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July 15, 2007

The winds I have been expecting arrived.  Better late than never. 

Earlier, I had winds from the southeast, which made my launch from Bodega Bay very easy.  Then gentle winds from the South began blowing my boat northwest.

Yesterday, the winds and seas calmed down.  I was able to do laundry and wash up with the cold water from the ocean.  I felt like a new person.  I made some extra fresh water to rinse my clothes and body, because too much salt on my skin can cause irritation.

At night, I rowed under the stars and the Milky Way galaxy until after midnight.  The fog is gone and it is a nice change.  I can now point the front of my boat at a star and row in its direction instead of just staring at the lights inside my boat.

My main problem today is the water maker. It worked perfectly yesterday, but today it is not producing any water.  I am guessing that the problem is air in the pressure chamber.  It should return to normal.  I had the same problem once before, so I am hopeful.

*Entry adapted for grades 5-8 by Andrea Rogers

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