Saturday. January 18, 2014. Day 27
Fedor on the satphone: “The wind has died down: 3-5 knots, sometimes as low as 0 knots. The ocean is even, slightly rippling due to the light wind. The current is still present. Right now, as we speak, the boat continues to proceed at 0.5 – 0.8 knots. According to the weather report the wind will pick up on Monday, so I’m using this pause for drying clothes and ventilating the cabins and the various compartments. I opened a can of Sicaflex sealant and enthusiastically apply it around some the hatches on board. During the last stormy weather some of the hatches were leaking and I marked the weak areas with a permanent marker. Now I can easily identify the spots and seal them before the next storm.
Tonight, after I’m done with cleaning the boat and cleansing myself, I think it will be a good time to perform the blessings of water. I packed a suitcase with a few of the liturgical vestments of the Orthodox Church, including the Epitrachil, epimanikia, breviary and a pectoral cross. In short, I have all the necessary garments and items to perform this service. I’m with you. Fedor. ”
Editor note: In December 19, 2010 Fedor Konyukhov became a priest of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The map of the Tourgoyak's course: http://yb.tl/konyukhov2
The detailed map of the course: www.oceanrowing.com/Konyukhov/Pacific2013/dist_map.htm
Translated by Tatiana Koreski