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 A New Year's to Remember

"From Isla Sal, the next anchorage at Boa Vista Island was about 30 miles away. No problem: a simple 5 to 6 hour sail. Unfortunately, the red Sahara dust persisted. What should have been a carefree daysail became a navigation headache. I had the RDF blipping away in the cockpit (see Coast of Christmas Past for details). Although I knew our course was accurate, there was no way to tell how far we'd sailed, or how far we had to go. The beach finally appeared through the murk so we followed the shoreline until we located the bay."

 (Submitted by Noel Wed Jul 21, 2004 )
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