June 12th, Sunday @ 12:30 pm PST
Call from Megan:
'She reported they are doing well. They miss everyone and can't wait to see our faces.'
"The seas were rough", but are getting better and they are safe.
June 12th, Sunday @1:09 pm PST
Call from Vicki:
The weather has been rough and nasty lately with close to gale force winds. These winds are causing close to 25-30 foot waves.
She estimated the wave height based on the length of Sedna (their boat) as they were riding the top of a wave and looking down seeing another boat length distance. They are rowing very hard to battle the winds. Big waves had crashed onto them soaking everything in the hatch.
Their EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) accidentally went off. All boats must now keep their EPIRB's in bags and keep their SAT phones on at all times 24/7. This will increase their solar power consumption. However, today was the first sunny day since they left. The clear skies will help charge the batteries. They are enjoying the sun and clear weather, but the waves are still there.
Vicki commented, this has been " Fun, scary and exciting"!
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