Topic: Clothing

1-5. Mid Pacific to Heading South

Feb 12, 2005 - 0054hrs UTC │45’35”S 143’15”W 3129nm

0054hrs 12 Feb 2005 UTC 45’35”S 143’15”W Map Ref 59 3129nm

Now past half way in all distance categories – Sydney and Hobart. Still about 1600 miles and a lot of water and time before we get to the Pacific high off the Chilean coast and can dive south to … Continue reading

1-5. Mid Pacific to Heading South

Feb 16, 2005 - 0325hrsUTC

0325hrs 16 Feb 2005 UTC 46’19”S 131’43”W Map Ref 66 3696nm

I’ve been asked what the weather is like down here. We are in the South Pacific Convergence ZoneInter Tropical Convergence Zone, also known as The Doldrums (SPCZ) where warm moist air out of the highs to the north mixes … Continue reading

1-11. South Atlantic-26°S

Apr 13, 2005 - 1010hrs UTC

1010hrs 13 Apr 2005 UTC Map Ref 164

It’s the middle of the night and I’m sweating – send me down my silver threaded T shirt, Noreen! – it’s hot and humid, which, it seems to me, is a better reason for sweat than the dull fear that comes in … Continue reading

1-30. To abeam Cape Leeuwin

Nov 28, 2005 - 1130hrs UTC │ Day 100

1130hrs 28 Nov 2005 UTC 46’21”S 105’48”E Ref 596

Day 100 – big day – wind all over the ocean – we’ve done about one sail change every hour to keep Berri truckin towards that corner. Hard, cold difficult work and quite tiring. We ran the engine to give … Continue reading

1-31. Sooo close to Hobart

From Peter: The Cold and Damp

Hi Pete here, I haven’t written for a long time because of our communication problems but today the sun is out we have blue skies and last night I saw the stars after such a long time of complete blackness. All this light has lifted our spirits and the … Continue reading

2-1. Sydney-Equator

McQ:... and the motley crew!!

We made it off the dock, with minimum fuss as planned. Headed up the harbour wnd out through the Heads, where we had HilaryAlex’s partner and Katherine’s mother and Kimbra waving from North Head, SJ at South Head and one or two ribs zooming around- oh and a kayaker, who … Continue reading

2-7. Cambridge Bay-Baffin Bay

McQ: I wish the oreo cookie monster would leave me alone, or turn into a heater.

oh how I wish the oreo cookie monster would leave me alone!!! he hangs out shivering at the end of my bunk while I am off watch, desperately trying to ignore him, though its hard as he looks so blue and fluffy and unmonsterlike and pathetic, then when I come … Continue reading

2-7. Cambridge Bay-Baffin Bay

North of nearly everything

Kimbra’s watch and we are almost as far north as we need to go to round the northernmost point of Somerset Island, just east of Cunningham Bay. So – in an hour or so we should be able to head east, then south east. No more ice visible, Cornwallis just … Continue reading

2-13. Equator-Cape Town

Nostalgia 3

Me. I seem to be the serious one, as usual. We actually had to go to about 75N to get around a big ice field in Lancaster Sound – sadly, freezing rain and big icebergs meant we were just not able to make it to BeecheyBeechey Island is an island … Continue reading