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A perfect Day at Sea

Posted by Keith on April 4, 2007 at 1:59 pm  

29.49.411N // 126.46.18W About 515 miles SW of San Diego

The seas are calm, we all slept well last night, and our trusty Nordhavn, The Global Adventure, is plying the seas at almost 8 knots. Our fuel consumption is excellent: Just 5.5 gallons of diesel hourly. At this rate we’ll more than satisfy the “arrive with at least 25% of your fuel” rule, as we reach Honolulu.

Moments ago we switched our KVH SAT-COM antenna from their Atantic satellite (which ironically also serves the U.S. west coast) to their Pacific satellite. We will continue to use this connection until we enter the Indian Ocean early next year.

We will be adding some additional photos of the launch to the site today. the photos were taken by PAE’s photographer, Dave Schuler. You can catch more of his work at www.yachtphotography.com.

Also, although weare still in a “learning mode” regarding some of our on-board cameras, we hope to have a short video or two posted from the ship very soon.

–Keith

It’s overcast today which is a gift. We’ll get plenty of sun as we head further south.

Speaking of south, our weather routing service has recommended that we push south a bit more quickly than we had planned. A low pressure ridge with large swells is forming north of us. The believe that by increasing our bias south, we should miss the storm and the heavier seas.


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  1. Kermit Bressner on April 4, 2007 7:42 pm

    sounds like a great day . I am truly enjoying MY cruse on the GLOBAL ADVENTURE.

    I will be awaiting the pictures from the ship board cameras.

    Kermit

    Thanks, Kermit. Every day on the water is a great day!

    –Keith

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