Day 409 – 7th July 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 409
Date: 7th July 1987
Latitude: 30° 43.8′ S
Longitude: 18° 3′ W
Water Temperature: 19.2°C
Wind @ Noon: 12 NW
Max Wind /24 hours: 14 NW
Min Wind /24 hours: 12 NW
Cloud Cover 4/8
Cabin Temperature: 22.5°C
Outside Temperature: 23°C
Barometer: 1022

Source: CUL00045/11

Log

  • Spinnaker hoisted nice fine morning. Attempted to use movie camera when spinnaker up but it is jammed & will not work.
  • Spent 1.5 hours scrubbing foredeck with ajax. Continued to clean port berth storage under the bunks dumping even more cans. Did a count of powdered milk – ok for rest of voyage. Won’t starve but will be very light on in 7 months from now.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Using Spinnaker, 7 July 1987.
Using Spinnaker, 7 July 1987.
Source: CUL00039/18/6

Day 405 – 3rd July 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 405
Date: 3rd July 1987
Latitude: 26° 52.8′ S
Longitude: 23° 36′ W
Water Temperature: 23.7°C
Wind @ Noon: CALM
Max Wind /24 hours: 6 NE
Min Wind /24 hours: CALM
Cloud Cover 5/8
Cabin Temperature: 26°C
Outside Temperature: 27.8°C
Barometer: 1021
Whales Seen: 1

Source: CUL00045/11

Log

  • No wind stars are reflecting in a smooth sea. School of small fish below. Lone whale nearby.
  • Gave myself a crew cut hair cut. My sail wardrobe is in good shape.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Calm weather, 3 July 1987.
Calm weather, 3 July 1987.
Source: CUL00039/18/5

Calm weather, catching up on maintenance, 3 July 1987.
Calm weather, catching up on maintenance, 3 July 1987.
Source: CUL00039/18/5

Day 392 – 20th June 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 392
Date: 20th June 1987
Latitude: 9° 14.4′ S
Longitude: 28° 40.3′ W
Water Temperature: -°C
Wind @ Noon: 10 SE
Max Wind /24 hours: 25 E
Min Wind /24 hours: 10 SE
Cloud Cover 8/8
Cabin Temperature: 29°C
Outside Temperature: 28°C
Barometer: 1015
Ships Seen: 1

Source: CUL00045/11

Log

  • Favourable mild breeze & sea. Huge ship going by opposite direction. One wonders where it comes from her course would suggest Antarctica, between South Africa & south America.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Heading South from the Equator towards Cape of Good Hope and South Atlantic, 23 June 1987.
Heading South from the Equator towards Cape of Good Hope and South Atlantic, 23 June 1987.
Source: CUL00039/18/4

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

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

Day 345 – 4th May 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 345
Date: 4th May 1987
Latitude: 51° 32.9′ S
Longitude: 62° 18.5′ W
Water Temperature: -°C
Wind @ Noon: 18 NW
Max Wind /24 hours: 18 NW
Min Wind /24 hours: 14 NW
Cloud Cover 8/8
Cabin Temperature: 13°C
Outside Temperature: 7.9°C
Barometer: 1003
Ships Seen: 1

Source: CUL00045/10

Log

  • My Mum’s birthday today.
  • AWFUL! Collided with foreign squid boat, about 4000 tons. Broke forestay (starboard), but port forestay appears to be okay. Smashed pulpit. Yacht seems okay. No holes that I can detect. Lucky the rigging is so strong. Most upsetting. Wind 20-25 knots NNW – a wind change.’
  • Yacht appears to be okay. Balance of broken forestay swinging around from top of mast, will recover in smoother waters. Centre back stay is now loose, must have helped take the shock. Lucky the bow is reinforced etc. Pulpit a tangled mess’.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Damaged pulpit May 1987
Damaged pulpit May 1987
Source: CUL00039/21/2

Damage caused by collision with trawler, May 1987
Damage caused by collision with trawler, May 1987
Source: CUL00039/21/2

Parry Endeavour after the collision with the trawler May 1987
Parry Endeavour after the collision with the trawler May 1987
Source: CUL00039/21/2

Day 275 – 24th February 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 275
Date: 24th February 1987
Latitude: 46° 15.2′ S
Longitude: 150° 47.9′ E
Water Temperature: 13.2°C
Wind @ Noon: 30 NNW
Max Wind /24 hours: 30-35 NNW
Min Wind /24 hours: 15 NNW
Cloud Cover 8/8
Cabin Temperature: 19°C
Outside Temperature: 16.4°C
Barometer: 1007
Ships Seen:

Source: CUL00045/8

Log

  • Rough sea, rain & hail. Conditions here are not good, full gale.
  • Golly it is rough
  • Storm warning from Hobart radio.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Stormy weather February 1987
Stormy weather February 1987
Source: CUL00039/21/1

Rough weather February 1987
Rough weather February 1987
Source: CUL00039/21/1

Gale February 1987
Gale February 1987
Source: CUL00039/21/1

Day 264 – 13th February 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 264
Date: 13th February 1987
Latitude: 41° 16.5′ S
Longitude: 131° 52.7′ E
Water Temperature: 13.6°C
Wind @ Noon: 20-25 NW
Max Wind /24 hours: 35 NW
Min Wind /24 hours: 15 NW
Cloud Cover 8/8
Cabin Temperature: 16.5°C
Outside Temperature: 16.6°C
Barometer: 1008
Ships Seen:

Source: CUL00045/8

Log

  • Breakfast coffee made with hot milk
  • Lunch Hot scones with jam or vegemite & tinned cream mixed with a little golden syrup
  • Supper cooked fish on a flat dry tray in oven, then covered with mushrooms, heated baked beans & cold (tinned) potato salad.

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Scones February 1987
Scones February 1987
Source: CUL00039/21/1

Day 260 – 9th February 1987

Noon Summary Log

Day: 260
Date: 9th February 1987
Latitude: 38° 28.1′ S
Longitude: 123° 20.8′ E
Water Temperature: 16.1°C
Wind @ Noon: 30 SW
Max Wind /24 hours: 35 SW
Min Wind /24 hours: 18 NW
Cloud Cover 4/8
Outside Temperature: 17.9°C
Barometer: 1018
Ships Seen:

Source: CUL00045/8

Log

  • Caught a fish on line, don’t know what sort – not a tuna. A wide shortest fish, flat tough skin

Source: CUL00058/1

Images

Fish caught 8 February 1987
Fish caught 8 February 1987
Source: CUL00039/21/1