Mon 21 Feb 2011 12:03
Day 17, Monday, 21.02.2011, 12:00 UTC (09:00 local), 19:04:0N 49:31.3W, 26°C, 1013 mBar
I was writing about how calms are much worse than storms, but in the end decided not to post it. It's just ranting. Only so much: I think calms are worse because in order to survive them you have to become Buddha. Desire nothing, wish nothing, just be.
Yesterday was pretty calm, a little less than 5kn of wind from the east, turning south. But just enough wind that the Parasailor would fly and so I managed to log a surprising 90nm. I choose to head further north, because it was faster sailing and from the weather map it looked like there would be more wind there. If possible I wanted to avoid the center of the depression which is passing through from the west. And it looks like I just made it, although I got into quite some rain this morning. Now I have a slight breeze from the west and I'm heading further North-West under full sails and an incredible 3.5kn of speed :-). The wind should change back to North-East some time in the evening and then I can put the Parasailor back up and sail in a straight line to St. Martin. That's the plan at least.
Otherwise not much news. Nothing broke over the last days, but I ate a lot yesterday because I was so bored inside my little hot boat and there was nothing to do. I tell you, calms are the worst! ;-)
775nm to go.