10 Jun Last Looks
There will be no more Southern Hemisphere sunsets on The 5 Capes Voyage. This is the last. Sometime early tomorrow morning we will cross ‘The Line’ close to 155 00W due South of the Big Island of Hawaii and will have officially returned to the Northern Hemisphere.
There have been so many ‘Lines’ crossed, passed under, or otherwise trampled that this seems anti-climatic. I well remember how excited I was to cross it last time. This time, I’m only thinking of tomorrow’s evaporating winds, furnace-like sun, and boat-speed.
Neptune mustn’t be ignored however so we’ll have him aboard as is proper. Sir Salty will get his grog, Starboard and Port will revert to Port and Starboard, and old stick-in-the-mud me might muster a smile but it will feel forced. It is all business these days and our business is North.
North to the ITCZ. North to the Northeast Trades. North to Hawaii. North to the North Pacific High. North to departure off Cape Flattery. North to home. Nothing but North.
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