Monday, October 30, 2006

Red Admiral Update

My folks are on their sloop the Red Admiral heading for a winter in the islands...periodically I'll post and update on their progress. I spoke with them briefly via cell this past Saturday where they were hunkered down in Albemarle Sound on the coast of North Carolina waiting out a full force gale. Their GPS had crapped out and they'd had to navigate with a hard copy chart...very good redundancy practice. Today they're making way to Morehead City, NC where they'll pause for an opportune weather window before shoving off for St. Martin. We'll be able to track them via a neat tool called "Winlink Postion Reporter" - a feature of the Winlink radio digital message transfer system.

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