15 Nov Making Tracks
I had thought there would be time to do the final preparations for the trip through the Southern Ocean while travelling down the Eastern North Pacific. All was going as per plan until the sudden appearance of the two potential tropical depressions.
The Johnson Series Drogue bridles, the Shark and Galerider drogues and their bridles, the sealing of the dorade boxes and hatches, the hanks for the smallest of the storm jibs, etc. If I were chased down by one of these Mexican Monsters, I would have to scramble to get prepared. I know from experience that the only good thing scrambled is an egg.
I’ve spent today making things right. I’ll spent the next few days getting all in order and to make absolutely sure I don’t get caught with my pants down.
That still leaves me to have a few practice runs with all my storm gear. That’s a must and something I’m looking forward to. Just for fun at some point on this trip I’ll stand on the deck, shake my fist at the wind, and yell “I’ve got a Drogue and I’m not afraid to use it!”
And then I’ll prostrate myself and apologize to that same wind so as not to tempt fate.
In the meantime, Seaburban makes tracks west.
Follow my tracks in real-time: