Topic: Belmore school

1-20. Belmore and Pete swims

Sep 13, 2005 - 0330hrs UTC │Cattle Egret I

We’ve just dropped the assy and reverted to tractor after nearly 2 days of great reaching – I hope the grib is correct and we’ll get a south easterly later today, which, if it holds, might become the top of the SE trades. Woohoo. Meanwhile, the old bus shelter gets sniffed and watered by all the local mongrels and we carry on fantasising about ocean voyages in our tiny concrete world. … Continue reading

1-21. Equator to Left Turn

Sep 20, 2005 - 0900hrs UTC │Boredom II

Response to Belmore South: Hiya to you all in 5/6K! This is Alex, but Pete will do his bit later. Thanks for your thoughts, John, Adelia, Merna and Daniel – we are really pleased to know that you are interested in what we are doing – perhaps we could encourage you all to work hard in class so that you can one day follow your own dreams too. Maybe that’s too boring a message! … Continue reading

1-21. Equator to Left Turn

Sep 20, 2005 - 1000hrs UTC

We had our normal Breakfast Short Consultation today, bulk billed, of course, with the medico from Dublin and then we decided that the crossing should be appropriately celebrated with a southern hemisphere based medicinal potion so – half and half Dr Bundy and ASDA orange squash was the go. Noice. Very Noice – thanks Dave and RANSA. This could become habit forming. … Continue reading

1-21. Equator to Left Turn

Sep 21, 2005 - 1015hrs UTC │RORC Award

DB 125, 9,907 (GPS 135). Truckin’ along reasonably well, touch wood, hold me breff till me eyes pop and waltzing matilda. I think we have hooked into the Brazil current too, which is nice. A bit short of sailmail connection time because of all the Belmore South answers, so this will be short. … Continue reading

1-21. Equator to Left Turn

Sep 23, 2005 - 0330hrs UTC

0330hrs 23 Sep 2005 UTC 06’11”S 026’48”W Ref 382

Still broad reaching south and a bit west – not sure whether we are actually getting closer to Oz but it’s definitely good progress and great sailing. And getting cooler too.

It has been a lot of fun talking to BelmoreSydney … Continue reading

1-22. Still heading south south east

Sep 30, 2005 - 1400hrs UTC

First, a quiz question for the geniuses at Belmore South. I expect you all know that the sun sets in the west. This means that if you stand on a beach anywhere except in one place on the entire east coast of Australia, you will see the sun setting over land. It goes down behind trees or sand dunes or houses or cliffs. … Continue reading