FROM 1-30. To abeam Cape Leeuwin

Nov 27, 2005 – 0900hrs UTC

0900hrs 27 Nov 2005 UTC 46’03”S 102’14”E Ref 592

db: dmg 156, gps 168, dtg 1889, margin 546+36+582 – nearly an extra day in hand -wooohooo. day 99, 30 to the start, 21 to ti. time for reasonable confidence, i think. yet there is still heaps of time left for the examiner to do her worst.

we have set the cutdown again – sea has gone down a bit – perhaps 4-5 metre waves, wind dead aft, 20+, sunshine, though still the same t as the inside of a fridge outside. water t 6.5 well, there was sunshine when i sat down to write this – went out to get the water t and it’s completely overcast again. these systems move at 30+ knots.

cape leeuwin about 900 miles ne – about 600 before we pass it. and we are 5 hours and 48 minutes ahead of gmt so 1700 consultation will occur at 1012 gmt. not long now – noice. the birds have all gone, except for the occasional visit by an albatross or a couple of grey petrels – sometimes even a storm petrel. no more dolphins.

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