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Blog One from Sea

A maddening day yesterday with only 119 miles covered - one of my worst ever. For some six hours there was no wind and the boat wallowed on the left over waves while sails slapped aloft. I furled the genoa away just to stop her slapping. Finally wind, and right now I am purring along at 10 knots (11 miles per hour) and have the batteries charging up again.

I am in the western side of the Sargasso Sea and seaweed is everywhere, along with debris consisting of twine, buoys and some plastic. Cleaning seaweed off the hydro generators was a routine task yesterday.

Sleeping 30 minutes at a time and doing well. Had first cup of coffee today - strange how when at sea I lose interest in this staple. I heard from my wife Catherine that my departure was on the front page of the “St. Augustine Record” and said, I believe, Bon Voyage Stanley. Nice!

To all those that are following this voyage at, go to the Yellow Brick symbol to see my progress. And, yes, thank you for your interest.

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