Brazil to Grenada - Day 2 (The Northern Hemisphere)
Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Sun 10 Mar 2013 22:26
01:32N 045:22W 530 miles covered
We crossed the equator last night and now we are are back in the Northern Hemisphere, with only about 1200 miles to go to Grenada. Good wind, good current and we are speeding along at over 11 knots. Currently my chartplotter is telling me it will take about 4 days and 4 hours to get there, but 6 days is a more realistic estimate. We only need to average 8.4 knots now to hit our ETA target of 16:00 on the 16th.
Andrea baked a cake today, to celebrate the equatorial crossing. As is customary, we tossed a slice overboard for Neptune.
Unfortunately the SSB radio net was switched back to the 4 megahertz band and so we are already out of range of most of the fleet. There are some boats with particularly powerful transmitters that we can still hear (Trompeta and Zoe) but it is frustrating having to listen to static for half an hour just to hear a couple of conversations.