Saturday, 25 July 2015

Romeo & Juliet ~ Day 4 to the Marquesas

Position 02 38S 98 11W at 1730UTC, 1130 Boat Time (Galapagos Local)  0530 NZ Time
Course Over Ground 270, Speed Over Ground 7 knots,  24 hour run 159 miles.  Wind 12-18knots from SSE, downwind, Double reefed main to leeward, jib poled out to windward but changing backwards and forwards to two sail reaching as the wind and swell changes.  Swell about 2 metres, reasonably comfortable now when poled out but a bit lumpy when reaching.  Trying not to sail north but there is a lot of south in the wind.
a lone booby stayed for a while but left on dark

Skies clearing after a cloudy night from midnight and light drizzle early morning.  A wonderful starry night for the early part and a comfortable night with lighter winds.  The Wilsons (aka Romeo and Juliet) were back at dawn and have stayed with us all morning, just the two of them now, they fly around tirelessly, such tiny wee birds, hardly bigger than flying fish.  There was a lone red footed booby around earlier but it has now disappeared, headed back to the Galapagos before it gets too lost.

Still cool overnight and wind during the day certainly not that warm.  Otherwise all good, all incoming mail hugely appreciated will get more into emails soon once sleep patterns sorted.
You can see our progress on a map on our mailasail blog.   Current position at 2125 UTC 02 36.59S  98 55.21W

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