Noon Position: 43 57.8 N 064 09.0 W
Course: Northeast Speed 3 knots
Wind: North nor-west, light breeze
Weather: Overcast, cold, No Fog (still!) Sea: slight but choppy
Day's Run: 88 miles
Last night was a definite improvement over the previous one, no fog, no
rain, just a very cold headwind which we are making slow progress into.
Cold, clear headwinds are better than cold, wet, foggy fair winds.
We are still looking good for making Halifax tomorrow, sometime in the
forenoon I would say.
Anyone heard from Paul out there? Hello, Paul, hello. I need to hear from
you if you want to join me anytime soon.
I was looking at the ice charts for Newfoundland yesterday and there are a
lot of icebergs up that way. I am appreciably earlier up here this time than
last year, because the primary objective is to get across to Europe and make
the most of the short northern summer. So I am reviewing my plan and
thinking we might head straight for Ireland from Halifax and duck under all
those bergs, they're impressive but I saw enough of them last year and have
had enough of cold and sleepless nights worrying about bumping into them, at
least for now.
Now about this global cooling theory of mine, I think if my observation
sample is anything to go by, there is a paucity of cats on the planet and
people aren't feeding them quality food, hence we cats are having to
conserve energy, thus CO2 and methane levels are way down, we are heading
into another ice age! Skipper Bob, save the planet, feed me, (and make it
something worth eating) NOW, before it's too late.
In the meantime what choice do I have but to conserve energy. Maybe I'll
think of another strategy while I sleep on it, but I know a critical factor
is proper food. We are clearly in a positive feedback loop here.
Well don't say I didn't warn you.
All is well, for the moment anyway.