Archive for October, 2007

Christina

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

You are leaving and I am missing you already. But the beautiful times we shared will stay with me… watching every sunset together and then talking long into the night, sailing even if there was hardly any wind, listening to your swiss music or to my trance tracks (even if you hated them…), diving in deep clear water in the middle of the ocean and so much more… BE and I won’t be the same without you. All the best and see you again!

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Bali

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Propelled by a 1.5 kn current we managed to arrive in Bali still in 2007 ;-) Our agent shows that he is actually worth every penny and soon we’re cleared in and have the first Bintang in our hand. Good to be back. Surf’s small but Bali is still fun and inexpensice as ususal. Couldn’t think for a better base for the next 6 months!

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Going Nowhere

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

We’re stuck. Two large days brought us well offshore but unfortunately not far enough to get into clean air and know we’re sitting on the ocean drifting in the wrong direction. Started giving the first sacrifices to Neptune although I am not very superstitious… but you never know, it may help ;-)

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Kimberly Cruising

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Wow, this was the slowest passage of my life! … too often we had to start the engine to make any progress or not to drift backwards… and everyone should know that I HATE running under engine. It’s a blo*dy sailing boat for christ’s sake! Ok, that was the bad news ;-)

The good news is that the Kimberlies where truly stunning and even if we didn’t have time to linger around for too long we saw some amazing places. Highlight was Crocodile Creek where you anchor in a tiny pool surrounded by tall cliffs, which get’s totally separated from the ocean at low tide.

This all was the right setting for a really cool time on BE with Christina and Nick. No opportunity for a drink was left out and if there was nothing happening we made something up. God, we even sang ‘I am sailing’. If this doesn’t tell it all.

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Tide’s were in general an amazing thing on the trip with up to 9 meters tidal range and currents far over 5 knots. Must have been our outstanding navigation skills that we didn’t run aground ;-) Ah, and then there were whales! Shit lots of them. Everywhere. Jumping, Swimming far, close and waving at us, double and even triple loops, forward and backwards…

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Now relaxing in Broome until Nick heads back to Melbourne. After that getting ready for the passage to Bali. Surf’s waiting!

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