Pittwater, NSW > Mooloolaba, QLD: Day 1 (2015-05-24 04:00 UTC - 31:19.2S 153:05.0E - DTF 294 nm)

Vries Peter Pons
Sun 24 May 2015 04:41

Primarily a downwind run, so quite a bit of gybing in order not to end up on the coast or drop off the shelf, where there is too much southerly current.


We both have to swing in a bit, which is not unusual after not having done night passages for half a year. All well, and easy that our mobile phone connection stays on most of the time. Much faster than the satellite phone, and way cheaper. Can even send Whatsapps messages. Sounds like the social media have even pervaded and taken away the romance of lonely, isolated long distance sailing, where it not for the fact that a couple of miles further off the coast we’re in no man’s land again.