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All is well that ends well

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After the quick turnaround at Falmouth, we made a relatively fast passage to the Thames Estuary where we caught the favourable tide for the remaining 40 miles to London.

Shortly after we had passed …

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With a little bit of help from my friends

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Before this voyage comes to a happy and successful end I wish to use this opportunity to give my grateful thanks to all those who have made this ambitious project possible, and who continued to …

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Landfall

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We made landfall at Falmouth, in SW England, early on Tuesday morning after a 20-days long, frustrating and stormy but also challenging and memorable 1950 miles passage.

By memorable I mean: not easily forgotten. …

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Farewell Cape Farewell

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I always wondered why the southernmost point of Greenland has attracted this attractive name. After nine days of struggling to get out of its grip, I know. Whoever named it, never wanted to see it …

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Mother Nature has the last word

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For the last five days, since we left the Greenland coast, we have been fighting strong southeasterly winds that made it impossible for us to sail our desired course to the Azores.

The main culprit …

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We are getting closer

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The winds continue to be favourable, and we are making very good progress. Tomorrow morning we should be close to Cape Farewell, Greenland’s southernmost point, and we shall launch the first …

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Age has got nothing to do with it

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My last sail on Aventura III

Jon Amtrup, a Norwegian journalist, has just emailed me a number of questions on behalf of a Norwegian magazine. I found his first question intriguing enough to …

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Along the Viking Route

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Day 5 since our departure from Stromness, in the Orkney Islands. We have covered 750 miles and the winds continue to be favourable. Last night we passed the westernmost part of …

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Two very different days in the North Atlantic

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Yesterday, on the third day of Aventura‘s passage to Greenland, it suddenly felt as if we had been miraculously transposed to the Mediterranean. The sun was shining out of a deep …

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Aventura Selfie!

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…and I thought it was just Hollywood celebrities that took them.

You maybe wondering about the routine of life on-board now 3 days into the passage. After the night watches, the early morning brings …

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Passage to Greenland

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Pilot Tidal Station

Today, Sunday 8 June, is World Oceans Day, hopefully an auspicious omen for the start of our 1200 mile passage from Orkney to Greenland. Choosing the right time of departure …

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Scottish Landfall

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We arrived at Stromness, in the Orkney Islands, early this morning after a rather uneventful but highly enjoyable passage from London. Aventura’s 560 miles voyage proved that she …

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Aventura's crew

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It is now time to introduce Aventura’s crew for the initial leg to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. Nick Carter is a consultant in rheumatology and sports medicine. He has owned …

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A Sunny Day in the North Sea

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The colourful Parasailor spinnaker we had hoped to deploy at our start from London, finally came into its own yesterday. A welcome southerly breeze filled the large sail and Aventura took off …

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Being a Citizen Scientist

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In these days of global austerity, many scientific institutions have seen their research funds cut and some major oceanographic projects are threatened by the inability to obtain up to date information on current conditions, …

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London send-off

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Aventura sails through Tower Bridge

The Blue Planet Odyssey had a symbolic start today when London’s iconic Tower Bridge was opened twice, first to let Aventura through into the Pool of London, …

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