RTW Day 160 - Underway again, after being hove-to overnight.

Saturday 30th March 2013 HAPPY EASTER!!

Up early to find wind down to 30kt or less and swell also slightly less, at around 5.5 m - so didn't take long to decide to lose no time getting underway - before having breakfast!

The day has been sunny at times but mainly cloudy. Wind slowly eased over the day - and with it, our speed, so we're making just 5kt this evening ...but seas., although less, are still well up and we're regularly being flung about.

White-headed petrel is still around, but noticeably fewer birds over last few days, despite rough seas.

Late this afternoon, a I was making a log entry, I realized we'd passed into yet another time zone : GMT + 9hr. When I get toTasmania, it will be GMT + 10hr - they're just changing their clocks back tonight to come out of 'summer' time.

Not much radio chat today - between poor propagation, AP making a noise on certain relevant frequencies and a'CQ Contest' over Easter weekend, it was difficult to make contact...

Looks, from grib files, as though next Wed might see very light winds on the approach to Tasmania - I hope they're not so light I become becalmed... Still far enough away to be completely different on the day, though...

Bouncing around in swell.... Time for my bunk - nearly finished 'Letter ofMarque' ...

DMG at 1100 GMT: 65 n.ml. (heaved to overnight and then drifted NNE-NE - so not much Easting....) C. Leeuwin: 767 n.ml. (WNW); King Island (entrance to Bass Strait): 724 n.ml. ; SE Cape of Tasmania: 827 n.ml.
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For my positions, see:
www.svnereida.com - 'Travels' - "Where is 'Nereida'?"
and/or:
http://www.exactearth.com/media-centre/recent-ship-tracks/tracking-nereida/

Written by : Mike

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