Changed Charts

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Sat 22 Jan 2011 19:11

Noon Position: 14 28.6 S 121 05.3 W
Course: 285 Speed: 5 Knots
Wind: East F3-4 Gentle to Moderate breeze
Weather: Cloudy, warm
Day’s Run: 150 miles

Early this morning we changed charts as we crossed 120 degrees West longitude. The charts are necessarily small scale covering large areas and the one I was putting away covered the Eastern South Pacific and all of South America's West coast from Cape Horn to the Panama Canal. I surveyed the chart before folding it up; Le Maire Straits, Beagle Channel, Magellan Strait, Golfo de Penas, the west coast of Chile and the marks upon it showing our progress out into the Pacific. I could not help but feel a slight satisfaction in contemplating this part of our journey.

Now we have open on the chart table a chart of the central Pacific which includes our destination, the Marquesas, only a tad over 1,000 miles to go.

All is well.