Wednesday, June 24, 2009
There are 3 other dutch boats and Germans, Belgium's, US and Canadians. Sunday I toured around the island with a American couple who rented a car, and we visited 7 falls, a nice walk through the 'Forrest' to is were it was nice to swim under the falls..
I play pool and watch films with other dutch, swim every day, and also every day something breaks down again, so always something to repair. last night the 2 weeks old inverter (12V to 220V) broke down, strange, nobody understands, its the 2nd in 4 weeks, so what do you do, buy a new one? Yeah, no choice..
Since Trinidad is very warm, and high crime (6 death a day) so I stay here for a while I think now, but things may change, and here you have to be able to move out quickly since it is at the edge of Hurricane risk area, so we will see..
for now... Cheers Han
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Best place to go out is Banana's at prickly bay, I'll move there soon probably
800 I'm behind Grenada now, little wind so 2 more hours to St George where I'll stay first and do customs etc. Trip was fine, nothing broken, only lost one fender.. so 370nm in 3 days, last 24 hours fastest 140.., but now slowly to the end..
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
1435 Blue skies again, clouds run very high up.. cource 165 6knts, nice at the moment
1200 wind drops 20 again
1000 I can do 140 now, pick up some hight, and with 15 knots wind speed is over 6 knots now. Sky is blue behind me, gray in front..
At night the wind was 18 nots SE, and still is, so I can only make 185, should be 165.. Upwind the condor does now 4.8 knots at 50gr to the wind, so I need E=90gr to make it to Grenada, very interesting, not really nice going upwind against the current at low speed..
So, only 95 miles yesterday, there is a position report somewhere, but here the numbers 14.16.4N 62.28.0W at 0741 here. Sun is shining now, looks way better because yesterday was strange..
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
The inverter (12V to 220V) blew up, same as the normal adapter, so today I bought some new of thos, and 2 of each, I really need them nowadays...
The new fridge works good, nice cold drinks, but batteries do not like it, this morning fridge was 9grC, because batteries were low..
New plan is to leave Wednesday or Thursday, and go to Grenada in one go, 5 day's I think, hope I can make it against the current and halve/upwind..