Jan. 4th, 2008

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Ship's Position at 12:00:
  • 42°27.3' S 105°15.9' E
  • Course 39°; Speed 16.7 kts
  • Air temperature 12°C; Water 13°C; Wind 30 kts; Direction 240°
  • Weather: Cloudy; Visibility 7
  • Distance covered past 24 hours: 384.9 nautical miles

Last night around 02:00 the heavy rolling began, 20 degrees at a swoop. I heard unidentifiable objects (including, probably, some passengers!) banging and thudding all over the ship, and in my own cabin a few articles in drawers shifted around. The coat hangers didn't fly from one end of the rod to the other, but they squeaked, so I got up and put everything hanging in the cupboard on the sofa and floor. The ship continues to roll and wallow during the afternoon, but not as severely. It's been briskly windy all day, with tattered whitecaps blowing across all of the waves.
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