WildlifeSAIL - Log No: 21

Date: 2002-12-18
Time: 19:32
Location: Ste. Anne, Martinique
Latitude: 14.2617 N
Longitude: 60.5318 W
COG(true course over ground): anchored
Ship's Log(distance sailed, nm): 6674,28
Sail Status: stowed
Weather State: blue sky
Wind Speed(knots): 4
Sea State(Beaufort): 1
Barometric Pressure(millibar): 1015
Water Temperature(C): 28
Air Temperature(C): 28

Text Author: Florian Wilken

We have crossed the Atlantic ! After 21 days and 4 hours we successfully crossed the North Atlantic, arriving exactly at the waypoint we had been aiming for for the last few days. We sail around the southern tip of Martinique, clearly visible the coastline and light beacons. We anchor in a beautiful bay outside of the small town Ste. Anne. With a depth of about 4 meters and sandy ground the anchor holds well on our first attempt. Once the boat is safely anchored, all of us sit down together sharing happy thoughts about the last 3 weeks: our different sailing experiences, surfing down big atlantic swell, fishing, dolphin and whale encounters, full-moon nights with interesting and inspiring conversations, constant repairs and so on. Nobody got injured, no personal differences had to be resolved. The North Atlantic Wildlife Crew, consisting of Dani, Helge, Renke, Andreas, JF and Florian agrees that we now share a very special experience which we will always remember.


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