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When I came on deck to add some sail to keep us moving, the first thing that came to mind was boisterous. The conditions are well described by boisterous. The winds are blowing at 30+, the swell has been building all day and is every bit of the 14′ forecast, and there is a nasty 6′ secondary swell from he north that is conveniently on Seaburban’s stern.

We’re moving well but not fast enough for my liking. Any more sail, however, and the wind vane can’t recover when we’re slapped hard by the cresting primary swell and a southerly tertiary swell of some 4′.

Normally, we would be running but I want to get south to get below a vigorous trough Sunday and an Argentinian low that will be on top of me Tuesday. As it stands, we’re beam reaching until it becomes too dicey.

And the sun is out so my location is no longer a mystery.

Follow my tracks in real-time:


  • BT
    Posted at 10:41h, 02 July Reply

    Bert, you are amazing! Following you progress and posts with great admiration for you courage and wishing / willing you success. You are on the downhill run now. All the best from an Aussie follower BT ( 2 degrees of separation from your Uncle Joe).

  • Sandi Lyon
    Posted at 03:20h, 06 July Reply

    That looks about right. When it’s hot out in the ocean, its foggy and wet on the Wet Coast. That means you’re on the right track, heading the right direction. Finally. Woohoo.

  • Anita Kuntz
    Posted at 00:10h, 08 July Reply

    Following you journey and am truly amazed.

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