RTW Day 84 to Capes of Good Hope/Agulhas - a little less wind but BIG seas...

Sunday 13th January, 2013

8am Up as usual to report position to Patagonia Net - Wolfgang was clearly concerned about the big seas expected. I reassured him that, yes, they were very big, as forecast, but being well separated and with the wind having eased a bit (below 30kt now), we were coping fine - just being forever knocked about a lot!!

After yesterday's close company of so many wonderful birds, their absence today was the more noticeable - none seen this morning and just a glimpse later on of our 'resident' black-browed albatross and pair of white-chinned petrels, along with our 'resident' storm petrel - I'm convinced these are the same birds that tend to stay fairly close to us - and will probably keep us company for some time more. No great albatross seen today.

As yesterday, a mix of weather - blue sky and lighter wind alternating with a sudden rain squall coming by with increased wind.. We're being quite badly knocked about at times - keep finding objects on the cabin sole that should not be there! It's really cold - we even had some hail at midday! My heated up ham/vegetables/bean stew is very welcome!!

24hr DMG at 8pm 'new' local time (Buenos Aires time!) (2300GMT ): 133 n.ml. Cape Horn 61891 n.ml. away (WSW). E. Falkland: 245 n.ml. (W), S. Georgia: 491 n.ml. (ESE).
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For my positions, see:
www.svnereida.com - 'Travels' - "Where is 'Nereida'?"
http://www.exactearth.com/media-centre/recent-ship-tracks/tracking-nereida/http://oceantracker.net?event=nereida

Written by : Mike

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