Noumea to Kupang Day 15 - Getting closer

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Fri 16 Oct 2015 09:27

Position           09:29.63 S 130:04.50 E                              

Date                1200 (UTC+9) Friday 16 October 2015

Distance run    in 24hrs 134nm over the ground, 131nm through the water

Trip total         2390nm over the ground, 2313nm through the water

To go to           Kupang Indonesia 419nm


The forecast lull in the wind occurred around midnight and we motored for 3½ hours until the wind returned at dawn since then we have been making slow but steady progress under the usual rig of poled out genoa with winged main when the wind allows.  We have a gentle following sea.  Dinner last night was a stroganoff, eaten in two sittings, the Mate at 2100 and the Skipper at 0300.  I am not sure if the latter meal is classified as dinner or breakfast.  The body clock is so confused it does not really care.  It is definitely getting warmer.  Someone out there cares; we had another visit from the Australian Border Force patrol plane this morning.  We wonder iof they would deliver groceries on their daily round?