Wednesday - 35.10N 38.21W

Island Wanderer
Peter and Avril Brookes
Wed 6 Jun 2012 18:22
The wind began to ease yesterday afternoon, so we raised the gennaker. Last
night was “Film Night”, so we were all huddled in the cockpit watching a
movie when the wind completely died. The movie was paused and the gennaker
was snuffed and stowed before it could wrap itself around the forestay
again. Then, on with the engine, and back to the movie.

We are well and truly in an “Azores High”at present. Pressure is 1027.5mb.
The forecasts indicate that it will be tomorrow morning until the wind
returns. At least it means that the seas are relatively smooth.
Having pondered the relevant but at times pretty incomprehensible sections of the celestial navigation book, Avril was finally ready to try using the sextant to work out our latitude. Unfortunately at the appointed hour, 12.36 precisely, the sun was hidden behind thick layers of cloud, so no sight could be taken. With similar success in fishing and whale watching, we have a lot to achieve in the next few days!

Distance to go 630 miles.