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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Morpheus Transatlantic Passage
Reference Post and Index


It was an extraordinary journey and the kind of a once-in-a-lifetime experience I never really expected to check off my "bucket list". As I've said to many questioning the wisdom of participating in this passage, I would not have considered it except on this boat with this captain. There is just something about an insanely obsessive-compulsive paranoid boat captain who knows his boat better than he knows his wife that inspires confidence. To repeat my comments upon reaching the Azores:
"A journey of this nature requires a properly equipped and well maintained boat you can trust and a captain that knows its capabilities intimately and makes right decisions. With that you may not need good luck but you still need to avoid bad luck.   It also helps to have an internet guardian angel obsessing over waves, weather and wind conditions with continuous updates via sail mail. We are fortunate to have all of the above this passage."
Crossing the Pond - Just part of the Morpheus grand plan.
I wanted a complete journal of this passage so took way too many pictures and made an effort to post an entry on the blog every day - to the unending annoyance of my crew mates. Screw 'em. They'll be glad I did it. While I am still in the process of adding pics and vids to the blog, I'm pretty happy with this record as it is shaping up. It's still a Work In Progress that will continue to evolve, but the basic structure is complete. 

Screenshot from my HTC Evo at the midway point to the Azores on May 1st
This reference post will be updated with info and links about the voyage starting with this chronological index linking all journal entries for our transatlantic passage:

Posting Date Post Title
4/19/2013Preface: More Morpheus Meandering - Crossing the Pond
4/19/2013 SFO
4/20/2013 ORD
4/20/2013 Coming in to SXM
4/20/2013 Morpheus Transatlantic Crew Preps For Voyage
4/21/2013 Sunday in Sint Maarten - Tour Day
4/22/2013 Morpheus is back in the water, Jim is up the mast and bacon.
4/23/2013 We're still here
4/24/2013 Morpheus is under the bridge and on her way
4/25/2013 MW Ship's Log April 24 - Departure
4/26/2013 MW Ship's Log April 25 - Comfort Food
4/27/2013 MW Ships Log April 26 - Reavers in the Night
4/28/2013 Addendum to April 26 Ships Log - Regarding the Reavers reference
4/28/2013 Captain's Status Report - April 27 /28 - Trans Atlantic Update
4/28/2013 MW Ships Log April 27 - Atlantic Ocean - The "Perfect Bathtub"
4/28/2013 Captain's warning about pending fish story.
4/29/2013 MW Ship's Log April 28 - Of Fishing, Brats and Beer. But no beer.
4/29/2013 CORRECTION TO MW April 28 Ships Log Post
4/30/2013 MW Ship's Log April 29 - The Bird is the Word
5/01/2013 MW Ship's Log April 30 - Galileo! Galileo! We will not let you go!
5/02/2013 MW May 1 - Morpheus Mayday Midway Milestone
5/03/2013 MW Ship's Log May 2 - Much To Do About Nothing
5/04/2013 MW Ship's Log May 3 - Fifty Shades of Bacon
5/05/2013 MW Ship's Log May 4 - Questions... Questions...
5/06/2013 MW Ship's Log May 5 - Bob Swims For It
5/06/2013 Captain Jim's Note Regarding Intermittent SPOT Outages
5/06/2013 Captain Jim's report on severe shortage of virgins!!
5/06/2013 Captain Jim  Feels Lucky
5/07/2013 MW Ship's Log May 6 - Morpheus Works In Mysterious Ways.
5/08/2013 MW Ship's Log May 7 - You Don't Always Get What You Want.
5/08/2013 MW Ships Log May 8 - Land Ho!
5/09/2013 Landfall Horta, Azores - Report from Captain Jim
5/09/2013 MW Log May 9 - Horta and "Galileo Part Deux"
5/10/2013 MW Log May 10 - Morpheus in Horta - Porthole With a View.
5/11/2013 MW Log May 11 - Touring Faial Island with Serafim
5/15/2013 MW Log - May 12 & 13 - Happy Birthday Mrs. Branstad,
5/15/2013 MW Log May 14 - Whale Tails and Long Goodbyes
5/16/2013 Bob is back on board.
5/16/2013 MW Ship's Log May 15 - Saint Michael
5/17/2013 MW Ship's Log May 16 - Genius is as genius does
5/18/2013 MW Ship's Log May 17 - Catch a Wave
5/19/2013 MW Ship's Log May 18 - Home Stretch
5/20/2013 MW Ship's Log May 19, 20 - Running the Gauntlet
5/20/2013 MW Ship's Log May 20 - Done Deal
5/21/2013 CSI - Morpheus
5/21/2013 Cascais
5/22/2013 Lisbon
5/24/2013 Departures
5/25/2013 LIS - Lisbon Airport
5/25/2013 EWR - Newark Airport to SFO
5/26/2013 Reference Post and Index (This Post)


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