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4600 miles to Tahiti… tick!

Beginning though with our transit of the Panama Canal, begun on 17th March after a long delay in Panama, we finally collected the Pilot who was a real pleasure to have aboard. We motored up to the first lock behind a Dutch general cargo carrier and with a catamaran who followed us from Shelter Bay.…

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All is well, but no comms

At 0045 GMT today I received an email from a ship close to Living Water relaying her position and the following message: Our Iridium has fallen into the sea. We can not communicate with you anymore until we arrive at Papeete. Ship’s position:10-59.5S/111-41.4WShip’s course:256Ship’s Speed:4.8Kn. Thanks to the captain of the the PSU Chile (pictured…

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Pacific update

Thousands of miles and no ships. Some difficulties with the ships navigation PC, but a good daily rhythm on board. Flying fish land during the nights and we use them as bait but with little success. Although I got 1 small Mahi-Mahi yesterday which became a nice stew within the hour. I have been teaching…

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News from Panama – and off into the Pacific!

Having left Dominica in a force 3, we made gentle progress Westwards toward the Venezuelan coast through great long patches of Sargassum weed, which put paid to our hopes of getting fish.   There were occasional vessels that appeared on our AIS transponders including a large cruising ship which crossed our course line from South to…

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By their fruit – book published!

How can we measure belief systems to see if they measure up to the Bible? This book challenges the reader to start a genuine evaluation of the world’s most powerful belief systems to enable them to see how they affect thinking, decision making and indeed policy making. Like a transparency it will enable the reader to overlay belief systems over the holy scripture to see how they measure up.

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They arrived in Colon!

Living Water and her crew arrived yesterday 22nd Feb 19 in Shelter Bay Marina at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal after a good passage across the Caribbean, covering 400 miles in 2 days at the fastest point! Tomorrow the crew are going to a local church and then continue preparing for the Panama…

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Crossing the Caribbean Sea

…and they are off again! After a good time of R and R (rest and repairs) in Antigua and Dominica, the crew departed for the next leg of their journey, 1100 miles across the Caribbean sea. They are making good progress so far and I had a text from them this morning saying: Good wind…

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We’ve crossed the Pond!

Our departure is logged at 09.50 12th January in an East South Easterly wind at F3 to F4.    We had completed 1377NM since leaving Cowes with varying degrees of inclement weather, but if anyone was fazed by the 2,500 NM ahead of us I could not see it.    The conditions were moderately warm as we…

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All is well at sea

I have been keeping in touch via satellite text message with the crew and they just sent me this update, they probably have another 5 days or so at sea and had a small problem with some sail sliders which they have been trying to repair. A full repair will have to wait till they…

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Crossing the pond!

Today “Living Water” departed from Madeira bound for the Caribbean. They have 2600 miles ahead, hopefully all downhill! Which will take 18 days if they average 6kts. Of course there is no guarantee what wind they will have so they may be faster or slower. The watermaker is now installed and they will be testing…

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