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June 1, 2000

Tarawa to Solomon Islands voyage, Update #4

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Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 22:09:13 -0700
Day 3
Wind ENE 10 knots
Heading 195 Magnetic

We crossed the equator at around 3am this morning. Hooray! I tried to rouse Chris - suffering for the last 12hrs from chronic diarrhea - from the rat-hole to perform official duties as King Poseidon (something to do with a trident and shaving foam I think), but he wasn't having any of it. So the day dawned on a new hemisphere much like the last one: dark blues on the lower half of the screen, light blues on the top half. The only noticeable difference so far being the constellations of the stars which, save for the Southern Cross, mean nothing to either of us.

1600hrs local time: the clearing up of Chris' illness of the past 24hrs has made room for a renewed interest in the ship's stores. "But I'm not eating anything else stale, like that pancake breakfast you dished up yesterday morning." I look at him with as vacant an expression as I can muster. I don't have the heart to tell him that 90% of the food on this boat is well past its sell-by date. It'll be OK. A couple more days and he'll eat anything.

NB Chris will be writing some updates as soon as he feels up to staring at the computer screen for more than a few minutes. And we're having difficulties sending back the short video updates we plan to post on the site every few days. So in the meantime, until we get the necessary technical advice from our service providers, here's a still picture of our fluffy dice...

Jason & Chris,
The Moksha motors

Posted on June 1, 2000 5:57 AM