9 36N 70 24E

Dany II to the Philippines
John Ridsdel
Mon 31 Aug 2009 13:13
9 36N 70 24E
Aug. 31, 2009   
Dany II...another day closer to the Maldives...only 210 mi. to go...the weather & sea conditions have continued to improve since yesterday, & today we were actually able to sit outside in the cockpit with cushions...quite civilized!...as I mentioned earlier, we are also now seeing more traffic as we get closer to the southern tip of India...lots of fishing boats to zig zag thru last nite, but no problems...they would rather catch fish than sail boats...a sooty tern hitch hiked on the bimini all last nite, not departing  until this morning, so it was nice to have some company...the moon is now 3/4 full, making it quite bright for most of the night, something we always look foreword to on a long passage...we also put out a fishing line today, but nothing yet...oh well, still lots of food to eat in the fridge...in fact, we are in danger of looking like the bean bags if we're not careful!...we feel like we've been doing aerobics for the last week, but it's not really enough to stay fit...we'll be looking foreword to doing some walking & swimming when we get to Uligan...bye from Dany II & the couch potatoes!