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Berrimilla Down Under Mars Status Report 1 July 2008

Status Report From: Berrimilla Down-under Mars
Posted: Tuesday, July 1, 2008

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TUESDAY, 1 JULY 2008

5826 16738

just a quick position report

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POSTED BY BERRIMILLA DOWNUNDERMARS AT 15:29


5745 16725

Comms difficult and The Force has not been with me but I'll try to keep these flying through the air. We're almost at 58 N Berri's highest ever latitude. Cape Horn is at about 5730 S.

Wind now 30 kts, nasty lumpy sea but we're still stonking - McQ has said it all, except for the big whale we saw a couple of days ago and some more Dall's Porpoises. The whale was about half a mile away, only one spout and I think I saw tail flukes as it sounded.

If we can keep it all together, Nome in about 3 days. Might see our first ice before that, but unlikely. And only 30 days to the eclipse, so we have to try to get at least to Cambridge Bay by then.

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POSTED BY BERRIMILLA DOWNUNDERMARS AT 08:49


McQ: Oh I do like to be back at sea!!!

What a fantastic morning...There is bright bright sunshine and blue, yes, BLUE, sky dotted about!!! We had amazing night too with three stars in view for ages!!! Its been a while since we've seen such things!!! There are lots of birds (no eagles!) little flying penguin ones and puffins are the best!! It is truly wonderful to be back at sea- we are stonking along at over 6knots over the ground with a steady 20-22 knots of wind from just aft of the beam... it is due to build to 30 by tomorrow evening and back to the E, so fingers crossed it builds quick and blows through quick before we have to hang a right to the East!!!! I think its time, once again, to pay attention to the whims of the wind gods!!!

love
McQ
xxx

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POSTED BY BERRIMILLA DOWNUNDERMARS AT 08:49


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