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Log Tecla 16 April 2014 - Back on the North side of the world -

(may the toilet water always flush the same way)
After more then a year of sailing on the Southern Hemespere, we have ( today at 14:00 board time) crossed the equator back onto the North side of the world. Things should be getting back to normal pretty soon... no more toilet flushing the opposite direction, no more weather systems turning the other way, no more upside down or backwards compass reading (rest assure only the weather system actually happened). But most off all, the end off our southern adventure. Already a little homesick we thought back about Brazil today and Australia and New Zealand are once more on the other side off the world, which makes them pretty far away again...

But we went out with a blast! Last night we had a Lunar Eclips! Without knowing it I was staring at the (what I thought was a) full moon and all of a sudden I saw a piece off the top was missing around

3 in the morning... And by 4 o clock the full moon was covered in shade, such an amazing sight!! In the old days the sailors did not know what to make of the lunar eclips, and what you do not understand,

can not possibly be anything good, so it must be an omen off something bad.. Lucky for us it was not.. although we lost the wind and truely ended up in the Doldrums, we made our way further in under engine and where blessed with a visit of Neptune, just before the equator... Our new, fresh of the maritime academy in Enkhuizen, new to ocean sailing, Pollywog Tony - had to be entered and welcomed into the domain of Neptune as a Shellback with a worthy name.. Tony got his assignment, underwent the ceremony and came out as - Tony "dog tooth" Tuna.

Neptune left, we crossed the equator, went for a swim on the equator and then left again under engine. Now with sails as support, there is a little bit off wind again, but not enough to sail. We are surrounded by showers, hopefully the morning will give us a beautiful sight of the island Soa Pedro e Soa Paolo and some wind.

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