Topic: Noises

1-5. Mid Pacific to Heading South

Feb 12, 2005 - 0734hrs UTC │From inside the plastic tube: Listening to Berri

0734hrs 12 Feb 2005 UTC 45’48”S 142’20”W Map Ref 60 3169nm

This entry was read by Alex Whitworth on a BBC 4 program called Something Understood and broadcast on July 17th, 2005. Listen to the full program (about 30 minutes) (Alex: mn 21:45 to mn 25:00)

Here I am … Continue reading

1-5. Mid Pacific to Heading South

Feb 19, 2005 - 0015hrs UTC

0015hrs 19 Feb 2005 UTC 45’49”S 126’30”W Map Ref 70 3930nm

And so it came to pass. Calm windless silence that pounds your ears, then fluffy darkness, muffled rain, slight roll, plus all the usual little noises in Berri’s vocab, mostly irritants like a Sikaflex tube rolling in its shelf … Continue reading

1-10. South Atlantic-Going up

Noises off...

This is just noise – about 15 seconds of it. I turned the camera on by mistake in the middle of the liferaft storm at night off Montevideo and the time stamp puts it at a time when the wind was between 60 and 75 knots. I can hear several … Continue reading

1-11. South Atlantic-26°S

Apr 04, 2005 - 0530hrs UTC │Rough Rough - as opposed to Just Rough

0530hrs 04 Apr 2005 UTC Map Ref 146

An intensely frustrating few days, mostly spent watching Montevideo not going past. And for all you members of the great unwashed, our silence is perhaps covered by my alltime favourite song title – “When the phone don’t ring, babe, you’ll know it’s … Continue reading

2-8. Baffin Bay-Nuuk (Greenland)

6645 05610 AC just over the horizon

We should be back on the Arctic Circle going south in about 4 hours, 31 days after crossing it going north in the Bering Sea. At the other end, I did not dare even think about this moment. I can’t give you exact distances because of the idiosyncrasies of the … Continue reading

2-9. Greenland-N.Atlantic-Falmouth

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TrisailA tiny storm sail that is set on the mast instead of the mainsail. Full explanation here time in the boonies – 35 + from the SW – jagged sea, not much fun again. Wind in the rig goes from gentle swish to buzz to drone to swooshy hum to … Continue reading

2-14. Cape Town-Kerguelens

Tentative yeeehaaa and wooohooo.

More or less parked off the NE corner of the island – to get into Baie du Morbihan and Port aux Francais, we have to sail a big circle – radius about 25 miles – from the NW to the SE and then NW into the Baie. Another series of … Continue reading

2011-Return to Nome, Alaska, in Winter

Running on ice

Or why I’ve always wanted YakTrax but was afraid to ask. They are weird to run on and energy sapping but very effective on packed snow. Not so good on smooth ice. And I’m learning about the different noises snow makes and even a bit about what it … Continue reading