Queen Maud Land Solo Kite Ski

dic 13

I am sailing

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I wasn't expecting to be kiting on the return journey but what the hell, I'll take it if its there. A 10kn nor-easter was enough to get my 14sq/m - Big Blue - up and set as I headed off course, gaining too much northerly but no choice, even a sailing boat can't head directly into the wind. I tacked and headed back towards the mountains, a much nicer view and edged hard on a tight reach, gaining some good easterly until the wind strengthened, with it some surface spindrift, and I swapped for my 9. The wind slowly swung more easterly so I tacked again, heading more NNW until it died away, probably OK for Big Blue but by then it was 5.30 and I was done. Only gained 23km advantage but it was so much fun and I'm in no rush. I'd rather be out here than biding my time at the airbase.

I attached my GoPro to the line and took some video and time lapse photos. 90km to go.

  • Nombre: Camp 10
  • Elevación: 1385 m
  • Latitud: 71° 2524Sur
  • Longitud: 9° 577Este


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    2015-12-14 08:46:46 Jose Naranjo dijo: Amazing pic Eric!
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    2015-12-14 00:55:57 jumping jojo dijo: milking it bro!!! i can only imagine the joy derived from these adventures and am so glad you can share them on a daily basis!! XXX
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    2015-12-13 20:50:07 Keith Tuffley dijo: Bloody awesome trip Eric. I love the reports. I just got back from Paris but now have read all your daily updates. Brilliant!

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