Saturday, September 19, 2009

One month at Sea


It has been exactly a month since we left Mumbai which needless to say is a distant memory. Feels almost unreal thinking about it! There have been so many changes! For one when we left Mumbai it was so hot I couldn't wait to get my T shirt off, now I think twice before getting out of my clothes to go to the loo! The doldrums have been replaced by the "Coldrums" and the equatorial squalls by the cold fronts. We have covered over 4600 Nm so far and still need to cover about 750 Nm. Not really in a hurry, not that it would make any difference if we were, since our progress entirely depends on the winds. Good winds of 25 to 30 kts through the day with a large following sea making us do almost 90 Nm through the day. Another front passed us couple of hours back. Getting used to them now, which helps in reefing and getting ready to face them so much easier. The day was duly celebrated onboard with a "Bhelpuri Brunch"! Looks like another long night ahead with the winds regularly touching 40 kts and a large swell following us. the last time that happened, we were becalmed for the whole of next day! Lets see what tomorrow has in store for us. For now enjoying the fast progress towards destination!

9 comments:

Milindt said...

The month, for us the followers also went just like that, at time waiting for three days for the next log, at times wondering what those dolphines had in their minds while playing with Mhadei, on other occasions almost hearing those whales snort close to Mhadei. This would be your second Fremantle touch down. Memories of Saga Insuarance and the rope trick come alive. Sure you both Mhadei and you would get good refill.Take good care.

Miludada

tell tale said...

congrats!

c ya in port blair if you happen to come visiting next year :)

--abhilash

pracs said...

hey congrats! very close to the first destination.so let us have the pleasure to see our sailor especially after a month .Hey navratri just began so Mumbai is drumming up with dandiyaas. Did you get time to see any of the movies??. how abt music.


take care.......

Abhijeet said...

Hey Dilip,

Good to know that you are nearing the first destination... great going brother!

best,

Abhijeet

pallavi said...

Best wishes for your nearing your first destination.!!'

Take care and keep updating your blog.

Vidyashailesh said...

May the Fremantle Doc. guide you towards us safely and quickly! those in Perth await your arrival! Looks like you will arrive in Perth on the long weekend (which allows us more time to celebrate your arrival) with there being a bit of a cold spell (5-6 Deg C at night) but we will make sure that there is enough Indian Food and drinks to warm you up once you get in.

Saurav said...

The month went by fast !!! Stay well and and savour every day you spend at sea !!! Porky !

Sucheta Jadhav said...

Hey Sailor, where are you!? 4 days no blog?? We avid blogowers need our daily fix!

rgniyogi said...

Dilip...the country is proud of you...keep it up