I was taught to be cautious, and as such before setting out on a huge transatlantic expedition, I feel it prudent to take SV Pamela C on a number of shorter journeys which are closer to land

Planning the shakedown cruise

Before setting off on the planned Atlantic adventures later this year, I feel it prudent to run a few shakedown cruises closer to home. I've mentioned some of the anticipated destinations in earlier blog posts,

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October 16th Vesta got spooked and ran out of the boat. The following week saw horrific storms, rain, winds gusting over 70mph. Since then there have been no confirmed sightings of her, and at this stage we believe she is lost 🙁

Missing in action

On the evening of Saturday 16th October, I had a few guests over for dinner. The night was fun and Vesta was happy sitting on people's laps and being loved. Then one of the guests

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