Topic: Sleeping

1-2. Hobart (Tasmania)-Dunedin (NZ)

Jan 17, 2005 - 1032hrs SYD

We’ve now changed target to waypoint Alpha, 1104 nm to the east. Should take about 8 days in our current fairly conservative mode. Latest report puts us already south of the northernmost sighting of ice, but it’s a long way ahead. Todays wildlife: near the Snares, two tiny penguin-like birds – square back ends apparently with a foot at each rear corner, little narrow wings flapping away but only just airborne. … Continue reading

1-6. Below 50S

Feb 24, 2005 - 2145hrs UTC

2145hrs 24 Feb 2005 UTC 50’52”S 112’31”W Map Ref 79

Pete: Reflections, part 3. We were inDunedin, the xrays showed no broken ribs but alex would need a week to recover. this proved to be a blessing as it gave us time to evaluate the storage problems we had on … Continue reading

1-15. Falmouth, Malta, and environs

June 06, 2005 – 1800hrs UTC │Falmouth

1800hrs 06 Jun 2005 UTC Falmouth

Domestic updates for a couple of months from here. I have some more photos, some fromStanleyand theAtlanticand some historical which i will put on a cd for M &S. Here’s the To Do list for Fmth – just starting to get stuck … Continue reading

1-24. Closing on the Barn Door

Oct 17, 2005 - 1515hrs UTC │Sleeping and dressing

1515hrs 17 Oct 2005 UTC 40’08”S 004’55”E Ref 449

Wriggle, shimmy and glide – people ask us how we live in our little bus shelterExplanation here.

I sleep in the port (left) bunk – in which it is physically impossible to sleep straight or comfortable because the chain plate (big … Continue reading

1-27. Indian Ocean Examiner

Oct 30, 2005 - 0200hrs UTC

0200hrs 30 Oct 2005 UTC 38’32”S 025’39”E Ref 500

Another frustrating day – we are bare polingExplanation here again in a NE/35-40 off the back of a high – I misread the gribWeather files. Graphics in Binary file: GRIB files associate a specific weather datum (eg wind velocity or atmospheric … Continue reading

1-28. How Low To Go? Towards 45°S

Nov 12, 2005 - 0840hrs UTC

0840hrs 12 Nov 2005 UTC 42’46”S 055’20”E Ref 544

I’m writing this in the hope that the Satcom is back in business. (it isn’t – so transferring back to sailmailSailmail is the system that Berrimilla uses for email communication. It is a non-profit association of yacht owners operating a network … 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