19 05N 38 50E

Dany II to the Philippines
John Ridsdel
Wed 12 Aug 2009 07:55
19 05N  38 50E
Dany II
Aug. 12, 2009
What a difference a day makes!...the wind continued to fill in last night, & we now have WNW winds @ 15-20knts....perfect sailing weather for Dany II...we're flying along at 7-8knts on a broad reach...unfortunately tho, we've still got 1knt. of current against us...hopefully that will cease soon as we get a bit further S...all the stbd. port holes are now closed & it's turning into a sauna below...the fans are on constantly just to keep the air moving ...we do have a bit of cloud cover, but it doesn't seem to make any difference to the heat...it still feels like we're standing in front of a blow drier!...we're also now getting into the area where we can get "Haboob" winds, which bring the dust storms...not something we want to experience!...we've got enough dust on the boat already...still not much sea life out here, but we've got the fishing line out again...everyone else who's done the Red Sea lately has raved about the fishing, so we're really disappointed that we're not catching anything...the dolphins continue to show up periodically to entertain us...they're always a welcome sight, especially at night when their wakes form phosphorescent trails...wuite spectacular!...so much for now...Dany II