There is less then 3.000 miles left to Cape Horn.
All is fine on board “Trading Network Alye Parusa”, we are sailing East at 10-12 knots towards
I know it is full Moon now, but we keep sailing in complete darkness. Several layers of clouds and constant rain-drizzle with frequent portions of snow make it is very unpleasant to work in the cock-pit.
All my gear is wet and I can only change one wet jacket to another which “dry out” for 2-3 hours on the hook in my cabin. It is wet on deck as it is wet inside. Condensation is everywhere. Sleeping bag feels like it was washed but has not been dried out. I have several sleeping bags and this helps a lot. I wish I have 10 of them. With the rolling seas we have now, I can even think to open the hatch on deck for ventilation. Here in the Southern Ocean you always fight something. Now when the storm passed, I am fighting the cold. I have to put plastic bags onto my feet in order to keep them warm and not to lose body temperature. Obviously hat and gloves are on. Basically you are sailing inside of the refrigerator.
Let’s hope we will safely reach
Warm regards from freezing Southern Pacific – Fedor Konyukhov
Position: 52,48.26S , 158,58.59W
Speed: 9 knots, Course: 93 deg.