IN THE GRIP OF THE INDIAN OCEAN SUNDAY
11 September 2011 | On the way to Mauritius
Tough going out here. Rain squalls all last night, rolled in from the east. Broken topping lift but able to fix last night-thats the line that is attached from the mast head to the end of the boom, holding the boom up. And thankfully when it gave way the boom was held by other lines and didnt come crashing into the solar panels. Night is upon us again, wind to get worse in a couple of days and we are seeing 20+ foot swells... and we remain conservative and careful and cognizant.