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Just learnt of these events a short while ago and knew this would be a good place for further info. Very sad news.

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4 hours ago, Silver Spectre said:

Ghanaian Chili's

 

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Wow! What a color!

 

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Having backtracked along the coast last night, with every outside window covered, no access to outside decks, we have arrived safely at Tema, Ghana. At 10:00am it’s 36c outside!

 

Tonight when we leave we have another night of blackout.

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On 4/25/2019 at 1:04 PM, Silver Spectre said:

We have just been released from the search pattern by the Portuguese Navy and are now heading to Takoradi, Ghana on Saturday. No news yet on what happened with the rescue effort.

 

Just catching up with your excellent posts, pictures, details, etc.  Sorry with the loss of life from the sea incident.  Glad your ship was able to be of some help with those rescue efforts.  Nice visuals of good food, Africa sights, etc.  Keep up the great sharing!!

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

For latest live/blog, see “Holy Lands, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Dubai, Greece, etc.”, with many visuals, details and ideas for the historic and scenic Middle East.  Connect at:

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6 hours ago, Silver Spectre said:

Having backtracked along the coast last night, with every outside window covered, no access to outside decks...

 

Tonight when we leave we have another night of blackout.

Thank you for your daily reporting Mr. Silver.  I have just be informed that we’ll never be doing a cruise in this part of the world, so I can get that idea out of my head right now.  Seems that sailing in the dead of night without any lights to avoid pirates has captured someone’s attention in my household.

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Have just left Tema, one more night of blackout and then three sea days to Banjul, Gambia.

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We crossed the Meridian for the third and last time after we left Tema last night and are now in the Western Hemisphere heading along the coast of Cote D’Ivoire.

 

The multi talented guitarist Declan Zapala got off in Tema and has been replaced by an old SS favourite, Pete Neighbour.

 

We avoided the pirates and blackout restrictions are lifted.

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SS provisioning is still working and we have fresh strawberries for breakfast.

 

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Posted (edited)

Ratko made homemade beef patties for lunch on the pool deck, delicious, and livened up by a brief rain shower 🧼 

Edited by Silver Spectre
Bloody spell changer!

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So, after two nights of blackout when the outside decks were closed at dusk, tonight the back of the Panorama has effectively been closed from 6pm to ready it for a private cocktail party. An SS first 😢

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5 13 17 N. 10 16 15 W

30c cloudy and have just sailed through a heavy rainstorm.

 

After heading due west for most of yesterday evening we turned 34 degrees north and are currently closer to Brazil than Europe!

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Posted (edited)

Thanks for your continued delightful Whisper segmenter's reports Mr. Silver along with sharing your teriffic photos (am sweating looking at those (Ghanaian chilies).

 

Edited by WesW

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Posted (edited)

Interesting, we just made a course change from 303 NW to 343 NNW and appear to be heading towards Monrovia. Now back to 319, but nothing to see on the ocean.

 

Correction, there is a large target off our starboard side. 

Edited by Silver Spectre

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9 9 40N 15 23 2 W

Passing the coast of Guinea-Bissau and the temperature has dropped alarmingly to about 26c.

Another restful day at sea, and we must do better at Trivia, only third yesterday.

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Posted (edited)

The Bijagos Archipelago, part of Guinea-Bissau, should be on the itinerary of any serious expedition cruise, so not for the Whisper but I think the Cloud sailed by as well.

Edited by Fletcher

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21 minutes ago, Fletcher said:

The Bijagos Archipelago, part of Guinea-Bissau, should be on the itinerary of any serious expedition cruise, so not for the Whisper but I think the Cloud sailed by as well.

I believe you are correct.

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