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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wed 24th Feb 2010

Woke up to the sound of a low-flying plane this morning, and heard Stu and Bruce commenting on it while they were on watch. A bit strange, but stranger still when it came back! Got up to hear Stu talking to them on the VHF – turns out it was a US Navy plane clearing the area for a live fire exercise! They requested we head South (out of our way) for 20 nautical miles before resuming our normal navigation again. Frustrating, but of course we did what we were told – don’t want to be hit by a random missile…

Heard the reverberation about an hour later.

Into deep water today – off the continental shelf from around 5000 feet to 12500 feet. Sailing along nicely but still making slowish progress. Hoping for the trade winds soon!

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