Barbados

Barbados

Directions and clearing in If you approach the island from the east with a strong sea, you should definitely pay attention to the south-east reef, here high swell can quickly set in. You can clear in in Bridgetown or in the north-west and exclusive Port St. Charles. If you also navigate with Navionics, you will find 'Custom Offices' on the map. We have cleared in the 'Deep Water Harbor'. The 'Custom Office' is located at the southern end of the quay in a pink building and can be reached via VHF channel 12.…continue reading →
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Day 22: Once: 127sm. Course: 257 °. 3-4 Bft. Wave: 1.5m. partly cheerful, partly cloudy. It is already very hot in the morning at 9 a.m., so it cannot be endured without an awning. We treat ourselves and several bathing sessions. We play ELI all day, Georg also finally picks up one or the other nierder situation, has his crew only lost out of decency so far? We now drink a lot of cups of coffee and tea, which cools the body down. Even the last beer reserves have to believe in it.…continue reading →
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Day 19: Once: 133sm. Course: 260 °. 5 Bft. Wave 2m. cloudy. At night I use my friends - the squalls - to free the laundry from salt. By the way: The perfect clothing for weathering: oil jacket, nothing else. :-) The wind turns wildly back and forth, we no longer have a direct course. Shift over shift. Two birds are chasing us all day, they smell our food, there is mashed potatoes with beans and sausages, canned fruits for dessert. Many crabs are happy about their new homes. The crew uses the…continue reading →
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Day 15: Times: 123sm. Course: 257 °. 4-5 Bft. Wave 1.5m. Sun. The moon is fading more and more at night, the wave can only be seen to a limited extent and the view in front of the ship is towards 0. Nevertheless, we are lucky so far, the clouds don't like us. We drive about 6 kt. In the morning we make 'Strammer Max'. For coffee there is power in the form of bananas wrapped in tortilla with melted chocolate, peanut butter and nuts. In the evening, ravioli refined - for the…continue reading →
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Day 12: Once: 140sm. Course: 260 °. 6 Bft. Wave 2-3m. Sun. That night you can see the plankton glittering very well in the wave pushed by the bow - magical. After Georg was washed on the aft ship the day before, it caught me in the middle of my first night watch, a large bath of salt water poured over my sweatpants: - / The hatches therefore remained completely closed this night. During the day, the entire upper deck is full of clothes to dry. It is time for it to rain…continue reading →
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Day 8: Once: 65sm. Course: 233 °. 2 Bft North East. Wave 0.5m. Sun. Startle at half past one in the night, the engine goes crazy - it goes full throttle and can no longer be throttled. Consequence: engine off and setting sail, good settings found: run 3.5-4.5 knots at a good 235 °. Somehow we have too little wind to reach our goal in 2-3 weeks. We therefore absolutely have to take up further south and the trade wind. We use the day to do another engine service. A 'fuckup' in connection…continue reading →