Listening to Glenn’s report online through the Pacific Seafarers Net


Through the miracle of technology, I was able to listen to Glenn online this evening on the Pacific Seafarers Net roll call. This is the image I see on my computer as each participant gives their report amidst the crackles and blips.

Huge thanks to Peter Mott who manages the call from New Zealand and gives marine mobile ham radio operators the opportunity to report their position and give a brief report. I was able to send Peter some weather information to Glenn which Peter read to him over the radio which is a big help to Glenn.

Glenn’s report was his usual “All is well” which I was grateful for and even though we couldn’t speak directly, I could send a short personal message to him over email which Peter read to him.

It was nice to hear Barry Mitchell’s voice on the call as well and mention of Alek in Australia and Cliff in New Zealand, two long time supporters of this project and ham radio gods in their own right.

WordPress is giving me some grief at the moment around the comments function of this blog so for the moment, I’m not receiving any. I will work on fixing that and get them back online as soon as possible.

Thank you all for your ongoing comments which Glenn very much appreciates receiving.





  1. Susan Bassett says

    Hi, I miss your updates. I hope all is well and that these Pacific storms are not making the trip too tough. Sending best wishes that Glenn is soon home and dry!

    • MaryLou Wakefield says

      Hi Susan
      We’re working on our glitch to get the automatic updates working
      again. Stay tuned!

  2. I felt I was right there with you, Glenn when you were telling us of your encounter with the magnificent whale. Your descriptions are very ‘colourful’ and if it weren’t for my ‘landlubber legs’ and the nasty vertigo I’d wish I could be right there with you experiencing it all (well, maybe not the mishaps and the technical difficulties)……I’ll never be a sailor, Glenn but it’s great to travel with you vicariously.
    Love Leslie

    • MaryLou Wakefield says

      Thanks Leslie. I think what you meant to say was you’re actually very glad you’re not there experiencing it with him. You’re more glad to be doing it vicariously at your home on the Sunshine Coast. Right?

  3. Hi Glenn,
    Hope your communication problems are sorted out soon.
    Smooth sailing!

  4. Thank you for a very interesting report Marylou. I have followed Glenn’s travels from the very beginning and although not a sailor (I get terribly sea sick) I find journey’s such as the ones Glenn has embarked upon simply fascinating. Keep the reports coming. Stay safe.

    Don Kleim
    Nanaimo, BC

  5. Steve Merriman says

    Looking forward to your return to Victoria .
    Our thoughts are with you .
    Ann & Steve

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