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BLOG: 14.01.2021 - Heading in the right direction!




I have been planning on writing an update for the last couple of days but as I have been climbing off the oars, I have been so tired that I have not seemed to have the energy. So sorry about that everyone.

If you have been following the Yellow Brick tracker then you will have noticed that I am no longer going around in a circle and I am actually making headway towards Antigua. I can't tell you how happy that makes me. The 6 days on sea anchor prison were very testing on the mind and spirit...however that is in the past now though ingrained in my memory that's for sure.

A strong swell in pretty much the correct direction accompanied by some strong winds from the East and North East have been greatly received and allowing me to get Westerly with a touch of South in there also. I have only approximately 210 miles of South left to travel so it is looking pretty good now.

I picked up some nice surfs with the stronger waves, no idea of the top speed as yet, but one noticeable surf was at about 8.3 knots. This was very good considering I was sat on the toilet at the time! The joys of an on the deck bucket...and chuck it! Needless to say this was brought to a quick finale! ha ha No sitting and reading the paper on that day! lol!

The wave heights have varied a bit, it can be quite unnerving watching your horizon disappear as you sink to the bottom of a trough and the sea just rises all around you....but then the boat raises up as if in an elevator and you then fins yourself on the crest of the wave wondering if it will break or just allow you back down gently.

A couple of dolphin sightings, one where they came alongside and played in the surf as I attempted to surf the boat. They were far better at surfing that I was I have to say!

Uncle Albert (The resident Albatross) has been putting in some great aerial displays. He is magnificent to watch even if he has no idea of my Only Fools and Horse quotes!

Keep dot watching. Until next time.

Craig xx


I have been planning on writing an update for the last couple of days but as I have been climbing off the oars, I have been so tired that I have not seemed to have the energy. So sorry about that everyone.


If you have been following the Yellow Brick tracker then you will have noticed that I am no longer going around in a circle and I am actually making headway towards Antigua. I can't tell you how happy that makes me. The 6 days on sea anchor prison were very testing on the mind and spirit...however that is in the past now though ingrained in my memory that's for sure.


A strong swell in pretty much the correct direction accompanied by some strong winds from the East and North East have been greatly received and allowing me to get Westerly with a touch of South in there also. I have only approximately 210 miles of South left to travel so it is looking pretty good now.


I picked up some nice surfs with the stronger waves, no idea of the top speed as yet, but one noticeable surf was at about 8.3 knots. This was very good considering I was sat on the toilet at the time! The joys of an on the deck bucket...and chuck it! Needless to say this was brought to a quick finale! ha ha No sitting and reading the paper on that day! lol!

The wave heights have varied a bit, it can be quite unnerving watching your horizon disappear as you sink to the bottom of a trough and the sea just rises all around you....but then the boat raises up as if in an elevator and you then fins yourself on the crest of the wave wondering if it will break or just allow you back down gently.


A couple of dolphin sightings, one where they came alongside and played in the surf as I attempted to surf the boat. They were far better at surfing that I was I have to say!


Uncle Albert (The resident Albatross) has been putting in some great aerial displays. He is magnificent to watch even if he has no idea of my Only Fools and Horse quotes!


Keep dot watching. Until next time.


Craig xx

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