We had good progress yesterday.
The GRIB forecast had clearly shown a small front or depression with E
winds north of it and W winds south. We got south and held good winds all
day, night and they are still here today. They are more north then west, 3
reefs and a small but variable amount of genoa. Force 5 to 7.
The downside of good winds is spray and the
occasional breaker. I tied the spray hood frame so we can use the thing
again and on a reach it is OK. Head out in the spray hood to look round is
OK, but I cannot leave the hatch open a bit or the door boards off or in
comes the spray. So you get condensation instead.
Tomorrow is meant to be light head winds and there
is still 800 miles to Flores.
I will try transmitting this, yesterday's second
lot did not go, if email traffic stops it is water
somewhere. If this makes less than
perfect sense, you try typing as waves come over washing all