There Be Dragons
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There Be Dragons

There Be Dragons

There Be Dragons

The squiggles I’ve sketched on the chart are the rough positions and tracks of the tropical depressions and storms currently in the Tropical Eastern Pacific. My daily noon positions are also shown on the upper left.

It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to see why I’ve had some cause for concern. Th good news is that the waypoints I am headed to are clear.

This month is supposed to be free of these kinds of disturbances. The pilot charts for November shows no hurricane tracks. But here they are. My very own climate emergency!

As I write this, Seaburban is bouncing and in a very confused sea made up of the swell propagating from the weather being kicked up down south. The augmented trades we’ve had for the past couple of days hasn’t helped either. To do anything in the cabin is basically an all-fours affair. Salty seems to be enjoying watching me crawl about.

As long as the wind is up, the motion is bearable. But under each passing cloud is a bit of a lull and it is a whole different ball game then. Not that I’ve ever been on a bucking bronco or ridden a bull, bit I figure this is close. Only no clowns and popcorn…

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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