“GOOD NEWS FROM JEFF THIS AM 2/05 THIS IS WHAT HE WROTE ME:
Now that was one hairy ass ride.The winds died down in the late morning here and at 5:30 am I pulled in the drogue ,only to find it GONE !!
Apparently the three straps that connect it to the swivel failed under the horrific conditions.The four hundred feet of line helped me through the night, If I have another storm i will just drag two of those balls with a piece of chain hooked to them.
Tonight I will sleep well, well pretty good as the radar had died. I turned it on this am and it started to work then faded out, just dead !! that will make my job harder watching for traffic although there shouldn’t be much until Peru.
That storm was unreal at one point I thought I was in the mountains as every where I looked were these big peaks with avalanches cascading down them.
I will try to stay further north until New Zealand where I must go to forty eight
and I’m hoping i don’t catch Pneumonia after what I have been through.