Day 532 – 6th November 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 532
Date: 6th November 1987
Latitude: 45° 20.1′ S
Longitude: 111° 18.6′ W
Water Temperature: 9.4°C
Wind @ Noon: 18 SW
Max Wind /24 hours: 20-25 W
Min Wind /24 hours: 15 SW
Cloud Cover 8/8
Cabin Temperature: 14°C
Outside Temperature: 8.8°C
Barometer: 1028

Source: CUL00045/14

Log

  • Change course from east to south east to pass south of Tierra Del Fuego.
  • Breakfast – 3 cups of cocoa with hot milk.
  • Lunch – mode a scone loaf in the oven (a cheese loaf, getting the cheese out of the freeze dried macaroni -cheese & also used parmesan cheese), 2 cups cocoa hot milk.
  • Supper – curry & rice mixed with savoury mince & chilli con carne, 1 cup cocoa with hot milk, 1 scone with golden syrup.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Chart Tierra Del Fuego
Chart Tierra Del Fuego
Source: CUL00039/18/9

Day 503 – 9th October 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 503
Date: 9th October 1987
Latitude: 47° 41.4′ S
Longitude: 171° 36′ E
Water Temperature: 7.9°C
Wind @ Noon: 10 NW
Max Wind /24 hours: 45 W
Min Wind /24 hours: 5 NW
Cloud Cover 2/8
Cabin Temperature: 13°C
Outside Temperature: 11.8°C
Barometer: 1007

Source: CUL00045/14

Log

  • Hail stones! It is raining & I am catching it. It is very cold brrrr.
  • Enough first run off rain for rinsing my next washing & a further 20 litres of drinking water.
  • Lots of nice Cape pigeons, albatrosses about
  • Cleaned gallery & saloon, used long handed scrubber down side of yacht.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

At sea 1986-1988
At sea 1986-1988
Source: CUL00039/18/9

Day 500 – 6th October 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 500
Date: 6th October 1987
Latitude: 47° 19.5′ S
Longitude: 162° 33.5′ E
Water Temperature: 9.5°C
Wind @ Noon: 35-40 NW
Max Wind /24 hours: 35-40 NW
Min Wind /24 hours: 25 W
Cloud Cover 5/8
Cabin Temperature: 16°C
Outside Temperature: 12.7°C
Barometer: 997

Source: CUL00045/14

Log

  • Rather windy, time for further reef in mainsail. Rather rough day, mainly overcast with high thin cloud – that the sun shines through.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

At sea 1986-1988
At sea 1986-1988
Source: CUL00068/5

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 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 472 – 8th September 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 472
Date: 8th September 1987
Latitude: 35° 27.2′ S
Longitude: 99° 40.9′ E
Water Temperature: 13.9°C
Wind @ Noon: 3 NE
Max Wind /24 hours: 20ENE
Min Wind /24 hours: CALM
Cloud Cover 4/8
Cabin Temperature: 19°C
Outside Temperature: 18.6°C
Barometer: 1022

Source: CUL00045/12

Log

  • First feed of Parry Endeavour grown bean spouts – ok too.
  • Huge full moon the night quiet sea is so brightly lit.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Bean sprouts, Hawaiian chicken, freeze dried rice and boiled spaghetti, 8 September 1987.
Bean sprouts, Hawaiian chicken, freeze dried rice and boiled spaghetti, 8 September 1987.
Source: CUL00039/18/11

Day 469 – 5th September 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 469
Date: 5th September 1987
Latitude: 35° 54.7′ S
Longitude: 92° 50′ E
Water Temperature: 14.1°C
Wind @ Noon: 12 N
Max Wind /24 hours: 12 N
Min Wind /24 hours: CALM
Cloud Cover 3/8
Cabin Temperature: 20°C
Outside Temperature: 17.4°C
Barometer: 1035

Source: CUL00045/12

Log

  • I caught a fish on my line!
  • Quiet sea, blue sky. Nice day steady progress mild & sunny. Lovely clear night. It has been nice mild sailing all day.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Catching fish, 5 September 1987
Catching fish, 5 September 1987
Source: CUL00039/18/10

Day 440 – 7th August 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 440
Date: 7th August 1987
Latitude: 34° 23.6′ S
Longitude: 40° 31′ E
Water Temperature: 17.6°C
Wind @ Noon: 5-12 SW
Max Wind /24 hours: 14 S
Min Wind /24 hours: CALM
Cloud Cover 5/8
Cabin Temperature: 18°C
Outside Temperature: 18°C
Barometer: 1025

Source: CUL00045/12

Log

  • Wind varies in strength & direction. Gave bilge in saloon cabin clean out – it was not too bad. Been cleaning 36 tins of spaghetti. They are damp & rusty & going off.
  • Becalmed – least it is better than a yukky gale. Barometer 1026 – high

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Abroad the Parry Endeavour 1986-1987
Abroad the Parry Endeavour 1986-1987
Source: CUL00039/18/9

Day 430 – 28th July 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 430
Date: 28th July 1987
Latitude: 38° 6.4′ S
Longitude: 19° 37.8′ E
Water Temperature: -°C
Wind @ Noon: 45-55 tobo NW
Max Wind /24 hours: 60+ AW
Min Wind /24 hours: 30 SW
Cloud Cover 7/8
Cabin Temperature: 17°C
Barometer: 1008

Source: CUL00045/11

Log

  • Gee wiz is there no let up from this terrible weather.
  • Bad, awful, nasty, yukky, terrible, horrible & even worse gale continues
  • Another 90 degree knock down wish this gale would go away.
  • Took some photos of the sea. Gale is again severe.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Bad storms and knock-downs, 28 July 1987.
Bad storms and knock-downs, 28 July 1987.
Source: CUL00039/18/8

Stormy weather, 28 July 1987
Stormy weather, 28 July 1987
Source: CUL00039/18/8

Rough seas, 28 July 1987
Rough seas, 28 July 1987
Source: CUL00039/18/8

Wild weather, 28 July 1987
Wild weather, 28 July 1987
Source: CUL00039/18/8

Day 427 – 25th July 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 427
Date: 25th July 1987
Latitude: 37° 10.3′ S
Longitude: 16° 6.1′ E
Water Temperature: 18.9°C
Wind @ Noon: 50-60 WNW
Max Wind /24 hours: 60+ WNW
Min Wind /24 hours: 12 NNE
Cloud Cover 6/8
Cabin Temperature: 19°C
Outside Temperature: 17.2°C
Barometer: 1004

Source: CUL00045/11

Log

  • Very very severe gale. This is developing into a bad gale. Winds over 50 knots.
  • Most terrible squall for the whole voyage went through. Goodness knows what the strength was as anemometer only goes to 50 knots. It would have been 60+ knots. Big seas and a bad one.
  • Got a bit of broken glass on my foot extracted with tweezers.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Gales with 60 knot winds off Aghulas Bank, 25 July 1987.
Gales with 60 knot winds off Aghulas Bank, 25 July 1987.
Source: CUL00039/18/7

Wind speed reading, 25 July 1987
Wind speed reading, 25 July 1987
Source: CUL00039/18/7

Rough seas, 25 July 1987
Rough seas, 25 July 1987
Source: CUL00039/18/7

Off Aghulas Bank, 25 July 1987
Off Aghulas Bank, 25 July 1987
Source: CUL00039/18/7

Aboard Parry Endeavour, 25 July 1987
Aboard Parry Endeavour, 25 July 1987
Source: CUL00039/18/9