Day 13 - North Atlantic Ocean

Magic Friday
Phil, Di and Annelise
Tue 21 May 2019 12:59
38:36.4N 43:07.3W

Day 13 (21/5) - The cold north westerly wind blew fiercely throughout the day and overnight, building heavy swells and forcing us to head south east, running with the waves, less easting for our destination. At least the day was shortened by an hour as ships time was moved forward to coincide with the 45W longitude crossing. An uncomfortable night for us all, avoiding shipping traffic, a trawler (out of the Azores) and the constant high waves rolling the boat under a heavily reefed main with true wind gusts over 35kns. Nevertheless, the dawn sun brought warmth, blue skies and deep blue seas with lessening white caps and heavy swells from the north west. A chance to make water, shower (!) and enjoy a light breakfast, ready for the day ahead.

Position posting at 10:00 Mid-Atlantic time (GMT-2hrs) 21/5

Phil, Mark and Matt