Blog date 22-11-2014 Pos 1825N 2241W
John & Stella Dyer
Sat 22 Nov 2014 13:52
Here we are again, a quiet night after a pleasent sail yesterday afternoon, we were still going south west and couldnt run to the west because we would slam too much in the 3 -4 meter swell. Brian saw our first flying fish - or Exocet, we have seen lots since but not recorded any strikes yet.
Over night we started to have much lighter conditions, and started mtoring from 0200 to 0600 but then srarted sailing until it went too light, aha launched the code zero, went from wallowing at 3knots to speeding along at 5 to 6 knots, had to drop it as the wind rose, now we have 16 to 20 knots from the NE and we are flying along at 8 to 9 knots, duggie the duogen is doing a grat job of keeping the batteries charged.
The mysterious ways of the SSB are reveaking themselves, it seems we have a great radio and reasonable installation, most people can hear us and we them, even done some relays. Before this week it was pretty much a mystery to me.
thats it folks.