Friday afternoon 29th July. N76 20 E083 28 Pressure 998 water temp 4 outside temp 5 cloud 6/8 sea sate 3 winds 15 knots.
Making steady progress east. I always love it when we click over degree of longitude. Of course, they are pretty close together up here. ( I have been dreaming of the 180 long), for weeks.
Last night it was raining on my watch. Everyone in bed and the saloon went down to 8 degrees. So I started the reflex, (like a ships Aga), to dry all our wet gear out from the gale we just came through. The problem is, the ladies want this heating on full time. They could grow bananas! Rather than turn it down a bit they strip down to T shirts and want it turned up even more.
The boys roast and sweat, and can’t wait to get out on watch to cool down. SO, I think we are getting to a compromise . If its wet the heating goes on, if not we preserve the fuel. If it goes below 8 it goes on. It probably goes on when I’m asleep and they probably turn it off 30 mins before I get up! I would get up and check, but I sleep so well, can never manage it!
The winds will slowly take us north east today and tomorrow. Hopefully find our island with the Palm trees and wait for the Ice to break up. Looking forward to seeing an Ice update today and see if this storm has changed anything. Fingers crossed.