Day 114 Water, westing and wishing 24/12/13

 Dec 24, 2013Position: 34 25 S, 82 33 E

All is well. Lots of wind and rain here at the tail end of ‘Bruce’. Have filled the main water tanks 100% and now filling my 10 gallon spare! My batteries are very low with little prospect of sunshine today. 

I will be heading north at 18:00 hrs today to get around the hi. It may take me a few days as I’ll try to get some westing in as well.

Wishing you happy holidays. I miss you beyond belief. 

Miss u too.

Miss u by MaryLouCourse 255 T Speed 5 knots Wind S 10-15 knots Waves S 2 metres , N 3 metres Cloud 100% Temp 17 C Baro 1014 Miles in last 24 hrs: 60 nm Volts 13.10


  1. Hi Glenn. Merry Xmas!! We are all thinking about you! Missing you like crazy! Had a good dinner with the old girls. Nice weather here. No snow on the mountain so just being lazy. Love you tons!! Xoxo
    Mary. Hugh. And Alex. Xoxo

  2. Maurice Preece says

    Hi Glenn,

    Merry Christmas and a Joyful New Year.
    May the winds carry you safely over the oceans and reveal
    wonders that only us lubbers can dream of.
    Stay safe and keep those lines tight!
    Maurice and Michiko

  3. Daryl Noullette says

    Merry Christmas Glenn. As always, thinking about you and wishing you well.

  4. Merry Christmas Glenn & Marylou. I have been following your adventure from the beginning. So very happy that your tanks are full. Hoping for some sunshine for you to get those batteries up. I follow everyday before work, and the non sailors at work are now beginning to ask questions about your journey, Happy sailing days.
    Cheers: Joey from Fort Langley

  5. Hey Glenn have fun with the water supply! Oh how I remember those days of hot sticky down below and lying on the deck under sail with the harness on! Enjoy every moment of your journey Glenn… will be back into normality in the future wondering what all that yearning was about……minus of course Mary Lou and all you wonderful friends! Merry Christmas cheers from Mike and I xoxoxoxoxoxoxo ps so enjoying your writing can smell it, feel it and cant imagine how I for one would do it… know how I love to talk to people! lol

  6. Glen,

    I’ve read all your posts and always look forward to the next . At times your right on schedule as I’m often wondering how you’re doing and then my iPhone buzzes with an update from Going Solo.

    I’ll sometimes be walking the golf course with my two border collies Jill and Cooper and stop to sit and read your posts. They seem less interested than I am in what you’re up to as Cooper keeps dropping his frisbee at my feet until give in and play.

    It’s 3:30pm Christmas Eve and I’m sitting looking out the window at Witty’s Lagoon and I can see Race Rocks in the distance. I’m looking forward to that day when I raise my binoculars and spot Glenn Wakefield and WW II sailing for home.

    Thinking of you and your family
    Merry Christmas!

    Scott Wheeler
    Golf Course Superintendent
    Gorge Vale Golf Club

  7. Bob&Melanie Mettes says

    Glenn, Marylou and family. Merry xmas and a healthy 2014. We follow you every day. Stay safe. Bob and Melanie Mettes.

  8. susan & Ian Grant says

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Glenn. Hope the sun shines soon to help charge those batteries. Happy to hear the water tanks are now full!

  9. Hi Glenn and MaryLou, All the best of the season and safe 2014!! Jim

  10. Hi Glenn and Marylou I have followed every post since day 1. Really enjoying your adventure. Hope you have a little canned turkey on board. Wish you all the best in the new year and a very Merry Christmas.

  11. Aggie Hebert-Mondry says

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  12. Pat and Fred Lark says

    Hi Glenn and Marylou Merry Christmas and Happy 2014.” Oh the places you’ll go!” We have smiles on our faces thinking of you two. Gratitude, Pat and Fred

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