Friday, 31 July 2015

Call Me ~ Day 9 to the Marquesas

30 July 2015  ~  Position 04 41S 111 09W at 1730UTC, 1130 Boat Time (Galapagos Local)  0530 tomorrow NZ Time.
Course Over Ground 270dT, Speed Over Ground 7.5 knots,  24 hour run 163 miles, squally night and morning, wind up and down from about 10 - 26 knots, constant change in direction, some drizzly rain.  Still flying double reefed main, current half furled jib poled to windward but wind coming up close to beam.  Swell about 2 - 2.5, we all had a hard night.
time to deploy the fishing line again

We do 3 hour shifts at night, its not enough sleep but it seems to work the best for us, but its always a "call me if you need me" sleep ~ not a long, quiet, uninterrupted one.  Last night we were constantly on call, this morning not much better, sleep has been in short supply, the seas are very confused and lumpy, the wind still up and down.  The weather may be clearing, it is hard to tell as the squalls seem to appear from nowhere. 

Mahi Mahi for dinner last night was excellent, got 4 supersized meals from it.
Nothing else to report.
You can see our progress  on a map on our mailasail blog.  
Position at 2210UTC when sent via satphone 04 42.64S  111 41.59W

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