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Tagged With: night watch

rounding cape hatteras ~ a sailor’s fear (part two)

October 12 – 14, 2012 ~Part Two~ After our near run-in with the monstrous, orange car carrier freighter, we didn’t relax until we were well away from the Chesapeake Bay shipping lanes.  Once we were sure all was good again, we turned our focus to sail adjustments.  The wind was strengthening to 30 knots, so we … Continue reading »

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your watch!

When one is on a night watch during an offshore passage, it is comforting to know that the other person is sleeping somewhere nearby.  That way, they can be alerted when help is needed, or awoken when it’s time for their watch. Before I continue with the present, I must back up to a situation … Continue reading »

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