Morgan's Bluff to Charleston Day 2 - Ride the tiger
Date 2359 Wednesday 18 April 2012
Midnight yesterday saw us just out into the north flowing Gulf Stream
where it is constrained between
The course was plotted to endeavour to ride the maximum current north
and with the wind light and very much up the stern this gave a considerable lift.
The run for the 24 hours as marked on the chart was 118.3nm through the water
but 183nm over the ground, the
Night sailing has been great with a clear sky filled with stars and phosphorescence sparkling in the wake. There is a very real beauty in all of this which makes watch keeping a special experience.
Catering has been of the standard expected of the Mate. The tomatoes with lunch, purchased green, have survived for a month in the refrigerator. Successful provisioning is a very much appreciated skill. Supper was a chicken stir fry.