Time 19.00UT 26/02/2010
Passage time 9 days 5 hours
Distance to destination 2950nm
Distance travelled 1807nm
Distance to run 1184nm
Speed over Ground 8.5knots
Wind speed 15 to 20knots
Wind Direction ESE
A good 24 hours with almost 200 miles covered only a few degrees off our
After many days without seeing any other vessel we spotted a Japanese
fishing boat some miles off our starboard bow lit up like a Xmas tree,
probably a squid boat.(they use the bright lights to attract the squid). He
seemed interested in us and flowed our move away to enable us to cross his
bow (I do not like to go behind trawlers as you never know what they drag
behind them) we eventually crossed less than 1/4 mile apart and only then
when we had been forced to make a major course change. Idiot!
All well on board, a better night's sleep for all and beginning to think
about our landfall.
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