Underway 3 November 0438 utc

Just to the south of Bundeburg, Australia there is a peninsula that encloses a large bay. I have crossed over from the ocean into shallow (80 – 150 ft) depths. I am still 38 nm from Bundeburg and can not yet see land. I should arrive at the harbor entrance tonight. I will anchor nearby. It is rarely a good idea to enter a new harbor at night.Yesterday was a bear of a day. A front passed over Reboot. The wind clocked 270 degrees from north east to south east over an 18 hour period. We also had 30 knot winds, rain, and 8 foot seas. Far from a fun day. Frequent trimming and reefing was the agenda. The wind would pick up and then die and then pick up again. Reef down in high wind, reef up to keep underway in the calms. For about 12 hours there was no good route to my destination so I just tacked back and forth and lost 17 nm of progress. Eventually it passed through and I was underway again. So far the only really trying day of the trip. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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With current wind can not get south without back tracking. Need shift to east. We are slogging along in skud and occasional rain. Not much fun. Losing average speed but still above 100 nm per day. Waves on beam and light wind means lots of rocking. On a positive note 3004 nm to go. 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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We have been traveling down the South American coast both to minimize our time in the ITCZ (doldrums) and to avoid the Galapagos. We have now turned. We are now heading west (forever or 3170 nm) to the Marquesas. We are still 420 nm north of our goal. We will work our way south as we sail west. 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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About 100 nm south of the Mona Passage heading 240T. We have settled in after 2 days at sea. With only two of us (and XO) watch standing has been informal. Capt. Roger has been fealing the effects of his tooth extraction. He has conked out for a couple of long naps. 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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