Posts by Jet

Nearly a swim stop, nearly

It looked promising, a breeze picked up that we had not seen on the weather forecast and as we turned of the engine, we set the mainsail and nr 1 jib, doing about 6 knots under sail! What a relieve. Silence for a few hours and as the waves had calmed down, it was really pleasant on deck. I even took out a big Cuban sun hat, as there were hardly any clouds.

Time for watch hand over

The next 150 miles south have to be made before that high is there, otherwise we will also lose the wind to the north of a low pressure area passing us to the south..

The front passing

The front passing

8-12 02:50 board time We were sailing so beautifully. The wind was turning as we expected, we were going south...

7-12 00:20 board time

We have left Easter Island behind us and are bound for Cape Horn. We left on a perfectly sunny, pacific...

No dog watch, but bird watch

Tuesday 24-9-2019 55’29N 168’08W COG 160 SOG 8.5 kn Wind West 20kn  Fork tailed Storm Petrels, Sooty Petrels,  Short tailed...

Back home

We made it. We made it through the North West Passage. We made it from Ilulissat, Greenland to Nome, Alaska....

Marine plastics in the Canadian Arctic waters

When signing up for the NWP trip of Tecla, I decided to conduct some beach observations using the OSPAR beach litter classification scheme as guideline. I did not follow their strict instruction to square off a 100m or 1 km section

With a raging speed we sped out through the Chukchi Sea!

We first have to watch the Northern Light show in peace, watch the full moon set for another hour or so and try and spot the whales we keep hearing around us. Some even as close as 50 meters from the ship. We can not make out what sort they are, we hear their spout and then see a glimpse of their back if we are looking in the right direction.. but can not tell whether something is a dorsal vin or small wave.. it is just too dark for that..

Herschel Island, Yukon, on the Canadian north shore near the Alaskan border by Steven Luitjens

This island of about 100 km2, roughly 10 by 10 km, is the only one along an otherwise relatively straight coastline between the Mackenzie delta to the east and well into Alaska to the west.

Around Point Barrow the North East current rules

We could hear the propeller singing, the ship is humming, it sounds like 7 knots! But the GPS tells us differently.. hmmmm so this North East current we read about, is really happening here... damn.