Log Entry 242152ZMAY2017

@font-face{font-family:Calibri;panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}Verbatim ******* “It has been a very rough trip so far. The weather was pretty when we departed Sydney. Sunny, nice South winds. The wind shifted to the North* directly on our heading. It was so light we could not point worth a darn. Cl

The ultimate golden shellback

@font-face{font-family:Calibri;panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}PRECISE NAVIGATION! The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on its way from Vancouver to Australia. The navigator had just finished working out a star fix and brought the Master, Captain John Phillips, the result. The ships position was LAT 0 S 31′ N and LON 179 S 30′ W. The date was 31 December 1899 Know what this means? First Mate Payton broke in, We are only a few miles from the intersection of the Equator and the International Date Line. Captain Phillips was prankish enough to take full advantage of the opportunity for achieving the navigational freak of a lifetime. He called his navigators to the bridge to check and double check the ships position. He changed course slightly so as to bear directly on his mark. Then he adjusted the engine speed. The calm weather and clear night worked in his favor. At midnight the Master ensured that the Warrimoo lay still on t

Bundaberg Port Marina

@font-face{font-family:Calibri;panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}After a quiet night and some Civ 5 in the A.M. I fired up the dinghy and headed into the marina. I immediately had massive sticker shock. Use of the dinghy dock and marina facilities is $20 per day. I expected a developed area but the marina is reminiscent of Shelter Bay in Panama. With the exception of a small chandelier and a number of marine businesses there is nothing here and “there” is a minimum 1/2 hour walk. The prices in the one restaurant make Bora Bora look cheap. The Internet, although free, is limited in daily use. It may be solid on the docks (I don’t know) but the public areas on land are limited to two tables with barely adequate connectivity. There is a nice area set aside as a “cruisers home port.” It consists of a covered area, a tented area, and a barbie. Whatever party is happening is the party you bring with you. Surprisingly there is no pub. Laundry is $4 per machine. On the up side the staff is very

Amazon FAIL – again

@font-face{font-family:Calibri;panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}All I want to do is download a gpx file and transfer it to my computer. No problem. Wrong. It was early so sorry for the typos. Message From Customer Service Hello, Here’s a copy of the chat transcript you requested: Initial Question: How do I get my fire to download an attachment that can not be opened on my fire. 03:56 PM PDT Ellaine(Amazon): Hello Roger, my name is Ellaine from Kindle Customer Care. I’ll be happy to help you today. 03:57 PM PDT Roger John Jones: Hi 03:57 PM PDT Ellaine: Just to verify if I got it correctly, the attachment cannot be open to your Fire and you’d like to download it. right? 03:57 PM PDT Roger John Jones: An email.attachment Yes 03:58 PM PDT Roger John Jones: I get a mesage that says “this file can not be opened on your device.” 03:59 PM PDT Ellaine: I see and sorry to know that. 03:59 PM PDT Roger John Jones: That is not a problem because I don’ 03:59 PM PDT Ellaine: No worries, let me check