Making Tracks
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Making Tracks

Making Tracks

Making Tracks

Having barely outfoxed the ridge trailing us astern, we make tracks East x South. Finally we are on our way with stable, clear weather ahead for the next few days. Instead of scrapping for a paltry 5 knots over the ground we make 6 and 7 easily. For the first time in weeks I am not consumed with how slow we seem.

It has been weeks as well since I’ve done more than a cursory check on all the standing and running rigging. With bright sunshine and and water not streaming down the gunnels, everything topside gets inspected and lubricated. The best part of the day so far has been letting some fresh air into the fetid interior. The companionway hatch is wide open and there is a mysterious and uncommon lack of birds in our wake.

More of the same is more than welcome.

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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