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13 December. Twenty-seventh and twenty-sixth leg. Budel-Locarno-Budel 852Nm, totalling 20.383Nm

January 6, 2019

Regular readers of our blogs, must have seen that the total Nautical Miles of 20.883 are not in line with the 16.673 in our last blog. I have made some errors during this trip in my calculations and omitted moreover the legs Budel-Locarno-Budel. However we should all be content, it were mistakes in calculations for […]

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WINSOME programme 2019

January 3, 2019

2019 is yet a few days old, time to think about sailing. WINSOME’s agenda for 2019 is now on the site.

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12 December. 26th and last leg. Reykjavik-Budel 1.230 Nm, totalling 16.673 Nm

December 19, 2018

As usual on long flights, we had to get up early, in order to reach our destination in time. However a problem with our INDS [Honeywell/Jeppesen softward for our navigation] upload caused us havoc. Since we expected this more or less, having tried the upload in the night after our ‘brutal’ arrival, I forewarned Professor […]

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11 December. Twenty-fifth leg. Goose Bay-Reykjavik, Iceland 1.361 Nm totalling 15.443 Nm.

December 16, 2018

Though we knew for sure that the previous would haven the coldest outside, we also knew that this would be our longest leg, at least if we would not be obliged to make a stop at Greenland. All our rescue/emergency material was ready under direct reach of Sophie. Labrador and New Foundland on the map […]

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10 December. Twenty-fourth leg. Montreal-Goose Bay, Labrador. 714 Nm, totalling 14.082.

December 12, 2018

preparing the PC12 in the hangar of AV-Fuel FBS in Montreal departing Montreal departing Montreal In hangar H-18 we met Pierre Gillard who made some photo’s of Pilatypus and placed them on his aviation blog: www.pierregillard.com/blog/index.html A flight of only 02:54 but with much better visibility than on our flight in the other direction nearly […]

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9 December. Day libero Montreal City.

December 10, 2018

This day would become our Christmas Shopping Day pur sang. We started the day with our usual breakfast in Olive + Gormando at Rue St Paul. We consider this as the best breakfast place in the world, in spite of the overkill in tatoes of the serving personal. Then we headed to the Hudson Bay […]

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8 December. Twenty-third leg. Freeport-Montreal. 1.209 Nm, totalling 13.368 Nm

December 10, 2018

We arrived in Freeport, Bahamas, called Lucayan Resort. This was the worst hotel on our entire trip. At the reception the girls quite agressive, forced us to wear plastic armbands (not similar to the one the Hua Wei Princess is wearing now in Vancouver BC) and said we could cancel our reservations any time we […]

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7 December. Twenty-second leg. Georgetown-Freeport, Bahamas. 526 Nm, totalling 12.159 Nm

December 10, 2018

There is not much yo report on this trip. Moreover the server had a crash and there was later not much time to remedy the failure to write something. Apéro at Emiel’s and Eve’s house at Grand Cayman We met at Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Chris van den Bol, his son Emiel and wife Eve. It […]

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6 December. Twenty-first leg. San José-Georgetown, Grand Cayman Islands. 605 Nm, totalling 11.633 Nm

December 10, 2018

In thus stage of our trip, the server in Holland crashed and it took Professor Köhne some days to get his server functional and one or two days more to trace memory which looked lost initially. Therefore I could not write my blogs anymore on a daily basis and my homework started piling up, since […]

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5 December, Day libero in San José, Costa Rica

December 10, 2018

Ghostwriting again! We had a free day in San José, Costa Rica, around 1000m high, beautiful setting among mountains and active volcanos. We stayed in a charmant old hotel in the center of the city. From there, we walked in the morning through the very lively «old» town, San José, along the streets The opera […]

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