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Discussion: Ocean trip

in: bl; bl > 2017-03-24

Mar 25, 2017 1:58 PM # 
Found this tale on an Aussie friend's site about this father and sister. Fascinating trip and something you can probably relate to.
Mar 26, 2017 4:32 PM # 
Indeed interesting reading, so nicely written and with such detail. I like that it is far back, eg,1968, when such sailing was very adventurous, esp in a 26' boat. Seems to end at Panama for now. Better get along with the story as dad is 100 ("while he is still around to fill out the details"). Wow.
Mar 27, 2017 12:46 AM # 
No, dad just passed away at 101. Was going great at 100, and at 101 but became frail recently and went downhill.

My friend is the son Tony, simmo on AP.
Mar 27, 2017 1:07 AM # 
Well 14 000 miles on a beamy, heavily-loaded 26' sloop....I'd guess average speed made good was less than 4 knots. Notwithstanding a pretty sophisticated-looking wind vane for 1968. But still, someone had to be on deck, standing port & starboard watches, trimming sails, and checking for oncoming shipping 24/7. Sounds like a remarkable father/daughter pair.
Mar 27, 2017 11:23 PM # 
I read simmo's posts from time to time. Perth/Freemantle is an AP nidus, origin for BP too. CP stands for control point or Compass Point and DP for "dog pacification" (a walk). After that, I'm at a loss. Well, one could say EP stands for !

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