The largest naval battle in history took place 55nm west of Thyboron, Denmark. In 1916, 99 ships German High Seas fleet faced 151 ships of the British Grand Fleet in the World War I Battle of Jutland. One of the reasons we’d stopped at Thyboron was to visit the Sea War Museum there, with its…
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Today was my inaugural swim in one of our beautiful pools. This one is just a five minute stroll up the street. My swim was puny but it’s been so long since I’ve had the opportunity and I intend to get stronger every day. I have eagerly anticipated the day that I could swim at the slightest whim. 🏊♀️🏊♀️🏊♀️ Not in any of the pools have I had to clamber for a lane to myself.
In early October, we made a 180-mile overnight crossing of the North Sea from Stavanger, Norway to Thyboron, Denmark. We’d had an incredible five months in Norway and wish we could have stayed for a year or more. The North Sea has a fearsome reputation, but we had a blissfully easy run with winds less…
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|Leaving Hawaii behind, sunrise to the east|
|The fuel dock in Ala Wai no longer sells fuel to the public. It is now privately owned.
BUT.. for a fee ($200) the owner will let you dock and fuel up from a truck.
We used the Fuel Man
Going upwind, 13-18Kts of wind, 10.5 Kts boat speed
|Five-day outlook: we knew it was going to be close|
|Arriving Cabo: we need to keep on going!|
|Our daily recon: WP14, we clocked 283 NM that day|
By the numbers:
- Distance: 2,661 NM
- Time: 10 days, 18 hours
- Average speed: 10.3 kts
- Fuel used: 2,000 Gal.
- Reserve: 600 Gal.
|Arriving Cabo ahead of WILLA|
|The beautiful white rocks at Cabo San Lucas. We arrived with drizzle and flat seas, no wind|
|Would you know there is a hurricane coming?|
|Rounding Cabo San Lucas, the cave.
Nobody on the beaches, the Port Captain has shut down the beaches,
restricted navigation to wharf-to-wharf only.
|Bahia de los Muertos (rebaptized Bahia de los Sueños)|
|WILLA to the South… we are just at the edge of the weather system|
|Marina de La Paz: Great docks, spa time for DOMINO|
Most fish boats run both deck lights and forward lights. They use the deck lights for working at night and the forward-facing lights to see further in front of the boat better. Our experience from operating around commercial fishing vessels at night is their forward-facing spotlights can be seen from great distances. We sometimes find…
We spent most of our final day in Stavanger at the exceptional Norwegian Oil Museum in Stavanger. The museum details the history and technology behind Norway’s growth as an oil nation through models, interactive displays and actual industry equipment. Below are trip highlights from October 4th and 5th in Stavanger, Norway. Click any image for…
We didn’t require much preparation for our run across the North Sea from Stavanager, Norway to Denmark. All we really wanted was fuel and some good weather. We got the fuel soon after arriving, but not the weather. A major storm system passed through, bringing strong northerly winds and generating large waves in the north-exposed…