100nm into our 630nm passage.
Pleasant, but windless and fishless day. Swell not too
annoying. Motoring at 7.5kn apart from the tidal boost as we crossed the bottom
of the Lombok Strait and hooned along at 10.5kn for a couple of
Crew settling into their first offshore passage - as is
usual, they slept for most of the
I'm enjoying my favourite time on passage - the Dog
Watch. Calm seas, moonless night surrounded by a carpet of stars and the
Planets on high beam. Shooting stars whenever you look up, including two
with con-trails stretching half way across the
My new permanent Indo crew is late for his first watch.
Best I don't wake him as sets a dangerous precedent and he'll just expect that
from now on. I'll let him wake naturally in the morning then guilt the fact into
his memory cells...
Sunrise only about 2 more cups of 3-in-1 away