Crossing the Equator
Trip Start Jan 03, 2008
46Trip End Apr 27, 2008
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Soon we expect to hit the "doldrums", where the trade winds from the north and the south cancel each other out. Luckily, we are not in a time where we rely on sails or we could be sitting in one place for a while!
Today's pictures may well look like yesterday's, but we will know that they were taken in the Tropic of Capricorn, at zero degrees and 20 minutes south and about 106 degrees west. There were sightings yesterday of dolphin fish and/or flying fish, but we haven't seen any others today.
For all those data-gatherers out there, the earth's circumference at the equator is 21,600 nautical miles (24,840 statute miles).