L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Wed 5 Nov 2014 23:15
24 41 85 S 175 43 62 E
Last night the moon was full and the sky clear . Sea calm with a failing wind that slowed us to 5knt for most of it . A splendid supper of Ratutoui cooked freshly by Penny followed up with a pineapple .
The slow speed did not enable us to recharge the batteries so this morning when the wind stuck aat 4k from astern we started the engine and hae been heading sssouth under saaails and power for the past 3 hours , This was expected and we think the wind will stay light untill tomorrow (friday) before picking up from the N/W on Saturday to blow uss into Port on Monday morning. Todays 24hr run is a paltry 145nm compared with the first day of 202 and 162 yesterday.
Taking benefit of the calm Penny has cooked food for the next two days