Michael Hughes and Ger White
Sat 6 Mar 2010 17:52
Yes--the dreaded inter tropical convergence zone--or the doldrums to you and I!!
The last 24 hours have been a mixed bag. Initially some more good fast sailing, but last evening we reached the ITCZ--an area of little wind, confused unpleasant seas,rain,electrical storms--sounds great eh?--and we're only just emerging from it now--under engine, no other way-- with light southerly winds establishing themselves. At present, too light for sailing, so under engine and may well be for much the rest of the trip.
However all well on board and in good spirits--just wish there was a sailing wind--but glad to have left the rain and confused seas behind.