Day 15: and then there was one (sail)

Wed 31 May 2023 22:39
08 18.5S 126 39.1W
SOG 6 COG 248
TWS 16 TWD 85

We are over 3/4 of the way now and are definitely ready to be there. It’s amazing how the days roll by as Moonshiner just keeps lapping up the miles with very little help from us. It’s easy to get complacent on watches having not seen a single boat since leaving the Galapagos, not even on AIS. It would be nice to pass another boat, just to say hello and discuss sail plans etc…it’s a big old lonely ocean with only the occasional booby and flying fish to keep us company. The delivery of calamari has disappeared with the wind shifting behind us (less water over the deck), but the flying fish continue to arrive on deck.
The wind has backed sufficiently to cause the main to shadow the Yankee so we’ve taken the main down and currently just have the Yankee poled out. We had a force 6 over night on a broad reach and a fairly chunky sea so we were rolling like a dog again.
Ben is now chief bread maker which he bakes every other day and I’m chief cake maker, which is difficult without eggs!

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