Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Pieter Jongerius as 'mooring' masterMooring block on 'ocean' floor... 1m3 concrete block
First day 170 miles (of the 400), very quick, almost 8knots, but then 2 day with hardly wind.. Arrival after dark without engine (again).. What to do, not allowed to anchor, must take a mooring, because there are coral reefs everywhere here, must be protected.

But I have not been here before, very dark (just arrived 10 minutes after dark........fuck) .

I know 1 person on the island, Pieter Jongerius, I call him, and I'm so close to him I can hear him whistle.. So he gets in water, swims to a mooring, calls load where he is and I sail the boat to him (slowly) and everything ends well...


Friday, July 23, 2010

.. cheap ..

cheap flight Curacao...

25 aug-16 sept ..........Arkefly.. 325 us$
.......... KLM ..... 461 us$

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Whale Breaches ON TO Yacht in Cape Town

21 July 2010

Ralph Mothes and Paloma Werner of the Cape Town Sailing Academy had a very close call when a whale breached right on to their yacht recently.

Paloma says: “We had been taking some pictures and had just decided to head back when a Southern Right whale, between 11 - 14 m long, breached about 100 meters away from us. It then suddenly breached about 10 meters from us and then – right on us! We were sailing so had no engine and we could not even take any action. Scary!”
The images tell the story of the damage caused. The whale appeared to be unharmed and nobody on board was hurt, but the damage to the vessel was severe.

For this reason the Cape Town Sailing Academy will not be in operation for around 6 weeks. However, if you are interested in learning how to sail, do contact them for future sailing courses in Cape Town, from Beginner to Advanced.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

reasonaly better..

830-1400 in hospital yesterday, my liver is a little fatty but ok. I got everything including financial shit finished.. I can go again. GOOD...... So hepatitis will disapear by itself, just take it easy with fat etc ... In Curacao I will get some vactinations to finish it all..

Now get the Yanmar onboard and move to Bonaire ...

Friday, July 16, 2010

News of the day

Test today show same results, supposed to be good, Monday more test and picture of stomache..
Hope to move on after next weekend to Bonaire, Trinidad is nothing but trouble to me, same as last year..

Thursday, July 15, 2010

fuck sake

Arrived in Chaguaramas after an ordeal.. but i did it, needed several Meguiver (or Ateam) actions..

Was very very tired but after good night sleep.. still very tired..

I was taken to privit hospital and after some test.. I was asked to stay.

This morning I heard I have some sort of hepetitas, and only 150000 red blood cels (absolute minimum, but yesterday stil 200000 which is very ok. (400000 max)

And some virus, unnown.. Although testet negetive for Dengee, he stil thinks that is it.. Fits the profile..

I am now on the boat, tomorrow more tests..

Fingers crossed


Thursday, July 8, 2010


Trip to Grenada started satuday at 1800, first night and subday were perfect, but monday no wind and against... that were my hopes to be in Grenada on tuesday..

I arrived tuesday at 2100, very dark so I had to wait untill next morning.

Here also are Addie and Sabine with the 'Annie', I had met them in Cascais when I was there on shore with the Condor..

Ahhrg, more engine problems, hope to get to Trinidad Satureday, on 3.5 cilinders.. Again a high pressure diesel line is leaking, but not broken jet. No possibillities for repair here..

Everybody have fun sunday



Friday, July 2, 2010

Yes, leaving satureday 11.37 or something like that

Yes, was a nice game to see at Marty, (lokale 'friet tent'), still have some work to do underway..

Nico Cortlever ..................................................................................

I will be in Grenada monday, intime to see Holland play on tuesday, probably at the Yacht club at Saint George' S

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ready to go, after Holland-Brazil

after some rewirering by Diesel Ton...