Friday, July 24, 2009

A Different Day . .

Today we are sitting still going exactly nowhere. The sea is glass and the sails hang limp. It is hard to believe we are in the same ocean as yesterday. We are cleaning up and repacking things that shifted over the last two days, and getting some rest. Our tracker is apparently not updating. South Greenland may be on the eastern edge of the Spot trackers arctic coverage, or something may be wrong with the tracker itself. I replaced batteries yesterday and got a low battery alert already today. The batteries are supposed to last 14 days and usually do. I replaced them again this afternoon and hopefully it will work. Otherwise, we are all healthy and Precipice is seaworthy - just waiting for wind.

We have had six days of no or light wind. If we had motored those days, we would have burned around 80 gallons of fuel. We brought 50 gallons overall. It is really tempting to motor through the light days, but you never know if you are going to have one light day, or ten.

We needed this break today. Hopefully the winds pick up again tomorrow.

Rolland for the Trowbridges


Anonymous said...

Spot tracker working Fri. 1500pm Tim St. John's


YO!.....Just to let ye know that Im enjoying following you on the net.Wish you all a great journey etc..Take care..God Bless and keep you all saft...Thankyou....ACES.

Anonymous said...

Rolland, What has happened to you guys? You haven't posted anything in a looong time.
Rich De Commer
from Snow Goose