Regrettably, I did not have my Delorme InReach for the Gosport-Falmouth-Camarinas leg. The Inreach posts a position every 10 minutes, and is a satellite text messager. $70 a month for unlimited texts and tracking plus SOS and Rescue. When you don’t need it, suspend the service.
Here is my route, with a brief stop at Porto Santos (off Medeira) to retrieve the halyard again, and then a March 8 – December 24 layover in St Croix.
Frank departed St Croix at 21:00 local Christmas Eve, 01:00 GMT Christmas Day. I sailed non-stop to Port Aransas, arriving around 23:00 local time, 14th February, 05:00 GMT 15th February. On Frank the entire journey was timed in GMT.
Non-stop excludes two days becalmed in the Caribbean and two days becalmed off Port Aransas.
The transition from Caribbean to Gulf, between Mexico and Cuba, was especially rough but eventually we made progress.
Updates to follow.
Frank in Port Aransas, Texas. I am having a new stack-pack made…
Frank going back in the water, St Croix, Christmas Eve.