FROM 1-28. How Low To Go? Towards 45°S

Nov 05, 2005 – 1430hrs UTC

1430hrs 05 Nov 2005 UTC 40’27”S 039’35”E Ref 523

Didn’t last long – won’t bore you with the transitional stages – back to 2 reefs and the 4 – in the lumpiest, most corrugated, mogul like serrated chunky rotten sea ever and we have to cater for the max likely wind so can’t really set any more sail. Worst rolling gyrating pitching yawing motion we’ve had yet. When we stop, our escort of petrels all park around us on the water. They usually sit in a big gaggle chirruping. Was trying to see whether the 2 smaller grey ones joined them – I think not. Also two terns flying around earlier. Lovely graceful finely drawn birds.

Afternoon Con has arrived – that sort of day, so strictly rationed gin and lemon squash and water. Noice – when you’ve got no tonic.

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