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Lexington - Captain Bob: 00*. 01.431 south. 41*. 12' west

So we are waiting around in the cockpit waiting to celebrate crossing the equator for a second time. The first time was right before Galapagos. Now we are headed to Granada. We have a bottle of champagne cold and ready to go. It has been a long haul with a lot of open ocean around us with nothing seen but water and waves. At any one time, we see about 50 square miles of ocean. This is my rough calculation. The point I am trying to make is that there is a lot of water out here. You do not want to go overboard.
To do a circumnavigation, you have to cross your path on return. There are lots of variations. Joshua Slocum was the first to record a solo circumnavigation. His boat was called THE SPRAY. If you are interested he wrote a good book about his adventure. He did it with much greater effort than we have done. He did celestial navigation, did all his own repairs, heated and cooked with a coal stove. He ate salted fish and pork. He had not refrigeration. He put tacks on his deck at night when he was worried that natives might come on board. It was a good book. You might want to read it.
May fair winds fill your sails with blessings from Neptune.

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