Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The SE trades

03deg09.341N 129deg19.683W 21:10L
Sailing along in what we hope is the start of the SE trades, the wind is picking up and is turning from S to SE. H�kan just measured the air temperature and it was 31 deg Celsius, and that is at 9 in the evening. There are still some rain clouds around and very humid, but it feels like we have gotten past the converging zone. Today H�kan woke me up to a breakfast of freshly squeezed orange juice, a beautiful omelet and a cup of espresso brewed coffee Life is tough for us sailors. We do our best to cool off during the day with several buckets of seawater showers, and a light rinse with fresh water. We are very pleased to see that we have an audience for this blog, as we didn't really know how it would turn out. Feel free to post a comment, although we can't actually see the blog, we have a system set up so that we can read all your comments. Maiken has proved to be a tough boat, just like the lady she is named after, my grandmother. My longest sailboat passage so far has been crossing the Atlantic years ago, it took 22 days, this trip will surpass that with a few days. We spotted the star constellation "southern cross" yesterday night, and that together with some CSNY on the stereo, well that is a formula that spells South Pacific.

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