Even though my office is on the 3rd floor of UW1 and I go up and down two, three – sometimes four times per day, I am out of shape. So, I am starting a 6 day per week exercise program that will help me have a better quailty of life and better prepare me for a week or two of sailing. I am staring out slow so I don’t pull or strain a muscle.
Also, I am starting to study a bit of the science this voyage will gather data on.
I have checked estimated weather temperatures. Mar del Plata, where I plan to meet the boat, is in the 70’s in the day and 50’s at night in Dec and January. It is a resort sea town for a lot of folks living in Buenos Aires. The Falklands temperatures hover between 40’s and 50’s in Jan and Dec. The Falkland temps are lower as the islands are cooled by northern Antartic waters. So somewhere in between Mar del Plata and the Falklands, the temp will change…and so will the wave heights.
Yes, the trip should be fun, informative, and exciting. There are instruments on board Ocean Watch that I may use each day to take oceanographic data – this all has to be worked out with Michael. On the trip to Buenos Aires from Miami (my least favorite international airport – sigh), I will have nearly a full day to recoup from the flight. I plan to arrive at the Mar del Plata airport that night at 9. then it is off to the boat. We shall see what really happens. smiles. For now, I am still gathering what I need. Next is a duffle bag!
I purchased my round trip tickets between Seattle and Buenos Aires. Leaving Dec 28th. I also have my flight from Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata where I meet the boat, Ocean Watch. I am starting to get excited about this voyage.
I will really miss Cate…