Saturday, October 8, 2016

Birthday Boy

I'm 46 years old today. Pretty old. But alas, I'm happy with where I'm at.

We have been listening to a distress situation on the Pacifc Seafarer's Net. 14.300 MHz
Some solo sailor 150nm to the NW of Fiji has a large open infected wound on his foot and can no longer operate his boat.
He has good radio support from all the ham operators, but the Fiji search and rescue is taking several days to respond to his distress call.
Best of luck to him. I'm thankful we have good radio communications.
[pos]13 18s 143 28w
[sp]5 kts
[w]18 kts E
[s]Underway from Fakarava to Fatu Hiva, Marquesas.
50% clouds, 1.5-2m waves.

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  1. Be careful, you are catching up and will sooner than you think be an old white haired sailor. Of course it is so much better than the alternative.

    Paul and Chris
    SV Georgia

  2. Happy Birthday!! The best is yet to come, youngster!