Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Nothing But Blue Skies Do I See ~ Day 6 to the Marquesas

Position 02 58S 103 34W at 1730UTC, 1130 Boat Time (Galapagos Local)  0530 NZ Time
Course Over Ground 260dT, Speed Over Ground 6 knots,  24 hour run 150 miles, a little slower but with less wind about 12-14knots from SSE, on the beam, Double reefed main, full jib, two sail reaching.  Swell about 2-2.5 metres, still a little lumpy but I guess thats ocean sailing and with lighter wind we are sailing with it on the beam to keep moving.  Could take the reefs out of the main but happy with this and Balvenie is comfortable jogging along.  Mezzaluna around 30 miles behind us now.

now this is nice, but will it last?
Another cloudy night but with enough breaks for reasonable light to come through.  Cloud cleared mid morning and a stunner of a day now, not a cloud to be seen and warming up even more.  All the bananas have ripened already together, so much for them being 10 - 20 days, its going to be banana everything for the foreseeable future.  Fired up the espresso machine this morning and whipped up two double strength lattes, not the easiest maneuver ever but first we have had and boy did they taste good, sometimes it's just the simple things.a little   However never of us have managed an afternoon nap, maybe should do decaf next time!

Those little stormpetrals Romeo and Juliet just aren't giving up, unless of course it's different ones we see each day.  Ruby the Red footed Booby swings by occasionally, the only other visitors were 4 dried out flying fish on the deck this morning.  Fishing line out today but no fish yet. We have ticked over past the quarter way mark, tick tock tick tock!!

Thats all for today,
You can see our progress on a map on our mailasail blog.   Current position at 2245 UTC 03 08.12S  104 03.90W

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