Monthly Archives: April 2014

Yesterday’s missing blog..Atlantic wildlife special from Sari

The presence of birds signals land, or so says old wisdom. Well. if that isthe case, then half-way between Brazil and Gambia, Atlantis, or similaruncharted land is floating about. Either that, or we’ve just been circled bysome very weird birds, … Continue reading

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They survived the “dubious lamb shanks” :)

We have had a very lovely Easter weekend starting on Good Friday with freshly made Hot Cross Buns (our watch was lucky enough to get up to them going in the oven as Sari had made them on the 4 to 8am watch so … Continue reading

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Hi everyone, All is well in Elinca today. Will post blogs later on…have two for you today. Gemma

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Leaves on the line

Hello, The crew of Elinca are all well and good, and last heard of at 22 26’N 34 20’W. There have been some gremlins in the email system (not at their end they assure me) so no proper blog today. … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

We had a pleasant surprise at the start of the 4am watch today with a note informing us that the easter bunny had visited elinca overnight. As chocolate may not have survived that well over the last few weeks the … Continue reading

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Hot cross buns

Blog 19th April 2014 We are now over half way across our Atlantic challenge making steady progress towards the Azores The wind is holding well, but brings with it more rough sea’s which has been interesting, waking up this morning … Continue reading

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Still somewhere in the Atlantic

Thursday 17th April, still somewhere in the Atlantic. Today I thought I would give you an insight into ocean sailing. Today has been very much like, well, yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that. I’ve been on … Continue reading

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Bermuda Triangle, or?

The air on-board Elinca has been thick with Mystery over the last 24 hours: People have been unusually nice, lentils have been eaten, a bit of the boat went “ping”and lastly, fish have started to fly! We awoke yesterday to … Continue reading

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Planet lovely

Good morning! We were woken up at 4am to go on watch – definitely feeling a little grumpy after being tossed and turned all night – rather like trying to sleep in a tumble drier except occasionally you get a … Continue reading

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Sue the suicidal boobie

The northern hemisphere – based on our last couple of days of experience – is grey and cloudy. We feel quite close to home already! Sadly that means no stars to keep us entertained on the night watch, and dawn … Continue reading

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