June 6, 1999
Hawaii to Tarawa Voyage, Update #35
Day 34. Sunday 6 June 1999 0243 GMT
Wind ENE 4-5. Heading 210M.
Latitude: 10deg 07.520N
Longitude: 172deg 47.358W
Ditto yesterday for Sea State. Prime conditions continue as is mirrored in the daily mileage. Rain showers this morning indicating perhaps the beginning of some influence from the ITCZ (International Convergence Zone). The longest shower with accompanying squall lasted for over half an hour, the intensity of which was enough to have me close all the hatches, making the inside of the boat like a sauna to pedal in.
The gradual return of sensation back into the middle two fingers on my right hand is I think another indication that the infection is finally on its way out. However, I still have the odd moment of nausea and occasional head spin - especially when getting in or out of the sleeping compartment - so I will stay on the antibiotics for a few days longer. The antibiotics may of course exacerbate (this nausea). There are so many abnormal variables acting on the body out here its hard to determine what is causing what. The constant rocking and rolling motion of the boat is itself enough, as Steve and I complained constantly about in our updates of the last voyage, to keep you feeling for much of the time like an old sock caught in the spin cycle of a washer-dryer.
The Moksha motor
Posted on June 6, 1999 4:19 AM