Status Report

Berrimilla Down Under Mars Status Report 29 June 2008

By SpaceRef Editor
June 29, 2008
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Berrimilla Down Under Mars Status Report 29 June 2008

SUNDAY, 29 JUNE 2008

We interrupt this broadcast…………..

Will the man in the sharp suit and the smile blazing with insincerity, gazing out from the home page of SLEEKHOST.COM remove his jacket and get down to the engine room and sort out the server now. Because by the time you’ve read this, so will another 20,000 people…………..

Marketing – don’t you just love it…………..

Bookmark this page everyone. Google, can probably cope.

Love, Speedy ( better in health than temper)



Test: Nome, Take 2 – 5417 16635

Just an iridium test – departed small boat harbour 0630, waved off and photographed by Steve and Kelly – thanks, you two!

Calm day on the Bering – unusual! – cloudbase about 1000′ so mountain tops hidden – I still haven’t seen the top of a volcano up here.

Speeds, please bleep on the old satphone number if you send. I have message for H but will wait till later to see whether we can still get sailmaiol zxx


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McQ: Message for Gonzales…and cheerio to Dutch!!!

For Gonzales: There is a house in Venice that has this enormously wide spiral staircase up to is an apartment on the top floor and it is a very very old apartment. The man who built it yonks and yonks ago loved his horse so much and had nowhere to keep his horse outside so built the big wide spiral staircase up to it so he could take his horse up there everynight and so the horse could stay warm and dry and happy in the living room.

Since you appear to be in Europe maybe this should be on your list of landmarks to visit with The Burro??????

For everyone else: all is well in Berriland. And this is just a quick one to say ‘hi’ and ‘bye’- we are heading off for Nome (take 2) at first light tomorrow. Forecast looks good for the next couple of days- SE or S 20 to 25 knots- excellent really!!!

So off home for last of the packing and an early night as first light is about 5am here!!!

And then, how exciting!!!! back to sea!!! I can’t wait!!!!

Lots of love to everyone…

ps thanks so so very much to Steve and Kelly (and Chico the wonderdog) for their amazing and fabulous hospitality and for introducing us to ‘Ruk-Shuk’ my new fave game… and most of all for generously giving us their own set of little rocks!!!! Awesome!!! Thank you!!!

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Life’s Big Adventures

Today is a perfect day. The sun is shining, the boat is packed and ready, the wind’s blowing from the right direction and we’re planning on heading off at daybreak tomorrow towards Nome. Usually that would be enough to make me jump around like a jack-in-the-box with excitement.

But today I’m bubbling with happiness for a completely different and far more exciting reason.

Last night I found out that all the way back home in Tasmania, my brother & sister in law – Matt & Caroline – have just had a beautiful little baby girl called Amelia. So today, the little people in my head are jumping up and down and doing summersaults for them instead.

Today the scale of the big adventure awaiting Matt & Caroline makes ours pale into insignificance.



SpaceRef staff editor.