Wednesday, 2 June 2010

1st June 2010 Latest Update

Rory's Spot Latitude:43.86872 Longitude:-21.7134
GPS location Date/Time:06/01/2010 12:50:12 BST,-21.7134&ll=43.86872,-21.7134&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

Had a quick chat with Rory Monday evening, and he was in good spirits. Blowing about Force 5, and he is still heading South, sailing at about 6 knots, with nice northerly blowing. Did hove to for several hours to catch up on sleep, but woke to a bumping noise under the boat. Went outside to check it out, and at first, thought it was a was about 5ft in length and dark blue/black. It finally surfaced...and it was the biggest turtle he has ever seen!! Turtle was eating the barnacles off the boat side. As Rory sailed away, the turtle rolled over on it's back and waved!! (OK this is what Rory said....but remember, he has been at sea ...alone.....for a week;) Anyway he has nicknamed the turtle "Crush" (Re: "Finding Nemo" for those without kids!!)
Also recharged the battery, and managed to catch three cups of water off the main, in a light drizzle!! This was just an experiment, in case Rory takes longer to reach Newport and needs to ration water, than he knows he can catch more if needed.

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