The Wind has gone South this afternoon giving us a
long tack only 10/15 degrees off course.This is totally unexpectedbut I’m not complaining. The grey has returnedas well which I probably will complain
TheWind has dropped but stayed Southand we’re gently carrying on virtually
on course. Another Starry night the moon has yet to rise.
The wind dropped last night to 5 knots
and while it was pleasant ghosting along at 2 knots for an hour, I bowed to the
inevitable andturned on the engine
at . We are in a high pressure
area and this morning the Pacific looks like it always does in Hollywood Films;
lots of blue sky, a few wispy clouds and flat seas, i.e shorts and T-Shirt
The outlook for the rest of this leg is
mostly for light and variable winds with a little sailing and a lot of motoring.
Let’s hope the diesel holds out.We
are doing much more motoring than I would like but under the circumstances we
have little choice as we are so late.Lee and Lucy, two friends of Demetri’s arive inEaster Island Tuesday and will be
waiting for us, if they haven’t gone native by the time we get
motoring.Yesterday’s run was 179
miles. 590 to go.I’m having
another go with the Bread Machine.