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Old 08-05-2014, 03:06 PM   #301
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Anybody know why they appear to be heading toward the North end of Flores? The Port of Lajes Das Flores is on the South end of Flores. Maybe sea conditions are dictating that course?? Just curious, I've never been there by boat.
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:29 PM   #302
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Based on the wind direction I'd image he would get the lee of the island for 10+ miles. Looks like 50 +/- miles to go for 1st land for, boy they will sleep like a baby when they stop that first time.
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:51 PM   #303
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Last report was at 0908 Pacific time. . .that was three and a half hours ago and they were 36 nautical miles off West Coast of Flores. So at 7 kt. . they're real close now, well within sight of land!!

PS: I see they kicked it up to over 8 kt. . .if they hold that speed they're even closer.
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:59 PM   #304
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for some reason I have not got an update since 11:50 central... Anyone else getting updates.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:02 PM   #305
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Wow...seeing that land must have been glorious! I wonder how their docking will go. Don't burn your lips kissing the Leaman valve cover!
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:06 PM   #306
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for some reason I have not got an update since 11:50 central... Anyone else getting updates.
No. . .we're all seeing the same. Updates are very sporadic at times. There is No rhyme or reason to the update schedule??
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:17 PM   #307
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I see you're in GA.I am above you in SC.Are they 3 or 4 hours ahead of us?
4 hours ahead. It's about 8 pm local time.

I guess he's just going to anchor and clear customs in the am.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:20 PM   #308
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+ it's getting, if not already, dark there. If he's headed to Punta Delgada, there's just a wall there I think. It's a small cove, but I bet it'll feel snug after all that open water.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:29 PM   #309
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From the Krogen list serve:

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Planned port of entry...Flores, porto das lajes, Azores
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Aug 5 3:30pm EDT
We see land on the radar, 25 miles away
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:54 PM   #310
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12 hours? Someone's got time to buy a plane ticket and be the welcoming party.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:00 PM   #311
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The DeLorme system updated again it's still one hour behind realtime. 1248 PCT. and it puts them 20 km off of the North Coast of Flores at Ponta Delgada
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:56 PM   #312
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five miles from the nearest land, either direction.
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:40 PM   #313
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Been watching and wonder if the port / marina south of fazenda (southeast corner) is his ultimate destination for this lap? You can see it on the delorme site in satellite view
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:49 PM   #314
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From 9:30 est time this morning, I had told him good decision to anchor out tonight and make port in the am:

That's why Julie and I do so well together, I feel we never make a bad decision.
When I'm alone on the other hand, it's a whole different story.

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Old 08-05-2014, 07:51 PM   #315
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From 3:30 est:

We see land in the radar, 25 miles away.

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Old 08-05-2014, 07:51 PM   #316
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Been watching and wonder if the port / marina south of fazenda (southeast corner) is his ultimate destination for this lap? You can see it on the delorme site in satellite view
That looks like a good bet.
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:52 PM   #317
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From 6:03 this evening:

Just sighted the lighthouse on the N tip of Flores.
But I'm actually nervous being close to land.

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Old 08-05-2014, 08:03 PM   #318
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See post #309 for his first port of call
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:59 PM   #319
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8:51 pm Tuesday:

In the last few minutes we finally got it (out?) of those sw waves that has continued to build for the last 48 hours.

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Currently Dauntless is off the north east coast of Flores
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:38 PM   #320
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I just got home a little while ago.It's good to see they are,at least, close to anchoring.
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