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Eleuthera
22.04.2012 Uncategorized No Comments

Eleuthera


AnTiki is making good progress towatds their destination of Eleuthera and the map above shows the estimated point where the Jolly Boat was washed up in 1940 after drifting for 70 days.
“There is a particular beach in the Bahamas I have in mind where two heroes of mine, two British sailors spent more time on their lifeboat than anybody else, after leaving their boat. I just want to land there,” said Smith.

In the 1990s Anthony broadcast the story about The Jolly Boat on BBC radio and was subsequently contacted by the family of one of the survivors. That led to him tracking down the boat and arranging its restoration and ultimately to its final resting place in The Imperial War Museum in London.

The Jolly Boat in The Imperial War Museum

The raft will experience changing weather next week, some good, some not so good. The ocean current is taking them north where they want to go and the winds are from the south east – perfect.
But tomorrow the winds start changing as a high builds over Florida and will ultimately blow from the north.
So it won’t be plain sailing, but nothing AnTiki can’t handle!

Bruno has sent a picture for us from the rubber dinghy…. making the most of calm seas!

Looking out for land?

View from aloft

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