slow and steady

Gudrun V
Axel Busch
Thu 27 Sep 2012 22:56
Friday, 2012-09-28, 11:50 UTC+13, 18:25.530S 177:07.432W, COG 265, SOG 2.5kn, Wind 5kn NE

The wind was pretty good the rest of the night, sometimes up to 12kn. Calm sea, no rolling, perfect for sleeping. Except for the GPS alarm which went off every few minutes after 2am. "GPS Fix lost". Then it ackquired it again, then another alarm - "GPS Fix lost". Rebooted the whole navionics stuff but the error persistet. After five minutes I shut the GPS alarm off. No worries, GPS isn't that important out here anyway. I'm sure it wasn't my devices, probably a temporary bad coverage. South pacific isn't a priority I guess. Anyway, after an hour I didn't see the GPS signal get lost anymore.

This morning the wind dropped to 5kn, and that's where it still is. Very slow goig with 2-3kn. Nothing I can do about it, patience is the key. Maybe I get lucky again and it picks up 1h after this blog entry?

Lunch today is a very simple stew: potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, cabbage, chicken-stock and spices. Classic boat food :-)

370nm to go