Half Way to Australia

Chsalonina - Chizol
Chizol has now been sold to sail around again
Sat 14 Aug 2010 10:40
We are now half way to Australia heading for the Port of Mackay
Our position is 18:35s 157:10e
The weather has calmed and we will be without wind tomorrow if not tonight
We have resting on the spinnaker pole 2 Boobies that have pink feet - just now another missed the pole and crashed onto our canopy before flying off to try again
Our communications with the fleet are difficult as our SSB is playing up and we may need to replace it in Oz
One vessel is being towed into port by a second rally boat as their engine has packed in - another is being escorted in as they have very limited battery power and through the Great Barrier Reef I think you should not rely alone on sail power
We shall enter the Hydrographers Passage Tuesday so looking forward to that with some trepidation
Could make Mackay Wednesday
Sheikhy Sheikh