Miranda Merron on the GOR: Over the equator

Miranda Merron on the GOR: Over the equator

Wednesday October 12 2011 Author: Miranda Merron Location: none selected

The sea state today is a little disorderly, and since we are sailing fast upwind, it is quite bumpy and rather wet on deck. The choice of clothing is either swimming kit or full foul weather gear. Obviously the latter is a bit toasty for this part of the world, but when messing around changing sails on a heaving foredeck, it is great to have the rubber knee protection on the Guy Cotten trousers between knees and highly abrasive non-skid surface of the deck.

Making tea and coffee and pouring boiling water into freeze-dried food are activities also best done wearing protective foulies.

Campagne de France crossed the equator at 1449 GMT today. Didn't manage to photograph the GPS for the nanosecond it read 000000. We're heading for summer!


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