10:47.39S, 138:39.64E

Tue 21 Sep 2010 06:17
Sept 21, 1700hrs EST
What a diference a day makes - yesterday we hit 12.2kts with current behind us on a flat sea, today we have had torrential rain, variable wind mostly from astern and confused lumpy seas which makes for a rocky rolly ride and sleep difficult. The Arafura (note correct spelling today) is known for this. We are however making reasonable progress and eating well. Fewer ships today, and a pod of dolphins swimming off the bow as we had chocolate and sultana muffins for morning tea.
Distance to Darwin:- 527nm