Mixed winds

Moonstone of Aberdour
Allan and Claire Foster
Thu 11 May 2017 22:46
“29:17.362N 80:02.902W”
Unfortunately the wind doesn’t want to settle in any direction or strength for more than six hours so we’ve had to run the engine more than we’d like.......on the other hand we’ve had some wonderful sailing in delightful breezes.   For a while we had 6kts of true wind on the beam but because of the strong Gulf Stream current on our quarter we were close hauled with an apparent wind speed of around 9kts and our speed over ground was over 10knots......weird!
A colourful little bird landed on board around midnight, totally exhausted it crept behind the lifejackets and fell asleep but sadly it didn’t make it through the night.....a sad start to the day.