Rolling Again

1 Feb

 

January 30, 2019/Day 118

Noon Position: 43 45S  131 34E

Course(t)/Speed(kts): ExS 7

Miles since departure: 16,428

Avg. Miles/Day: 139

It’s been a slow week for miles, but today we finally had an average day of 146 miles noon-to-noon. That ties our best day this last seven.

But we’re rolling now, and Mo feels fast again, except for the few hours before dawn when I should have flown more sail but opted for sleep. Deserved sleep, as we spent the night being t-boned by one squall after the other, and I was frequently on deck taming the twin headsails in 40 knots.

Stars; such a rare sight. Orion, Leo, Corvus, the Southern Cross shining bluey-white against the black. And my mysterious glow worms at water top, gleaming as if in imitation of the heavens. They were visible for hundreds of feet before moonrise.

Today has seen the departure of squalls, mostly, and an even wind of 20 – 25 on the quarter. We’ve made good time, and things have been stable enough that I could do a deep clean of the cabin, dry wet things in the cockpit (the perpetual job) and bake bread in the afternoon.

I’m hoping for an even night. Need rest. Fingers crossed.

This article was syndicated from The Figure 8 Voyage

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