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19 January 2004, 03:45 pm
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Round The World

Jean Luc Van den Heede has now entered the Indian Ocean on his record attempt, sailing single-handed, non-stop around the world in a westerly direction against the prevailing wind. Here is his latest log-book entry from yesterday.
There goes another time zone, 105°. Each time I put back my watch by an hour, my stomach thinks my throat's been cut before midday. It just gets used to a new time zone...when it's time to change again! As I have my breakfast very early in the morning, between 5 and 6 local time, I have a bit of a snack around 10 o'clock.

My food is very varied (the list is on the site), and I always enjoy eating. For example, this lunchtime, I made myself some crab (Nautilus) in a vinaigrette sauce as a starter, some chicken in crayfish sauce (Henaff) with some vacuum-packed chestnuts, my usual little half of a Camembert (President) and two oranges. I'm eating two oranges at a time, as some are starting to get old, and I have to throw them away. With the onions, they are the last remaining fresh products. Everything else is in a can or freeze-dried.

As forecast the day before yesterday, I had some fairly strong winds this weekend, which are gradually backing sou'westerly. The forecast for the next few days isn't that bad, and everything is going well.

See you tomorrow,


To follow Jean-Lucs progress, visit his website, updated daily, at the address below.
ISAF News Editor (Source: Adrien's Website)
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