Monthly Archive: December 2014

Dec 29

Karin’s Blog =P

The first week was the part no one enjoyed cos we all just felt sick, we didn’t have much of an appetite only ate like half a meal a day but then we started to feel better and actually started to eat down at the table two meals a day and everything. One thing I …

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Dec 29

Franci’s point of View

My Mom has informed us girls that we each need to write something for the blog; my only problem with this is that she only informed us just before she expected us to start writing. I managed to dodge the task for a day or two as I tried to think of something to write, …

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Dec 29

Marike

It’s taking too loooooong! When we started to get used to the boat, it was fun – we could actually move about doing every-day stuff without feeling drugged.. I baked some bread, we moved about and even started eating inside again. Now the wind has dropped, and the boat hardly rocks at all (no more …

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Dec 26

Sophia

No matter how the numbers on the screen might show that we are getting nearer to St. Helena, to me it feels as if we remain in a big blue circle going nowhere, bobbing in the middle. We haven’t seen anything else for 5 days, including boats. I think that Flying Fish have very small …

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Dec 26

Christmas 2014

This was not our first Christmas on the boat, but it was the first one on the boat while sailing. The movement of the boat has settled nicely into a light rocking motion. This is also due to the light wind (slow progress) and light swells around us. We are not, therefore, clinging to the …

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Dec 26

“Mount Washmore”

Laundry is an ongoing experiment/experience/exasperation. With 6 people on board of whom 5 are female, we do generate a fair amount. Franci took up the washing chore while we were still in Cape Town. She used the “Sputnik” washing machine. “Dankie Susan en Abe, ons gebruik dit baie!”. She used about 4 liters of warm …

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Dec 20

After 4 Days

The 20th of December – Franci’s birthday!! (Also Sam’s birthday. Happy Birthday Sam!) Well we made it – just. We were starting to feel ourselves again. If you remember, this was on Franci’s wishlist. In line with the family tradition, Franci could choose all the meals for the day. However, we had to spread her …

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Dec 18

The Real Deal

After the balloons… after the Grand Send-off by Gerard and Tiana and family….after the lovely sail into Table Bay, passing Robben Island…. after my last WhatsUp, boasting about the great conditions….came ………………..the great seasickness! The new pills did not work!!! It was the first time ever for me to throw up. We all had our …

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Dec 17

Blogging while Crossing

If you are reading this, it means that I’ve found a way to blog while sailing. The SAT-phone works really well and it seems as if text e-mails are not a problem. I’m sending e-mails to a friend who will graciously post them onto the blog-site. Unfortunately, we cannot send any photos.xxx

Dec 16

Leaving at last!!

After days and days and days (and also some nights) of working, Shang Du is ready to leave! We acted very bravely by trying out a new sea-sick tablet. We really hope that we will not regret this decision – especially as the only instructions accompanying it, was “Take one a day”. None of us are …

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