Day 122 Lumpy Seas 1/1/14

January 1, 2014

Position: 34. 22 S, 93.54 E
The sun is pushing its way past the puffy grey morning clouds to brighten our day and start the solar panels. 

The wind has died and left us with a lumpy old sea. There is just enough breeze to keep us out of the slats and move us along at an impressive 3.5 knots. We will work hard to keep going in this light and lumpy situation so we can move ever closer to Australia. My tea is brewing and I am sure a bowl of hot oats will follow soon. The day will need some close attention with its diminishing winds but we are here to serve and are delighted to have some wind at all. Lots of rolling here so I have a built-in exercise program.

The mood is above average this morning so we’ll work to keep that in place as well. 

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Photo courtesy: Peter Brand  Tasmania, Australia

Note: Our friend who is currently travelling in Australia sent this photo of the “grey quilted sky” he is seeing right now in Australia just like the ones we hear Glenn so often describe. 

Course 90 Speed 2 knots Wind SW 5-10 knots Waves SW 4m Cloud 95% Temp 20 C baro 1026 Miles in last 24 hrs: 100 nm Volts 13.3

Comments

  1. Val & Edris says:

    Hi Glenn Marylou and the blog keep us posted on a daily basis. Sorry to learn of the major curveball you were thrown – but I guess this is all part of the major life lesson that major curve balls are a fact of life. Still, I’m sure this doesn’t make it easy to head back into that lonely sea. I absolutely believe you have done the right thing, the smart thing and the thing that will one day stop others from being fools when they remember that you had the strength to turn back. This is the decision that requires the greatest courage, undoubtedly. We all miss you and are the wind at your back Glenn. Keep heading safely to shore my friend. Love Val

    • MaryLou Wakefield says:

      Thanks so much Val. It means the world to him to know has friends like you who support him through the ups and downs AND the curve balls. ML

    • MaryLou Wakefield says:

      Thanks so much Val. It means the world to him to know has friends like you who support him through the ups and downs AND the curve balls. ML XO

  2. Dear Glenn
    I am writing to commiserate about the rigging failure, (Super-much bummer), but also to support the choice you made. That’s the thing about life, you never know what will happen next; the journey we begin on any given day often ends up with us finding ourselves unexpectedly repositioned.
    The depth and breadth of our experiences weaves a tapestry, hopefully one worth looking at: it’s a cinch that being able to enjoy the tapestry as long as possible is, for me at least, a major component in the old endless life audition. So, although this is now not exactly the journey you intended, hey, who knows what might happen next – at least, having made the right decision after weighing your options, you will have the opportunity keep weaving.
    Happy New Year! We had a quiet but delightful holiday, with lots of eating and drinking – and toasting Glenn Wakefield’s safe homecoming more than once!
    XX Gayle

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