L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Sat 4 May 2013 02:21
12 27 24 S 144 17 76 W
Lightening is especially frightening inn a yacht at sea.Althought the strike is usually survivable the damage to the boat ,it´s rigging and electronics are vastly expensive to repair and untill I reach Pappete I have no insurance for this.Last night was one big storm that seemed to be circling around us over a 40nm radius.Most of the night was spent dodging areas of lightening helped by radar and not by the absence of moonlight.
Today has seen the weather improve and the winds freshen.It is noticably less humid.
The bow red/green managed to fail in the middle of one downpour and it took a while to fix it.
Still today good propgress.160 nm to the first of the islands.Lambs hocks with peppers for supper