Michael Birch's blog

6 years 6 months ago

So we have finally arrived at Grenada - although we still have to sail up to St Lucia to finish the rally as Eowyn was laid up in Grenada we actually started from here so have completed our own personal circumnavigation.

6 years 9 months ago

So winter is over for me – back in South Africa where it has been very hot.

6 years 11 months ago

I have not posted for a while as we have not had good email facilities. We have now reached South Africa so have finished crossing the India Ocean.

7 years 1 month ago

Éowyn is in Bali marina, Benoa in position 8:44.425S 115:12.803E

We arrived safely in Bali on the 8th September. The last 24 hours of the passage were frustrating as the light wind was dead astern and basically we motored all that period.
7 years 3 months ago

Éowyn is presently in Port Resolution, Tanna, Vanuatu  in position 19:31.491S 169:29.727E - We arrived here at noon on 6th July after a pretty lively passage.

Tonga dancer
7 years 4 months ago

We sailed from Bora Bora to Suwarrow which is a very small island group with no inhabitants. It is a nature reserve, there is a caretaker there sometimes but he wasn't there when we arrived - so it was deserted. There were several yachts in that night so we went ashore and had a pot luck party.

7 years 5 months ago

 I have been a bit bad with emails recently as the internet connections have been bad.

7 years 6 months ago

Éowyn is at anchor in Hiva Oa, Marquesas in position 09:48.199S 139:01.893W 
We arrived in the Marquesas at 0400 on the 26th March.

7 years 7 months ago

Éowyn is still under way to Marquesas in position 07:47.980S 123:10.410W on Friday 19th March with just over 900 miles to run.  The last few days have been dominated by repair work.

7 years 7 months ago

Éowyn is in Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos in position 00:44.893S 90:18.533W

After we received the news that Bristol Rose was safe and well, we continued our sail to the Galapagos.