Thursday, November 10, 2011

Final Approach

We are now less than 50 miles from making landfall in Australia. The seas are calm - as in flat calm - and there is less than 10 knots of wind with a full moon. We have the massive kite-like spinnaker sail pulling us forward peacefully at a slow 3.5 knots (roughly equivalent to 3.5 miles per hour). We see the lighthouse's signal in the distance, almost whispering "You've just about made it." We've covered thousands of miles, visited numerous countries and cultures, met countless people, and survived small quarters with our family of four.

It's hard to believe. The retrospective begins.

- Barb
40 miles from Bundaburg, Queensland, Australia
24 degrees 19.170 minutes South
152 degrees 55.491 minutes East
At 11/10/2011 11:13 (utc) our position was 24°08.86'S 153°12.71'E

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1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to hear from you after you land in Australia. Now I can say, "Happy Landing!"