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Hong Kong to Qui Nhon
Leaving Aberdeen Boat Club
|We left Aberdeen Boat Club on Sunday morning with Martin
(immediate past President of the Club) and his wife Ruth coming down
to see us off. With us was also a film team from CNN, making a special
report about our expedition to be broadcast in the US and Asia next
weekend on the CNN Inside Asia programme. In the past few days we've
had several television crews down to film, including a team from Pearl
TV who shot a six minute feature of us celebrating a somewhat premature
New Year's eve party / Millennium celebration for broadcast at the
end of December.
With gale force winds forecast south of Hong Kong, we spent two days at anchor off Lamma Island, waiting for the wind to abate slightly ...
|Our trip to Vietnam was a constant rolling motion. This kept us in good
trim - to stay on our feet we had to either hold on to something solid or gyrate, like
some demented salsa dancer, to counteract the boats movement. This made for an interesting
time having a cup of tea when steering...;-)
We had near gale force winds for the whole of the six day passage to Vietnam, with persistant heavy rain as we approached the Vietnamese coast. Whilst the junk is sailing well, she does tend to leak, especially in heavy weather ...
|Magnus writes ...
"One morning as I was just about to go and hug my pillow after getting off my midnight to 4 o'clock watch, a terrible sound came thundering down to the engine room where I was pumping the bilges. In the saloon I immediately saw why. The bookshelf holding all the ship's heavy sailing and navigation books had fallen down and dented the chart table, knocked off half a seat, broke the VHF radio, and spread the books all over the floor. Smile and postpone pillow hugging for half an hour..."
Second picture shows the shelf back up after strengthening by Steve.
|Date||Where we're going||Time||Course / Speed||Log||Position||Wind||Pressure|
|Monday 29th Nov||Shanwei towards Hong Kong||24.00||260º / 4 Kn||40 nm||N 22º22' E 114º49'||E by N 15||1019 mb|
|Tuesday 30th Nov||09.00||325º / 2.7 Kn||67 nm||N 22º12' E 114º10'||N by E 10||1020 mb|
|Tuesday 7th Dec||Hong Kong towards Qui Nhon||12.00||200º / 4.3 Kn||9.1 nm||N 22º03' E 114º04'||NE 15||1021 mb|
|Wednesday 8th Dec||12.00||240º / 4 Kn||89.4 nm||N 21º07' E 112º40'||NNE 20||1020 mb|
|Thursday 9th Dec||12.00||180º / 4 Kn||189.4 nm||N 19º32' E 112º14'||NE 20||1016 mb|
|Friday 10th Dec||12.00||260º / 4.1 Kn||246.6 nm||N 17º55' E 111º28'||NE 22||1011 mb|
|Saturday 11th Dec||12.00||190º / 4 Kn||338.4 nm||N 16º17' E 110º43'||NE by N 26||1010 mb|
|Sunday 12th Dec||12.00||250º / 2.7 Kn||416.4 nm||N 14º50' E 110º08'||NE 15||1008 mb|
|Monday 13th Dec||10.00||290º / 3.9 Kn||467.8 nm||N 13º46' E 109º15'||N 17||1009 mb|
|Thursday 23rd Dec||Qui Nhon towards Singapore||12.00||240º / 4.4 Kn||13.31 nm||N 13º31' E 109º23'||N 30||1015 mb|
@ dragonvoyage.com Magnus Ström (exBerglund) magnus
Last Updated 31/12/10 Ship communications