Freya is on the water again and her updates are once again delayed by two days for safety reasons. Likewise she has decided no longer to post her estimated landing spots in advance. Mostly because she expects way more landing options for the next stretch.
A few words on Freya’s communication gear:
Freya updates this site by sending emails with the help of a satellite phone and the rather excellent X-Gate software. These emails are distributed to her family, the authorities and this blog (the magic including the delay logic is handled by the Postie plugin). It is not practical for her to receive emails on the satellite phone (unbelievably low bandwidth) meaning tracking the comments here is not always possible although I try to relay the important ones to her.
When Freya is within mobile phone coverage she can use her regular phone and read her emails. This has turned out to work surprisingly well as the mobile phone networks in South America are quite extensive. The trouble however is that she never knows when and if there will be coverage.