Day 125 Wind filling in 4/1/14

Jan 4, 2014Position: 34.16 S, 98.08 E

All is well on board. We were becalmed for a few hours last night and have had very light air ever since. The wind is filling in ever so slightly and I have all the sail up and drawing. WW II gurgles along at 3 knots over a low one meter swell from the west. It’s a very grey day with overcast sky and low clouds. Some squalls on the horizon. 

A varied sky with interesting clouds and a robin’s egg blue opening behind us. We’re on a port side broad reach, which puts stress on the port shrouds so we’ll be keeping  a close eye on them all the way.

Winlink station VK6KPS is still down. Hopefully by the end of the week, we can talk on the sat phone. I have it charged and ready to go. 

Course 90 T Speed 3 kts Wind NW 5 Waves S 2m Cloud 90% Temp 20 C Baro 1021 Miles in last 24 hrs: 61 nm Volts 13.40 Fremantle: 892 nm

 

 

Comments

  1. Mike Byrnes says:

    Hey Glenn Keep the stick in the boat and reach harbour safely. I have been with you daily, and want you home safe. You are a hero in my books. Cheers, Mike

  2. Lawrence (Larry) Graham says:

    It was a great thrill to contact you in the middle of the night with Ted, VK6NTE. I am envious of your adventure…best wishes from Lynchburg, Virginia,,Larry W4VES

  3. Mark Trim says:

    When you get your rigging repaired
    , I would suggest that you look into having som metal replacement parts made for your wind vang self steering. This seems to be a weak point with those plastic parts breaking so often.
    Mark

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