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At sea: Pink Lady and sub tropics

November 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

About to stop in Minerva reef.  Wind forecast is for very little over the next day or so.  We will start again when there is more wind forecast.

Talked to the plucky girl on Pink Lady this afternoon.  She has started out from Australia to be the youngest person to do a non-stop circum-navigation.  Had bad luck on her test voyage down the Australian coast and was hit by a coaster.  Sounded in excellent form just getting out the fishing lines.  Her boat is an S&S 34.  Interesting she also gets lots of questions like “what about pirates?”, “How will you deal with pirates?”  I suspect she would have been more at risk living in a big city!  If someone reading this on the blog can put a link to her web site in the comments it would be great.

Just crossed the Tropic of Capricorn.  Crossed into the tropics on the way to Cape Verde last year on November 21st 2008.  Getting colder, duvets out now.

Position: 23°32’S 178°48’W [-23.533,-178.796] at local 16:00, GMT 03:00 2nd November
24hr run: 125.3 miles by GPS,
835 miles to Opua, NZ.
Wind: SE 13 knots Sea: SSE swell 3.0
Sky:  40% cloud cover

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Kevin Brennan // Nov 24, 2009 at 3:44 am

    Go Jessica. Don’t let the grinches get you down. The probably want life to be bland and boring, and have rarely put themselves to the test because it might go wrong. The best suggestions that I can make are, enjoy yourself, believe in yourself, make sure all your risks and decisions are calculated, and don’t lose sight of good common sense. The only risk in the future for you is, how will you ever be able to say ‘no’ to your children when they want to take on a challenge. I can hear their reply now…’well you did it’. Safe return to shore, keep your eyes open, Kevin (76)