Satellites, Australia and The Cure?
11 September 2011 | Arctic
Are there any satellites above here? Seems all our different instruments are taking turns losing satellite signals but at least they aren’t all losing them at once! I did see a satellite the other night when the sky was clear overhead for an hour (a rare happening). We are north of Australia at the moment, almost directly north of Melbourne, so I guess we are in the same time zone now too..a big hello to Australia :-). So lost as to what day of the week it is and what time it should be, aware that September is flying by and we need to be pressing on! We’ve done ~730 nm in the past 5 days though and have only really used the engine to charge the batteries in that time. The wind eased a bit after the other day, enough for us to put the main up again, and the sea has been a little calmer. It’s turned more to the north again though and last night we had some more snow! It got very calm earlier today (the sun even came out for an hour!!!) and then rapidly picked up bringing our favourite choppy sea again. Saw an almost all white gull the size of an albatross this afternoon, for a moment I thought it was an albatross, hopefully we’ll see one again and can get a picture. Would be nice one evening to have a clear night with no clouds, so then we can see the stars or moon again. No other critters to report, perhaps we’ll see a walrus or polar bear in the next week but hopefully no ice. Saw another boat at dawn today. Seem to always have songs by The Cure stuck in my head for some reason! Must be missing listening to music..the sounds of the boat, wind and sea aren’t quite the same.