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Sally on Antarctica (3)

From Sally (3): Ushuaia, Argentina to the Antarctic on the Anne-Margaretha February-March 2015 A Day in Telefon Bay! (photo: Pedulum Cove 2nd Antarctica group) Today is Wednesday 25th February and our 7th day at sea. The weather looked benign, nearly sunny with little wind but there was a storm forecast so we were staying at […]

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Sally continues her adventures on the Anne-Margaretha!

From Ushuaia, Argentina to the Antarctic on the Anne-Margaretha February-March 2015 24 February 2015, Land Ahoy! Storm sail down, fok up and we are motor-sailing with the wind down to 10 to 20 knots. We were hove to (stalled with the jib backed) for a short while last night but as the seas calmed down […]

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Sally meets the Drake Passage on the Anne-Margaretha!

  From Ushuaia, Argentina to the Antarctic on the Anne-Margaretha February-March 2015 Crossing the Beagle Channel It started to become real when we loaded our gear into the taxi in Ushuaia, and headed to the old port in the harbour to board Anne-Margaretha, our home for the next 25 days. We are Sally and Alan […]

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Whales party alongside the Anne-Margaretha

February 4 2015 Whales party! The first whale we saw this trip was about 20 miles off the coast of the South Shetland Islands . Astrid and Alison saw during their watch a blow blown into the air in the distance and popping tail. Anyone who wanted to come out of his bed saw at […]

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Anne-Margaretha leaves warm Ushuaia !

January 24  2015 ( photo: Harberton) On Wednesday the international group ( 6 nationalities!) came on board on the Anne-Margaretha in Ushuaia. After all the official paperwork we sailed on the Beagle Chanal to Estancia Harberton, where we dropped the ancre.Unbelievable how hot is was: > 30 degrees Celsius! Swimming, taking a sunbath was not […]

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Life on board near the equator…

Siesta for all Sat. October 25 2014 Sometimes you have afternoons which are exactly how you thought they would be on a sailing ship in the tropes: the sun just right above your head, a cool breeze in the front, lightly cracking sails and murmuring waves… You are steering a bit. And nothing else. Whoever […]

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Unexpected Company on Board…

(Photos available in some weeks!) The Anne-Margaretha; October 23, 2014 Sometimes I’m touched by contingencies, which upset me. But sometimes events give you a special feeling and you feel privileged that you are part of this… Birth, death, but also meetings can give that to me. Suddenly… This morning I woke up and heard that […]

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Almost in Spain!

September 13  2014 The Anne-Margaretha left the Netherlands last Sunday with good winds! The sea was calm and everybody was happy! Sailing along the Belgium and French coast with wind from the East and all sails on was really enjoying the trip! After a short stay in Cherbourg the Anne-Margaretha crossed the last 2 days […]

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