Kari: friendly, including skipper.
Pål: smiling watch leader, can fix a little of everything. Very safety-minded.
Signe: super-easygoing watch leader. Skilled sailor, great cook.
Gunvor: inquisitive boasun. Good tempered, full of solutions and suggestions.
Bora: adventure seeking doctor. Stable, cracks us up with gorilla-impersonation.
Esteban: lovable all-rounder. So far, he has been suffering from motion sickness
Cecilie: good hearted, funny, hard working scientist
As a wake-up call at six this morning, the insane squeeking next to my ear stopped. The wind has changed, is more gentle and so are the waves. The temperature inside our cabin increased at least five degrees. I have been wearing my thickest, double layered Brynje underwear for a week. Maybe i can hang it out to air it today.
We are having our first Laugardag. It is called bakkestørn on the ships i have worked before. Everyone participates in cleaning the ship, one area each. Cecilie, the oceanographer, often referred to as «mor», will organize us. I have suggested that everyone takes their bedclothes out for air, and that we take a bath after the job is done. My friends Nicole and Elin gave me some lovely fremst before I left, and I also brought a honey body-scrub that my old neighbour Chelsea gave me in Sandsli.
Today there was a dorado on the line. It managed to get away because the hook was too small. Pål, who was reeling it in put on his lucky fishing hat that we got from Dr Hook, Geir Salvesen. The hooks that are on now are much larger.
Yesterday we had some lovely dorado for dinner, and ceviche for lunch today. We cheated a bit getting it… We were keeping the two rafts together for some repairs of crew and electronics, doctor and electroengineer went to oposite rafts. Some of the sailors swam over to be on the «girl» raft for the afternoon. And they were right to do that! Cecilie had used the outmeal porridge and the rest of our mango to make an amazing bread. We have lots of cheese and the boys were properly wow’ed.
Watches are running smoothly except for Esteban, who is still sea sick. We are trying to let him get enough rest, love and medicine to get him on his feet shortly.
The winds are southerly, but we managed to keep 220-280 on the compass over night. Not bad maneuvering something totally new.
The tow out 30 nm to sea was the worst part so far. Rahiti Tane was in front and Tupac Yupanqui behind. We had 60 m of line in each direction, but the pull on our raft was intense. We had to stop the tug twice to rearrange the lines and put in hardwood and spett to keep the aft balsalog from splitting. I was not happy and stayed up most of the night.
The day got really busy as well. Clearing our bunks, the deck, adjusting guaras, putting the dighy on water to get some toolsfrom the other raft, and finally SETTING SAIL. The other vessel have more experience than us, and are sailing higherand faster. But theyhave towaitforus, that is the agreement. We SAIL together. The forecast is loosing good, and most oft the crew have found their sea legs.
So far the food has been amazing. Signe managed to fire up the galley during the tow and made the most amazing fridd vegetables, and a cooking tip: grate ginger into the soy sauce. Cooking tip 2: keep the avokado-Stone in the guacamole and it does not turn brown.
Now: a little bit of morning yoga and meteorological observation with Cecilie. WE bring you the weather of Humbolt current!!!
You can also find us at kontiki2.com
Her er værmeldingen for de neste dagene.
Det er to strålende karer i sjøredningskorpset i Kristiansand som produserer.
Vi må bruke mye solkrem og leppepomade.
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CHILEAN NAVY WEATHER SERVICE
VALPARAISO MARITIME METEOROLOGICAL CENTER
WEATHER BULLETIN AND SEA STATE ZONE X VALID 061900/070700 UTC.
1.-SEVERE WEATHER WARNING:
2.-SYNOPTIC SITUATION (ANALYSIS 06 UTC):
HIGH 1030 HPA 31S/95W
LOW 1014 HPA 47S/108W
LOW 1022 HPA 44S/90W
C-FRONT 42S/88W 45S/87W 46S/90W
W-FRONT 46S/90W 48S/86W
O-FRONT 46S/90W 45S/92W
C-FRONT 41S/101W 45S/100W 50S/102W 52S/105W
W-FRONT 52S/105W 54S/100W
WEAK O-FRONT 52S/105W 52S/109W 47S/112W 44S/111W 42S/108W 46S/106W
LINEA OF UNSTABILITY 40S/105W 44S/114W 47S/114W
C-FRONT 56S/110W 61S/90W 63S/80W 67S/70W
3.-FORECAST VALID 061900/070700 UTC.
NORTHEAST AREA (LAT 18 TO 30 SOUTH AND LONG 76 TO 95 WEST):
WIND S/SE 18/12 KT, SEA STATE MODERATE (2.5/1.5 M), VIS GOOD.
NORTHWEST AREA (LAT 18 TO 30 SOUTH AND LONG 95 TO 120 WEST):
WIND E/SE 20/15 KT, SEA STATE ROUGH TO MODERATE (3.0/2.0 M),
VIS AVERAGE, SHOWERS.
CENTRAL EAST AREA (LAT 30 TO 45 SOUTH AND LONG 78 TO 95 WEST):
WIND SW/W 6/12 KT INCREASING TO SOUTH OF LA LATITUD 39? SOUTH
20/30 KT, SEA STATE MODERATE (2.0/1.5 M), VIS POOR, RAIN.
CENTRAL WEST AREA (LAT 30 TO 45 SOUTH AND LONG 95 TO 120 WEST):
WIND W/SW 10/15 KT INCREASING TO SOUTH OF SECTOR 15/20 KT, SEA
STATE ROUGH TO MODERATE (3.0/2.0 M), VIS AVERAGE, SHOWERS.
WIND SW/S SHIFTING TO S/SE 6/12 KT, SEA STATE ROUGH TO MODERATE
(3.0/2.0 M), VIS GOOD.
SOUTHEAST AREA (LAT 45 TO 60 SOUTH AND LONG 81 TO 95 WEST):
(LAT 45S TO 54S):
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We made it! The rafts are done and we are setting off to sea!
Saturday 3PM Kon-Tiki2 sail to the big sea, for Rapa Nui and to return! You have to post this! And follow us on https://www.facebook.com/kontikiseilasen or www.kontiki2.com where we post films and more.
The best number to reach us at sea is +881677758255
We’ll try to have the unit switched on when we have daylight.
Kon-Tiki2 are the raft builders and those on the photo:
Pål Børresen, Gunvor Storaas, Ola Borgfjord, Signe Meling, Øyvin Lauten,
Andrey Chesnokov (behind), Cecilie Mauritzen, Torgeir Higraff, Roberto Sala.
In front from left: Boris Romanov, Esteban Contreras, Kari S. Dahl, David
Short, Jostein Alvær Heidenstrøm og Håkon Wium Lie
Contact Saturday the 7th
Torgeir +51 960459719, email@example.com
Chief Scientist Cecilie firstname.lastname@example.org
CTO Håkon +51 940622314, email@example.com
Skipper Kari +51 983125614
Here are some still pictures:
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Since Øyvind and I are skippers, we will be the only registred crew aboard. Today, we took our vaksination. We had to bring our passports, although a woman in the senter where we got the vaksination said the street was muy peligroso. I am quite nervous about loosing the passport and other papers now that we are getting so close to departure.
The shot was put in my upper arm, and it felt like I got some extra energy from it. At least I went out for dinner with Signe, Gunvor and Ola. And we met Jostein, Espen, Katarina and Ida. Then Pål and Geir showed up. We are many people here now, 25 in total, but most everybody are going home today or tomorrow. They have been absolutely amazing. Happy even though their days have been long, food poor and rooms crowded.
So, today, the rafts will be inspected by the harbour master and sanitære services. They want to check that everything is OK, and that we will be healthy under way. The rafts are only missing their sails, some decks, some electricity before they are ready to be set off to sea. The pallet from our sponsor Jotron is still not ready for us to pick up. It feels more and more real what we are about to venture into. What was just logs a Month ago is now a raft, the food and water is ready, navigation equipment and safety equipment is in place. The crew is excited, and we should really get out to sea as Sogn as we can.
Today was meant to be departure day. There are still some things missing, most important the EPIRB and a certificate. The volunteers are leaving is in the next couple of days, and we will be reduced from 25-30 busy ants to 14, the crew.
The people who have been here as volunteers have been amazing. They have been working 10-12 hour days for weeks with no other motivation than getting there rafts our to sea. They were meant to follow us out aboard a large guard vessel called «San Martin». I really hope some of them has the chance to stick around for a fem days more. We had a big party in their honor the day we set the rafts on water.
And: Happy movember everybody.
The ceremony yesterday was lovely, and very much of our equipment has arrived. We are hoping to be able to leve om monday, but there is still much work with getting the rafts finished, the sails ready, the guaras all adjusted and god to go, and finding spots for all our things, food and other things we will bring.
The rafts are floating beautifully, a little lower than I expected.
There will be very many jobs going om parallell the next couple of days. It will be easier to organize everything, because we are closer to home than before.