Tuesday, 28 July 2015

It's Just A Perfect Day ~ Day 7 to the Marquesas

28 July 2015  ~  Position 03 34S 105 58W at 1730UTC, 1130 Boat Time (Galapagos Local)  0530 tomorrow NZ Time.
Course Over Ground 260dT, Speed Over Ground 7 knots,  24 hour run 150 miles, (how consistant is that!) same wind conditions about 12-14knots from SSE, on the beam, still flying double reefed main, full jib, two sail reaching.  Swell about 1.5 - 2 metres, still a little lumpy at times but really conditions are lovely and about as good as we could hope for.
NO! don't take a photo!!!!!
A stunning clear night with the moon getting bigger and bigger then when it set thousands of stars lit our way, the winds were light overnight and it was really pleasant and getting warmer.

Wilsons Stormpetrals Romeo and Juliet are still here, checked our bird book and they are ocean rovers, just going to land to nest (in Antartica or South America) so guess they are used to the miles, it says they often follow off shore vessels, so they must have adopted us.
No fish yesterday and just had a sea monster break our line today, Skipper currently making another one, hopeful for Mahi Mahi for dinner tonight. 
Nothing else to report,
You can see our progress on a map on our mailasail blog.  
Position at 2145UTC when sent via satphone 03 42.42S  106 26.34W

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