Erik Lindgren/Pia Hultgren
Tue 1 Mar 2016 17:19
The sea is deep blue. A colour that is hard to copy. Beautiful and dynamic!
We choosed to head slightly more south than rumbline (the straight way to Marquesas) in order to catch more and better trade winds.
So here we are now on latitude 5 south! Sailing with full main and Jib in 10-12 Kt down-winds, doing 6-7 knots of boat speed. Still we have a positive current giving us around one extra knot forward.
The sky has been more cloudy than clear and during Eriks and Elsas watches tonight pooring rain.
More clouds than normal is expected due to El Nino. The warmer sea, warms the air and brings more available water vapour, which forms clouds.
-That was the meteorology lesson for today. More of that stuff will tire most of you I think.
Our animals so far has been most birds and flying fishes. A bunch of birds were hanging around Spirit last night during the rain. Maybe they also had no visibility and thought that we know the way. We also saw something like a sleeping dolphin. Lying in the surface and just stretching out a fin. Two compact sausage-like dolphins also jumped by the other day.
No fishing yet. We have to empty a corner in our too small freezer first, to be able to store bread before due date–and maybe fish.
So, warm and humid is our climate outside and inside Spirit at the moment. –The tropical climate you can expect at sea!
We had a rolly night so today we all will need our naps.
Right now at Spirit;
Elsa is at the helm,
Erik is making breakfast
Pia is prepairing a nap
Take care out there and,