Where is the wind?
Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Wed 14 Mar 2012 02:01
9:45.6S 118:49.5W 1876 miles covered
We get spoiled sailing in the trade winds. We have just had several days of 20 knot winds, the wake roaring behind us as we cruised along at 10 knots. Today we have had 10 to 12 knots, the wake is just gurgling and we cruise along at 5 knots. Everyone is a bit on edge because our projected arrival time has increased by three days. But if we had been becalmed for a couple of days then we would really be appreciating sailing at any speed. C'est la vie.
To cheer us up we are having fish and chips, done in Bertie's beer batter. Then we are going to watch South Pacific (with pressure cooker popcorn) so we will be able to recognize some of the islands we are about to visit.