Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Day 30 - 3/4 of the way!!

June 6. Day 30. 1000 miles to go!!!! Finally. This third quarter of the
passage seemed to pass much faster than the second. Thankfully. Hopefully
the final 1000 miles will follow that trend!

It was a good day. We continued to have decent wind, around 15 knots,
sending us in the right direction. Seas are about 2 meters, so the ride is
quite comfortable. Our 1000 mile celebration was lovely. I let John sleep a
little longer this morning and whipped up a few cupcakes at the end of my
watch. When he woke up, he used up our last two eggs*, added a dehydrated
pack of egg skillet delight, and a few potatoes, and we had a wonderful
scrambler for breaky. We opened our 1000 mile treat bag (new magazines,
dried mangos, glico pokey sticks, oreos and chocolates). We watched a bit of
tv this afternoon (we're now into the new PanAm tv show). For dinner we ate
the last of our mahi mahi. Looks like we have to start fishing again.

We are getting further away from the majority of the cruising fleet. It is
harder to hear other boats on the radio. We've been able to report our
position each day, but it is possible that we won't be able to report in on
a day with poor propagation. But, if voice fails us, we'll be able to report
in via email.

The good news about being further along is that John reckons we're now
within range of US Coast Guard helicopters. That's reassuring.

Well...we're on the home stretch. And it feels good. Alaska here we come...

*On a side note...I still find it amazing that eggs will last so long
without refrigeration - 30 days! And no sign of going bad. That said - these
last couple weeks, the cabin may as well have been a refrigerator.

June 6 noon report:
Position: 46-59N, 154-52W
938 nm to Sitka, Alaska
3333 nm travelled so far
Ave spd 4.8 knots
24 hr DOG: 130 nm
24 hr DMG: 122 nm
Course: 038T
Speed: 5.2 knots

Daily position reports:


Anonymous said...


I'm Josh and I'm 15. I've only just stumbled upon your blog and I must say its one of the most inspirational ones I have ever read. I am interested in the discoveries of small uninhabited islands, or ones with a small population that have been affected by the wars. Over the last 6 weeks I have been researching atolls such as Johnston and Midway and slowly compiling a project consisting of over 25 different atolls.

As part of my little project I would like to use some of your images to help along the way with the understanding of the individual atolls that you have visited. The project will not be sold, or used for any commercial uses. The project is just simply a task that I have set myself to find out as much as I can to better my understanding.

I also have a few questions regarding your travels across the Pacific. When you stopped at Johnston, did you have to ask for permission or did you stop there and coincidentally the US Wildlife Refuge were there when you arrived? I intend on embarking on an expedition like the one that you're on at the moment to collect even more data for my project when I am a bit older.

Also, have you stopped at Midway Atoll yet? If not, and you do plan on going there, could you get some pictures for me please? (Sorry to sound so insensitive, and its quite alright if you do not wish to! :P)

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best of luck for the rest of the journey John and Naomi!


Josh Talbot

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