Kai & the Serene Peeps

Atlantic Crossing, the first five days

So we’re in the middle of the Atlantic, as our dear stalkers will well know. We had two days of relatively strong wind and had to change course southward a bit, but now we’re in steady trade winds, 15 knots and relatively relaxed waves. The weather forecast also looks promising and we’re glad we started three days later, as the low pressure front ahead of us is dissolving gracefully. The days are passing quite uneventful, plenty of time to read or think or stare at the ocean (a great pastime). But hey, we caught a fish today! Tasty little bugger…
We’re also making good headway. Current estimate for the entire crossing: 17 days. Betting still open.

First night at sea!

So we’re currently in the middle of Mediterranean sea between Sicily and Sardinia. There is water and nothing but water in all directions and it’s awesome. Actually that’s not true, there are dolphins visiting every couple of hours and birds coming to rest on our boat for a bit now and then. We’ve had some nice sailing wind, but also quite a bit of motoring, but Serenity is gently rocking along. Anyway, getting back to the helm! (This is a test, posting via Iridium, see how it works…)

Irgendwas ist ja immer…

Und so beginnt sie, die große Freiheit. Auf einem Streifen Beton an der Mittelmeerküste. Dies ist ein Blog, der unsere Segelreise in die Karibik und zurück begleitet, mit all ihren Höhen und Tiefen, denn: Irgendwas ist ja immer…

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And thus it begins, the great freedom. On a strip of concrete on the Mediterranean coast. This is a blog that follows our sailing journey to the Caribbean and back, with all its highs and lows, because: There’s always something…

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