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June 15, 2000

Tarawa to Solomon Islands voyage, Update #16

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Thu, 15 Jun 2000 23:19:16 -0700
Day 17
Wind SW 5 knots
Heading 210-240 Magnetic
Latitude: 07 degs 47.28' South
Longitude: 162 degs 17.26' East

Grey drizzly day reminiscent of England. It doesn't take long to get sick of overcast skies and mild but persistent rain. Chris has already retracted all he said a few days ago about seeing rain in a different light. The wind has been dead on the nose for the past 12 hrs also, only just now letting up and starting to back to the SW. Strange ocean this. Everything seems to be in a continual change of flux, especially the wind, making it hard to predict the right heading. And there's a strange oppressive vibe in the air like I imagine the Bermuda Triangle to have. Makes for a very eerie atmosphere. Give me the Trade's any day.

Little sun and wind means little power from the solar panels and the wind generator. So this is it for today.

Jason & Chris,
The Moksha motors

Posted on June 15, 2000 3:14 AM