Smell the Bougainvilla

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Mon 15 Apr 2013 16:12
07 22 59 S  122 32 28 W
The wind did pick up overnight from the south east and caused a fair swell.It has moderated now to 21knt true but still with swell.i increased to sail area at dawn and hence boatspeed back to the comfortable 7knt and this has got rid of most of the rolling.Current seems to be back and yesterdays run was 144nm/160 measured.Passed the 3000nm stage overnight(in 20 days-not bad) and this morning Have just 970nm to run.I can almost smell the bougainvillia.