logo Blue Sky's Voyage
Date: 14 Feb 2010 21:17:55
Title: First Week at Sea

Hello Friends                "10:00N 98:24W"
 
Happy Valentines Day All !
 
We've been at sea for a week and we're enjoying a light breeze from the North East - just enough to fly the larger Sanders spinnaker for the first time.
 
We're 900 miles from our start and have 2700 to go to Nuku Hiva
(distances over the ground, not through the water).
 
Not much to report: we've put the clocks back an hour today and a helicopter circled us during lunch, we think from one of the fishing / whaling boats.
 
For the record, the satellite system is having some difficulty seeing the new AOR-W satellite which is the one we need at the moment. If this blog gets posted then we connected today, but it has been a bit difficult. Maybe it will be better when we get to the POR satellite (check inmarsat.com to understand all this). BUT if you don't hear from us for a while - it's just the technology - no actual problems.
 
All well on board.
 
Best Wishes
 
George, Michael, Alex and Simon
 
 
 

Diary Entries