We did it!

Well, we did it! We finally finished our transatlantic crossing! Before I get into that, let me fill you in on a bit of what we’ve been doing. We left Ponta Delgada for our requisite 90 day sejour from the EU in February. One might question our returning to Canada in the middle of winter, … Continue reading

Happy New Year from Venture’s Crew

Hard to believe we have been here in Ponta Delgada for 4 months! Where has the time gone? Every day seems to fly effortlessly by. We manage to keep ourselves busy. Our day usually starts with a bit of exercise (we joined a local gym); with that out of the way, Larry always seems to … Continue reading

Ponta Delgada to Lagos (Take II)

Ponta Delgada to Lagos (Take II) 8 – 12 September 2017 816.3 NM to go Day 1 – 8 September 2017 We left (PD) Ponta Delgada at 9:00 am. The swells were already big (in my opinion and on MSM an easy 8) in the shallow water that surrounded the island of Sao Miguel. With … Continue reading

Horta to Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel to Lagos (Take I)

My apologies for taking so long to get this post out – wordpress not the easiest website to use. May have to find another!   Horta to Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 29 – 30 August 2017 We left Horta around 9 o’clock in the morning. Winds were suppose to be mundane which meant motoring all … Continue reading

Horta, Faial Island, Azores, Portugal 22 – 29 August 2017

What was suppose to be an easy sail turned into 17 days on the atlantic ocean all rolled up into 30 hours!!! Leaving Flores at 9:00 in the morning on August 21, the winds were already around 15 kts and on the beam; MSM (Michelle’s Swell Metre) was already at a 6 or 7. The … Continue reading

  Lajes de Flores, Flores, Azores18-21 August 2017

We finally crashed at 2:30 in the morning, which we learned later was actually 5:30 in the morning. Funny thing we’ve discovered since arriving is that the sun doesn’t really come up til 8 in the morning. Must be something to do with the axis and curvature of the earth/sun, something. I kept on being … Continue reading

The top 10 pieces of kit!

The 10 best pieces of kit (not in any in particular of order, although in my opinion the isolation transformer wins in spades): 1. Auto – helm ST5000 • The only time the auto helm ever failed us was in very high winds and big waves. We’d go up one wave and it was working … Continue reading