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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

March 9th, Day 10

March 9th, Day 10 - Rosita Harbour

I'm sitting here in my tent with howling SW winds smacking my tent agressively. Rain is falling, the white caps in the harbour look wickedly dramatic and the thousands of Fur seals who have adopted this bay as their home continue doing their frolicking and scratching, swimming and snoozing as though the wind changes nothing for them. For me, after making some good miles yesterday am chomping at the bit, wanting more of that forward momentum.

I spent the morning rigging MY kayak, found the back hatch combing wasn't connected in some parts, therefore not water-tight, so the mending continues on this beaten up boat.

I plan to be on the water bright and early tomorrow morning, hoping this wind dies down. I will attempt to make my way to Eleshul, to be near the Northern end of the island. If I get a weather window I want to round and finally be on the west side of the island.

The long range forecast looks really average, it seems this particularly bad summer South Georgia is having is not bowing down, even for a week. That's all I need, 7 days of good weather, covering 25 nautical miles a day and I would be around South Georgia in no time. Oh how free it is to dream.


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! How far you got in one day !! (it is dramatic on the map here!)
So glad you are enjoying what you are meant to enjoy--the experience of living on the island by yourself! WOW!

Peggy O said...

Around South Georgia all the way or most of the way, it's going to be a great adventure! Cruise when you can; enjoy no matter what!

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo! Great progress (even if its one day on one day off). Here's to the West coast! ..I am being extra good every day and hoping that it will influence the Gods of the Magic Weather Window!!
Sarah x

Ekipo Expedicion said...

hayley, we are following you from TIERRA DEL FUEGO- ARGENTINA, we are a group of friends kayakistas with the name of Ekipo Expedition, we know the climate of our south and we know that that these passing luck and it forces

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