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  • Day18

    Beaufort, North Carolina

    June 13, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 26 °C

    We needed to come to Beaufort to do some things for mom and dad, but it also meant that we got to see Zeke! We met him out at Camp Albermarle where he's the aquatics director, and he skipped a meeting so that he could take us out on a sunfish. He ended up letting me sail it, and it was SO much fun. I only capsized once in the very beginning, don't worry! ;) We then went to the famous Dank Burrito and all three got the cajun fried mahi burrito, which was incredible. Great, quick stop!Read more

  • Day4

    Enfin la mer

    March 3, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Ce soir on se gâte, très beau Inn au bord de l'eau, on se repose du voyage 😎

  • Day71

    Pre Bermuda Thoughts

    November 30, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    I learned long ago not to overthink life. It’s not worth the headache and in the end you’ll be sitting on the dock for an eternity thinking through all the ‘what if’s’. Don’t get me wrong, safety and preparation are absolutely paramount. I believe in safety plans, drills, studying forecasts, and being realistic about sailing capabilities but it comes to a point where you’re either willing or not willing to accept the fact that ‘no, you’re NOT in complete control, mother nature is’. Once you pull up the anchor and point the boat out to sea; it’s you, the boat, and ocean.

    Mike has sailed from St. Thomas to Bermuda (solo) and from Bermuda to Cape Cod. He’s also delivered boats across the gulf stream and experienced gale winds (although the Captain on board called it a baby gale). Mike is a strong sailor and handy engineer. I, I’ve done a lot of my sailing around the protected coast near Boston, MA. I can handle sailing Gaia solo but I am susceptible to light seasickness. I can see how Mike was okay with going out to sea for 4-6 days….. but me…. What was I thinking?

    Well firstly, I’m pragmatic. I don’t think I’m afraid as in terrified, but I am concerned and understanding of the WCSs (Worst Case Scenarios). Mike and I share a respect for nature. We’ve both experienced our share of howling winds that knock you down while hiking Mt. Washington, we’ve both been clipped into the side of a rockface hundreds of feet up from ground. Hiking, sailing, and climbing in particular can be sobering and it’s not a sport to jump into with little more than an afterthought. Strategy, knowledge of your gear, contingency plans, and an awareness of changing landscape are ‘must haves’. This is how I approached the 630 nautical mile sail to Bermuda. Of course I was worried, but I know I’m tough, I trust my captain, and I know I trust my boat. And one last thing, I’m the adventurous type. Leading up to the day prior to departure I’d have sudden ‘realizations’ that I’d be sailing into the ocean blue for 4-6 days and it’s like a firework in my heart. I’d start grinning, my eyes would widen, and I’d shake my head in disbelief that I would actually be able to complete something so……. Rad.

    Here’s to all the fireworks that have gone off in the hearts of my fellow hikers, climbers, and sailors.

    And here’s to a safe passage.
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  • Day64

    Beaufort, NC II

    November 23, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    Went to the Pirate Museum on a rainy day, where the town actually flooded :( We wore our fouls and took a stroll around town in the downpour then made butternut squash soup and steak for dinner. We also roamed the surrounding islands.Read more

  • Day70

    Passage Planning, The Sailors Obsession

    November 29, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Background about the Passage to Bermuda.

    If you’re not already aware, Bermuda (BDA) is in the middle of the Atlantic. Crazy tiny little island all by its lonesome surrounded by ocean that’s 5,000 meters/ 16,400 feet deep, that’s about 3 miles deep!

    Passage departing from Newport RI, Moorehead City, NC, and FL are about equidistant to BDA (NC being just slightly shorter). From NC it’s 630 nautical miles, that’s 725 statute miles, which is about the same as Boston to Cincinnati, OH/ Boston to Myrtle Beach, SC/ Boston to just past Quebec (as the crow flies). In planning an off coast passage you double check safety measures and the backups are in working order. The basic list consists of: communications, autopilot, GPS, bilge pump (and secondary bilge pump!), safety (liferaft/ditchbag/EPIRB/fire extinguisher/pfd/jacklines), medical, rigging, steering, sails, hull, electrical, plumbing.

    The planning of the passage logistically requires obsession of the marine weather forecast. We use www.PassageWeather.com . We were constantly updating the newest GFS weather model (as opposed to the European model ECMWF) and analyzing low pressure systems moving in conjunction with high pressure systems and how that will affect the wind, waves, and cloud cover.

    We thought through water, fuel, food, and propane consumption. And we researched the Gulf Stream where it was how it moves, and what to look for in crossing it. The Gulf Stream is a fast warm ocean current (about 80 degrees!) that starts from FL and curves toward Newfoundland then off to sea. Its 45 nautical miles off the coast of NC and is 60 nautical miles wide where we crossed and adds about 2-3 knot push to the boat. The Gulf Stream moves more like a river and ungulates. You can track the movement by geothermal readings updated by NOAA (http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/newNCOM/NCOM_GulfStream_currents.shtml ). Cape Hatteras is about 35 degrees N Latitude.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Beaufort, بوفورت, بووفرت، کارولینای شمالی, ボーフォート, 보퍼트, 28516, Бофорт, بیوفورٹ، شمالی کیرولائنا

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