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Finally, after what seemed an age, we get a change in tweather and our course is more east than west.

I am making the most of it as the Gsmbier Islands lie almost due south. They are not to be trifled with as they are a string of relatively low lying coral atolls. My waypoint is Pitcairn to the east and south of the Gambiers and I need all the help I can get to clear them.

Unfortunately, I’ve been pushed by the beefed up SE trades into a bit of a high pressure ridge and the wind is almost certainly going to die. Or go very light and NE’ly which might be worse.

But for now, come what may, there is much gladness aboard Seaburban. Even Salty descended from his perch and looked outside. He didn’t say so, but he looked pleased.

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.

  • Suzan Persons
    Posted at 15:43h, 09 July Reply

    What an amazing journey!!

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