FROM 2-1. Sydney-Equator

Dilbert at dawn

Awake in the middle of the night again and only one more sleep to go. Cold, wet and bleak outside and makes everything seem bigger and more scary. You’re all out there and somehow we have to make it work. I’ve just been sent Dilbert’s boss failing the Turing test – I guess it is what it is! In case you have no idea what I’m talking about – which I imagine is not uncommon – here it is:

Today will be a big one – masses of detail to sort, final shopping to do and load, We put about 400 litres of diesel into Berri yesterday and she’s looking fat and heavy. I think we will have to move some of the containers around to get the trim a bit less bow heavy. Hard to tell but I think the boat will be about as heavy as last time. Probaly at least a ton, maybe two, heavier than for a Sydney-Hobart start. Will be interesting to see how she sails. Forecast for tomorrow and the next few days is for SE winds 10-20 knots so should get things going.

Fingers crossed – we’re going to need lots of luck to get this one in the can. Customs coming at noon tomorrow. Thanks for all your messages in the gust book – we’ll do our best..Love youse all, as usual!

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