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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sailing with Dolphins!

Now it's later in June... June 20th to be exact... and the weather and water are getting considerably warmer!  YAY!  You will notice that the layers of clothing are much less and for Cathy to dangle her tootsies in the bow wave it must be warm!

In this clip we were lucky to have at least 40 or 50 dolphins come and play with us!  They were positively joyful while racing with Terrwyn ...  also with light airs we were able to fly both the spinnaker and the drifter. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cooking and Communication on Terrwyn

Here's a little clip in which Co-Cap Cath gives us a little tour of the galley showing the magic of a gimballed stove... and then a bit of the nightly report through the ham radio to the Pacific Seafarers Net.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Runnin' Down the 134th Meridian

Just a short clip of us flying the spinnaker or 'chute'... travellin' down the 134th meridian!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Carabiners and Carbs

Safety comes first in our boat!  We always say that if there is a choice of a way to do something or a choice of routes to take we will always choose the safer option.  Hence we are very attentive to being hooked into our jack lines - even while in the cockpit! 

We also have certain chores to do each day... everything from checking the fishing lines to taking a fix on our chart to making sure the fresh produce is still edible! 

Here's a peek :

Til next time...

Cathy and Bill
SV Terrwyn

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Happy Hour on Terrwyn... Refreshments, Stories and Songs

The cockpit of Terrwyn became a busy and often noisy little place around 5pm every afternoon... we would gather to share the days events, sing along with our favourite CD's, have a few refreshments or two and enjoy the vast ocean and endless sky around us.  Sometimes a few birds -  Shearwaters, Petrels and when we got closer to the Marquises the Little White Tropicbirds and Red-tailed Tropicbirds and later on the journey even a variety of different Albatross - would swoop around the boat perhaps hoping to pick up a few of the crumbs from our cheese and crackers!

Here's a little video that might help to capture a little of what we enjoyed during our Happy Hour on Terrwyn:

Friday, December 9, 2011

Crash and Burn... not to worry... No one was hurt!

Okay, it's not what you are thinking!  Phew!!  Not Terrwyn - as she is safely 'on the hard' at Gulf Harbour Marina just north of Auckland New Zealand.  Not the wonderful Quantas plane - which got us safely from New Zealand (our final sailing destination) to Canada. (By the way, we would NEVER fly Air Canada even though they offered a much better non-stop route... but that's for another blog!).

What crashed was our faithful ship's laptop which held every single photo and video that we took on our journey!!  Luckily I had a few... (hundred)... on memory sticks which survived the harsh maritime environment.  We also recovered many of the photos from the dead hard drive, but the quality is less than perfect.  Oh well what is an adventure without a few mishaps?

This posting will begin our gallery of photos and videos from our voyage that we weren't able to upload from our internet cafes throughout Polynesia... where bandwidth and speed problems abound.  Hey, better late than never!

Here we go:

First we have our "video log"  that we started from Day One - starting with leaving Bamfield, on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island.  (Unfortunately I accidently posted the video as private and then again as public... and now you have two copies of the same video... oh well... where is our talented Blog Boy when we need him???).  Sorry to be so confusing - I blame it on landsickness - i.e. being totally dopey !!

Oh well we hope you enjoy it... them... whatever!

Far, far away in a vast world of water...

To be Continued!