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This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall. After a six-year adventure sailing from Dartmouth to Australia, we are now back in Britain.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

More on-passage photos

Another island passing by, another cell tower - this time it's Kadavu which is giving us some internet coverage. As expected, the wind died this afternoon so after a lovely three hours of sailing the Parasailor came down and the engine went on.

Graham takes the job of preparing for the night watches very seriously so did some hard work on the foredeck with the headphones and the beanbag.

Full concentration on the foredeck beneath the sunshade, er , staysail

As you can see, this passage-making is pretty tough
It looks as though the engine will be drumming away throughout the night and into tomorrow too but we aren't complaining. This must be the smoothest start to a voyage that we've ever had!

Dianne gets her rewards tonight for keeping watch while the skipper was inspecting the inside of his eyelids this afternoon. She does the midnight till 04.00 watch whilst Graham gets the 20.00 till midnight and the 04.00 till 08.00 watches (but, as we swap watches the next night, it's not that much of a reward).

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