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 Evergreen
Name: jon turgeon
Joined: 04/03/2016
About: "Evergreen", a Tashiba 40 and we're sailing around the world.

12/31/2017 09:59   On Passage in the North Atlantic
15° 11.680 N  53° 56.420 W
Sure can't beat trade wind sailing! But we are ready to be there already. 407 miles to go.

12/30/2017 10:12   On Passage in the North Atlantic
15° 18.720 N  51° 15.820 W
Must be beginning to sound like a broken record, but once again another nice day of sailing with good progress. We now have about 570 miles to go, can't wait to get there. Winds are about 15-20 out of the east with about 1.5 meter seas. Pretty comfortable.

12/29/2017 09:27   On Passage in the North Atlantic
15° 37.690 N  48° 31.910 W
Starry sky, bright moon, good wind, great sailing. 723 miles to go.

12/28/2017 18:02   On Passage in the North Atlantic
15° 49.810 N  46° 50.870 W
Didn't have to motor for long before the wind filled in again. Lunchtime entertainment was a whale breaching over and over a few hundred yards from the boat. Morale is good onboard and we are excited to think we might actually get to Martinique! The water is bluer than blue today and it seems we have left the African dry air behind for more humidity instead. So we must be getting closer to the Caribbean.

12/28/2017 09:15   On Passage in the North Atlantic
15° 58.620 N  45° 53.860 W
It is starting to feel a lot like Groundhog day out here. Glad there is usually more variety to life than this. The wind died this morning and we started the motor to drown out the slatting sails. After no signs of human life for a week, crossed paths with a sailboat last night less than a mile away. Still making good progress, about 880 miles left to go!

12/27/2017 09:54   On Passage in the North Atlantic
16° 5.750 N  43° 21.300 W
Nice sailing overnight as we seem to be moving past the squall area. Around 5am UTC we crossed our halfway point, so it is all downhill from here. The sun is back out this morning with about 15-18 knots on the stern. Evergreen really does well wing and wing. Oh yeah, because of the previous night squalls we put in a "preventative second reef" to make last night less stressful. IT worked, since we only saw one small squall ;-)

12/26/2017 09:29   On Passage in the North Atlantic
16° 16.960 N  40° 36.500 W
Who needs sleep? Boisterous night with several squalls and sloppy seas. Will have to catch up on rest today. Might not be working on our suntans either as it is cloudy. Our new mainsail is a nice shade of peach from all the dirty Sahara dust that comes in the rain.

12/25/2017 09:13   On Passage in the North Atlantic
16° 23.630 N  37° 50.870 W
Merry Christmas! Good sailing, though a little slower than before as the wind is now about 15 knots from behind us. Still probably averaging about 6 knots so the miles are slowly ticking away.

12/24/2017 17:11   On Passage in the North Atlantic
16° 24.840 N  36° 9.970 W
This is a special edition position report to wish anyone who is reading this a Merry Christmas! We are merrily going about our mundane passage activities but thankful that we are both still onboard, the boat is one piece still, we haven't had any serious breakages yet and we have comfortable sailing conditions. Can't ask for more than that! We sailed 32 miles off our rhumb line through the night which is always hard to do mentally but now we have turned back to our course and are able to sail it so that feels good. The waves are stacked up behind us ready to pass under our keel and give us a good shove westward on the way by. I keep hoping a drone will come by and drop off a stocking full of goodies but I guess rummaging around in the lockers will have to be good enough. Best wishes from us!

12/24/2017 09:19   On Passage in the North Atlantic
16° 29.270 N  35° 18.110 W
Conditions still good. Having to head off course a bit though due to wind angle. Late last evening we passed the quarter way (distance wise) mark! So about 525 miles in 3.5 days, which is pretty good for us.

12/23/2017 09:07   On Passage in the North Atlantic
17° 19.450 N  32° 43.670 W
We've been underway for almost 72 hours but it feels like a lot more. Still have good sailing conditions and we are sailing wing and wing with the pole out. Have been heading off course some to keep the sails full so will gybe today to head back the other way. It is much warmer and we are in shorts and shirt which makes nights easier too. 1655 miles to go. A cattle egret landed on our solar panel yesterday to take a rest. Don't know what he is doing out here, a long way from anything. We thought we were the only ones out here!

12/22/2017 09:12   On Passage in the North Atlantic
17° 1.160 N  30° 5.500 W
Good sailing right now, wind and seas have dropped a bit. We are going a bit slower but probably still averaging 6.2 knots. Enjoying nice sunny days.

12/21/2017 09:12   On Passage in the North Atlantic
16° 56.550 N  27° 25.880 W
Made pretty good progress our first night (most of the night over 7 knots). A bit more wind and seas than I prefer but Evergreen is barreling along.

12/14/2017 21:04  in Cape Verde  Flag
16° 53.000 N  24° 59.630 W
We arrived in Cape Verde after a 5 day 9 hour sail from the Canaries. All is well and is nice to feel and hear a quiet boat.

12/14/2017 09:15  in Cape Verde  Flag
17° 53.230 N  24° 22.240 W
Winds and seas have settled a bit. We hope to arrive late this evening.

12/13/2017 09:03   On Passage in the North Atlantic
20° 1.060 N  22° 58.490 W
Well after 3 days of nice weather we are getting a bit of a payback. Still moving well but in lumpy seas with gusts to 30knots. Evergreen is taking it all in stride and all we need to do is sit back and enjoy the ride ;-)

12/12/2017 09:16   On Passage in the North Atlantic
22° 1.440 N  21° 34.730 W
All is well, less than 400 miles to go. Definitely planning a stop in Cape Verde as we have a couple of things to fix on the mainsail track and chafe at the reef point. Plus we hear Cape Verde music is great... Had a quiet day yesterday with light winds and lots of sun. Motorsailed to keep speed up because a large swell and increased winds are coming down to us from the north. Yippee! A large pod of dolphin visited and entertained us with their flips. I could hear them squeaking through the hull. A couple of pieces of fishing flotsam and 2 birds but other than that, just a lot of blue. We are settling in to a routine and are managing some sleep. The time is starting to go faster. The Atlantic rowers start today.

12/11/2017 09:20   On Passage in the North Atlantic
24° 8.330 N  20° 4.180 W
Another good progress day towards Cape Verde. About 15 knots directly behind us, sailing wing and wing. Seas have settled a bit. Last night the sky was clear and absolutely full of stars.

12/10/2017 09:33   On Passage in the North Atlantic
26° 6.590 N  18° 38.040 W
Good progress towards Cape Verde. Reaching in about 15-20, seas a a bit lumpy.

12/07/2017 22:57  in Spain  Flag
28° 5.340 N  17° 6.500 W
Still in San Sebastian, getting ready for the trip south.

12/03/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
28° 5.352 N  17° 6.542 W
We've been in San Sebastian on La Gomera the past few days exploring the town and the island. Doing some hiking.  We freed a pigeon from way up in a palm tree because his foot got caught on a frond and he spent the whole night in the tree unable to move. That felt good to help him out! We have noticed that it is getting colder here and more gray but still lovely! Planning to head to the last island- El Hierro in a few days once the winds settle down. Then off to sea.

11/26/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
28° 40.753 N  17° 46.057 W
Have been in the lovely town of Santa Cruz on La Palma for over a week now. The marina has a lot of motion from swell (always) but aside from that, it has been a great base for exploring the island. We've done a ton of hiking and this raven was pretty interested in our lunch as we sat in the car to stay warm after one of our hikes.

11/15/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
28° 22.415 N  16° 45.255 W
Arrived at Garachico yesterday on the north coast of Tenerife after a 50 mile rolly sail/motor. Something is up with the spinnaker pole so have to fix that now! The marina here is a feat of engineering on the swelly open coast with high cliffs above. Once inside the walls it feels like you're in a fort! The other day we came over here in the car to scope out the town &  marina to see if we wanted to sail over and we thought it was beautiful even though it was really windy that day. This pic is a view of the town & coast and you can see how exposed it is. Crazy area and we plan to explore it today.

11/09/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
28° 27.998 N  16° 14.630 W
Moored at Puerto Santa Cruz which is a beautiful spot! The marina is really busy with boats getting ready to cross in rallies but we are waiting till December so no pressure yet!

11/03/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
27° 48.987 N  15° 45.674 W
Had a great time traveling around seeing Gran Canaria especially inland where all the trees are! Now moved to SW side to see Puerto Mogan, the "Venice of the Canaries" (it isn't really). Will sail to Tenerife tomorrow.

10/30/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
27° 44.882 N  15° 37.505 W
Had a wonderful overnight sail to Gran Canaria Island. Shoe horned into a berth at Pasito Blanco Marina and plan to spend a few days here to travel the island by car.

10/26/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
28° 12.449 N  14° 1.576 W
In Gran Tarajal Marina on Fuerteventura Island. The super hot & dry east wind off the Sahara started up again today. Great for drying laundry!

10/16/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
29° 13.733 N  13° 30.210 W
In the marina in Graciosa, nice walking here but a bit hot

09/20/2017 21:28  in Morocco  Flag
34° 1.662 N  6° 49.372 W

09/14/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
36° 9.832 N  5° 22.079 W
Made it back to Gibraltar. Doing final checks & provisioning before leaving Europe for Morocco!

09/06/2017 10:31  in Portugal  Flag
37° 7.406 N  8° 37.204 W

09/06/2017 00:00  in Portugal  Flag
37° 6.852 N  8° 31.518 W
Anchored in Portimao, this is a pretty nice anchorage out of the swell and current.

08/24/2017 00:00  in Portugal  Flag
37° 6.650 N  7° 37.990 W
Sat image does not show the number of moored boats here. Tavira is a nice town but it is a bit of a dingy trip.

08/11/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
37° 12.790 N  7° 24.825 W
Anchored in the Guadiana

08/09/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
36° 32.490 N  6° 17.062 W
In Puerto America Marina enjoying our time in Cadiz.

08/06/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
36° .791 N  5° 36.912 W
Anchored in about 30' over sand. Atlantic swell is rolling in so not real comfortable. Off early in the morning to Cadiz.

08/01/2017 00:00  in Gibraltar  Flag
36° 9.449 N  5° 21.386 W
At La Linea

07/29/2017 00:00  in Morocco  Flag
35° 45.342 N  5° 20.634 W
At Marina Smir. Resetting our VAT and Visa clocks.

07/27/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
36° 44.407 N  2° 13.314 W
Anchored off the beach at Cabo de Gato. Much calmer from the NE swell than on the eastern side.

07/13/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
37° 35.839 N  0° 58.710 E
At Yacht Port Cartagena. Getting ready for a little "vacation" road trip inland for a bit of hiking and site seeing.

07/06/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
37° 44.525 N  0° 43.980 E
Anchored in a failed marina project. Not the most scenic anchorage but at least we are out of the swell, which on this coast is important.

07/05/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
38° 32.100 N  0° 7.405 E
Rolly and touristy. Well at least we got to stop for the night...

07/04/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
38° 44.731 N  1° 25.451 E
We anchored here a couple of months ago when we first arrived in the Balearics. The closest boat was about a mile away, today there is easily a 100 boats!

07/03/2017 17:58  in Spain  Flag
39° 1.685 N  1° 36.438 E

07/01/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
39° 25.175 N  3° 16.128 E
Anchored with a bunch of other boats, nice and calm.

06/28/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
39° 46.373 N  3° 19.992 E
Anchor chain wrap around rock, a bit of a pain.

06/26/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
39° 54.280 N  3° 5.387 E
Anchored back in Pollenca

06/19/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
39° 52.679 N  4° 18.463 E
Anchored near Mahon.  Great anchorage near a fort in nice sandy bottom.

06/17/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
40° .262 N  4° 11.967 E
Anchored in Addaia harbor. Nice quiet place to wait out a northerly swell. Bottom is mud though, I have not missed cleaning the anchor chain.

06/11/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
40° 2.863 N  3° 55.238 E
Anchored in nice sand with beaches around. The northeast anchorage can get a bit crowded with power boats on a weekend though.

06/02/2017 12:18  in Spain  Flag
39° 51.481 N  2° 47.466 E

05/24/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
39° 47.498 N  2° 41.514 E
Port Soller, what a great place to hike and one of the nicest anchorages in Ibiza. The weather the last week has been calm with crystal clear water. If you are a hiker this is a great place to be.

05/21/2017 13:19  in Spain  Flag
39° 45.235 N  2° 37.253 E

05/19/2017 09:40  in Spain  Flag
39° 31.834 N  2° 35.120 E

05/16/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
39° 31.578 N  2° 33.084 E
Anchored in Punta Negra in about 10' in nice sand.

05/13/2017 00:00  in Spain  Flag
39° 28.358 N  2° 31.293 E
Anchored in Calais Portals. Going out for a hike today.

05/11/2017 16:39  in Spain  Flag
39° 4.790 N  1° 36.180 E
Anchored in Clot d'es Llamp, up against a cliff! Rock formations are fantastic. Walked over the hill and ended up finding a cliff walk to the old signal tower on the point.

05/09/2017 17:44  in Spain  Flag
39° 6.660 N  1° 30.870 E
Anchored in Cale Portinatx. Wind is a bit gusty but got in today to mow the lawn on the bottom of the boat.

05/08/2017 10:09  in Spain  Flag
39° 4.960 N  1° 26.310 E
Anchored in San Miguel. Off to do a walk to a watch tower on the cliff.

05/07/2017 19:34  in Spain  Flag
38° 58.400 N  1° 18.180 E
Anchored in San Antonio. The holding is ok in sand patches, not great elsewhere. Good shopping ashore.

05/01/2017 08:15  in Spain  Flag
38° 44.520 N  1° 25.600 E
Anchored off the beach at Formentera

04/26/2017 19:34  in Spain  Flag
38° 58.615 N  1° 16.790 E

04/26/2017 19:28  in Spain  Flag
38° 59.040 N  1° 12.720 E
Spending a couple of nice days in a peaceful anchorage all to ourselves. Got in the water to do a much needed prop clean. Also did a nice walk in the island to a lighthouse on the cliffs.

04/22/2017 11:35  in Spain  Flag
39° 25.500 N  0° 19.560 E
After keeping the boat in Real Club Nautico Valencia for the winter while we visited home and some European travel we are ready to head out for the cruising season.