Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Selected Pictures and Slide Show

Many crew members sent me CD's with their photos. Click here to see my personal selection.

Storm at sea - a video by Astrid

Astrid made this video during the storm in early November, when we were on our way to Bermuda. She was in the companionway with her camera. I was standing behind her, trying to hold her upright. The ‘Sea Scout’ is hove to, with the storm jib aback and the tiller lashed to leeward. It lasted 48 hours. Written reports on the storm, by Astrid and Leo, are in the archives of November and December.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Video: On the Atlantic Ocean

Another video by Astrid. You can watch it on full screen, with good resolution. Astrid made the video when we were on our way from Bermuda to the Virgin Islands. I am frequently looking down at the compass. Our wind vane self steering gear broke during the November storm, and we had to steer by hand all the way  (900 miiles.)

Small sailboat on the Atlantic Ocean from Geert van der Kolk on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Olina's Pictures

Click here for a selection of photos from the U.S. and Spanish Virgin Islands.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Eugene's Pictures

Click here for a generous selection of photos from Puerto Rico, Isla de Mona and Santo Domingo.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Michael's pictures

I just want to thanks Geert and Bob for great trip,food,friends.We spent one week together on sailing boat from North Carolina to Annapolis in Maryland.I was amazed how beautiful part of US is on east coast many people don't know .So I memorize picture along the way.Just click:

Michael's pictures

(or copy to your browser: http://picasaweb.google.com/mmmichlo/SailingTrip
FromNorthCarolinaToAnapolis)

May 9, 2007: Home!

Dick Teachout came to Deltaville for the last leg of the trip. We sailed into cold 20 knot headwinds in Virginia, and pea-thick fog early this morning. But we also had a beautiful reach, last night, from Smith Point to Point Lookout, while the sun was setting over the 10-mile wide mouth of the Potomac River.

I hope many more stories and pictures will be posted on the log soon. First I want to thank everybody who helped to make my pretty wild plan a reality. Apart from Olina and our children, no fewer than twelve people sailed on different parts of the trip. I am very fortunate to have so may good and adventurous friends. Thank you all. We'll do it again.

Geert