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L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Fri 29 Mar 2013 22:14
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Slow progress today.The wind has dropped to20knt N/NE but there is as expected 1-1.5knt of northerley current which reduces boat speed to 4knt and is producing a 2metre swell from behind.The Equator is 70nm south and the curent should begin to turn west sometime after it is reached.Expect to cross over by breakfast time tomorrow.The sink water is already going counter clockwise.Filled the water tanks this morning and the bread making was particularly successful. Still  no ships seen nor on radar.I did pass a burger box floating norh a while ago.Cann´t imagine where it comes from.Amazing design.