Whirling dervish

Dec 27

Dec 27

We have a warm day, slightly overcast, with high clouds.  I started a cleaning bee here this morning and what a whirling dervish it turned into. Personally… I went to the self serve WW II spa and laundry, and got the full deal – hair, teeth, shave, manicure, pedicure, trim and moisturizer. Not only that, but a complete change of clothes, I mean clean clothes!!!! Oh my gawd I feel like a new man!

I didn’t stop there. Oh no, then I hit the stove, polished it, then the kettle, the pressure cooker, sink, faucets. Still not content, I moved forward and cleaned the head (toilet for you land lubbers), then washed the cabin sole (floor) all the way back to the galley (kitchen). There I proceeded to do the laundry!!! It was so intense I missed a radio sked with the guys at 01:00 Zulu (universal standard time) UTC.

I’m going to have to take a break just thinking about it. This of course was just a dry run for my landing in The Bay Of Islands in about four or five days. The rain gear is turned inside out and hanging to air as well. The wind is very light at the moment and we have full main and jib up ghosting along at three knots with the Raymarine electric Autohelm doing the steering. I have hard boiled a few eggs for quick snacks which puts me half way through my four dozen eggs.  

Position: 35 09.87 S, long 163 44.80 Course 60 T Speed 5.5 knots Wind N 10-15 Waves N 2m Temp 19 C Cloud 90%Baro 1018 Steady Miles in last 24 hrs 162 nm Distance to Cape Reinga 425nm

 

Comments

  1. Margie Hennig says:

    What a day Glenn. You sound like you are nesting. Are you about to give birth? I have loved reading your blogs this last few weeks since you left Albany. You are nearly there and soon to be with your beloved Mary Lou. Safe travels xx

  2. I NEVER KNEW YOU WERE A SUFI? YOUR SHIP , MUST HAVE A LOT OF ROOM , TO WHIRL ABOUT IN?
    ( OBVIOUSLY , YOUR IN 1.ST CLASS ) hee hee ) A/E , E.

    • MaryLou Wakefield says:

      Amazing what time alone at sea can do to a man. Never thought I’d see Glenn and yoga in the same sentence!

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