Day 483 – 19th September 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 483
Date: 19th September 1987
Latitude: 36° 46′ S
Longitude: 121° 16′ E
Water Temperature: 14.9°C
Wind @ Noon: 10 NW
Max Wind /24 hours: 25 SW
Min Wind /24 hours: 6 S
Cloud Cover 8/8
Cabin Temperature: 20.2°C
Outside Temperature: 20°C
Barometer: 1017

Source: CUL00045/13

Log

  • Good contact on 2524, listening RDF & transmitting old codan. Article about yours truly in the West this morning with photos of self off Cape Leeuwin.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Radio equipment 18 September 1987
Radio equipment 18 September 1987
Source: CUL00039/18/13

Day 479 – 15th September 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 479
Date: 15th September 1987
Latitude: 34° 13′ S
Longitude: 114° 50.5′ E
Water Temperature: 18.8°C
Wind @ Noon: 18 S
Max Wind /24 hours: 20 SE
Min Wind /24 hours: 20 SW
Cloud Cover 5/8
Cabin Temperature: 22.5°C
Outside Temperature: 19.1°C
Barometer: 1018.5
Ships Seen: 2

Source: CUL00045/13

Log

  • Two laps completed! Today I crossed my 2nd out going track and thus I have tied the second knot & completed two true circumnavigations of the world – solo. Congratulations me.
  • Rendezvous with "Portofino". Very exciting. It was lovely to see them all. I had good conversations with all in the VHF radio.

Source: CUL00058/1

Day 478 – 14th September 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 478
Date: 14th September 1987
Latitude: 33° 25.2′ S
Longitude: 112° 58′ E
Water Temperature: 18.6°C
Wind @ Noon: 18 ENE
Max Wind /24 hours: 30-35 SE
Min Wind /24 hours: 14 E
Cloud Cover 0/8
Outside Temperature: 23.2°C
Barometer: 1019
Whales Seen: 0 D

Source: CUL00045/13

Log

  • Being buzzed by RAAF. Gosh it certainly flew low & made several passes this way
  • Today was pleasant day. Yesterday was not.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

RAAF Orion overhead, 14 September 1987.
RAAF Orion overhead, 14 September 1987.
Source: CUL00039/18/12

RAAF Orion overhead, 14 September 1987.
RAAF Orion overhead, 14 September 1987.
Source: CUL00039/18/12

Day 476 – 12th September 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 476
Date: 12th September 1987
Latitude: 34° 5.3′ S
Longitude: 108° 59.6′ E
Water Temperature: 16.6°C
Wind @ Noon: 20 SE
Max Wind /24 hours: 20 SE
Min Wind /24 hours: CALM
Cloud Cover 7/8
Outside Temperature: 15.9°C
Barometer: 1024

Source: CUL00045/13

Log

  • Wind is annoying it comes and goes plus the yacht will not self steer in very light airs on the starboard tack.
  • I heard mention of my progress over the ABC. Obviously the argos is working well as I’ve not had radio contact for a while.
  • Using the old codan to transmit with I made contact with VV6 EV Albany & I received on my radio director finder.

Source: CUL00058/1