The wind got up so we dropped the spinnaker and are now
sailing poled out wing on wing.The
wind is continuing to back—it’s nowNNW and soon we’ll be able to drop the pole and sail normally.We are truly in the North
Atlantic, it’s amazingly grey and cold and foggy.Everyone’s putting on extra
We’ve had several dolphin visits.This variety are much larger with much
shorter attention spans.
Dark and cold-9 degrees C.Wind has clocked around to NNE.We dropped the pole some hours ago and
are sheeted in tight on a Port tack for the first time since leaving
Nantucket. We are making around 7 knots into a Force
5.We should hit the halfway point
sometime this evening.
The wind is meant to continue clocking and to ease off in
the next few hours.
Dawn consisted of a gradual transformation from solid
merged grey sea and sky to slightly lighter grey sky and the appearance of a
horizon line. Total monotone.
Too cold to shower this morning.It’s one way to save water. This NE wind
is neither welcome nor welcoming. We are however still tracking at 8 knots. The
promised head winds may be a few hours late.
This Port tack makes it difficult to sit at the chart
table or on the comfy side of the saloon. Any wind from any part of South would
be most welcome.
got a lighter shade of grey.Just
motored for 45 minutes while the wind took a break.
got a glimpse of the sun. A couple of dolphins passed by but didn’t stop to say
hello. Boat speed down but we're not
being headed yet.Yesterday’s run was 176 miles. We’ll reach the half way mark in the next 2