Wind is Back

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Tue 5 Nov 2013 20:08
26 28 58 S 178 32 45 E
A totally black moonless night with no moon and no wind .Good for sleeping which I did with the radar and AIS keeping watch . Feel much renewed this morning and after a full breakfast the wind filled in from the east and we are now sailing on course at 4.5 knt . Outlook looks better for NZ with probably lighter winds than anticipated around the approaching low . No contact with the other boats except for the occasional crackle on the VHF
Have passed through some area´s of oily water ;presumably ships washing their tanks . Shame on them .