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RTW Day 232: N. Pacific: Cold, Rainy, Wet

Monday 10th of June 

100% grey overcast all day long with rain from 9am onward. Went on deck and got dowsed by a wave - got wet hair and had to change tops. On a top which was new a few months ago the zipper was completely stuck - usual story with aluminium zipper corroded with sea salt - took half an hour to free.

The wind and seas increased so furled in some genoa - so got very wet. Cabin drying line being well used by wet foul weather gear.
We're very close-hauled to make a course due E in a N wind - so speed down, especially in the bigger seas this morning when the wind was up. Later was able to unfurl genoa to get more speed but had to balance speed with heel and course.  I'm trying not to head S of E but sometimes it's unavoidable, although so far has only been for short periods.
It feels cold - put cabin heater on to help dry wet foulies - pleased to find heater came on without a problem - not being used since the Southern Ocean.  Hot soup has been welcome.  Still in Frontal weather system - another day at least. Seas still up at nightfall but rain lighter. Making slow progress.

Saw two ships on A.I.S - one came within 5 miles and the other within 3 miles. Both ships passed S of us one heading to Australia the other to China.

24hr DMG to 2300GMT: 60n.ml. Strait of Juan de Fuca: 2064n.ml. (053T); Midway Island: 630n.ml. (236T);  San Francisco 2159n.ml (071T)

From: KC2IOV/MM by HF radio. Transcribed by Jim, WB2REM, Port St. Lucie, FL via Ham Radio for posting.


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www.svnereida.com - 'Travels' - "Where is 'Nereida'?"
http://www.7163net.com Current Position Reported by Ham Radio with Google Earth Tracking

Written by : Mike

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