Ship's Log Day 10 & 11, March 14-15, 2011

Hello Everyone! No photo today as it is a major challenge for me to be upright. We are out in the open ocean and things are quite rocky. We are doing some actual sailing now which is exciting. We pretty much motored through the fiords as we were tight on space and low on wind. We now have plenty of wind, believe me! It is blowing 40 knots as I type this. It is nearly 3am and I am on shift until 4am. I was up on deck earlier and it is crazy out there. Imagine the scariest roller coaster combined with the craziest water ride... maybe 10 times worse than that!

This boat was built for just these conditions, so that is reassuring. Also, Jeff, my team leader has been in worse conditions, nice to know. We did a trawl in the water today. A lot of small sea life and only 2 small bits of plastic. Yay! I'm so happy that this part of the ocean is not a dumping ground like many other areas. These seas seem happy so far.

We may hit Valdivia late tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed and positive thoughts coming my way! I'll do my best to get a photo up tomorrow. Teresa

6 comments:

Margaret said...

teresa,I know you will be in port soon! Yeah lat.s40! The Sea Dragon is certainly built to stretch her sails in the wind and kick up her heels in the seas of the world.I'm keeping a light in the window until I hear you are safely in port.Steady as you go!

harmony said...

Hang in there Teresa!!! We miss having you being on terra firma. I am thinking smooth sailing thoughts for you.

Jane said...

Teresa - I think of you and your adventure everyday. I can't wait to see all your photos!

April S. said...

What a wild ride! Still can't believe they let you drive....Al better watch out, you'll be after his job next! Can't wait to see you - safe and sound!

Margaret said...

HipHip HOORAY! You are in port in Valdivia today!Just saw on "SPOT" you were IN PORT.Happy ST.Patrick's day!!Hugs for you and crew.

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments everyone! You are all fantastic!