Ship's Log Day 4 March 8, 2011

We are now keeping the boat running 24/7 to get some miles under our belt. We are in the Straight of Magellan at the moment. We would like to round and go north and hopefully get some better weather, be able to stop a bit to look for plastic and have some calmer seas. Because we are going 24/7 we are on shifts. My crew has 4 people in it, Jeff, Alfred, Tasha and me. We take shifts on deck and off. My team was on midnight to 4am last night, off until 8am and then back on 8am until 2pm, which is coming up. 6 hours on. I'm looking forward to a shower and some sleep. :)

I did see a seal today, a pod of orca whales yesterday and lots of birds. Not much more than that. We have mountains on both sides since we are still in the fiords, it is quite beautiful when the visibility is good. It is low right now so there is no photo today and I will try for one tomorrow. 

Due to the computer situation, I am only able to send small photos and only one per day. Sorry! I promise to put up MANY more on the blog just as soon as I can get to a better internet connection.

I hope this finds you dry, well, warm and safe! From the Straight of Magellan to you! Teresa


Roberta said...

Wishing you all the best in your travels Teresa and thinking of you often on your journey. Fondly, Roberta

Melissa de Boer said...

Hello Teresa -- I was finally able to get to the public library and read all of your posts and look at your beautiful pictures. WOW! That's really all I can say. What am amazing adventure. I want you to know that I have thought about you every day since you left on this journey, and my stomach gets a little pang of nervousness for you... Please stay warm, dry, and safe. I can't wait to see all of your pics, and hear more of the story. Love, Melissa

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Thanks Roberta!

Melissa--I'm glad you are able to follow along! Your stomach should be ok now that I am on land!