Jan. 3rd, 2008

Dark dawn

Jan. 3rd, 2008 08:00 pm
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Ship's Position at 12:00:
  • 47°22.2' S 99°28.0' E
  • Course 39°; Speed 16.7 kts
  • Air temperature 6°C; Water 6°C; Wind 24 kts; Direction 250°
  • Weather: Cloudy; Visibility 8
  • Distance covered past 24 hours: 381.4 nautical miles

At this rate of travel, we might get to Perth early.

Last night after sending an email (radio room closes at 22:00, and I'm usually the last customer of the day) I went to the bar and talked with a few people for a while. We talked about our plans after arriving in Australia — one is taking the Indian-Pacific train, one is meeting up with someone who's dealing with the planning, one going straight home, one taking an organized tour — and about other travel.
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