Day 384 – 12th June 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 384
Date: 12th June 1987
Latitude: 3° 17.8′ N
Longitude: 29° 27′ W
Water Temperature: 28.6°C
Wind @ Noon: 15 SE
Max Wind /24 hours: 20 SE
Min Wind /24 hours: 15 SE
Cloud Cover -/8
Cabin Temperature: 31°C
Outside Temperature: 29.3°C
Barometer: 1013
Ships Seen: 1

Source: CUL00045/10

Log

  • Raining – lots. Rain has abated for moment, but I have filled all jerry cans, another shower like that & I can head south again.
  • Turned around, tacked and heading south.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Heavy rain June 1987
Heavy rain June 1987
Source: CUL00039/18/3

Heading south to the Equator June 1987
Heading south to the Equator June 1987
Source: CUL00039/18/3

Day 383 – 11th June 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 383
Date: 11th June 1987
Latitude: 1° 6.5′ N
Longitude: 29° 21′ W
Water Temperature: 28°C
Wind @ Noon: 20 E
Max Wind /24 hours: 20 E
Min Wind /24 hours: 14 SE
Cloud Cover 2/8
Outside Temperature: 29°C
Barometer: 1013
Ships Seen: 1

Source: CUL00045/10

Log

  • Rocks Ho St Peter & Paul Rocks. I navigated for them & found them. The tallest pinnacle is a little higher than the top of Parry Endeavour’s mast.
  • I’m now continuously north in the hope of finding the usual rain belt in the Equatorial trough & will top up all my fresh water tanks.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

On board Parry Endeavour June 1987
On board Parry Endeavour June 1987
Source: CUL00039/18/9

Off St Peter & St Paul's Rocks
Off St Peter & St Paul’s Rocks
Source: CUL00039/18/2

Off St Peter & St Paul's Rocks
Off St Peter & St Paul’s Rocks
Source: CUL00039/18/2

What is the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Rocks?

The Saint Peter and Saint Paul Rocks (Portuguese Penedos de São Pedro e São Paulo), is an archipelago lying about 685 miles (1,100 km) off the coast of northeastern Brazil, just north of the Equator. Under Brazilian sovereignty, it consists of six large islands, four smaller ones, and several rock tops. It is one of the most important fishing sites of northeastern Brazil, and several migrating species are caught there annually. The islands are unhospitable and uninhabited. A scientific station was established there in 1998. (Source Encyclopaedia Britannica)

Day 381 – 9th June 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 381
Date: 9th June 1987
Latitude: 2° 42.4′ S
Longitude: 29° 38′ W
Water Temperature: 28.1°C
Wind @ Noon: 28 SE
Max Wind /24 hours: 30 SE
Min Wind /24 hours: 12 E
Cloud Cover -/8
Cabin Temperature: 30.5°C
Outside Temperature: 28.7°C
Barometer: 1012
Whales Seen: 0 D

Source: CUL00045/10

Log

  • Just passed a shark fin cruising. Lots of nice small dolphins swimming with yacht. One dolphin has a damaged fin.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Dolphin swimming with yacht
Dolphin swimming with yacht
Source: CUL00039/21/2

150 miles South of the Equator June 1987
150 miles South of the Equator June 1987
Source: CUL00039/18/1