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19 December 2012; At Sea.

19 December 2012; At Sea.

The wave field that I have been writing about that we would first miss and then not miss, intensified overnight and indeed came down to our track line. So by 11.00 the ship started to pitch considerably. Luckily the past two days have been very quiet and the current reasonably good, so we had built…   read more of “19 December 2012;…”

18 December 2012; At Sea.

18 December 2012; At Sea.

The weather was this time in synch with the weather forecast; it did even better than the forecast. Sunny periods came through the cloud cover and the combined wave and swell heights went two feet below what was predicted. As a result the ship hardly moved and I could keep up the speed to go…   read more of “18 December 2012;…”

16 December 2012; At Sea.

16 December 2012;  At Sea.

Early this morning at 01.50 we crossed the equator and we are now back in the Northern Hemisphere.  The area we are travelling is called the Doldrums, an old sailing term indicating that for most of the time it is a wind still area and sailing ships could drift becalmed here for weeks. “Most of…   read more of “16 December 2012;…”

15 December 2012: At Sea.

15 December 2012: At Sea.

The weather remained unchanged and was in synch with the weather forecast for a change. Wind from the north East and that made it a bit breezy on the outside decks as the ship was going against it with about the same speed as the wind velocity. The seas were normal for this area with…   read more of “15 December 2012:…”