Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Day 29 - 4 weeks

Well, yesterday was day 28. Four weeks at sea. Our longest passage to date
and still 10 days to go. Bleh.

Tonight, we'll pass another major milestone, 1000 nm to go! Tomorrow, we'll
have another little celebration. I'm sure you've already guessed that it
will likely involve chocolate. Forecast indicates that it's supposed to be
calmer tomorrow, so maybe I'll get ambitious and whip up some cupcakes. I've
got some chocolate frosting that we NEED to find a vehicle for!

Soon, we'll have to change ship's time. Last night the horizon began to
lighten up before 3am. That's a bit ridiculous!! Even if we are approaching
the longest day of the year. Sheesh. We're at the same latitude as Oahu, and
they are -10UTC. Ship's time is currently -11UTC. Switching time zones
creates a timing conflict with the radio net and dinner...but I guess the
3am sunrise just isn't acceptable. We'll see.

June 5 noon report:
Position: 46-06N, 156-57W
1060 nm to Sitka, Alaska
3203 nm travelled so far
Ave spd 4.8 knots
24 hr DOG: 134 nm
24 hr DMG: 130 nm (our best 24 hr distance on this trip yet)!
Course: 035T
Speed: 5.0 knots

Daily position reports:


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