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    Default I have once more sailed on La Grace!

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    Arriving aboard.


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    Pulling on some ropes.


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    Being a lazy helmsman. (or trying to see past people aboard towards the island I was rounding...)
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    Pretending to be a waister...


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    Drinking tea like a nobleman.


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    Being the most lazy helmsman ever, not even holding on to the wheel. (we were doing perhaps 4 knots running...)
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    Actually having a lot of fun at the helm.
    We were close hauled and originally only had foresail, fore topsail and topgallantsail, but as I was steering we piled on with the mainsail (spanker for those who don't know brig terminology) main stay sail, fore stay sail and jib. I felt how the balance shifted in her and how I had to shift the rudder to keep up.

    I also played with trying to go as high into the wind as possible, looking for a shiver in the fore topsail to tell me to fall off to fill it again. I managed to hold 59 degrees for a long time.


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    Finding the sun in the octant to make it easier to explain how it works.


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    Explaining how you use the octant.
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    A landing.


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    La Grace seen from land.


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    And now with music
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    The true captain of La Grace. No, the one to the right!


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    The wind in his face like a true sailor.
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    In the middle picture I’m squaring the yards. I have the top gallant. That’s why my rope is thinner.
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    What a magnificent set of photos Jonas. Memories to last you a lifetime.

    Just have to click on the last three pictures to get them up.
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    I don’t know what happened to them. Now I can’t see them at all.

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    I will do a copy of what I can see and insert them into the post 6 for you Jonas.
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    Job done. Lets see if my copies stick around?
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    I can see them all. What an awesome experience Jonas! I am so envious!

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    And picture of the week is.......................................................
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Nice pictures of your sailing trip, Jonas.

    Greetings from Harotio Hornblower.

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    I see the pictures, Rob.

    It was a wonderful time!

    I really loved keeping her close hauled while more sails were set and see how that effected the balance.

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    Wow! Great pictures, Jonas! It really looks like a perfect trip!

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