Leg 3 - Marquesas Day 4 - All quiet on the western front
Position 04:58.76S 100:39.20W
Date 1200 (Central American Time) Thursday 6 March 2014
Distance run - 187nm over the ground, 151nm through the water
Distance (OG) covered from start 684nm
Distance to destination 2303nm
Original distance to Marquesas (straight line) 2962nm
Twenty four hours of good sailing with a strong favourable current to help us along. There have been the odd rain squall, more showers really, with an absence of wind rather than gusts. This tends to lead to a lot of rushing around as everything starts to flop and bang. As soon as that has been sorted the wind returns. At 1000 this morning the wind lightened and went further round onto the beam and we put the gennaker up in place of the genoa. This worked and we held that until 1500, but that is for tomorrow’s entry.
At sunset we watched carefully for the fabled green flash but despite a clear horizon we did not sight it; perhaps there was too big a swell?
There is not much else to report. Did anyone spot yesterday’s deliberate misleading statement? The arty crafty dawn watch photograph had actually been taken the previous day, Tuesday, when we were heading south south west not on Wednesday when we had altered our course to head west. The angle of the dawn is the giveaway. First letter to arrive by post in the next 7 days wins the prize!
In the absence of other photograph have one from Panama and the lifting of our generator out of the engine room.
OUT (Skipper watching carefully, bottom left)
AND THE NEW ENGINE BACK IN