Saturday, 10 May 2008

Bog 1750.58 16613.16

Wind has increased, but manageable. Our sewing job on the small headsail seems to be surviving being rolled in and out and it's the perfect sail for these conditions. Looks as if we will go very close to Wake - but still 90 miles away and plenty of time for adjustments. Some tiny signs that we are getting closer - the nights are noticeably cooler, so sleep is easier and the Great Bear is tickling his tummy on the masthead early every evening. Soon we'll be directly underneath him.

Speed has an official birthday tomorrow - Consultations and good wishes all around please. There will be Consulting going on out here for sure.

Interesting patch of water we are crossing - the divide between Wake, bomb test HQ and the bomb test range in the Marshalls. Would have been well travelled in the '40s and '50s and some famous names - Oppenheimer, Teller, Szilard, Strangelove, Fermi, Beeblebrox and probably some of the rocket scientists too - von Braun, perhaps. Was Einstein ever part of the test team?