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Orvaldi Antarctica Project 2005

LAST DAYS' NEWS




s/y Panorama
29.07.2005, 11:10 CEST

s/y Panorama is moored in Presidential Harbour in Gdynia. We had to come to Gdynia because of procedures. Lots of people crowding around yacht, also yacht club members. We going to come to Gdansk harbour between 3 and 4PM. For a while we'll stay at Polish Sea Club's port in the mouth of Vistula River. Then exactly at 5PM we'll be at Fish Embankment at Gdansk. Thus will finish Orvaldi Antarctica cruise around South America and to Antarctic.


s/y Panorama
28.07.2005, 12:30 CEST

The first Polish port was Leba where we came after 326 days from leaving Swinoujscie 5.09.2004. At 6 o'clock AM club's bosun Mr Kaziu came with paints, brushes, and all necessary to prepare Panorama for tomorrow's fest in Gdansk.At the moment the crew hardly works with is what makes lots of fun for tourists visiting port. Later today skipper plans to leave Leba for Gdansk. We are looking for welcome champagne and all events prepared for tomorrow.


s/y Panorama
27.07.2005, 11:10 CEST

Position 54st29,5'N 015st10,2'E na 1000LT. We soar with 4B wind. Engine is off as we are on schedule. Borholm from the left, Niechorze from right. The best thing on Baltic sea is: if map shows 10 meters deep sonar also shows 10 meters;-)) We prepared 15 flags of countries we visited for fest in Gdansk. JAKosz
via sat-phone e-mail RCh.


s/y Panorama
26.07.2005, 11:09 CEST

Position 54st30,5'N 011st51,0'E na 1000LT. Just passing Cape Gedser with huge wind power plant. We had all existing cleanings to wash, derust, polish yacht. Smells like chemists. Dorota taught well at Zaruski's school, choose messings to clean (by the way not mane of them at Panorama). Yesterday after passing Kilon Canal, we stood for a while at Loboe. Crews used it for showers and celebrating happily passing another part of cruise. GPS shows 227Nm to Rozewie.
JAKosz
via sat-phone e-mail RCh.


s/y Panorama
25.07.2005, 10:30 CEST

10:00LT we are at 64th km of Kilona Canal. We are moving with dignity on water flat like mirror and getting wet from drizzle which started few hours before.We had 35km to Holtenau and then 350Nm to Gdansk. During the night we sluiced at Brunsbuettel with some big ships. Was tightly but we didn't had to wait. All sleep after breakfast, no one to talk with. Reports from MetOffice finished so we turn to DWD and change is notified immediately. We are coming into less salty sea.
JAKosz
via sat-phone e-mail RCh.


s/y Panorama
24.07.2005, 12:30 CEST

Position 1200LT 53st48.8'N 007st05.9'E. Next day on the sea. Kris Krawczyk singing from a CD (like everyday from the beginning). We are getting closer to Kilona Canal. Actually we are preparing to lunch, Agata said that we'll have turkey in fruits. Problem is we are this same watch, so if Agata cooks I'll wash dishes. Wind died so we are running on engine, the schedule is must. In case we will loose schedule we'll plug in dingi's engine to support main one. Lots of cleaning and preparing for final fest.
JAKosz


s/y Panorama
23.07.2005, 10:30 CEST

Position 1000LT 52st23.8'N 003st51.0'E. We cleaned up the sides and weather changed for well. Engine stopped and the wind runs us under full sails 8+kn in right direction.We traversed Ijmuiden. After last visit to port we have in cambus fresh fruits, bakery and all other. For breakfast we had croissants.We received SMS from club's bosun that he waits in Gdansk on time, so we have to be there.
JAKosz


s/y Panorama
22.07.2005, 10:50 CEST

We are in Dunkirk. Mooring was like parking in centre of the city. Two marines filled up by small and medium plastics. Passing in narrow ways by big Panorama makes panic with people drinking morning café. We tried to fill space after yacht leaving but Panorama is 2-4 meters longer so we jammed marine. In the end we stood at "Docking prohibited" pontoon. Harbourmaster agreed and didn't charged us at all. Maybe we are looking so bad. We panned to go to Dieppe but we would come to lat for shopping, so we passed through.In Dover Strait we used nice stream and slalomed between ferries near Calais we opened North Sea. Dunkirk was at shopping time, in time, during bad steam, with showers etc etc. Must is to come to Gdansk at time. Now short shopping and go.
JAKosz


s/y Panorama
21.07.2005, 11:36 CEST

Position 1130LT 49st50.6'N 000st01.0'W. so we are on our hemisphere. Reports ware for 5-6 even 7 but water in English Channel flat like table. Running on engine we passing Channel Islands. Near Casquets we ran 12kn. At the time we celebrated Wojtek's birthday. Bottle of Ballantines we left to nearest port. We passed Cherbourg late evening looking for lights only. Shops are close and shower very uncertain, so the waypoint is Dieppe. It means nothing as previous ports we also passed by. The only lackage of café could push on Skipper to make desperados decision. JAKosz
via sat-phone e-mail RCh.


s/y Panorama
20.07.2005, 11:55 CEST
Position 1100LT 49st13.1'N 003st25.6'W. Yesterday close to Ile d'Ouessand we came bad stream, so on engine with speed of 1kn we left Biscay Bay and opened English Channel. At the night we also run on engine for 10 hours. Now we have a lazy backstag but it looks we have to support it with diesel as speed is slowing down to 4kn. Cambus is doing efforts to surprise: omelettes with tuna, pasta with Spanish ham. Problem is wine. The only left is awful.
JAKosz via sat-phone e-mail RCh.


s/y Panorama
19.07.2005, 11:40 CEST
Position 1100LT 47st40.2'N 005st44.0'W. We have 50Nm to Ile d'Ouessant. If nothing happens we'll pass Biscay Bay on time. Everybody doing best to sail quickly to come to Gdansk for welcome event on time.
JAKosz
via sat-phone e-mail RCh.


s/y Panorama
17.07.2005, 16:29 CEST
16:10 we are passing Cabo Prior and opened Biscay Bay. At night in good atmosphere and crews integration we took yacht form Andrzej's crew in La Coruna. Then shopping, packing, fuelling and go. We have 1600Mm and 12 days. It would be miracle to be on time.
JAKosz
via sms RCh


s/y Panorama
22.06.2005, 11:15 CEST

We nearly lost hope that radio starts to work properly and then.. after lot of tests Andrzej put it to run. Yesterday 2230GMT we met in ether 4 stations: our own, Robert from North Caroline,USA (KB2PNM), Zygmunt (SQ6FZ) and Grzegorz (SQ6JNE) from Wroclaw, Poland


s/y Panorama
21.06.2005, 19:49 CEST
Position 1200UTC 36 07N-058 48W. Still weak winds so we can't sail as we would love to. Nothing happens except of position. Sometime we thing that even clouds are this same. Yesterday night we have seen three black dolphins but their interesting in our yacht was totally opposite to our interesting in them. Just passed by. We listen to Vivaldi's music and use sophisticated literature language only. Because of captain's birthday special artistic program is prepared "Monty Pochodaj's sailing circus". With passion we play all games we know. Yesterday we had a radio message from a vessel "Polar Columbia" which is 500 miles to the South form us. Surprise was the Polish girl answering from this ship.


s/y Panorama
19.06.2005, 20:17 CEST
Position 1200UTC 34 37N-061 44W Slowly to the North-East. Waiting for a good wind. Last two days on Bermudas passes by very quickly. Days we spent on preparations and repairs but nights... It started from "seamen's story tales" with Lonely See Wolf met earlier,but after we went to the city. We sung shanties on the St. George's streets, danced in local discotheque, and ... thanks God police did not jailed us. Bermudas are over famous. In fact it is small place where big cruisers comes with Americans and local women has pathological overweight. Small coloured houses with white roofs, unfinished gothic church, golf pool. Life is slow, prices terribly high, lot of tattoo people Rasta climate. Third day on ocean. After we left Bermudas we turned watches by 2 hours, so days seems strange with full sun shining at 10PM. But still three hour difference to Poland. Problem is what day of the week actually is. Suppose today is Sunday. Greetings Lucyna
Best Regards


s/y Panorama
14.06.2005, 2106 CEST

Position 1200UTC 32st43N-067st00 W. In the end Cyclone Amelie died over States and nature come back to normality: what means changeable winds from S-SW-W. We run on engine with a little help from sails. (ap) After hard conditions of ocean sails we're close to Bermuda every minute.So, the cook "Wscieklica" Andrzej P. announced an competition. The winner will be that which will see land as first. Then it will be checked by special jury. Jury will check whether it would be phatamorgana, imagination or just cloud. There will be King's price for winner. Here are suspicions that the price will be just potato which is main dish on board. We already had French chips, potato cake, soups with potato, etc. Best Regards
via sat-phone e-mail, RCh


s/y Panorama
10.06.2005, 0145 CEST

Position 1200UTC 30 20N-074 28W. Weather and wind quite nice, but not from the needed direction. Our way to Bermudas is 78 degr but wind is from E-ENE. We do our best but we can't go sright and seems we'll have a bit delay. Reports from Boston and New Orlean seems unusefull. All connections through MF/HF failed. We'll check antenna at Bermuda. Rest is OK.Greetings.ap
via sat-phone e-mail, w Newsach w dziale Wyprawa Orvaldi Antarctica kolejna barwna relacja Lucyny i poprzednie doniesienia, RCh


s/y Panorama
07.06.2005, 2312 CEST

Positions 05.06 1400UTC 25 05N-080 00W, 06.06 1200UTC 27 41N-079 42W,07.06 1200UTC 28 43N-078 04W. We left Gulf Steam but the wind is still good 4-7w from SE. Unfortunatelly there is no wind in reports. We'll see. Data Kit to Satphone works properly. This message goes through. Greetings AP
via sat-phone e-mail RCh


s/y Panorama
05.06.2005, 2332 CEST

Greeting from Ocean. We're passing Miami. As you can see we started DataKit. I wonder how much it will costs. Crew is OK, captain as well. Now we want rain for shower. We listen salsa on the desk. No wind, nothing happens. Maniana. Lucyna
via sat-phone e-mail JAK


s/y Panorama
04.06.2005, 0358 CEST

In the end we left Havana. Weak wind, we go on engine. Everyday we have few hours of tropical rain. Greetings. Andrzej
via SMS JAK


s/y Panorama
03.06.2005, 0316 CEST

End of stage. We are comming back with luggages full of rum and cigaros. We ware farewalled by Polish Ambasador and Consul. We are leaving Cuba and bloody mosquitos. Bonczek
via SMS JAK


s/y Panorama
31.05.2005, 23:50 CEST

Yacht come to Havana 30th of June. Previous and next crews are OK. Radio was "arrested"at Havana's airport 'cos it can be dangerous for revolution. Hope to get it. Food is OK. We'll send some photos by speed Internet connection. Best Regards
via e-mail JAK


s/y Panorama
31.05.2005, 1850 CEST

Yesterday we came to Hemingway's Marina in Havana. They guided us through radio like plane to Heathrow saying which way should we sail and from which side should pass. Then started quick but very careful checking. Sanitarian first- checking food and medicine, then dog searching drugs, then inspection and searching ... In the end Pass control, Customs and Immigration. Then chaps. from Marina. But then ... Welcome to Cuba. The next crew is already here. Local mosquitoes are more cruel then in Jamaica. Darek
via SMS JAK


s/y Panorama
29.05.2005, 2020 CEST

Position 23st08'N 079st36'W.. Still on engine. Wind zero.We are recorded in Coast Guard's files. We ware found and searched by radio for details. Mosquitoes borne and attacked on open see. To keep crew's strength we had a bath and wine chilled to 27 degree was served to dinner. First time we had seen sun from South what means what we are more to the North than Sun is. Darek
via sat-phone JAK


s/y Panorama
28.05.2005, 1610 CEST

Position 22st11'N 077st26'W. Still without wind and still on engine but close to Cuba's coast. Darek via sat-phone JAK


s/y Panorama
26.05.2005, 2311 CEST

Success!! We had a small wind, so we could sail on sails for few hours. We have mosquitoes on board and they sail with us. Terribly hot, worst than on equator. We passed between Jamaica and Haiti, we can see Cuba on horizon. We are going to sail through Winword passage. Greetings
via sat-phone AZK


s/y Panorama
26.05.2005, 1150 CEST

We passed all beaurocracy (Polish used to do it) and we can sail on ocean. As recently we have no wind. It seems we'll have 12 hours under sails in this two weeks stage. We are close to Jamaica.. Cuba is behind. Island which smells with tobacco and rum, very soon ;-)
via sat-phone AZK


s/y Panorama
24.05.2005, 2120 CEST

Just leaving Jamaica with Cuba's direction. Everybody thinks about wind as we hate do run on engine all the time. Everything is alright.. Bonczek
via sat-phone AZK


s/y Panorama
24.05.2005, 1407 CEST

Właśnie opuszczamy Jamajke i kierujemy się na Kube. Wszyscy myślą o wietrze, bo silnik nam już obrzydł. Tent atlantycki po paru naprawach znowu ratuje nam życie. U nas wszystko dobrze no i wreszcie moskity dadzą nam spokój. Bonczek
via SMS AB


s/y Panorama
22.05.2005, 1530 CEST

Jamaica's tropics. Caribbean style as it should be. Yesterday we had a journey to north of Island. The problem is we are eaten by mosquitoes. Everybody has a few bites.It flies silently and you can fell pain when it already gone. We have to wait for open office as here is local holiday. Typical in this part of world beaurocracy. You need to buy permission for everything plus lots of fuel we had to buy (no wind) makes our budged very thin. And weather reports says that here will be no wind!.
via SMS JAK


s/y Panorama
21.05.2005, 1400 CEST

We're mooring in Kingston. No problems at all. We going to start using local habits. No rush, reggae, rum. We're sitting in a bar and celebrating survival from cyclone Adrian. Mango's fruits falling down from the trees. It's tasty. Greetings.
via SMS JAK


s/y Panorama
20.05.2005, 1329 CEST

At 6AM we moored at Royal Yacht Club, Kingston , Jamaica. It was hardly to find an empty space for us. All the way we run on engine. We have 35 litres of fuel in a tanker.We feel fine, no expected tropical depression. After short rest we're going to conquest Caraibs.
via sat-phone A.Z.-K.
PS. Hurricane Adrian is coming from Pacific. It will run over Cuba this days with winds 35 0 that what reports says. But up to now reports wasn't so good.


s/y Panorama
18.05.2005, 1540 CEST

Pozycja: 15st39,9'N, 077st54,0'W. We are 150M from Jamaica. No wind. Terribly hot so we jump into ocean. Miracle, yesterday we had pancakes with two different tastes. Greetings to all of you sitting in offices;-)
via sat-phone A.Z.-K.


s/y Panorama
17.05.2005, 2135 CEST

Send us a better weather report, please. These we had is no good. It says wind about 3 and we had nearly zero. Tropical greetings.
via sat-phone P.Orwaldi - A.Z.-K.


s/y Panorama
16.05.2005, 1710 CEST

Position 12st41'N, 079st00'W. In the end we solved all beaurocracy at Colon (lots of buggs) and we left on Saturday. Hot like hell, heat pouring from sky without any wind. We run on engine. With any wind we try to put sails on but.. Greetings from Panorama.
via sat-phone JAK - A.Z.-K.


s/y Panorama
13.05.2005, 2105 CEST

New crew is on duty. Yacht com earlier today. Now we are doing a shopping. They went there with local agent - for safety reasons. As we expected Colon is expensive and not so safety. They will leave tomorrow if all things will be done. Greetings
A.Z.-K.


s/y Panorama
11.05.2005, 20:44 CEST

Tomorrow (12th of May) 7AM local time we had an appointment for Panama Canal. That means that we'll be in Miraflores Sluice around 8-9AM ca 10AM in Pedro Miguel and 3-4PM at Gatun Sluice. Here is extremely hot and wet. We miss to cold Wroclaw. Hope we'll see all of you soon to told about it face to face. Greetings from Panama.
It is possible to watch Panorama in Panama Canal via web cams installed in Miraflores and Gatun. Local time is CET -7h via e-mail AB


s/y Panorama
10.05.2005, 20:39 CEST

We came back from Pearl Islands to Bilboa. Heat, yes but nobody told it will be cold!! We found beautiful shells so our luggage become very heavy. Cold beer is good. Also shower helps to stay alive. Greetings Hania

via e-mail AB


s/y Panorama
02.05.2005, 19:44 CEST

Yesterday we moored at Panama Bay in Bilboa. Panama City seems very interested. Pacific showed us all its faces: silent and quite (go on engine) and storms with lightings and heavy rain. Greetings Hania
via e-mail AB



s/y Panorama
30.04.2005, 22:54 CEST

Position 07st08'N, 079st15'W. Just coming into Panama Bay.In 16 hours we'll come to Panama City. We are ready to meet channel's beaurocracy and going to go to Atlantis as soon as possible. After two stormy days we can warm on the sun again. Greetings Wojtek Radziun
via sat-phone AB


s/y Panorama
25.04.2005, 22:57 CEST

Position We sail under sails, even with speed of 4.9;-) Temperature is 30 degree. No one on Pacific. Only we and infinite ocean.Yesterday we passed equator. Neptune visited us wit Proserpine. They gave us new names and was very nice. greetings from North hemisphere. Panorama's crew
Sat phone call was made by new named "Moon's Light" ;-))
via sat-phone AB


s/y Panorama
24.04.2005, 21:52 CEST

We passed Equator and gonna to celebrate it. We are sailing to Panama. Greetings. The crew
via sat-phone AB


s/y Panorama
23.04.2005, 19:35 CEST

We planned to leave yesterday but some preparations took so long. So we will leave later today. People here are very nice, honest and smile. Here is heat but we stand it well. The ocean is behind us. Greetings Hania
via e-mail AB


s/y Panorama
23.04.2005, 02:03 CEST

We dive for 6 hours in Galapagos. We had oxygen and could watch underwater life in very comfortable conditions. Tired but happy to see all it. Sharks, fishes and.. seals which invited to play with them. We plan to leave tomorrow to Panama. We have to make some shopping and yacht care. We are impressed by Galapagos Islands, these turtles swimming around yacht, don't say about underwater life. We don't want to leave, but.. Greetings for everybody. Wojtek Radziun
via e-mail AB


s/y Panorama
22.04.2005, 21:11 CEST

Turtles swimming around Panorama, and seals cry and jump on every pontoons or small boats. It is just happens. Unbelievable. Hania
via e-mail AB


s/y Panorama
21.04.2005, 21:30 CEST

We are in Puerto Baqerizo on San Cristobal Isle, most to the E.Yesterday we rest and today we have journey around Isle. We get to Turtles Reserve - really big and slow. We get to volcano which is all the time in fog and where is pretty cold compare to hot seaside. We had a lunch in a pub where Panorama's crew signed remembrance book when they sailed to Australia some time ago. Day after tomorrow we are going to leave to Panama. Greetings Julek
via e-mail AB


s/y Panorama
20.04.2005, 19:50 CEST

After 10 days lonely on Pacific we come to Galapagos. Up to now the cruise is very successful. We are all bronzed but people still recognize us as Europeans. The beach impressed us, seals lying on the beach and playing in water. Exotics. Hania
via e-mail AB


s/y Panorama
17.04.2005, 23:20 CEST

Position 05st00'S, 086st07'W. Slowly but continuously we are getting to Galapagos. Yesterday funny dolphins danced around yacht. Birds came from time to time. Ladies drinks café, Gents swims in ocean. All getting brown. The only problem is shortage of beer. Instead we have plenty of milk. Paradise. Worm greetings The Crew
via sat-phone AB


s/y Panorama
20.03.2005, 23:25 CET

Position 33st15'S, 078st25'W. Earlier today we left Robinson's Isle and now sail to Antofagasta. Some story about Robinson's will be told but later on. With a good feeling we sail on 7B wind from SE. Greetings Wojtek Radziun
via sat-phone AB


s/y Panorama
19.03.2005, 23:01 CET

Yesterday we came to Cumberland bay. Small harbour her. Tomorrow we plan to sail to Ocean again with Lima as destination. Good humours, some plays and jokes on board. Greetings Wojtek Radziun


s/y Panorama
18.03.2005, 22:40 CET
Position 33st50'S, 078st39'W. At 11:30LT Marek catch a land in 60Mm distance. Now it is 15Mm but we're thinking what for should we sail there. Here is wonderful, everybody laying on deck. No sick at all. Wojtek Radziun
via sat-phone AB


s/y Panorama
17.03.2005, 23:08 CET

Position 35st17'S, 76st10'W... Strong wind 5-6 B again. We roll on waves and feel tired wit it. Hope we'll used to it. Ewa have seen dolphins , even recorded them but rest of crew can't believe her. Thanks to Robert for weather reports. Greetings Wojtek Radziun
via sat-phone AB


s/y Panorama
17.03.2005, 00:36 CET

Position 36st10'S, 73st39'W We're on ocean now. Wind 3B and no storm. We're starting to eat something. Under full sails we sail to Juan Fernandez. No dolphins or flying fishes up to now. All crew on the deck enjoins pleasure of sailing. Greetings Wojtek Radziun
via sat-phone AB


s/y Panorama
16.03.2005, 00:31 CET

We are mooring at Talcahuano. No permission to leave even if wind is weaker. Going to leave tomorrow, reports are good. Wojtek Radziun
via sms AB


previous crew s/y Panorama 15.03.2005, 23:20 CET
Drinking café in centre of Santiago. Talks about nothing. Relax in 30degr. Real holiday. Jerzy A Kosz
via sms AB


s/y Panorama
15.03.2005, 16:21 CET

Whole night we tried to keep on anchor. Harbour officer forbid us to leave because of bad weather. So we can sleep after hard night. Wojtek Radziun
via sms AB


s/y Panorama
15.03.2005, 03:26 CET

We're gonna to leave in 8 hours. Everybody waits. Destination is Robinson's Isle at Juan Fernandez Islands. Wojtek Radziun
via sms AB


s/y Panorama
14.03.2005, 17:06 CET

Last night we spent at a hotel. The new crew on yacht. Today last meeting and farewells to Santiago. Thanks to Andrzej for weather reports and to Ania for communications. Jerzy A Kosz
via sms AB


s/y Panorama
14.03.2005, 11:09 CET

In Talcahuano Bay smells like in fish store. Birds crying like hell. We gonna leave eat 4PM Greetings Marek
via sms RCh


a new crew s/y Panorama
13.03.2005, 00:48 CET
We are ready and in great shape. We are feading by avocados and see food, waiting fo Sunday. Worm greetings from Hotel Italiana Talcahuano, Chile. Hasta la vista all babies. 7th stage's crew.
via e-mail AB


s/y Panorama
12.03.2005, 00:20 CET
Position 40st32'S, 073st49' we have 32Mm to the end of "crying forties" and it can be felt. The whole day on flat water with wind from back and clear sky. General drying, cleaning and mending on board. On Sunday the crew's change. Jerzy A. Kosz
via sms AB


następna załoga s/y Panorama
11.03.2005, 11:30 CET
8 AM, still dark and everybody sleeps after long night. Here life is running by nights. Tired after yesterday's siteseeing in Santiago. Today we're going to go to Conception by train. Greetings Wojtek Radziun
via e-mail AB


s/y Panorama
11.03.2005, 00:15 CET
After three weeks on board we had a nice meal in restaurant but our stomachs used to accept smaller dozes (and different food). Whole day on beaurocracy, shopings and yacht cleaning. The last stage to Conception. Weather reports says the nice weather. Jerzy A. Kosz
via sms AB


zastępna załoga s/y Panorama
10.03.2005, 15:38 CET
Welcome everybody, the new crew reports. We are in Santiago. Trip was quite good. For now we are doing siteseeing and testing Chilean food. Worm (28 deg) sunny. Unexpensive hotel but nice. Greeting from all. Wojtek Radziun
via e-mail AB


s/y Panorama
09.03.2005, 22:47 CET
Puerto Montt. First time from three weeks at harbour. First shower. First restaurant. Local beer is awful. Tomorrow we'll sail again. Jerzy A Kosz
via sms AB


s/y Panorama 02.03.2005, 00:10 CET
Position: 52st32'S, 072st40'W. In the end weather stabilised and we are sailing in full sun. We are in Magellan's Strait. Viewing fiords and Patagonia's Mountains. Happy crew listen to the soft music on the deck. Still try to dry wet things. Only the Skipper laid down in his bed and don't wants to leave. Greetings Marcin Lupa


s/y Panorama
01.03.2005, 00:40 CET
Position: 53st53'S, 071st34'W. Yesterday we stood as the only yacht, in the bay 30Mm from Puerto Juan with 30 cutters.It was first touch with civilisation from few days. Evening we spend celebrating Skipper's birthday. Some strong Scotch and cigar which was smoked under deck with special approval. Today in Puerto Juan, Jas "American" left us home. Windy weather. The crew made shopping, 3 rucksacks of food, some wine, cheese but no bread. At 5:30 PM we passed part of Magellan's Strait at the South at started way back home. Now we sail on sails and engine. Jerzy A Kosz
s/y Panorama
27.02.2005, 23:50 CET
Position: 53st38'S, 070st55'W. We are in Magellan's Strait going to moor. Earlier today we enjoyed sails with 6B wind SW. Weather is very changeable, sun, snow, rain. We try to dry as everything become too wet. We had potato cakes for dinner today. It was prepared too slow compare with appetites.Tomorrow we plan to sail to Pacific Ocean. The crew shows a good feelings. We prepare my first birthday in Magellan's Strait. Jerzy A Kosz
s/y Panorama
25.02.2005, 00:05 CET
Position: 54st52'S, 071st56'W. We are fighting with storm ca 8B. Yesterday we measured wind as 55kn. All under control. The cook serves simple meals only as nobody is interesting in. Special thanks to Mr Lupa which mend a kingston in such hard conditions. Now we are waiting to calm down a little to let us enter fiords. Thanks to Andrzej Pochodaj for weather reports. Jerzy A Kosz
via sat-phone AB


s/y Panorama
23.02.2005, 00:15 CET
Position: 54st52'S, 070st22'W, the beautiful bay Caleta Emiliata, surrounded by high mountains close to west glaciers. Panorama is tied to the tree and anchor. Recently we had dramatically situation with flat see and wind 52kn. It was impressed us. Totally wild nature around. The seals looks at as surprised what we are doing here? Jerzy A Kosz
via sat-phone AB


s/y Panorama
22.02.2005, 00:31 CET
Position: 54st45'S, 069st58'W. Panorama stays in Caleta Esero Coloane bay surrounded by three glaciers. Two of ten reaches the see the one changes into moraine with lake.This is picturesque sunset. Light splits at the glaciers picks into colourful aura. For last few hours we haven't seen nobody, even Coast Guard disappeared. Only dolphins and albatrosses accompanied us. It is for real. Jerzy A Kosz, info via sat-phone AB


s/y Panorama
21.02.2005, 00:45 CET
We passed Cape Horn today. To celebrate it we opened home made sherry. Sailors dreams comes to reality. Now after nearly a day in storm we sail to beagle Channel. Its wonderful to be here. Jerzy A Kosz
via sat-phone AB


s/y Panorama
20.02.2005, 00:05 CET
Position: 55st34'S, 066st40'W. Distance to Cape Horn is ca 30Mm, beautiful weather, wind 6B from NW. We left Puerto Williams earlier morning today. Most of channels are close for sailing, so we needed special permission, bureaucracy, expenses. It costs $100. We feel a bit like in Russia, frequent controls, checking crew, member's nationality, planned route. We hope to come to Rock at sunrise, then we are going to sail to NW to Puerto Montt. Jerzy A. Kosz
via sat-phone AB


s/y Panorama
18.02.2005, 12:37 CET
7AM we left Ushuaia. With full sails we sail to Puerto Williams. The Beagle Channel right behind us with full sunshine. Day seems good. Jerzy A. Kosz
via SMS AB


s/y Panorama
17.02.2005, 20:30 CET
The captains and crews changed at the yacht's charge. Jerzy A. Kosz
via "zwykły" SMS AB


s/y Panorama
16.02.2005, 01:30 CET
Yesterday we came to Ushuaia. We meet the Andrzej's crew for supper. Yacht is moored first in the line.We wanted to hire plane and fly over Terra del Fuego but it was too windy. All flights ware cancelled. Seems that all coming crew has to learn about power of nature first. Jerzy A. Kosz
via e-mail AB


s/y Panorama
14.02.2005, 20:30 CET
We are travelling to Ushuaia, maybe tomorrow we'll meet the predecessor's crew. Everything is OK. Wonderful weather. Andrzej.
via sat-phone AB


s/y Panorama
14.02.2005 0051CET
Last three days' sound records. Andrzej Pochodaj. via sat phone.
<11 February 2005>   <12 February 2005>   <13 February 2005>
DK


Another Crew s/y Panorama - Buenos Aires
13.02.2005, 00:30 CET
Yesterday (11.02) there was meeting in Buenos Aires held by two crews: captain's Port (coming back from Fritz Roy exploration) and mine (on the way to Ushuaia). We changed last news. During this meeting the population of Argentinean cows and wine stock was decreased a lot. Unfortunately very successful meeting had to be finished at 4AM as Piotr's crew went to airport. Our crew will stay here for two days and then flies to Ushuaia to change Capt Andrzej's crew. Greeting from hot Argentinean capital. Jerzy A. Kosz
via email AB


s/y Panorama
10.02.2005, 19:30 CET
Position 54st56'S 069st09'W. Yesterday wonderful weather let us burn in sun. People says that here wasn't as hot for last 10 years. We left Puerto Williams to the North to glaciers.When pieces of ice around hull become bigger than these used for drinks, we wore Polar jumpers.Night was spent in Caleta Olla creek on deck party with candles and guitar.. Luxury yacht's crews moored around envy us this "mazury's habit" Today we are sailing between glaciers, picturesque but colder. Andrzej.
via sat-phone AB


s/y Panorama
09.02.2005, 20:00 CET
Early morning we left Puerto Williams to Caleta Olla where ice trip starts. Weather like dream: sun, wind from stern, blue sky. Some people starts to treat it like Mediterranean cruise. Position: 54 st 54' S, 067 st 69 W.
via sat-phone RCh


s/y Panorama
08.02.2005, 21:00 CET
Puerto Williams. Caribbean's weather, 20deg C. Shorts, T-shirts, sunburning. Some crew members have swam in Beagle Channel. But the water was definitely cold. Right now we are on trip to mountains. Tomorrow we plan to climb on glacier. Andrzej
via sat-phone JAK


s/y Panorama
07.02.2005, 21:00 CET
Position 55st33'S 067st05'W. Water is flat like on the lake. We are coming back to Puerto Williams on engine. Last night we fought with 8B, and then it calmed down.To Cape Horn we go on engine. At 11:21 UTC we came (on the sails) 1/2 Mm distance to the Rock. Wonderful weather, sky without any clouds, wind 3b from W, but we can't land on isle. We opened champagne, said thanks to Neptune. Photo session - everybody with Rock in the background. It's wonderful. Andrzej
via sat-phone JAK


s/y Panorama
06.02.2005, 20:15 CET
Position 55st21'S 067st09'W. Wind 7-8 from NW but it's OK. We sail to Cape Horn with speed 6+ kn. We left Puerto Williams today morning all looked good. Unfortunately in the end of Beagle Channel wind started to blow. We meet lots of animals. Dolphins sailed with us for so long, walruses tried to get to the deck. Today's dinner was prepared by Jeremi. He asked to point out that everybody not only stayed alive but tasted it nice.This information is directed to Jeremi's wife. Andrzej
via sat-phone JAK


s/y Panorama
05.02.2005, 20:55 CET
We stay in Puerto Williams. We came here yesterday morning. After "city tour" we checked out. Because of weather reports and conditions we decided to change a bit our planes and do not sail to Cape Horn but go to the fiords first. We tried to sail Beagle Channel on W but ride against 30+ wind is impossible. So we came back to Puerto Williams. We are looking for walruses, albatrosses and waiting when wind stops. Sunny whether, 20 deg.C. We are wearing T-shirts only. But wind is strong. Reports says that Cape Horn is 60kn from W. Andrzej
via sat-phone JAK


s/y Panorama
03.02.2005, 21:00 CET
Just sitting in Indian's Internet cafe and sending report from first day on s/y Panorama. As usually firs day is: checking yacht, shopping, shopping, shopping. Then all food and equipment was brought to the yacht. After this we decided to enjoy civilisation, before leaving it for so long.For 100PLN ($33) each we hired 20 years old Pipper and flown over Ushuaia, Terra del Fuego national Park, some isles. Excellent. Pilot was so kind to let Marek to pilot a while.He didn't let him landing but we excuse him;-))Ushuaia is very nice but very windy (6-8 B), Indians on the streets, Argentine-German retired women shopping souvenirs. We are a bit worry about wind. It will be cool when passing Cape Horn. But crew is determined to won over this rock. Now we are going to eat half of cow (Argentinean steaks) and few local beers from brewery farest in the world to the South. Maciek
jak z powyzszego wynika, przekazanie jachtu mialo miejsce, a nowa zaloga juz odnalazla sie na jego pokladzie, info via e-mail, JAK

03.02.2005.
After mooring in Ushuaia The Antarctic crew passed yacht to new crew. The old crew now is climbing on glacier El Calafate.
(JAK)


s/y Panorama
01.02.2005, 20:00 CET
This is the end. We're in Ushuaia. Boys are sending to you some photos. Everybody has something to do on yacht. It will this same all next day. We already enjoyed the shower. From yesterday we started to eat at the places where plates don't move on the table. Ala
info via "mobile" phone, JAK


31.01.2005.
Yesterday, 8 o'clock LT s/y Panorama came to Puerto Williams on Terra del Fuego. That is end of Antarctic part of Orvaldi Antarctica project. On Thursday the crews will change at Ushuiai.


s/y Panorama
30.01.2005, 22:55 CET
8:00 LT yacht moored at Puerto Williams. Thus we have come back to continent finishing Antarctic stage. Tomorrow we'll sail to Lapataia and then to Ushuaia to prepare yacht for crew change. Greetings Piotr
info via sat-phone, JAK


s/y Panorama
28.01.2005, 23:55 CET
Position 57st53'S 066st06'W. Slow wind from N. Speed 5kn. Clear sky, nearly without clouds. It can be felt that we are far away from Antarctic. Much wormer. Feel happy and sad 'cos it nearly finish. Here are no whales, not albatrosses. Everybody reads books we took. Even "harlequins" would be attractive now. See you on land. Ala
via sat-phone JAK


s/y Panorama
27.01.2005, 20:15 CET
No wind at all. Sail on engine.180Nm to Horn Cap. Everything OK. No attractions. Piotr
JAK


s/y Panorama
26.01.2005, 17:45 CET
Position 60st17'S 062st14'W. How boring is now? Everybody a bit blue as usually when something is finishing. We sailing strait to Horn Cape with speed of 6+kn. We wait for dinner and count albatrosses. Piotr
via sat-phone JAK


25.01.2005. Some changes.
Crews of IX and X stage will change at Havana. Stage X will be managed by cap. Andrzej Pochodaj. Captains info about X stage is putted to the web. (RCh).

s/y Panorama
25.01.2005, 21:15 CET
Position 61st26'S 060st30'W. Wind 3-4B from WNW, cloudy sky, we sail ca 5kn in "right direction". A bit lazy on the yacht. Everyone who can sleeps. It may be 'cos of yesterdays King George's attraction or warm pudding. We left Admirality Bay yesterday, late evening and through Neldon Strait we entered Drake's Strait. Farewell Antarctica.Now few days sailing on open ocean. Luckily meteo reports are not too bad. Piotr


s/y Panorama
24.01.2005, 14:15 CET
Position 62st08'S 058st28'W. Cloudy sky, no wind. We cast anchor at Admiralty Bay, King's George Island. We came here yesterday 21:00LT. Now we are sailing on dinghy to Arctovski's base. We are welcomed very friendly. First worm bath after three weeks. Some washing and dying (it was lots to dry). When we left Enterprice Island we sailed to Deception Isle. We had 7-8B from bow. When we ware close to Island the wind changed to S and at Entrance Point to Port Foster there was quite big wave. So we decided to anchor close to neighbouring Livingston Island on False Bay. We spend the day on Island searching glaciers. Harsh and sad place with whale's bones and stones around. 22nd Jan I celebrated birthday. In fact it should be day before but there was no possibility. I was given an Antarctic Cake. Today mooring at King's George we refurnished some things, specially grotmast's rigging. Some crew are at the base on land. At 18:00 all on the deck. We going to leave tonight for way back. Hope we'll pass Drake's Strait without any problems. It's hard to leave these places but we have to.Piotr

info via sat-phone, JAK


s/y Panorama
21.01.2005, 18:10 CET
Position 63st30'S 061st16'W. The wind is 7B form N, cloudy and snowing. It remind us where we are especially after yesterday's sunny and worm day when we started to think that here is summer. Last two days we spent on Cuverville and Enterprise Isles. On that second one there are still signs from whale hunters base: cottage, boats, big pot for melting fat, whale's bones piles. We moored to Brazilian yacht which moored to sunk whale hunters vessel. I dived close to wreck 20 meters deep. I could look for Panorama's bottom. Looks good, even antifouling keeps strong. A blue line on the hull is a bit scratched, we'll paint it in Ushuaia. Deception and King George Isles are still behind us. All depends on time. Then Drake,s Strait. Piotr
via sat-phone JAK


s/y Panorama
19.01.2005, 12:20 CET
Position 64st56'S 063st16'W. At 3 o'clock (local time) 6 crew members landed on rocky beach on Antarctic Peninsula, Danco Beach. Incredibly scenery- whale's bones laying on stones. Right now everybody going to reach a pick called Hauron (1350m). Unfortunately clouds cover everything over 1000m. They reports by radio. Here are four persons on yacht. We try to keep the yacht at position. We are moving slowly between ice. It is not a pack but pieces of ice. No sun, freeze, wind 2-3B from S. We searching for penguins jumping to the water, some of then in couples. It is full of drama to see skua catching a small penguin. At 6PM we going to take an expedition on board. Then we'll send more news and we'll decide what to do. Piotr
via sat-phone JAK


18.01.2005. s/y Panorama came to Antarctic bank.
Captain Piotr Kuzniar sent message about current situation via sat phone.
The Photo Gallery shows photos from III stage of expedition to Antarctic Peninsula.


s/y Panorama
15.01.2005, 23:05 CET
Position 65st51'S 067st39'W. Sun again. Wind 2B from SW. Good visibility, we still can watch Adelaide Isle even being close to Renaud. We're still thinking how we tried to sail into Marguerites Bay. Ice pushing from both sides. Seals laying on floes looking us, turned their heads with disappointment. It's impossible to imagine it - it should be seen. Here is totally different than on North Pole. Humpbacks swam under our prow, but they ware probably bigger than our hull. All the time we sit on deck searching for whales. The whales and other animals impressed us much.The nature around is amazing.We don't waste the time fro sleeping.In fact here is nearly no sunset.. We can shut photos all the day (and night) without flesh. Today we finished meat prepared in Ushuaia (the jars went to achterpik not overboard). Tomorrow we'll become vegetarians. We got lots of sauses based on tomatoes so, we'll eat noodles with tomato sauce, and next day pure with this same. Greetings Ala. Also greetings from Eva which just came to the deck.
via sat-phone JAK


s/y Panorama
14.01.2005, 23:55 CET
Position 67st15'S 070st22'W. Well unfortunatelly we had to come back. We tried to sail into Marguerite Bay through the coridor between ice. When speed slowed to 0.5kn and with changed to SW and water started to freeze I decided to move back. Now we are in clear water and slowly sail to the N. We are going to landing somewhere close to Answers or Renaud. Today we put a pontoon on water and shut some photos of Panorama surrounded by ice. The water pump freeze. Sky without any cloud and "superrefraction" visibility behind horizon. Wind blows lazily 2B from SW. It's nice. Piotr
via sat-phone JAK


s/y Panorama
14.01.2005, 11:50 UTC
Position 67°16'S 070°12'W. Sun shines, we can watch Adelaide's Isle easily. Also perfectly and clearly Alexander's Isle, which is 120-130Mm from us. Wind 2B, temperature 0o" that was reported by captain Piotr Kuzniar. In reverse I passed some information about ice and coordinates of entrance to Margaret's Bay. Piotr said that they will try to get into but decision will be make basing on local situation. NE part of bay in free from ice but entrance is still closed.
via sat-phone DK


s/y Panorama
13.01.2005, 20:25 CET
Position 66st32'S 068st36'W. Snowing. We passed Antarctic Circle, so we opened champagne. Then chaos interrupted connection. Possibly because everybody wanted to talk simultaneously to the phone (champagne effect?). What was understood: they postponed landing, didn't went into Pendleton Strait, sail along Adelaide Island. One was clear even if it wasn't verbally said: they are happy to be there. Also they thanks to Robert Krasowski for weather reports send via SMS. Following procedures they try connect via radio but silence prevailed. Eva asked to kiss everybody from her so, let's start from females..


s/y Panorama
12.01.2005, 23:05 CET
Position 65st33'S 066st41'W. The snowy night. Desk and crew under the snow. Now is sunny weather and clear sky. Here is quite worm - we have to wear only two jackets. Visibility 60-70Nm. On engine we sail to Pendleton Strait. We met humpbacks earlier today. There was wonderful photoshuting. We shot classical photo called "tail over the water". One of whales swimming beside the yacht made a red shit. Tomorrow we plan the first landing. Islands as close as possible. Greetings. Crew.
via sat-phone JAK


s/y Panorama
10.01.2005
Position 62o00'S 066o11'W. Sunny weather, the wind from N pushes us with speed 4kn. Earlier today we had fog and drizzle. It made us a bit wet. When sun raised I wanted to ventilate yacht. So, I have opened captain's luk. The only wave which come today on deck went into it. I already dried sleeping bag, poured water out of computer, the worst think is bed.
Good humours, wonderful food. When PMI smashed the only thermometer, become quite worm;-))
Greetings Piotr
via sat-phone


s/y Panorama
09.01.2005 22:45 CET
Position 59o47'S 066o17'W All day we halsed against wind from S. Now wind stopped, so we go on engine. When become quite, "personal conversations with Neptune" stopped and society alive in mess. It started with good meal prepared by Ala (avocado, ham with melon, peaches) Become worm and optimistic. Piotr
via sat-phone










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