The Gribs Lie
The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Wed 11 May 2011 05:01
Position at 1700 NZDT 26.44.8430S 178.36.5854E
Grib files are these natty little wind arrow thingies which you can download over your satphone connection to give the latest and greatest weather forecasts on your computer navigation chart software. They are based on years of accumulated data, atmospheric observations and a computer model. They aren't always right! Wewere supposed to be enjoying a nice 15 knot SE breeze helping us on our way to minerva reef (as at yesterdays forecast. The weather is actually a 20 knot NE breeze which is coming from where we want to go. Fortunately the computer has corrected its' mistake this afternoon. 'nuff said.
The day has been mostly unpleasant due to the contrary wind and we are now expecting to arrive there sometime Friday if we are lucky. Morale is "flat" at the moment to say the least but the crew are philosophical.
Not much else to report, until tomorrow, TTFN