|now this is nice, but will it last?|
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.
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