Friday, February 19, 2010
Inching My Way to the Equator & Photos
Sitting in the cockpit at sunset.
Sunset in the doldrums
I had planned on crossing the equator yesterday. But the weather had other plans. Right now I have hardly any wind and the little bit that there is is coming from the south, so it has been pretty slow going.
I am 6 miles away from the equator, so I should be crossing it pretty soon! I've been pretty busy out here lately. I ran my watermaker for the first time yesterday. The water that was coming out, though not salty, tasted and smelled horrible. Due to the heat here, the little life forms that live in salt water had died and begun to really smell! I had to clean out the pre-filter, run it for a little while, and then it was working nicely again!
I also needed to change my fuel filters as they had gotten pretty dirty. So after a lot of crawling around under the cockpit in the very back of the boat she is running strong which is good, because when there isn't enough wind or sun for my wind generators and solar panels that is how I charge the batteries.
Boiling hot and covered in diesel, but things are ship shape around here and I'm headed in the right direction , so all is good out here!
I'll let you all know once I've crossed the equator!!