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Today Torgeir, the expedition leader, and Øyvind, the skipper of «Tupac Yupaqui» are leaving for Lima, Peru. They have many tasks awaiting them, getting started with the building of the rafts, finding the equipment they need, teaching all of the building crew (both Norwegian and local) how to make a balsa raft. The weather is not too bad, 22 degrees and sunny. (http://www.yr.no/sted/Peru/Lima_By/Lima/langtidsvarsel.html)
I will leave Norway Wednesday 21st of October and arrive Lima that same date. My flight both ways is very fortunate, 16 hours flight. Kristiansand-Amsterdam-Lima. I found it on Kilroy.no.
Once I get to Lima there will probably be a million things to do, but we are seven people in my crew, and I know that they are all willing to work their shirts off get depart on the set date, which is November 1st.
I am moving from Bergen to Kristiansand on Friday, and today wonderful people are helping us box all of our belongings. I’ve started experimenting with food that can be made on the raft, and today I am serving our helpers a vegetarian lasagna. The tomatosauce has curry, thyme, oregano, sugar and basilicum, and smells wonderful.
Under, you see a picture of a Pilot Chart of the South Pacific in November. I have made a clip with the Easter Island, Galapagos and the mainland of Peru. This is the area we will sail in. A Pilot Chart is a chart for a navigator showing the prevailing meteorological and hydrographic and navigational conditions. Here you can find them for the whole planet http://msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/MSI.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=msi_portal_page_62&pubCode=0003