Topic: Fridge

1-12. 26°S-Nose Brazil

Apr 23, 2005 - 0700hrs UTC

0700hrs 23 Apr 2005 UTC Map Ref 179 I’ve just crashed sailmail and lost the message I’d been working on for most of yesterday and tonight. So here goes all over: Odd sort of birthday – from the sailing angle, no fun at all – becalmed most of the day in searing heat, boat a sweatbox, no escape. Redeemed by satphone calls from my family and the last 2 bottles of Dr Cooper’s special which we’d been cooling in our outside fridge … Continue reading

1-20. Belmore and Pete swims

Sep 12, 2005 - 1245hrs UTC

1245hrs 12 Sep 2005 UTC 10’07”N 023’57”W Ref 355 Now only 607 miles to the equator, perhaps 300 to the trades. That would take us to 5N, half way down the Atlantic from Fmth to 40S. Too hot by half – and the laptop is hot to the touch. We are making about 5 litres of water per day to stay ahead, using the solar panel alone. … Continue reading

1-21. Equator to Left Turn

Sep 23, 2005 - 0900hrs UTC

0900hrs 23 Sep 2005 UTC 06’41”S 026’52”W Ref 383 DB: 129, 9657 Gps 131 Definitely going downhill… [ed: Berri is tracking about 200nm to the east of the northward journey back in May. map here ] Not much to report – the Coolgardie fridge (a TESCO supermarket tray with two cans and a wine bladder wrapped in a wet sheet kept in the shade and the wind and periodically doused) is really cooling the ointment these days … Continue reading