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Sailng on Windwanderer.
No Photos 17th Oct 2013
Thursday 17th October 2013

Thursday 17th October 2013
Day 5
17°13'S. 160°45'W
775nm to go

I managed to only get around three hours sleep last night so am not so bright this morning.
The Captain has just finished fixing the jam in the main sail rope, and is now onto the preventer repair, me an still sucking on my first coffee, so am  no use to anyone just yet.
So all the repairs are done, once again thank god.

It's been a very laid back day today not much has happened, we have calm seas although still rolly.
After I had cleaned the galley up some I was going to start to tackle some oiling of the bright work ( timber work ) but time just got away and it never happened.
I fiddled with my fishing lines and rod a bit, but no more fish so far, not even a hint of one.
And the big news about 8pm tonight I managed to get sail mail working once again, it may of been our fault this time as it looked like a plug had came loose on the back of the modem and seems to be working fine again for now anyway.
We had 9 messages so was very excited to get them, although it seems like NSW back home is having bad bush fires, with my son having to be evacuated from his house  whole towns cut off and over 100 fires still raging 30 or so still out of control, gotta love the Aussie climate, just hope there will be some place still standing to go home to.
It's funny how you just forget how bad it can actually get when you have been away for so long and no place we have been ever gets fires like in Aus, they call it The Sunburnt Country, maybe it should be just The Burnt Country.
It changes so much tomorrow it can be over half the Country flooded, it sure is one crazy country but I wouldn't want to live anywhere else, my roots are there and I'll always be proud to call it home.

Well tomorrow is another day.



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