Duet on Passage
Simon and Kitty van Hagen
Sun 13 Feb 2011 20:46
Yesterday we had plenty of wind. With two reefs and the staysail we were hitting top speeds of 11 knots at times. Squalls came and went but the sun came out. Albatross, Mollymawks, shearwaters and Prions kept us entertained. They are difficult to photograph but we are having a competition to see which one of us snaps the best Albatross. The seas were impressively big and the water temperature dropped to 9C. It's chilly.
We are getting used to the motion and stopped most of the annoying rattles and clanks. The wind continues to ease and with the yankee poled out we are still making 7.5 knots.