Two weeks at sea

Gudrun V
Axel Busch
Sat 19 Feb 2011 12:05
Day 15, Saturday, 19.02.2011, 12:00 UTC (09:00 local), 18:23.1N 46:23.0W, 26°C, 1012 mBar

Two weeks at sea! And I still like it, what a surprise. Even more of a surprise is that there is still fresh (more or less) fruit and vegetables left, and I still don't have an excuse to cook cheap pasta. But I'm down to oranges, apples, lemons, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots and garlic now. But then I decided to use Buitoni Bolognese sauce anyway, just because I can, haha! Ok, with onions, carrots and garlic.

Yesterday my brother told me that people are commenting to the entries on my blog, and wishing me all the best for the trip. Thank you all very much for thinking of me and caring. Also to the people who just read and care, and don't comment so much. Unfortunately I cannot read the comments while on the way, but I will catch up once I get to my destination. Apparently some even post the one or other helpful advice. For example regarding navigation in european forests.

But what probably very few know is that one of the culprits who comments so much is actually guilty of inspiring me to these kinds of adventures. Yes, and at an early age too. My "Sandkastenfreund" Markus M. We were neighbors during kindergarten and primary school and actually played in the sandbox together. And it was his idea to walk across the Alps, Germany to Tirol, after High-School. Which I liked so much despite an injured knee (and wishing I was dead at one particular time) that I fell for the outdoors. So it's all Markus' fault, hehe. Thanks Markus :-).

Back to the present. The weather was great yesterday, wind and sun, and I was abolutely over-motived in regard to filming. I decided to film how the parassailor is set. Only instead of a "how-to" it became a "how not to". If this ever makes it into youtube the whole sailing community will crack up laughing.

But when night fell the weather decided it had given me (obviously) enough sun, but (unfortunately) also enough wind. No more, and there is still pretty much no Wind now (though the sun came back up). I had a hopeful look at the weather forecast a few minutes ago, but it doesn't look good. The overall situation is: no wind until Tuesday, then lots. Sun only during the daylight hours.

Three days baking in the hot sun and not moving much. Oh dear, my worst nightmare is coming true. Morale is still high though. Very tempting to use the engine. But I only have fuel for one day, haha :-). Good that I have books for many, many more days.