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We are beam reaching into a very confused, very short sea that makes life on board something done on all fours. It is in stark contrast to last night’s sunset.

There is a Southwest long period swell of 12-14′, a North swell of 6-8′, and Northwest wind waves of 6-8′ all running over a current that has been varying between Southeast and EastxNorth. Winds are Northwest 25 gusting 32.

If the above reads like a mess, then you’ve got the picture. Sadly, conditions aren’t forecast to change any time soon.

We are reaching as I want to get across the axis and to the south of a high pressure area that will overtake us Friday. If I can, then we will have light but favourable winds to work with. It’s a gamble as crossing the axis could leave us trapped in the high and not on either side. It that happens, we are literally dead in the water.

I decided it was worth the risk as there is a tropical depression moving southward into our track next week. Best not to play tag with typhoons…

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1 Comment
  • 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).

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