It was really cute that when I announced my transoceanic plans my tens of readers responded with a resounding, "hey get a satphone so you can still blog." Not a lot of, "geez, hope you make it home safely." Guess I'm a better writer than person. Or my readers have skewed priorities....it's a freakin' ocean filled with malevolent whales, half-submerged freight containers, and sea serpents.
But luckily, I can still blog.
This is what I'd call a well stocked nav station. Multiple radars, weather services, GPSes, plotters, laptop, sail-mail, wind instruments and more. Multiple ways to communicate, blog, know where we are, and tell people about it. Did I mention the chair? Oh boy, is there a nav-chair, one unlike you've ever seen.
You're not falling out of that in heavy seas.
I'm going to be doing two blogs for the trip. This one, which is about me. And one for the charity that we're racing for. Of course, I'll keep a link to the racetracker on the Pacific Cup site so you can see how we're doing. I guess the upside of all the interest in my transoceanic blogging is that if one of those sea serpents does get us, you'll know. But will you call Google or the Coast Guard?