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Friday, July 31, 2009

Only 250 Miles To Greenland

Ralph via SAT phone (transcribed)
Good morning this is Ralph, oh by the way please don't feel sorry for Bob or I, we chose this adventure which has good things and bad things, right now some of the bad things!
We are facing into pretty high seas, all day yesterday and last night we were heading into 7 to 9 foot seas, this morning it calmed down and we made some time. We are about 250 miles from Greenland. Unfortunately we're still out here battling waves; we are going slowly to conserve fuel. We now have about 4 to 6 foot waves with an occasional 7 footer in there. The winds are probably 25 miles per hour.
Imagine being on a teeter totter out front or in the back and being picked up and slammed to the ground, constantly, the wind blowing and then every few minutes having a bucket of cold salt water thrown in your face! That’s what it’s been like for us the last few days. Again please don’t feel sorry for us, we chose this. It’s an adventure and we know it.
We know we are relatively safe and it’s just a matter of plugging along. That is all it is, just plugging along. Fortunately, soon we will reach Greenland.
We don’t know why the plotter isn’t working, we are plotting and going along, so please don’t panic.
Anyway have a great day and God bless you.

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