Via Inmarsat:

After 3 weeks of seeing nothing but sea and sky (and rain) at 1201 utc last night we saw another ship. Despite many attempts to communicate via radio they refused to answer even as they cut 1 nm in front of oui bow. Bummer! 1998 nm to the Marquesas. It is just around the corner! OK. Twenty more days. Fair winds and following seas 🙂 Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
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Via Inmarsat:

Standing second mid – 2 – 4 am. The sky was clear earlier this evening. Rookie (so named because he is the “new guy”, he is quite an acconplished sailor) took turns with the binoculars enjoying the stars. Cloud cover was 100% when I came back on watch but it is clearing again. Davyd did yoeman s service today on the HF/MF (SSB)radio s antenna tuner. He got into the lazerate (he is the only one that really fits) and cleaned the connections. He also found a loose feed thru insulator and corrected it. Today we checked the battery water. It would not have been a big deal if we had not had to shift half our provisions to get to the batteries. Since 2009 I have been checking into the Maritime Mobile Service Net (Ham radio) on a daily basis when underway. They supported my trips across the Atlantic, in Europe and the Caribbean. Reboot is finally getting out of radio range. We now check in daily with the Pacific Seafaires net (Ham.) Fair winds and following seas 🙂 Please note your reply is l
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